Seriously, ramps. The flex plate has just a few bolts that holds them on. Get another one. Drop the tranny down and replace your flex plate. It isn't the end of the world.
FWIW, I had one flex plate on my old 78 Bonneville crack to hell and back. Every other time I had a "broken teeth" problem that caused the starter to not engage properly, the problem was the starter, not the flex plate. So if you have a "dead spot" of sorts, where sometimes you have to bump it to be able to start it, a starter is CHEAP and way easy to replace. You might want to try that first.
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