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Handed drive change #722625
25/10/21 11:46 PM
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Does anyone know what would be involved with changing from British right side drive to left side drive? For instance can you use the same steering rack flipped over? The rest looks fairly ambidextrous in the M3W. Most if not all tabs or brackets should be there. Any thoughts?

Re: Handed drive change [Re: Scartans72nad] #722626
26/10/21 01:58 AM
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If you flip the rack over, the car would go right when the steering wheel turns left and vice versa. Unless you moved the steering arms to the front of the upright, but that's not really practical as the rack would also need to go forward. So that's a no go.


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Re: Handed drive change [Re: Scartans72nad] #722633
26/10/21 07:43 AM
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Not sure about the USA, but in Europe the Certificate of conformity and hence the registration document is different for LHD & RHD M3W’s. Having said that it’s not a difficult job as, as you say, the chassis is built to accommodate both options. Whether you can get the required parts out of Morgan is another issue. You main parts you need are a new steering rack, new dash board backing, new dash panels but pretty much everything swaps over from memory. I left the handbrake in the same place as I didn’t want to mess with the upholstery, you can chose whether you want to change the steering column cowl etc. By looking at the parts book you can see the LHD v RHD specific parts.


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Thanks guys.

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Re: Handed drive change [Re: Scartans72nad] #722732
27/10/21 03:43 AM
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Lots of fun driving a RHD on LHD roads!!!. Especially a Morgan....


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Re: Handed drive change [Re: Scartans72nad] #722946
28/10/21 05:23 PM
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Easy job only need some specifics parts
I Had seen by the past for doing it
Not so expensif


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