[Healeys] Cool aftermarket stuff accepted in concours

ggilliam at usol.com ggilliam at usol.com
Thu May 2 12:50:19 MDT 2013

Are we speaking of the spoke direction relative to the wheel rim or the 
center hub?

On 5/02/2013 11:13 AM, warthodson at aol.com wrote:
> Shouldn't the one spoke be pointing up, not down?
> Gary Hodson
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> To: healeys <healeys at autox.team.net>
> Sent: Thu, May 2, 2013 12:09 am
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] Cool aftermarket stuff accepted in concours
>  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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