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Steering Wheel Plus 2

PostPost by: NYK » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:47 pm

I have decided to go for a walnut Moto-Lita steering wheel https://www.moto-lita.co.uk/steering-wh ... ilters=506
I’ve never driven the car so have no real idea about best size, but I’m guessing flat rather than dished but not sure if I should go for 14” or 15”.
Any thoughts?
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PostPost by: joe7 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:08 pm

Those wheels have a very large center bolt pattern which may not fit your current hub.
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PostPost by: NYK » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:31 pm

joe7 wrote:Those wheels have a very large center bolt pattern which may not fit your current hub.


I need to replace the boss as the one on the car seems distorted. There is a compatible boss on eBay I think is fine. The problem I found having spent 2 hours looking for walnut steering wheels is that there seems to be very limited choice.
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PostPost by: Elseezed » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:02 pm

just need a B42 boss to fit the wheel.
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PostPost by: NYK » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:06 pm

Les, that looks a very nice interior, are you using a 15” wheel?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:13 pm

15" and dished to suit your arm length...

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PostPost by: Elseezed » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:39 pm

15 inch not dished. One thing with wooden wheels they can be cold.
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PostPost by: NYK » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:50 pm

It will only get used on nice warm days, do you find the 15” wheel about right?
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PostPost by: Elseezed » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:29 pm

Standard size on the +2, no problems in use. Woodrim wheels always look classic. Bought mine to replace the Eclat steering wheel that had been fitted by p.o.. Bought it from Moss Europe in their sale.
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