More tech no how needed from you techie types ?
This is the current Sherpa steering box , now marooned at the front of the chassis miles from the cockpit :-
The existing control rod is 18" long and attaches underneath the hooked control arm on the kingpin.:-
I have seen a couple of Sherpa based cars where the existing steering box is mounted behind the rear spring hanger on a plate welded to the chassis side , so this is a wooden mock-up to explore the idea.
The new control rod will be 29" long and I am hoping if it low enough it can connect underneath the hooked control arm without fouling on full lock ?
It would help if the hooked arm could be removed and fitted upside down pointing to the rear ? with the track rod end now being on the top ?
The nut holding the pitmanarm/drag link ? measures 45.66mm or 1.8" so I assume I either need a 46mm or 1 13/16th socket to move it ?
The arm has a diameter 51mm meaning none of the 'car' type Pitman arm splitters will work , they seem to be 33mm on Ebay ?
I also assume one of the track rod ends will be left-hand thread ?
Should the plate be 6mm ? [ 1/4" ] thick ?