Hi Desco, You'd think..!!
I agree. Actually, you'd think they'd make can same length as Smiths & make the light hole the Lucas
socket size. Obviously... I know nothing. What sucks is we have no choice. Send Smiths out for big dollars & you get back a Smiths gauge with the Smiths problems. Or Emgo with its fitment issues. Sure you can go with other brands electronic. I have no idea if they fit holder or not. They are costly. I don't know of any other new repro gauges.
Kind of gets down to rebuild original Smiths or deal with Emgo. Is that like when the mobster asks you which arm do you want broken?
Maybe at some point Wassell or someone can get these things corrected. I'm 71. I hope they hurry. At almost 40k miles, my gauges are living on borrowed time.