Feeling happier today, started putting some stuff back together! Built up the jet drives mainshaft with all new bearings and seals. There was quite a bit of damage on the shaft where the water seal is supposed to sit and seal, so I had the shaft turned down at that point and had a sleeve machined up and shrunk fitted and then turned down to the correct tolerance. Everything is nice and tight and should seal properly now. I have also had a new sleeve made for the cutlass bearing to to sit on, as the old sleeve was quite chewed up and worn. Once I have tidied up the tail housing, it can go back together. That will be the job done in the jet department.
I am impressed with the Hamilton design, very simple and easy to maintain and very strong.
Having rebuilt the Castoldi for the last project, I definitely prefer the Hamilton design.
Popped in and had a look at the cylinder head last week, It is looking very nice, should be collecting it this week.