She's almost ready now. The last few weekends have been spent making a battery box and a new inlet scoop for the waterjet. Quite a messy job with all the fibreglass and sanding down invloved. Also had a new front wear ring machined up so the waterjet is ready to go on now.
I'm having some probs with the temp gauge, which packs up each time the engine fires up because of the interference from the ignition. Going to try running a remote temp take off from the water coolant outlet pipe to get the temp sensor as far from the HT stuff as possible.
Neilz303, great news to hear you're buying a meteor
. Some pics would be great once you've bought her. Not sure what you mean by cush drives, but if you mean the waterjet then you're pretty much out of luck. Very occasionally you might find parts on the web though, i think a fair few drives went to NZ. There is a company down South called Andover Norton who have parts for the Rotax 637. I think they have a complete engine there.
Dont have any data on the UA jets i'm afraid. Get the blade tip / wear ring clearance as low as you can though, otherwise you'll get slip. I have about 0.25mm clearance.
Funny you say the guy who had it before was a bit "agricultural" with the maintenence. I think he must have owned mine first too, had so many things to fix but all good fun.