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Re: Universal Diesels?

I can't tell you much about the blocks and parts origin but the company was created from or originated from the company that made the Atomic 4 which was in most production sailboats and ran gas. The Universal was made to have the same size and footprint so it would be a direct replacement. That is probably why there are so many Universal motors out there. A Yanmar or Westerbeke required modification of the engine bed and room to make it work.

The Universal, I believe, is a marinized Kubota tractor engine so some parts are interchangeable.

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