Yes RVW, it does seem we are applying the same kind of logic to these issues that confront us.
The scary thing is I have an exact same style of gauges set aside for my next T coupe build...
I have just started building a bolt in prototype door restrainer strap mechanism and have started a new thread for it.
Things are coming along, but not without issues of course.
All the same I am happy with how it is panning out and will continue to post more when I get it done.