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Re: Installing new engine
Check that the motor is turning, and you will be OK.
Seriously, there is no need to change hoses or impellers or belts unless they have failed.
Check for oil in the sump, of course, and in gearbox.
On the general point of motor storage, every few months turn the flywheel a little to avoid the motor becoming "frozen". If it's a Beta, use the nut on the front of the motor crankshaft. Turn it gently.
Believe me, an unused engine can freeze solid with corrosion if you leave them long enough.