The good news - The new toilet was installed in record time. Turns out the flush parts come pre-assembled in them now
The bad news - the supply line is about 3/4" too short to reach the new toilet tank and i am not driving 20 miles for a supply line.
The other good news - Bonus redneck points for having a toilet in my yard! Instead of awkwardly trying to drain the old toilet i disconnected it all at once picked the whole lot up and carried it out to the yard. The bolts holding it down were so rusted i didnt even have to unscrew them. just scratched at them with the wrench a little then yanked!
DW doesnt know it yet but i think i will leave it there until spring and then plant flowers in it :)
the Flower 'pot'. LOL