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Re: Yanmar mounted on Volvo Bed
Rebuilding a 1979 MD11, an engine they don't make parts for anymore? No offence but that's terrible advice. I'm not here to debate my decision to buy the Yanmar, I simply wondered if anyone else has tried this.
I actually just went outside and dropped the Yanmar saildrive into the Volvo engine bed and snapped some pictures. It looks like a nice fit, I'd just have to drill and tap new bolt holes.
The difficult part will be designing engine feet to reach the front mounts. I might be able to make it work with custom aluminum c-channel brackets.
Beta does this all the time, I just haven't found anyone who has done it with a Yanmar.
Last edited by Freerider; 05-11-2013 at 11:57 AM.