How did you get your stamped numbers to align so well, mine despite best efforts were all over the place. For what it is worth I just put some heat shrink over my gear lever and left the reverse lock out as it was for IVA, I may have just been lucky though.Gear linkage cover and shift gate made.
First of all, I lay awake for a couple of hours between 3 and 5am so I could think about how to align my stamped numbers. I do this a lot with GT40-related issues. Then I went out to the garage and measured the cut-out in the stainless steel gate top cover, and decided I needed 12mm between the numbers. I then marked-up my desired number location on the plate with a Sharpie, and drilled three 7mm holes in a plywood offcut with 12mm spacing. I placed this little jig over the plate, sighting down the holes to my marks, and drew round the jig to preserve the alignment. Then I pressed the 1, 3 & 5 stamps into the jig holes, turned it over and eyeballed the alignment and did a few test runs on some aluminium scrap. Last step was to place the jig over the plate, align the marks and use the medium-sized twatting-stick on all three punches. Then repeat with R, 2 and 4.How did you get your stamped numbers to align so well, mine despite best efforts were all over the place. For what it is worth I just put some heat shrink over my gear lever and left the reverse lock out as it was for IVA, I may have just been lucky though.
I don't the inspector's hemisphere will be able to touch the internal mechanism:-I think pedal be will be fine, frankly if you head hits that there are worse things to worry about !!! I was thinking on the gear shift as to the internals of the mechanism itself, others may have more knowledge but I think it has to be covered as its a pinch trap?
Thanks very much for pointing me in the right direction, got me thinking about what you would do if had bought a set of square punches . Looks like your idea of a jig is also the answer, I have over winter to attempt the same https://www.instructables.com/Jig-for-Punching-or-Stamping-Letters-Straight/It would have been much easier if I'd bought a square-section set of punches, with the letters aligned to the punch face:-
If it helps, I've been looking for 3 years, too. Check with Mark Gaskins at "Obsolete Fleet". He brings motorcycles in from the US, but has recently started adding a few engines to his containers. No affiliation, no endorsement, just another possible source.Where do you find such things, ive been looking for ages