Well... The little I rode was interesting, bordering dangerous! If I had really deep pockets I would ask a machinist friend to create a way to "push" the front axle to the front.
I do not want to highjack your posts but here are some interesting pics:
How out was the rear shaft...
Well finished shaft!
Kick starter spring in my "new" gearbox
Found in my old gearbox!
How to ruin your back: bike felling off the lift'n