[Mgs] mystery steering wheel
dcouncill at msubillings.edu
Fri Oct 5 08:05:51 MDT 2012
A picture would be helpful. However, I do know that on aftermarket steering
wheels, they are designed for the different spline years by using different
center hubs. So you can use the same steering wheels for a 71 or the newer
rubber bumpered Bs, by replacing the center hub.
See this page from Moss Motors where they show different steering wheels and
hubs of which it looks like there were four different hub designs:
On original steering wheels, it is possible to remove them from the center hub
as well, but I am not sure how inter changeable they might be, using a
different era hub, at least for the 70s non-spoke styles.
From: mgs-bounces at autox.team.net [mailto:mgs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 7:06 PM
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Subject: [Mgs] mystery steering wheel
Can the collective wisdom of the List help us solve a mystery?
I've acquired what at first glance seems to be a steering wheel just like the
one on our '71 B/GT -- same outside diameter, same stitched construction, 3
flat spokes with 5 graduated holes in each. It's apparently meant for a shaft
the same diameter as the '71, as the nut with it spins on the protruding stub
of the shaft (I just wasn't in the mood to take the present wheel off to see
if the splines were also the same).
However -- it has a soft plastic center boss that looks exactly like the one
on the LE steering wheel shown in the Moss catalog (the emblem is missing from
this wheel--but the LE wheel apparently has only 3 holes in each spoke); and
when the boss is removed, there is no provision for the type of horn that's on
the '71 -- this wheel lacks the cast-in lump that is drilled for the horn
The number "ALC 1" is cast into the '71 wheel hub recess at 6 o'clock; the new
wheel is "ALC 2."
Does anyone out there have a clue???
'71 B/GT in PA
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