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Re: Yanmar mounted on Volvo Bed
The bellhousing bolts on the engines have different bolt patterns.
The bell housings on the saildrives are very different in depth from each other.
There is an obvious difference between a saildrive that accepts a Volvo engine compared to one that accepts a Yanmar engine.
With an adapter plate in replacement of a bell housing and some carefully machined parts you might be able to bolt those two units together.
It's going to be like bolting a Chevy engine to a Ford transmission and putting it in a Fiat.
Why bother, it will be a lot of work for a mickey mouse job.
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