I have a Pearson
422 with a Walter V-drive and will have to realign the drive train when I launch (new motor
mounts and 3 years on the hard). The problem is, this system has 6 motor
mounts (3 pairs) and I'm not sure of the correct order of adjustment.
1. The engine
and V-drive are all bolted solidly together as one rigid unit. This is not the V-Drive model that is separated from the transmission
and connected with a shaft and universal joint.
2. The motor mounts are located:  at the front of the block (aft in the boat since the engine
is mounted backwards),  back of the block actually on the transmission housing,  on the V-drive.
3. My original plan was to adjust the alignment using the mounts at the extreme corners i.e.  and  and then take up the slack in the middle mounts . However, Walter tech support tells me that the V-drive was shipped to Pearson
without motor mount brackets and that mounts are not used or needed to support the V-drive. They would offer no further comments or suggestions beyond that.
4. Now my guess is to align the system using  and  and when done, take up the slack on the V-drive .
Any expert opinions or experience in adjusting this setup?
NOTE!! I have installed engines and done the standard 4 mount alignment and know that procedure so no need to go back to the basic "get a feeler gauge, measure clearance on the flange, rotate, etc, etc, etc."