Finished work at 5, got home at 6, pulled the centre console out of the Jag along with the gear select lever, drained the fluid from the transmission and disconnected the pipes to and from the transmission cooler. Also eyeing up this gear knob, as I can't find an original one in good nick.

Good progress so far.

(day 1 was pulling the exhaust off and mucking about with a very loud engine, day 2 was taking the propshaft and gearbox mount off, and promptly shearing one of the bolts from that into the body. Bugger)