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MG MGB Technical - Changing RHD handbrake to LHD position
|I've just collected, a hour or so ago, a N reg rubber bumpered GT.|
I have a left leg problem and although I can easilly work the clutch I find the handbrake catches my leg due to a slight deformity / twist at knee area.
The simple answer to this problem, that will cause me severe discomfort, is fit a LHD handbrake the other side of the tunnel.
Before I look has anyone ever done this and can tell me it a LHD handbrake will simply bolt on or is it going to be more difficult that I initially think ?
|Paul. A left hand drive MGB has the handbrake mounted on the right hand side of the tunnel. I assume it's in the same location as on your right hand drive car.|
|I think the handbrake is the same on both left and right hand drive cars. It's always on the right hand side of the transmission tunnel.|
I don't think you can easily modify an existing one to mount on the other side either due to the shape of the mechanism.
|Thanks for clarifying.|
Saves me trying to source a LHD handbrake :-)
I have the same trouble with my SIII Land Rover and am using a handbrake off another vehicle so will have to look what's availble in scrap yards for the MGB.
One option is to use a dash mounted "pull and turn" type as fitted to XJ6, some modern Bedford vans, etc.
Funny thing is I've had 2 MGB GT's before and cann't remember the handbrake catching my leg before. It was a long time ago so my leg probably wasn't as bad then.
|Hi Paul, The midget handbrake fits on the left of the gearbox tunnel. I'm sure it would not be hard to make one fit. I have a spare midget handbrake here that you are welcome to try, but you should be able to find one more locally. heers, Dave|
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