Speaking of which ... I went and saw the engineers about 2 weeks ago to see how it was progressing ... I also asked whether they could tackle the issue of advancing the brushes in the motor. (turning half the motor casing 13 degrees in the opposite direction of rotation) ... and they said it wouldn't be a problem.
They had made a template for the adapter plate but not much else had been done so far ... The motor was still sitting on the floor strapped to the pallet it shipped with.
I have all faith in these guys coming through for me though.
Further update ... today I gave them another call and they tell me we should be looking at end of next week ... eeexxxcellent ... ... I forgot to ask about the advancing of the case again ... ... but still eeexxxcellent ...