re: Where did you get your motor?
I can only answer some of your questions....I have bought several from thatsdax over the past few years, and they tranged in price (with shipping) from the low 100's to 189.99.
I have bought a few "economy kits" from Livefast, and I only paid 60 something for each of them.
Kits made in America?!? Surely you jest!