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TimS
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« on: October 10, 2012, 12:14:01 am »

I wonder if anyone knows for sure which boss kits will fit a Murena?

My steering wheel is quite rotten and needs replacing. I would like to get an original wheel for completeness but generally prefer a leather one rather than the foam. I also have to replace the gear lever top which is rotten too.

I found these on eBay and wondered if it was the same fit..
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mountney-Steering-Wheel-Hub-Boss-Talbot-Avenger-Solara-Alpine-Horizon-Simca-1000-/150902035408?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item23227653d0#ht_727wt_689

I read the old posts on this and think it might work, or be useful as a base for a replacement wheel. What has anyone else gone with?
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 06:32:14 am »


Here is mine  and OK

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Lenkrad-Nabe-Simca-Talbot-Nardi-Momo-Luisi-Raid-OMP-BBS-/360422895843?pt=DE_Autoteile&hash=item53eae0f0e3


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TimS
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 09:52:13 pm »

Thanks Oetker. Is it the right distance out or is the new wheel closer in?
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 10:10:57 pm »

It is very  little closer to the dash and sometimes my nails touches the top of the dash when turning.
So I placed a 2 cm spacer and then the pinker-switch is a bit to far of, but that is getting used to.
There are not much choices  Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 07:54:15 am »

I knew I had some pics.
Really need to organize so I can find when I need them.





Greetings Herman
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2012, 11:48:56 pm »

Food for thought:

D-Type NOVA 330mm dia. in leather in picture. Not an original but a variation on the theme of one. Gives a bit more room above your legs.

I did have a similar shape Sparco fitted in black suede which was great, but it eventually became worn and shiny.  See link below:

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorsport/steering-wheels/sparco-353-steering-wheel-black-suede-330mm

P.S. If you zoom in you can see my matching leather gear knob and shape.
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012, 09:32:17 am »

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P.S. If you zoom in you can see my matching leather gear knob and shape.

Is it just me,  Cheesy or doesn't your gear knob face the wrong way? Huh Others I have seen with that shape the point is facing forward to make sure your fingers don't slip off, i.e. when you have to shift quickly during a race.
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2012, 04:50:27 pm »

Yes indeed correct. The gear lever was too far away the other way round when strapped in. So this was a compromise that suits me. Never had a problem.
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TimS
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2012, 10:52:38 pm »

Thanks all. I'm going to get a boss that gives me a choice of wheels. The six hole fit seems pretty standard to me.

Herman, thanks for the photos.
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TimS
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012, 06:00:18 pm »

Thanks. Finally got one that is the perfect size and shape.

I need to learn how to resize images , so for now here is the link!

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/99561763/Matra/New%20Wheel.jpg
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2012, 10:23:27 pm »

Tim

FastStone Photo resizer is a free programme that you can use.

Regards
John
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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2013, 08:07:19 pm »

My Murena had an aftermarket wheel when I bought it: an Italvolanti Indianapolis Formel (365 mm).

Apart from being a tiny little bit too close to the top of the instrument binnacle, my main problem was that it was black!


This week I discovered the same wheel but in brown (brand new, still in the box) together with a matching (used) boss.

The boss has the code number 1603X


The boss is black. I did consider painting it, but don't think it is too noticeable.

Old and new


I was able to simply unbolt the old one and put the new onee on the existing boss (also 1603X).

Now it looks much better – and feels lovely and new!


I may connect up the horn buttons (haven't yet) but the wirring is all there


So pleased to have found this...

and the black one will go very nicely in my Beta Spider

stock




(when I get the right boss)

I should perhaps point out that here in Switzerland, to qualify for "Veteran" status (with the numerous advantages that offers) cars can only have periood accessories, so a modern wheel is disqualified.
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2013, 10:56:25 pm »

Today I made a order of a Personal Fitti 350 sude leather, + hub + spacer + Matra horn button. This setup will make the steeringwheel end up in the exact same position as the original. Have had the Fitti on some of my alfas and have always loved the grip on them. Did order from the seller on ebay that have the hub in the link above.

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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2013, 06:30:30 pm »

Is there anyone of you guys putting new steering wheels in your Murenas, Who have a brown original steering wheel with no cracks in the vinyl surface? And who want to part with it?  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2013, 10:57:25 pm »

^^^ I think you'll find that most brown original wheels get replaced because they have failed...

I wanted a stock wheel too and asked about getting an original brown one. I was told that the brown ones have most problems with deteriorating with age, so I doubt that many people will have good, old wheels...
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