Thanks v much for the hows and whys.
Yes indeed it was a Mooney M20C "Mark21" (or so it said). Actually I kinda like the big chunky lever, It's difficult to forget I suppose.... Reds Blues GREENS (look down and right yep, the crowbar is Vertical and locked).
I also suppose after a while your right arm muscles develop, or you get fed up with it.
time to make inquires about flying it.....