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Volvo MD 2B

I'm soliciting the members views & advice on the Volvo MD 2B. I am aware of the absurd prices for Volvo parts as well as the fact that this is an old engine but as you can see from the attached pic, this one has been very well cared for. It also has a custom stainless FWC manifold and cooler.

I spoke to a Volvo shop tech and he said they are stone axe reliable - basically Volvo quit making them because they lasted too long. The hand start capability is attractive to me - that flywheel looks like it must weigh about the same as an entire Yannie of the same output.

The reason I ask is that the boat it's in is exactly what I'm looking for otherwise.
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I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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