... responding to the PM, figured make it general post:
Yes, the center link on early SIX cars can be 'flipped' as per the Schehldal (sp )bros' Opus ' - "The Ford Falcon Six Performance Handbook"
As per the 'Handbook, the '61 with a 250, I had re-bored pitman arm and idler arm to enable 'flipping' the early center link for more clearance for the starter and long tube Hooker headers.
Later upgrade to '65 V8 steering links and later spindles (Maverick 4 lug) on the 61, eliminates the clearance problem., also switched to a PMGR starter for more header clearance... .
'61 early steering with flipped CL
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