The GearWrench Roto Ratchet will help you get that ratchet where you need it — its head rotates a full 180 degrees for access to fasteners in tight locations. At first I thought this product was unique to GearWrench, but then I saw a Kobalt version at Lowe’s; either way, it looks like it might be one of those “I should have bought it” tools.
The ratchet is a fine-tooth model, meaning it takes less than five degrees of swing to activate the ratcheting mechanism. The cushion grip is designed to help you grip the ratchet even when it gets oil and grease on it.
The two-piece set includes a 6-1/4″ long 1/4”-drive and a 10″ long 3/8”-drive and sells for about $50.