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Flexplate grinding the starter, help!

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Hi, I have a 67 Coupe autom. with a 302 2V from a 68.
When I start the car, you can hear sometimes a little grinding sound coming from the flexplate touching the housing of the starter slightly.
It gets worse when I put the car in Drive and hit the gas.

We took off the tranny twice already. First we replaced the separator plate, which was not the correct one. Noise was still there. Last week we changed as well the flexplate, bought a new one. Installation was done correctly. Torq convertor was put on correct with the drainplugs through the wholes. It fitted perfectly and the bellhousing went straight on the engine without any effort. Now it looks like the flexplate tooth slightly touch the housing of the starter. What can I do here? Grind off a bit more of the starter housing? It looks like the correct type of starter.
(the car by the way starts right up, no problems here)

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Have you changed the starter motor recently?
The reason I asked if the starter had been changed is that there is a difference between the length of the shaft between the manual and automatic starters.
I have a manual car and got my starter replaced, they gave me a starter for an auto. I started the car and got horrible grinding noises.
When they gave me the correct starter for a manual car, all was quiet.
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