At 09:19 AM 10/16/02 +0100, Richard Gosling wrote:
>...Nice one; this is hard to come by. It was fitted for a very short
>period of time to late '77 and early '78 cars. It took me the best part of
>a year to find one to replace the awful Mountney thing the DPO had fitted to
>and Laura said:
>...Yes, this is the wheel the that Nigel (Feb. 1978) has-and I've never been
>to a show yet when someone hasn't tried to buy it from me!...
>Well, it seems that I have done the opposite to Mike - my wheel was so
>shoddy that I replaced it with a Mountney, and have been entirely happy with
>it for several years now. Then again, I'm not such a stickler for
>originality as Mike, who to a few people may appear a little obsessive... ;)
>However, if this is such a desirable item to some, I'm very happy to part
>with mine. If you can get the rim re-covered with new leather, a little
>polish on the spokes and it will look fine. E-mail me and its yours for a
>nominal fee plus postage.
For the new leather, www.wheelskins.com will make a new leather restitching
kit to actually fit the wheel! And as to the spokes, I took mine to a metal
polisher and had the "grey" paint polished off because underneath are
silver, shiny spokes!
Laura G. and "Nigel"
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