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#1 Bobbins

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 08:56 AM

Has anyone fitted a Momo Prototipo steering wheel?

I prefer slightly larger steering wheels and at 350mm (13.75") this is the same size as the original in my JDM Cooper. It's specifically the Heritage version I've been looking at which is a little more in keeping with the Mini, basically the same as the standard Prototipo but pre-aged. I'm led to believe that the correct boss for the late model (Mpi) Minis is the MGF type which is available for the Momo as a collapsing version.

Price-wise they're similar to fitting a Motolita when the boss and horn push are added into the equation.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 09:06 AM

There's a chap who posts on Instagram (may also be on here?) - Rollin_on_tens on Instagram. I noticed he has a Prototipo. You can see his pics by the link below:

 

https://www.instagra...n_on_10s/?hl=en

 

As an aside, I also have the Momo MGF boss for my MPI in order to fit a traditional steering wheel. Only did a trial fit before stripping the car, but all was well. 



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Posted 09 September 2019 - 02:44 PM

I ran a prototipo in my Escort years back, nice wheel and not too common imo.

As a side note, you might have issues MOT time and the airbag light may come on unless you add a resistor or similar.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 06:18 PM

Yes I have one on a B&G removal boss. Great wheel IMO

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 07:53 PM

Thanks all for the replies.

I assume the removable boss fits between the standard MGF boss and the wheel therefore does it add much height/length to the column assembly?

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:29 AM

I ran a prototipo in my Escort years back, nice wheel and not too common imo.

As a side note, you might have issues MOT time and the airbag light may come on unless you add a resistor or similar.

 

You're more likely to run into problems by adding the resistor (the presence of an SRS light that doesn't function and a steering wheel without an airbag). Advice from my tester was to remove the light altogether. I believe the wording in the guidance is something about "airbag obviously missing". It's not obviously missing in a mini (to most testers) if there's no trace of it ever having been there. Very much depends on your tester I expect. Mine is happy.



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:52 AM

Thanks all for the replies.

I assume the removable boss fits between the standard MGF boss and the wheel therefore does it add much height/length to the column assembly?

on mine the removable boss attaches to the momo adapter,
So on yours the MGF one (of that is right?). It does add a fair amount. There’s some photos on my pickup thread.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:57 AM

Thanks all for the replies.

I assume the removable boss fits between the standard MGF boss and the wheel therefore does it add much height/length to the column assembly?

 

If you scroll down on that Instagram thread link you can see that his Prototipo is also on a removable boss. How different the boss for the original style steering wheels and the MGF style wheels is, I'm not sure - but some of those close up pics should help.






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