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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:22 pm 
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Hi guys
Now I’ve finally aquired a tulip boss which has enough meat on it to re-turn to suit a derrington e-type wheel and still get a Mk1 hornpush on it I’m now wondering if I’m being barbaric by adapting a jag wheel into a mini ?
I really like the wheel and I know perhaps I could fund a mini replacement with the sale of this wheel but really now unsure on what to do ?
I am a natural born fiddler and love subtle uniqueness if that makes sense ?
Opinions greatly appreciated


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:47 pm 
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Looks a bit large for a Mini.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:30 pm 
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Agree with Surfy, post above. The trouble is that once you've turned the first cut, there's no going back. Personally, there's something quaint and almost 'original' about a 60's Les Leston. And simple to restore too. Just my point of view


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:32 pm 
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15 and 5/8 dia same as a std wheel.
I’ve semi fitted it into a car and sits nice and open for me .
Plus I don’t have thighs like Geoff Capes :lol:
Plus plus , this is exactly the feedback I need
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:09 pm 
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Go for it. Adapting a Jag wheel is exactly what its all about, especially if you like the way it fits.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:21 am 
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Tim wrote:
Go for it. Adapting a Jag wheel is exactly what its all about, especially if you like the way it fits.

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Back in the day this would happen I'm sure.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:00 am 
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;) This Jaguar steering wheel is 16" if I am correct, so if you
are sitting low in your Mini this will do the job very nice.

But if you are sitting in the original seat there is not enaugh
room between your legs and the wheel. In and out stepping
is a bit :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:03 am 
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Good choice. As has been said it is a bit larger than the ever popular 15" wheels, but is that nice little bit different.

My only thought is that if you are having to modify the boss to fit, why not just get a totally new one made for your application. I am sure there would be plenty of Jag owners who would buy your existing boss for good money.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:15 am 
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Vortz did use the 13" - 14" and 15" Jaguar style made by them self.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:31 pm 
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I’ve got a mk2 onwards moto lita tulip boss for it so by the time I turn it down to just under 4” the original 9 tapped holes will disappear leaving me to turn a small spigot to concentrically mount the jag wheel .
The pcd for the jag is 3” so can drill and tap the irregular pattern they used and cover it with a turned aly bezel to mount the bakerlite horn push .
Park a hole thro side to secure horn push and job done .
Other than me drilling rivets out the jag boss and wheel will be intact so should raise a little back in return on the bay with the boss ?
I did consider making a boss from scratch but it’s the splines I will struggle with and feel it needs splines .


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