I bought this project as a collection of parts from a local builder who imported it from the US. As is usual with any project, the more I looked into things the more I found that requires repair or replacement. This is the nature of things and part of the process and the fun.
I estimate that I still have some time to go. But, I am working through the systems replacing and refurbishing components as I go. Provided I do not get too fussy she may be flying by Christmas...which year is another matter :)