I haven't updated this thread for quite a while so now would be a good time to round the whole thread off.
The gauge pod needed a thorough restoration as not much of it worked and to make matters worse it fell off the shelf while waiting for me to repair it and broke the plastic surround into 8 pieces. I repaired it with superglue and then glued linen inside with clear epoxy resin, a bit like fiberglassing I guess. Once the resin dried mixed up some red resin and coated the outside twice, then sanded and polished. It looks like new I think.
The faceplate was carefully cleaned and the bezel surround re-gilded, while the result was terrific more needed to be done.
The temp gauge was broken and the fuel gauge refused to park back at zero. Bob and Harley came to the rescue with a NOS 6 volt gauge dated 1958 (still in it's original package) and a voltage reducer to suit my 12 volt system. A small earth magnet was strategically place near the positive terminal to entice the fuel gauge to return to zero once turned off....worked a treat.
And the finishing touch was Delivered in the mail a few days ago from Greenblood. I asked him to print me a new decal in reverse to be applied inside the gauge glass, noice! Legend Chris. I have quite a few spares if anyone wants one (Just send me a PM and I'll post one out).