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Hi all,

New here, have a 69 Westerly Nomad (22 foot) with a Volvo Penta MD1 engine.

Turns out West Marine doesn't carry everything for every engine, so I'm wondering where else to go for hard to find parts?

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ebay,craigs list, salvage yard, other engines like yours....fabrication shops....forum want pages... good luck.


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Gotta start scrounging, just looking for a shortcut :-)
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Most of us would say WM has NO parts for Anything lol

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Gotta start scrounging, just looking for a shortcut :-)
There isn't one yet, and I wouldn't hold your breath.......but you got the internet which you didn't have 20 years ago...I gotta find a bronze starboard fair-lead for a '68 Columbia 40...I'm checking the salvage yards and used nautical shops...I'm in south Florida so my chances are good...but I may have to go out of the area...hopefully not...
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souljour, I read somewhere that bronze casting DIY is not that difficult to do. maybe you could explore making one? http://backyardmetalcasting.com/

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There isn't one yet, and I wouldn't hold your breath.......but you got the internet which you didn't have 20 years ago...I gotta find a bronze starboard fair-lead for a '68 Columbia 40...I'm checking the salvage yards and used nautical shops...I'm in south Florida so my chances are good...but I may have to go out of the area...hopefully not...
I presume you are aware of how much parts commonality there was between different Columbia models of similar size? I doubt you need to restrict yourself to 40's - they probably used the same fairleads on 36', 38', Constellations, possibly even 50's.

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I get oil and fuel filters for my '68 4-107 from Carquest. They cross reference and order them.
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I was going to say, just about any NAPA may be able to get some of the maintenance parts, ie oil filters etc. Possibly even some rebuild parts, ie pistons, valves, gaskets etc.

WM "WILL NOT" generally speaking carry this style of engine parts. They have some newer stuff for power boats, but not older stuff for smaller diesel motors.

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Re: finding parts for older boats?

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Hi all,

New here, have a 69 Westerly Nomad (22 foot) with a Volvo Penta MD1 engine.

Turns out West Marine doesn't carry everything for every engine, so I'm wondering where else to go for hard to find parts?

Thanks,
Boz
Try asking here: Westerly-Owners : Westerly Owners Group
There are many in this group with the same issues re Volvo MD-1 and MD-2

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