thx rebel for the message and yes I am going need all the help I can muster.
Had a quote for a suitable new replacement gearbox/trans (Kanzaki km3-a) for Nimiane today......$1998 plus tax and freight
. So that is NOT going to happen
I disconnected the drive shaft from transmission/gearbox and unbolted the bell housing from engine today. Hopefully tomorrow I will have the box sitting on my bench...............then all hell will break loose !!!!
I'm going to need a gear puller and some very calm company !!!!!!!
Will contact you when it's on the bench