Originally Posted by camelgas
Seems a bit off not to use davie for bits after he helped you !.
I've gone from thinking about trying to fix it, to not even attempting it and splitting the engine, plus I'm still in the midst of completing a partial refund from the seller. Now I'm back to fixing it. I thanked Davie for taking the time to speak to me when I popped up last week, I could see how busy he was. I don't like to viewed as wasting peoples time and if it comes across like that I apologise.
I managed to split the head from the mid section today, 25 years of friction/heat made it almost fuse together. Put the new mid section on the transom arms and connected the power trim and all worked great. Got the powerhead on tonight and it's all lining up ok. Few more hours to go on it over the weekend.