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Most automatic transmissions have fixed, nonremovable bellhousings. As a result, most adapters for autos are simply a thin plate sandwiched between the back of the engine and the face of the bellhousing. These plates space back the tranny slightly, so a special flexplate with a spacer is normally required to make up the distance. Some of these adapter plates have provisions for the stock starter for the engine or transmission, so be sure to know which one you need to avoid hold-ups later.

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