Ok, yet another curiosity Q that I can't find an answer for.
Are the mounting holes of larger (re inline-6) older Mercs (lets say late 60's/early 70's) that same as those of the last generation of inline-6's (i.e. circa mid-late 80's with inbuilt tilt trim pumps)?
I'm still looking at options for replacing the 1000SS on the Galstron and would like to avoid drilling new holes in the original* reinforcing transom plate.
* Hull is plated to 65hp but has the matching age 100hp and stainless plate with no signs its ever had another motor on it. I want to avoid drilling more holes in the plate in case I do go ahead with a full resto of the hull/motor some time in the future. BUT... I do need to put a better motor on it as the 1000SS just keeps sending me hints it about done