[Mgs] steering wheel quest

W. David Houser mgs4dave at tampabay.rr.com
Sun May 8 15:10:50 MDT 2016

Listers and David, 
I love the “Persona"l steering wheel that came with my 67 BGT Special Edition!
14” in diameter, a nice light wood color, 3 holed aluminum spokes and the car is easy to park with it.
Keep your eyes out for one…
Dave Houser
Brooksville, FL
> On May 6, 2016, at 11:09 AM, David Councill via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net> wrote:
> I have been restoring a 1964 MGB (my non-winter daily driver). It needed a steering wheel when I brought it back to life several years ago after it sat in the previous owner’s garage for about 30 years. So I purchased the original style (banjo) steering wheel since I have never had one in my many years of MG ownership plus I try to keep the cars fairly original. What I did not realize is how big they are in diameter plus I liked the feel of the smaller loaner steering wheel I had been using that belonged to my son. Having several MGBs, I determined my preferred steering wheel diameter to be 14”-15”, leaning more to 14” (13” being too small).
> So now I have been watching for steering wheels, preferably wood. Although I have looked at the modern Moto-Lita and other variants, I found a used steering wheel on Ebay, Styla brand, but it has a few defects, comes with the entire column, and would cost about the same as a new Moto-Lita for the whole thing. So now I have been focusing on a period correct after-market wood steering wheel (14-15”) as the preferred option. But I can’t seem to find much information on vintage steering wheels. There is the Les Leston brand but I haven’t seen any for sale the past few months. The Styla brand looks good if I can find one at a decent price. I have now located a “Superior Performance” steering wheel that has promise but the boss is plain (no logo) and the seller is not sure it has the correct boss – and that could be a problem since I cannot tell what kind of boss might work if I had to replace it.
> So I’ll ask the list what any of you might now of 1960s wood steering wheels used on the MGB and any sources of such to help in my search.
> David Councill
> 64 MGB
> 67 MGBGT
> 72 MGB
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