[Healeys] Cool aftermarket stuff accepted in concours

Chris Dimmock austin.healey at gmail.com
Thu May 2 06:06:02 MDT 2013

My ivory and black BJ8 has an all black interior.
No white piping.

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On 02/05/2013, at 9:47 PM, Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote:

> Just to be clear, a white or W/B car with black interior would have black
> I have a wood-rimmed steering wheel on my BJ8.  It's very timeworn and was
on the car when I bought it 30 years ago.  By all appearances it appears to be
an original Derrington.  However, it's mounted 'Mercedes style,' with one
spoke pointing up.   This way, both the speedo and tach are easily visible
when driving in a straight line (it always seemed to me this should be the
correct mounting).
> Bob
> On 5/1/2013 10:04 PM, 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
>> and has spokes at 120 degree angles from one another, mounted with one
>> 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,
>> 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
>> 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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