Not so sure that would work for a Merc? . Might work for a Yam or a Suz, but Merc (as far as I know) didn't make bikes.....
Problem there is unless he's stripped it, and has taken a mic to it, chances are they'll rattle like the ones I have already. But yes, likewise I've never seen such a heap of dead engines
I thought Barrus couldn't sell direct? Uncle Al has already been really helpful with various questions I've had on parts and is currently my preferred source for new as he was so helpful.
I guess I maybe wasn't as clear as I should have been. Engine is now bored to the max oversize Merc will make a piston for, so I can't afford to @rse this up, or I am looking at a new engine (and even if there was a +45 pistion, I'd like to be on the water next summer instead of rebuilding my boat again! Therfore "I think these are oversize" isn't an option. I guess I was dreaming that someone had recently bought the latest version oversize ones, rebuilt the engine, and promptly smashed the grearbox on a rock kind of thing.
Maybe I'm being fussy here, but can I add the caveat of "known history" to the request?
Alternatively I should probably just stop wasting time & phone Barrus.........