Right... Feeling ill this weekend so not done as much as I planned, but still got somewhere...
First of all I've done the lilliput auto on mod - http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/lcd-display/24047-my-solution-to-auto-power-on-lilliput-screen.html
and it works really well!
and wired the system all up on the test bed to check for one that the lilliput still works...
Next though is sorting the OS - XP on the VIA 800 is quite slow with Centrafuse (which I want to use for the time being) so I'm going to have to look at my various options to get the most out of the hardware!