Standard Mini Steering Wheels.

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Cammsjb
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Standard Mini Steering Wheels.

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Does anyone know what the difference is between the two standard steering wheels bearing part numbers 21A 2100 and 21A 2485 fitted to cars with indicator stalk on steering column from 1967 onwards?

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I’d hazard that the difference is down to having a hole for a horn push fitted.
I've got a 69 Mini with a 1046, Cooper Head and a four on the floor.

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I think the one you are thinking of is the earlier type fitted to the MK1 which has the push button badge in the wheel centre to sound the horn.

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21A 2100 is for Mk2 1967 to 1969

21A 2485 is for Mk3/4 1969 to 1977

As for the difference I'm not sure.

PS Part no. for the Mk1 type, with horn push screw hole, is 8G6016
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It's a little confusing this one, I have a 21A 2485 on my June built 69 MK2 with the Morris badge in the centre and indicator stalk/horn mounted on the column, maybe the 21A 2100 was discontinued earlier in 69 during MK2 production and before the MK3 became available in October.

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I thought that the early part had a chrome/stainless end on the horn push slider and the later one was black plastic.

However I could well be wrong on this.... ;)

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Is the difference to do with the self-cancelling of the early and later indicator stalks?

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