Lotus Elan

Steering Wheel From a ?

PostPost by: ElliottN » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:58 am

Can anyone confirm what car this steering wheel is from?
It goes onto the column in my Elan (S4) but their are 2 pins in the boss (see photo) for cancelling indicators on whatever setup it came from - which I'd have to remove to use it (all academic now as I sourced a correct wheel anyway).
Lotus Wheel 1.JPG and
Lotus Wheel 2.JPG and
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PostPost by: Gray » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:19 am


I've seen these wheels on Elans a number of times, they are not very strong and bend very easily. Were these wheels an original fit, possibly when other suppliers were not available?

I'm not a fanatic on original Elan steering wheels, they generally aren't too strong and I prefer slightly smaller and more chunky, although too small is not recommended.

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PostPost by: Lotus14S2 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:43 pm

It sort of looks like the wheel that was on a Europa S2 I had some time ago; although the car was pretty cobbled up, and the wheel might not have been an original.
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PostPost by: ripley » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:48 pm

Almost sure that this is a SPRINGALL wheel. Mounted on Jaguar E-Type S3 V12 and others.
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