[Healeys] Cool aftermarket stuff accepted in concours

Derek Job derek.c.job at gmail.com
Thu May 2 00:08:48 MDT 2013


Don't you mean 'one spoke pointing up'?

I think that's a good decision btw. The only reason the Bluemels wheel was
used was because it was cheap to source. DMH assumed that most people would
install a sportier wheel.


On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 6:04 AM, <editorgary at aol.com> wrote:

>  Another period aftermarket item that is accepted without deduction is a
> wood-rimmed steering wheel, provided it is a correct diameter (15 or 16
> inch)
> and has spokes at 120 degree angles from one another, mounted with one
> spoke
> pointing down. I almost regret that we put in this exception, since it has
> meant that many otherwise fine original cars have dumped the lovely,
> graceful
> original wheel just because it wasn't as comfortable to drive with, wasn't
> particularly ergonomic, and is blessedly hard to restore in any lasting
> manner.
> But the original blueprints are VERY specific regarding the correct color
> of
> piping with each color of interior for each color of car, and there's no
> reason in the world to get it wrong.
> Gary
> Gary Anderson
> Editor-at-large, Austin-Healey Magazine
> Registrar, Austin-Healey Concours Registry
> Co-founder, AHCR
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