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MG MG Y Type - Steering wheel wanted.

Folks, while Y3348 is being painted a rich dark green (Jaguar Racing Green JAG 701), my mind is turning to interior matters, and I remembered that my original steering wheel completely disintegrated while hanging in the (hot) shed for several years. My Bad.
I have the central horn push and switch gear (plus a spare), but am looking for a replacement steering wheel; I see the repros offered by NTG, who I respect, but they are in a horrible light fawn colour, nothing like the colour of my original.
Does anyone know of a good condition correct-spec. steering wheel for sale anywhere?
Also, should I look for an identical wheel under another name? - Morris, Wolseley or whatever?
All advice gratefully received. Regards, John.
J P Hall

I Had an identical steering wheel fitted in my YA from a Morris. It had a large M in the center. I tried fitting an MG centre boss but found it was slightly different and would not fit. I finished up spraying over the M with a matching brown and you couldn't tell the difference.
Best of luck with the Wheel search. For a guide I sold a reasonable one for about 100 a year or so ago.
Peter
Peter Vielvoye

John

A nice one (not perfect, but nice) came up on eBay today in the UK at http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131924236418?ul_noapp=true.

I have no connection with the seller nor interest in the sale of this item. I note the seller does not ship internationally however many times if you contact them they will open that up. Often it is because eBay requires a seller to put in shipping costs and it is too complicated for a seller to cover all possibilities.

Happy hunting.

Paul
Paul Barrow

Morris oxford MO series are identical in size but they are black [if my memory serves me correctly]...if I am right suggest you try the Morris MO club....if they do fit does it matter if its black...may be cheaper than the over priced one on eBay.
D MULLEN


There is a thread on the TD/TF group on restoring and having the wheels restored.
I may be of interest.

http://www2.mg-cars.org.uk/cgi-bin/gen5?runprog=mgbbs&mode=thread&access=&subject=8&source=T&thread=2016082916361931220



Jim B.
JA Benjamin

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-Y-type-steering-wheel-/131924236418?hash=item1eb74c1882:g:wHMAAOSwhMFXkoRS

I have no connection with the seller nor interest in the sale of this item.

It is expensive ... but pretty good in my opinion.

Paul
Paul Barrow

Thank you, Paul B. - very nice. I'm guessing they will be reluctant to post it to Australia, but I'll ask the question. Regards, John.
J P Hall

It wont be cheap ... but who said restoring a Y Types was cheap?

Good luck and let me know off line if you run into problems. I have several options open to buying stuff using a UK address and we can then trans-ship it out to you!

Paul
Paul Barrow

Ha! - dead right, Paul - thank goodness for help on this and the other MGBBS communities.
J P Hall

Are you going for it John?
Paul Barrow

Sorry Paul - life got in the way for a couple of days. I'm exploring the option of having my original rim rebuilt in wood by a local artisan: the price is fair for the ebayitem, but in truth I don't need another centre switchgear, only the wheel/rim, so I might hold off and see if anything else comes up. I do appreciate your help in spotting ebay possibilities. Regards, John.
J P Hall

Seller has readvertized their steering wheel.

No knowledge of seller or financial interest in this sale.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131949704555

Paul
Paul Barrow

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