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Triumph Spitfire - Mk I, II, III steering wheels
|Anyone know where I can get a good original or repro wooden steering wheel for my Mk II Spitfire? |
I'd like it to look as original as possible.
|Trying to find an original wire-sprung 'wheel is like finding rocking horse droppings, so a repro wood-rim item is the best bet.|
I have one on my Mk3- it is made by Moto-lita, and is practically identical to period accessory wood-rim steering wheels.
These products (and there are a variety of styles to choose from) can be seen on http://www.cybercars.com/mnfr/motolita/woodrim.htm
I have E. Mark 3, Holes - 13" (33cm), flat... and very nice it is too.
As you can see, it is an American web site, but they can be purchased in Europe- you local Triumph sales factor will probably supply them. Mine came through the TSSC, and came with a boss with the Standard-Triumph sheild set in its centre. Nice!
Hope that helps
|The original wood rimmed steering wheel was manufactured by Formula and had three polished spokes with five holes.|
On my Mk1 I use a wheel originating from Jag E-type. It is exactly the same beside from the center wich is larger. The splines fits directly. Look and work fine.
Regards Bertil. Mk1 -64.
|Do you know where I can get the Jag wheel? Were you able to put a triumph centre cap on the Jag wheel?|
|I found my wheel locally and as it looked exactly as I remembered the Triumph wheel I bought it to test. I had to manufacture a new center cover to fit the smaller Triumph cover / horn button. A couple of hours work.|
I do not know where to find Jag wheels, all wood rimmed wheels seems to be very popular. Maybe you could try with the clubs.
This thread was discussed between 20/07/1999 and 24/07/1999
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