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Steering wheels,the definitive...

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:46 am

Dear All
Have just spent the last half -hour trawling through the archives to see if anyone had collated a list of steering wheel types with respect to Make,Model,Year etc but No
Does anyone have a well informed list?
Diameters,Dish,Wood,Leather,Plastic,Holes,Slots Horn-pushes???

Please....

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John :wink:

Maybe I could start it off with Diameter Elans 14" , Plus2's 15".
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PostPost by: lotusfan » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:17 am

John

I'm sure there was an article in Club Lotus magazine not long ago, probably longer than I think. Tim co-wrote it with elanintheforest.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:53 am

Yep, we did. Here it is:

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:11 pm

Hi Tim

In the table you list the Plus 2 S130 as having the Chapman signature - my 73 car does not have a signature but all the other details are the same. But given its a Lotus maybe Colin forgot to sign my cars wheel :lol:

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:17 pm

Many thanks,downloaded...

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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:40 pm

[quote="rgh0"]Hi Tim

In the table you list the Plus 2 S130 as having the Chapman signature - my 73 car does not have a signature but all the other details are the same. But given its a Lotus maybe Colin forgot to sign my cars wheel :lol:

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As we wrote in the article: "As we have often said before, with Lotus in the 60s and 70s nothing can be exactly pinned down and we know there are some exceptions to the rule. "

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PostPost by: Nickm » Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:11 pm

This is excellent. Many thanks to the writers. Can it be entered into "The Library" for future reference?
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:29 pm

Great article, Tim. Thanks!

I wouldn't have known about it had John not asked
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PostPost by: elansprint » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:17 pm

Rohan he only signed the English ones LOL . My old 71 +2 had the signed wheel
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PostPost by: theelanman » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:44 pm

a very good article......if you have an Elan.....
bit spartan when you come to the +2.......

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:58 pm

Well don't just sit there Spartacus....do something +2

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:25 pm

Is this a No 3 ?

Spoke spats ? Signature ?

s3-se-steering-wheel.jpg and


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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:59 am

elansprint wrote:Rohan he only signed the English ones LOL . My old 71 +2 had the signed wheel
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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:29 am

Seems Colin forgot to sign my 72 S130's wheel aswell. I'm fairly sure it was the original to the car, 15 inch, black, leather, 4 holes, no spats & 'ashtray' centre. It lives a life of leisure hanging on my garage wall now though, as I prefer something a little smaller :D
Thankfully, he did remember to sign the one in my Series 4 :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:46 pm

Salut

I've never seen a signed black spoked (+2S/130) 'wheel - typo ?

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