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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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Depending on where the interference is, you should be able to grind a small amount off. But no sharp edges.

But I think maybe you need the proper starter for the engine, rather than for the year of the car.

Photos would help.
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