Marinising a kubota V2203

Discussion in 'DIY Marinizing' started by Jaybeecherbay, May 15, 2015.

  1. Jaybeecherbay
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    Jaybeecherbay New Member

    I have kubota V2203 crate engine that came with a bare hull I just bought. I am looking into fitting it with a twin disc mg360 gear. 2:1

    Problem is..,, the bell housing does not Match a SAE 4/5/6. This engine is likely a replacement for a forklift.

    Does anyone have experience marinising an industrial Diesel engine? Where can I source a bell housing or adapter plate so that I can fit a marine gear?

    Any links or info would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers
    Jay.
     
  2. messabout
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    messabout Senior Member

    Kubota engines have been used in boats before. One that comes to mind was cleverly fitted and operated by an inventive guy named Robb White. His boat was an Atkin design called Rescue Minor....(I think that what it was). Robb was one clever dude and he dreamed up methods and details that few of us think of.

    I think that you can dig around and find a way to contact his heirs. Robb is gone now but his son is still in the game. He may know something that could be helpful. Try Robb White designs.com or something similar. It's worth a try.
     
  3. goodwilltoall
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    I have heard of machinists making adapter plates without much trouble. Also Kubota engine dealers have different bell housing patterns (SAE #'s) for different transmissions they run about $500.00, there is a name for it but forgot what it called. Hope you make it work those are great diesels.
     
  4. BMcF
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    BMcF Senior Member

    Onan has been using Kubota diesels in their marine gensets for many years now, so there is a good source for new and used marinization bits..although probably not the trans plate.
     
  5. whitepointer23

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    Nanni marine sailboat engines are kubota. You can buy everything you need over the counter. Otherwise you might be able to find a worn out nanni and just swap the parts to yours.
     
  6. whitepointer23

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    Another supplier of kubota marine parts is diecon marine australia. I think they ship world wide. There is a boat behind mine with a new diecon kubota which has sunk and been refloated. The motor is Scrap.now. you need one like that.
     
  7. rasorinc
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    I just goggled Nann marine boat engines they have a good site. They are in Seattle and
    S California. They list their engines, HP, and transmissions. I'm going to call them tomorrow tom see if they have used ones.
    http://www.engines.man.eu/global/en/index.html
     
  8. bertho
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    bertho bertho

    kubota marine part

    Guys,
    check also a company in croatia, name...scame marine, :p , they have complete kit for kubota and mitsubitchi engine, nicely done , wet exhaust manifold, heat exchanger , and so...have parts from them last year, good stuff.
    cheer's
    www.fusionschooner.blogspot.com
     
  9. Stumpy59
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    Stumpy59 New Member

    Kubota v2203

    Beta Marine, they use Kubota blocks! lots of Dealers and parts
     
  10. serow
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    serow Junior Member

    It's a fair bet the flywheel is heavier on the marine version than the forklift model. You might find it jumping about at tick over.
     
  11. dinoa
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    dinoa Senior Member

    Another engine source is refrigeration units for containers and trucks.
     
  12. BMcF
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    BMcF Senior Member

    Yep. I recently purchased a 25kw diesel generator that was built using a low-hours V2203 out of a Carrier refrigeration unit.
     
  13. whitepointer23

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    I doubt that. Thousands of industrial engines have been marinised over the years with the stock flywheels used.
     
  14. BMcF
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    BMcF Senior Member

    The only thing I've found that varies engine to engine is the oil pan volume. Heck..every one I've seen has the spline shaft out the front of the crank..yet few use that for anything.
     

  15. dinoa
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    dinoa Senior Member

    You're halfway to diesel electric power.
     
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