Les leston wheel

General Chat with an emphasis on BMC Minis & Other iconic cars of the 1960's. Includes information on MK1 Action days.
User avatar
Aginley
Posts: 446
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:31 pm
Location: York

Les leston wheel

Post by Aginley »

392E770B-3669-4171-B0F9-A35BD512CCD6.png
Seen this wheel on eBay and love it. Could it be easily adapted for a mini?
Thanks
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

jay weinstein
Posts: 493
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:12 pm
Location: Los Angeles Ca. USA

Re: Les leston wheel

Post by jay weinstein »

Not a LL ....It would take a Grant adapter kit, made in the USA.
I'll look and see if I can find the part # for you.

jay weinstein
Posts: 493
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:12 pm
Location: Los Angeles Ca. USA

Re: Les leston wheel

Post by jay weinstein »

I can't find a part number for the adapter kit but I gave it a good shot.
Should be the same as a mga if my memory is correct.
Don't pay much for the wheel. 20 tops.

User avatar
timmy201
Posts: 966
Joined: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:57 am
Location: Australia

Re: Les leston wheel

Post by timmy201 »

It's definitely a Les Leston, just a later design. There is one the same style here with the boss attached.

Another option could be to get a MOMO 70mm pcd boss and redrill?
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

jay weinstein
Posts: 493
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:12 pm
Location: Los Angeles Ca. USA

Re: Les leston wheel

Post by jay weinstein »

For Aginley's sake I hope you're right and I'm wrong.

User avatar
timmy201
Posts: 966
Joined: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:57 am
Location: Australia

Re: Les leston wheel

Post by timmy201 »

You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Time Bandit
Posts: 173
Joined: Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:34 am
Location: Cumbria

Re: Les leston wheel

Post by Time Bandit »

Yep, definitely a Les Leston, I have one the same which I got from a MK2 Cooper I bought in the '80's and I've used it on every Mini I've had since and still do.
P1090705 (900x675).jpg
The boss set up.
P1090685 (900x675).jpg
P1090688 (900x675).jpg
Crappy pic of it stuck in my old MK1 in the'80's
Image7small.jpg
Definitely my favourite steering wheel. Daft thing is that it's probably worth more now than what I paid for the whole bloody MK2 Cooper back then...who'd of believed it!! :shock:
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Mike

jay weinstein
Posts: 493
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:12 pm
Location: Los Angeles Ca. USA

Re: Les leston wheel

Post by jay weinstein »

I humbly stand corrected....to me it looked like a Grant wheel made in the "80's.
I really didn't know LL made wheels that late. Steering wheel are kind of fun...Got about 20 or more.
Favorite car gets the wheel. My 11,000 mile "S" has a 45 year old Moto Lita,13' flat polished..Hanging on the wall
in the house I've got a flawless 13" Springall....enough of me ;)

User avatar
Aginley
Posts: 446
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:31 pm
Location: York

Re: Les leston wheel

Post by Aginley »

So I managed to buy the wheel, has anyone got a boss similar too above?
Thanks

User avatar
UHR850
Posts: 4576
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:26 pm
Location: 't Gooi the Netherlands

Re: Les leston wheel

Post by UHR850 »

:roll: My collection is 23 woodrim 60th wheels all with original Mini hub. Have to choose every time I go for a spin witsh one to use. LOL :lol:

Kees
DOWNTON Mini is what I like a lot.
Collecting 60th wooden steeringwheels.

Post Reply