Ben - I have just come across a random fact (I didn't know this)....
'Years ago when houses had thatched roofs, thick straw piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." '
Thanks for your swift reply. The manual speed controller sounds like a good idea, I was also thinking of fitting a guage pod to my VOLKSWAGEN polo; i'm told you are currently working on this modificatin yourself.
Are there noticeable gains in your 0-60 time? Is the A-pillar guage pod lighter than a standard VOLKSWAGEN A-pillar?