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#1 Catalina Park

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:43

I have a friend on another forum that needs help identifying a steering wheel.
Does anyone here know who made it?

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#2 Ray Bell

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 19:45

That looks like a popular style from the mid to late sixties...

Would that be the approximate dating?

#3 Ian G

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:20

Yeah, possibly British 1960's by the thickness & diameter of the rim but has the 1950's flatness(no dish).I don't recall ever seeing it but the MA(?) Racing Car logo is a giveaway to someone surely.Sorry ,not much help but it would be interesting to see what its off as that period/style of Wheel can go for big $ on Ebay.

http://www.totallytr...ood_wheel.shtml

#4 JB Miltonian

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 06:13

If everyone gets a guess, my guess would be that the logo is a stylized "ML" for Moto-Lita. A further guess would be that "516/F/S" means 5-hole, 16" diameter, flat spokes.

Looks like an original E-Type wheel to me, doesn't it?

#5 275 GTB-4

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 06:54

Can we please see some more of your beautiful knitted patchwork quilt please Mike? :)

#6 Bloggsworth

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:08

Doesn't look like a Moto-Lita logo, looks more like MA than ML, and there also appear to be 2 holes per spoke too many, and didn't E Type wheels have rivets all round?

#7 Catalina Park

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:34

One day and no answer? I thought it would have been solved in ten minutes!

#8 Catalina Park

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:38

The owner has no idea of the vintage, the era or even what it was fitted to.

Mick, the patchwork quilt isn't mine but I can make him an offer if you would like it.

#9 arttidesco

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:24

Sorry I can't tell you what it is but comparing with the photo's on this e-bay page the logo on the wheel we are trying to identify does not look like a Moto-Lita.


#10 MMorrissey

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 19:44

I don't recognize the engraving but the wheel looks like it was made by Walsall Wheels... they also made many of the early Les Leston wheels. I don't think it's a Moto Lita. See here:

http://mk1-performan...eel_archive.htm

I'd be willing to bet that Mike Lempert in the US could possibly identify it:
http://www.pbase.com/mdlempert/wheels

Edited by MMorrissey, 18 September 2012 - 19:48.


#11 GMACKIE

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 20:38

Perhaps it was made by Mike Lempert....M L ?

#12 Catalina Park

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:53

Great, I will pass that clue along to the owner.

#13 arttidesco

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:05

Perhaps it was made by Mike Lempert....M L ?


Mikes wheels don't appear to have any markings on them at all ?


#14 ye52026

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 14:08

Mikes wheels don't appear to have any markings on them at all ?


new info on the steering wheel here, see post #157:

http://www.alfabb.co...-wheels-11.html

Edited by ye52026, 21 October 2012 - 14:11.


#15 Ian G

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 23:01

Well done,i remember MCA accessories,i was given a large box of them when our local BMC dealer closed but that Logo just didn't ring any bells.

#16 Catalina Park

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:04

new info on the steering wheel here, see post #157:

http://www.alfabb.co...-wheels-11.html

Thanks for your help, I will pass the info on to the owner of the steering wheel.