Getting the old Northstar dolled up - along with a few performance mods - and the exact location for this piece is eluding us - no treads internally or externally - has a small rubber o-ring on it... does anyone know what this is - it is a spacer or aligner - but, for what??????

It is a 1993 Allante 4.6 Northstar - Later model (V4J)

A sneak peak at the final... covers, water pump, mounts, etc., have been powder coated in a glass bead/triple layer (metal fleck silver, glass bead, transparent red)... and it just doesn't look good - we have done a lot of performance updates too -

Parts of it even look like a space ship... or a work of art...

thanks for help!!!!