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More power from a V-P MD7A possible?

I just got a recently submerged 1978 Volvo Penta MD7A twin cyl diesel that I am current dissembling to dry out. It was totally flooded which protected it. Since I won't get any closer to the inside than I am now... are there options to boost it power? Over boring/resleave???... stronger return springs for higher rpm (2600 is what it calls for)???... turning up the pump??? Increasing the coolant flow accordingly, etc. etc.???

Its stock rating is 13 hp... but wouldn't mind a bit more. 25 or so? Will be installing in a 1978 Bayliner Buccaneer 270 that is an outboard version. Engine came out of a 1978 Bayliner Buccaneer 275 that was the inboard version of the same boat.

So far I haven't seen anything on the net about this yet. Any ideas?


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