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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:47 pm 
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I remember having one just like this about 1000 years ago, but which model Les Leston wheel is it?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:52 pm 
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Location: Oop North where it's dark & cold nearly all the time.
That is a bog standard 15" LL Grand Prix.

The nicest wheel they ever made.

http://mk1-performance-conversions.co.uk/llwheels.html

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:14 pm 
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You're not wrong. The one I had started life on my Mum's 1962 Cooper (Morris) and it was removed when the car was sold in 1974 for £80. :lol:
It wasn't fitted to it's 1275GT successor but put away. I had it on 2 or 3 other Minis and sold it for £50 about 15 years ago. :roll:

It had that same curved boss, polished up a treat with Brasso. I'd almost buy another just for the sake of it.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:47 pm 
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I put an identical LL one on my first mini in 1966 0r 67, GRX 579D (wish I had that number now.....) and drove round to my then girlfriends house to show her what I'd bought with her birthday money and told her dad that I'd just changed the steering wheel......... Blimey, you'd have thought I'd taken the brakes apart and came in with a load of spare nuts and bolts! He came out and inspected the bolts, nut, the nut lock washed. horn push mech.......... She packed me up a couple of weeks later for a bloke with an A40. Happy days and strangely enough, we're still in touch. Not in the biblical sense of course! An afterthought..... it's her birthday today too! Happy Birthday Linda


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:45 am 
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She packed me up a couple of weeks later for a bloke with an A40.

Quick better tell Al, this may just be the inspiration he needs!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:18 am 
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mk1 wrote:
She packed me up a couple of weeks later for a bloke with an A40.

Quick better tell Al, this may just be the inspiration he needs!


:lol: :lol: That's the biggest laugh I'm likely to get today!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:58 pm 
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Costafortune wrote:
I remember having one just like this about 1000 years ago, but which model Les Leston wheel is it?


Still on my wish list :roll:

Kees.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:16 pm 
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How does the 4 hole boss for the Grand Prix wheel look?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:21 pm 
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I've got a new 4 hole boss with horn push holder if you need one. :D can probably spare a steering too if pushed .


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8 or 9 years ago I bought a Triumph Spitfire that had that style LL wheel installed. The previous owner butchered the wheel to adapt it to the stock Triumph hub. They put new holes in the center with a hand drill and a file. I could have cried. I cleaned up their botched job and made a "proper" mounting pattern of their mess but the wheel is only suitable for Triumphs now. Fortunately I have a TR owning friend who wants it.

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