Steering wheel identification!

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Re: Steering wheel identification!

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:o Looking at the pictures you did send to me I have to tell you
the boss was made for the MGB model 1962/69.

As fas as I can see you can't use the bakelite Mk1 horpush on it,
the inside is to large so the hornpush will go to deep in it.

On my pictures you can see how an original Mini made boss would
look like, there is an extra thicker edge so the hornpush will lean on that.

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But if you want to use it on your Mk1 you can put an extra alloy ring in it ;)
and drill a small hole for the fitting screw to hold the hornpush in place.

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DOWNTON Mini is what I like a lot.
Mini 1000 Super de Luxe Mk3 1974 for Downtoning it.
Collecting 60th wooden steeringwheels.

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No point believing the "Holy Crap" prices asked for on ebay, those wheels just go round & round and probably will do until doomsday with that asking price.
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Just finished turning up a nice insert for the wheel hub that correctly accommodates the mini horn push.
Next step will be crackle finish on the wheel hub...then, onto the big job...restoring the wheel itself.
Fortunately, this wheel has been in storage for a long time so it is in impeccable condition. Still undecided as to whether I should do the engineering polishing of the alloy.
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Most of the time I use Danish Oil for the wood on my steeringwheels.
It will give the wood after 5 layers a very nise glow and feels very good
in your hands. The wood will look so much better but some times I have
to use glossy lacquer on it because there are to many repairs on it.

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Mini 1000 Super de Luxe Mk3 1974 for Downtoning it.
Collecting 60th wooden steeringwheels.

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