Was able to button up the transmission yesterday. Even just spinning by hand it feels WAY better.
I cut the cover gasket successfully on the first try, which even at this point in my moped experience feels real good.
I also got the stator mounted again, but I am waiting on a new top end before I can tackle timing.
I considered grabbing an inner rotor, just because they're great, but this points flywheel is easily 1/4 the weight of the standard AV7 Novi flyweights.
I'll update again once I start carving into the new top end to match the transfers.