Engine Swap Merc 5.0 to a Merc 228

by Keith S.
(Festus, MO)

I have a 1988 Celebrity with a Merc 5.0. I bought the boat from a storage yard. The block has a fist sized hole from freeze damage. I am relpacing it with a 1981 Merc 228. I have noticed that the manifollds on the 228 are different from the original motor. The originall motor actually started and ran very smoothly despite the hole in block. My question is...can I swap the accessories from the original motor onto the 228? What other challenges am I going to be looking at? I am pulling the 228 today and will beging swapping parts if possible. Thanks in advance...

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