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1998 explorer 4dr ohv
Hello, I'm in the process of swapping an auto to a manual trans. I have everything except the block plate (aka starter indexing plate). Does anyone know the part number to this piece? Ill end up calling ford eventually but I find it hard to believe no one knows the part number or where to find one. It needs to be the manual Block plate.


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Thanks for the response! It looks identical to the one IZwack posted several years ago that I was using as a reference. Ill probably end up going with the one in your link.

I'm not positive, but I think I read somewhere that the OHV and SOHC short blocks are the same. If that's true, stuff like that should be interchangeable.

That what I figured, the bell housing pattern is the same so the block plate should be too. I just have been having issues finding a manual one.