I had removed the set screw it was just on there for so long I think it was a pain to get off.......But I got it!!!!!

After pulling the V drive there is a bunch of room...lol

Made my own gasket with a roll of material....it is a little bit thicker but that shouldn't be an issue....RIGHT???
My shaft and v drive plate are about 1/4 of an inch offset to the left so I am going to try and realign my engine.....Did I ever mention I'm not a mechanic....lol