I have the Volvo Penta
MD17C in my 1976 Morgan
46'. It moved my boat fine for the first two years of my ownership(6.7 kts @ 2200 rpm) until it suddenly siezed a cylinder when an injector quit working. I'm DONE chasing my tail to find parts
and am in the process of building a custom 3.5:1 gear
to retro fit a Toyota 22R inline four gas motor
, Parts cost a fraction of the price
and I can get them anywhere in the world, not to mention the HP boost from 36 hp WOT to 97 hp WOT! I am going to install a brand new motor
for under $3500 total out of pocket!
If anyone needs Md17C parts, I have them, PM me to let me know what you need.