Snap Off Steering Wheel
Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:49 AM
Last night some scumbags were on my drive between 2-3am and looking inside my mini, my dad woke up, headed downstairs and they scarpered. Makes my blood boil.
Anyway, I want this steering wheel:
Could anyone link me the *Exact* parts I need to make that a snap off? I'm assuming I need a 'boss' connects wheel to column? and then the snap off thingy for Mountney bosses or something?
If a low profile one exists, great, because from what I've seen some of the snap off kits move the wheel about 3" closer to the driver! Mine is close enough as it is!
Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:45 AM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:57 AM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:32 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:07 PM
All I want is a key-removable steering wheel boss, for a mountney wheel. Surely someone has accomplished this?
Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:30 PM
That looks the same and will fit the boss , so don't give up
Will try and get a pic of mine up
Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:45 PM
You will also need a boss to bolt this onto,
Does that make sense?
Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:31 PM
IIRC then you're not driving Vini yet, but have you sat and felt the wheel to see how comfortable it'd be? I want a setup like yours but I prefer the older styled circular leather wheels to the sporty plastic-looking ones.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:32 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:33 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:38 PM
On the other hand, if they were mass-produced items fitted to every car, they would become cheaper.
If I wanted one, I would consider £100 cheap, if it was of good quality. But I would think about alternative solutions to the problem too. My preference would be for a Metro Turbo wheel, one of the safest in its time, surprisingly (You may be surprised to know that the steering wheel in Volvos of that era was a real face-smasher, put to shame by Rover. I occasionally worked alongside the people who were developing the test for steering wheel safety at TRRL.), and that might require something very different to attach it.
I fear that there may be one minor snag, all that mass at the top of the column may do strange things due to vibration when the car is running, and maybe make the column chatter in its bushes, so you might end up replacing the two bushes more often than usual. Cheap enough, but another maintenance thing to have to attend to.
Edited by tiger99, 19 July 2012 - 06:39 PM.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:25 PM
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