The gearbox is in now, clutch done, hand brake reassembled and attached to linkage, rear prop on, floor plate thrown in. I also changed the engine oil and filter and topped up the carb damper oil. Then cleared all of the junk off and took it out for a test run through the village, turn around, back through to the other end of the village and back home again with out a hitch. The gearbox feels tight, nice clicking through the gears. All seems good!
Thrilled to have it driving again, feels like it’s been so long (ten weeks? ages I know… jk jk). Just got the cosmetic bits to do now, front prop back on and a little more testing, then I’ll be happy to get out and about once more.