What do HS steering wheels look like..?

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What do HS steering wheels look like..?

Postby penski » 12 Dec 2005, 00:13

I seem to recall seeing a picture of one a while back...Three-spoke wheel with metal spokes (with holes in them), a leather outer that extended about 1" up the spokes from the rim itself and a centre-push horn with a VX emblem on it...the 'older' look emblem.

Anyone got a pic?

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Postby Harry Flatters » 12 Dec 2005, 00:50

Yep, that's about it. I'll take a photo next time I'm where the HS is if no-one's posted one first.
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Postby Doive » 12 Dec 2005, 00:50

One on ebay at the moment, pretty much as you describe.

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Postby Shellysowner » 12 Dec 2005, 01:42

Hmm I'm not so sure about that one. If you look here (3rd picture down) the steering wheel doesn't have any holes in it.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 12 Dec 2005, 08:09

The one Doive's posted is identical to the one on our HS, Ralph, I'm sure - I'll have a look when I go down there. The one on that Irish HS doesn't look so familiar.
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Postby penski » 12 Dec 2005, 08:43

My reason for asking is that I picked up a wheel described as 'astrali wheel for vauxhalls' on the bay and it looks just like that...

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Postby Neilyman » 12 Dec 2005, 10:04

That wheel Doive posted is either an Astrali, or a Mountney.....same company now, Mountney bought Astrali name, I have 1 like it on mine. I have 1 with silver centre also. 8)
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Postby Doive » 12 Dec 2005, 12:31

The one that is fitted to that Irish chevette is the same (I think) as the one fitted to the HSR that Penttii threw round that lake in Finland with Harry Carpenter as a passenger. What a great video that is. So I'm not sure which is the original, admittedly the Irish registered one has the wheel I was originally thinking of.
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Postby penski » 12 Dec 2005, 12:53

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£12.83 it cost me...Seems that sticking 'HS' on an ad is a sure way to double your money.

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Postby Doive » 12 Dec 2005, 13:00

Don't think that particular one is an HS wheel mate, although it's a great looking wheel for 12 quid. Who cares if it isn't an HS one?! Just get it on the car and enjoy it. I keep meaning to fit mine, but I never can be arsed for some reason.
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Postby Neilyman » 12 Dec 2005, 13:17

Same as mine Penski, put it on & feel the difference!...better than the standard Bus wheel :)
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Postby penski » 12 Dec 2005, 13:22

I put it on when it arrived.

Now my knee doesn't rub the door panel! Score!

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Postby Shellysowner » 12 Dec 2005, 13:37

For the record, I quite like my standard steering wheel. It does the job and its quite a nice elegant design - I've always thought those shiny mountney jobs look a bit gash in a Chevette.
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Postby Neilyman » 12 Dec 2005, 13:46

Shellysowner wrote:For the record, I quite like my standard steering wheel. It does the job and its quite a nice elegant design - I've always thought those shiny mountney jobs look a bit gash in a Chevette.


Mine looks good with all the shiney bits of GL trim/door handles & the Blackwatch wood kit. 8)
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Postby Shellysowner » 12 Dec 2005, 14:09

Yeah ok - I will admit that the wood does set yours off nicely, but in general I think they look pretty poor.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 12 Dec 2005, 18:50

Neil, didn't you have an HS brochure, or was it a Black Magic brochure? Or am I totally misremembering?

Any steering wheel pics in that?
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Postby Neilyman » 12 Dec 2005, 19:07

I`ve got an artical about Black Magic from `93.......It has a 2 spoke Black leather wheel with Black spokes & a raised, padded centre with Red Griffin.
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Postby nutty but nice » 12 Dec 2005, 21:08

While your on the subject of steering wheels will this manta boss fit a kadett/chevette & would it fit a momo wheel?
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Postby Shellysowner » 12 Dec 2005, 21:12

nutty but nice wrote:While your on the subject of steering wheels will this manta boss fit a kadett/chevette & would it fit a momo wheel?


Which Manta boss Nutty?
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Postby jayen4 » 13 Dec 2005, 01:48

Right you lot -- Definative answer...... The standard H.S. steering wheel,did NOT have any holes in it. :) They had 3 plain spokes and were quite deeply dished and were also quite small,diameter wise. :) How do I know this ?? Because I had a standard H.S. back in '78 !! YWU 999S --Anyone know if it's still out there ?? :) 8)
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Postby Neilyman » 13 Dec 2005, 02:19

As posted by Shellysowner above.........

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Postby jayen4 » 13 Dec 2005, 02:38

You just have to go into 'pay attention' mode,don't you ?? :lol: :wink: My description was from memory -- didn't look at ralph's link. (Was right tho' eh??) Yeah , I know --'Lazy Sod !!' :lol:
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