The small lever on the bottom of the steering column the operates the timer, I'm not sure which direction it goes, it has a slight bend does it point toward the steering wheel or toward the end of the steering column?
the reason for the offset is to help the timer rod clear the radiator hose and anything else, I put mine on for the best clearance.
Richard, most I have come across have the bend towards the radiator, if there is a bend.
Allan from down under.
The early ones have the bend. The late ones don't.