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 Posted: 05-24-2010 09:20 pm
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Steve Jarvis

 

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Location: Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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I visited BMC in Smithville the other weekend and took the original steering wheel to see if they had an adaptor kit that fit. After a bit of checking it turns out that the steering spline is the same as a Spitfire up to 1976, a 68 MGB and a Sprite I-II, at least that's what it says on the box. The product number is MB9029 (or MB029 on some sites).

The only issue was there were no lugs to engage the turn signal cancellation ring. Fortunately I have access to an aluminium welder and lathe so it was an easy fix. The new adaptor seemed a bit loose when installed (no nut) but when I checked the old wheel it was the same. It is also within a couple of thousands when I measured them.

The steering wheel comes with a plastic horn button which was not so hot. Some more time on the lathe and a replacement one was ready. Still needs some polishing but wanted to go for a ride.

Thanks to all who answered the questions I posed in my search. Steve

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Last edited on 05-24-2010 09:23 pm by Steve Jarvis