I'll just share that I replaced the mounts on my Universal M40 last year and it was one of the best things I've ever done. Pretty easy. I have a PSS seal and that was no problem either. In the water, used 4X4 over compainionway and a come-along. While up, I was finally able to really clean under the engine and tighten the bolt on my sump hose so it would stop leaking.
Hardest thing is getting the clearance to within specs on the flanges. Adjust, lower, check. Raise, adjust, lower, check. Repeat a few times. Really reduced vibration in my boat, and now a year later my cutlass bearing is still like new in terms of play. So the alignment held.
Good luck with yours. Nothing to be too alarmed about. Calder has good descriptions.
Bainbridge Island, WA
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