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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:29 am 
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Any ideas what this is?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:09 am 
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No, but I've seen a similar (larger) one on a Mk2 Jag

I remember the 'not quite straight' top line between the horizontal spokes as distinctive. Quite a nice looking wheel

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:13 am 
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Mark, it might just be a one-off as the spokes are not fancy and carry no markings. Maybe they used the wooden rim from an old steering wheel?

It's difficult to tell because the camera angle might have distorted it but the fixing pins don't appear to be equidistant. Are those at the top slightly nearer together? The other thing is that there is a pin centred on the end of each spoke as you would expect. However where you would expect the top pin to be, if it was to have a fourth spoke, it isn't inline with the centre spoke pin exactly opposite. If you have the wheel perhaps you can check this out? All in all if the pins aren't correctly placed then it's unlikely to have been from a manufactured run. I am sure if from a manufactured run the pins would have been correctly placed. Of course all of this depends on whether the camera is giving us an accurate picture or not.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:26 am 
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Thanks for the input so far, it's all valued.

However I am sure it is a manufactured wheel as I have seen a similar one somewhere before, I just can't remember where.

It's not my wheel, & I am only asking out of interest really.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:36 am 
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I bet these people would have the answer:

http://www.steeringwheelrestoration.co.uk/index.php

They appear to have a very good reputation. I know very little else about them other than what I have read on another forum (non Mini).


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:34 am 
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Got to admit I thought Jag when I saw it as it looks like a e type wheel I have .
The hole pcd is quite small and as stated earlier not equidistant which I think is same trait as mine ?
Will have a comparison later when I get home


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:06 pm 
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;) :arrow: It's an Derrington steering wheel.
Darrington made only flat wheels with 12 rivets.

http://www.bobine.nl/jaguar/01-general- ... els-1950s/

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTO-LITA-JA ... SwoyBbcqkh
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-MK2-D ... Sw6aVUpExB

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:40 pm 
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Thanks Kees,

The studs round the rim made me think Derrington to begin with, but I just wasn't certain.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:43 pm 
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Derrington wheels make the best clocks, apparently.

Who knew. :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:10 am 
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:geek: Derrington never made dished steeringwheels, here is the story told to me by some one.

I started in the trade in 1968 and had some interest in aftermarket accessories and tune up parts. I attended Kinston college, to achieve my City and Guilds certification and in my lunch hours, used to go round to V W Derringtons shop (also in Kingston). My partners 1st husband used to work for the company. I also used to visit Simon Greens, in Surbiton (next to Kingston). I was pretty sure that all the Derrington wheels were flat, this was confirmed by Moto Lita (previously Simon Green) when I ordered my wheel to be built. I asked for a Derrington wheel, but dished (because I hate flat wheels). I was told that no Derrington wheels, from them, were dished. This is why I have ended up with a one off, made for me, steering wheel as close to a dished Derrington wheel as was possible. All the stampings are on the reverse side (facing the screen) of the spokes. So how I know all this stuff, and much more, is experience, investigation and asking of people who know more than me (and possibly older).

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