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MG TD TF 1500 - Brooklands Steering Wheels

Are the Brooklands steering wheels the same diameter as the TF wheel or are they smaller? Is the grip thicker? Not sure I'm going to be happy with the original wheel, too large in diameter by about an inch and too skinny on the grip. PJ
Paul S Jennings

Paul, the Brooklands steering wheels that I have are the same diameter as the stock TD/F wheel.
H.D. Pite

Paul - Brooklands steering wheels can be had in 17" and 15.5 inch diameters.
One example, no affiliation, here:

Bobby Galvez

Good God! - I bought 2 MGAs (one drivable) for less than that Brooklands steering wheel/hub combination.


Thanks Bobby, Nice to know they make a 15.5 inch wheel. PJ
Paul S Jennings

I replaced my 17 inch Brooklands with the 15.5 inch and find it much more comfortable, while still having the classic appearance. My 17 inch is avaialble for sale if anyone is looking for one. It is in perfect shape and even has the Bluemals badge on it.
Jack Long

Jack, Is the grip thicker on a Brooklands than the skinny original wheel? PJ
Paul S Jennings


No, not really. Its about the same as stock.

Jack Long

Thanks Jack, that being the case I'll keep the old one on it for now.PJ
Paul S Jennings

I could possibly sew on a leather cover to thicken it up. PJ
Paul S Jennings

If it helps.
Both the Brooklands and the original steering wheel I have are 17" wheels
The main difference is the finger holds on the back of the wheel.
I prefer the larger ones of the Brooklands They fit my hand better.


R. D. Jones


I just added the sew-on leather cover from Moss. A couple of hours to sew in place. I like the grip and is more comfortable but little feeling of a larger cross section wheel if that is more important to you. I thought it would be a bigger difference.


Jim Haskins 1953 TD
J. M. Haskins


What a shame to cover up a beautifully restored wheel with a cover. They look too vintage to hide IMHO.

Just where your leather snowmobile gloves....they're plenty thick. ;)

Daniel Nordstrom

Quite a few of us have made our own steering wheels using a variety of original wheels. It's a fun project and can be a nice addition to the car! Plus, you can make the wood as thick or thin as you want...
Geoffrey M Baker

We have a MOTO LITA on our car,, now they have many sizes and rim types,,, but the price has escalated quite bit.
I have always found the original way to big in diameter.
SPW Wincze

Actually, a smaller diameter and thicker grip would suit me better. I just hate to deviate from an original type wheel, that's why I asked about the Brooklands, knowing it was used back then. Their pricey as new, but we'll see. Thanks for all the input on what some of you fellas have done to make a more comfortable wheel. Very interesting. Those of you who have made your own wheel have my admiration, I've seen some of them and they show true craftsmanship! PJ
Paul S Jennings

This thread was discussed between 10/06/2015 and 12/06/2015

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