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Re: [Mgs] Steering Wheel

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] Steering Wheel
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2010 09:08:52 -0800
Hard to believe you can get a working air bag for $5. In CA, people steal
them out of cars for resale. My understanding is that they run a couple

I don't see any reason to expect the spline pattern to match, other than the
vague UK connection.

But mainly, I am not convinced it is a good idea from a safety standpoint.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 3/4/10 6:17 AM, Douglas McKinnie at wrote:

> There is no actual connection to the car's electrical system, in the Breed
> SRA-40 the inertial trigger is integral to the air-bag package within the
> steering wheel.
> I'm pondering this half with my engineer's hat (is possible/this going to be
> dangerous?) and half with my psychologists hat --
> "everyone knows that car's with airbags are safer, and this car now has an
> airbag, so therefore it is safer"
> For the latter, all I really need is a convincing pillow on the
> steering-wheel
> with a nice "airbag" or "Restraint-system" logo. Whether it is functional is
> immaterial. Have any of you tested your air-bags to see if the actually work?
> Then why are you convinced they will?
> ------ Original Message ------
> Received: 09:20 AM GMT, 03/04/2010
> From: "Paul Hunt" <>
> To: <>Cc: <>
> Subject: Re: [Mgs] Steering Wheel
> Indeed, and at less than 12 dollars for both?  With a proper harness you and
> an air-bag are unlikely to meet each other anyway.
> ----- Original Message -----
>> So you are seriously considering taking a moderately explosive device,
>> putting it in front of your face while driving, and then connecting it to
>> Lord Lucas' wiring harness in the name of safety? Wouldn't a 4 or 5 point
>> harness increase your safety more reliably?
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