Originally Posted by sailalibi
This is a great thread! I am partial to my universal (kubota block) but have tried to source parts
as a tractor engine
without success. The difficulty is in cross referencing from marine
model numbers to tractor models. Perhaps a specific thread for this endeavor would be helpful.
Google "History of the Universal Motor
Company". you'll get a hit from the Catalina
Owners site listing the Kubota engine
models that correlate to the Universal models. Then Google
the engine model to find the tractor model it was used in. (Would have been nice if they put the tractor model in the list but they didn't). For example my Universal 5411 / M15 is a Kubota Z500 engine used in a B5100 tractor. Go from there to get your parts
from Kubota sources. 1/10th to 1/2 the price
compared to Westerbeke
. I bought new injector nozzles on Ebay for $40 each, Westerbeke
wanted $401 each. The Kubota shop probably will not know anything about the Universal models, but will have the parts if you know the Kubota tractor the engine was used in.