Hello all, been quiet for a while, but could do with a little help please. The brake light switch is defective and needs to be replaced on my 65 manual coupe. Been wrestling with this for a few days, off and on.......it's a swine. The old switch is out, had to unloosen the M/C a tad, but the switch is out. To install the new switch I'm supposed to use two spacers, one either side of the switch, but I can't install two, the pedal shaft isn't long enough. I can only install one. I've read some links that suggest that this is a common issue, inability to install both spacers. When I took the old switch off, it had one spacer on the outboard, left hand side, next to the hairpin. If I can only install one spacer, which side should I put it on. Both sides of the switch are going to see relative movement, I'm thinking that the right hand side might be best though. Also, having real problems getting the hairpin in, access is terrible, and there's a generous chamfer on the shaft end, which might mean that a hairpin may not be effective. Any tips on getting this sucker in, or alternative cotter pins, etc. would be appreciated. I'm even thinking of dropping the steering column, but I don't know if this is necessay, or what is involved with this. Thanks in advance.