Hi, I’m restoring my 1970 Morgan
40 Cruising Ketch
. I plan to have the Perkins 4.108
hauled out and rebuilt. My drive train is a Paragon SA1D gear
bolted to the 4.108 on the forward end and a Walters V-Drive on the other end. I’m afraid of the drive because it is old, and I don’t see any replacements
available. I’d like to instal a new drive (gear) but am concerned that it would have to be virtually the same size (length at least) or it will change the angle of my propeller
shaft. I assume it will have to have the same bolt pattern on the forward end to make up to the existing bell housing. Do any of you know of a marine gear
that will bolt right in? I wouldn’t mind replacing the bell housing as well if that’s needed?