Thanks for your response/sin my aim to reverse the L arm on the top of the diff to follow down the drivers side of the battery for a door ( side ) position gear changer.
Q/ - does it ( the top L arm changer ) fit 180 degrees turned?
Q/ -on a 26 "Improved" Tudor, where does the cross arm locate, there is no room between top of chassis and floor boards, there is an obstruction when below chassis ( the back of the transmission ),does it hang lower and pass under the rear of the engine pan/trans ??
Yes -Left hand drive Tudor.... just in case.
I'll bite. I don't think it would be a problem turning the L arm 180 degrees. The shifting angle will be a somewhat different and the direction of the shift will, of course, be reversed. Can't see why it couldn't be done, though. Re the cross shaft, I don't have a clue.
Seems that even if you shaped a bow in the center of the shaft to clear the driveshaft/
pan, you'd be interfering with the cross shaft of the handbrake.
Your idea of lowering the shaft is plausible.
Easiest way to do it is cut the top arm off and weld it back on where you want it. To turn the shaft you would need to grind a groove for the lock bolt opposite the existing one in the shaft. No big deal to do that. You can also re-engineer it for the arm to come out the bottom. I've done a couple of those conversions for speedsters. Just checked and I don't have a photo I could find real quick but it's not hard to do.
Thanks Richard and Stan.
l have just made a couple of sling brackets to miss the underside of the trans.
We will see how close l can get.
The problem seems that both changer and park brake will be very close to each other.
The idea basically renders entry thru the drivers door .... Hard.
Why not just use this? It uses the same slot as the hand brake. http://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/5726
Just saw where you are located. Perhaps you could just swap the install orientation of this http://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/5726 for your right hand drive car.
that's exactly what l have, 26 Tudor, after an hour yesterday, l have reinstalled the centre mount unit and will ponder how and where later.