You're welcome. Dropping the LU on these motors is a bit of an exercise to be sure. I, too, am very glad they changed this design. I had a time with this as well. I do still enjoy these motors tough. Despite theirs various quirks and idiosyncrasies they are a quite revolutionary and historical step in the evolution of outboards as we know them today.
The '52 you are referring to was my first experience with one of these. I also have a '53 that is a good runner but needs a few things addressed. I have a '49 partially apart and hope.to get to it over the winter and run it next season. One from each of the sort of versions that were built. I have a few others that are in the pile that may again see a transom if I get a chance and a few more parts. I have no shortage of projects though.