The bidding is going faster than I expected on the Bus and I have someone coming to view it on Tuesday. This is good news as it means the sale of the Bus will definitely cover all the costs of the MOT repairs plus more. In further good news I signed up to a second hard parts service who have found me a replacement gearbox. With all the work being done for the MOT and a replacement gearbox found the van will be in great shape for the next 2 years. I am thinking I may as well get a new clutch and the timing belt done at the same time as it is stripped down. I ordered new brake pads all round yesterday so there is not much left worth doing on the van.
Finally a bit of good news. I am pretty chuffed.