I was just reading this article last week... pretty interesting story, eh?
Especially his being able to get Pritchard to reproduce the top!
At 1:59 AM -0500 12/21/99, Bkitterer@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 12/21/99 1:55:51 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
><< Does anybody know the real specs for the optional wood wheel used by
>Healeys in their works and semi works cars. I don't believe it to be the
>Moto-Lita because it has to be mounted so that the 3rd spoke is straight up
>and this puts the moto-lita label upside down (which is not what I would
>have expected of the company).
>I know there have been some so called 'repros' about but don't know for
>sure what to look for. >>
>There is a photo of the Healey Motor Co. Ltd. wood steering wheel in the
>current article "Sebring Sprite 410 EAO" by Jonathan Whitehouse-Bird. This
>article is in Healey Marque (AHCA) and in Ray English's Marque One (from down
>under). You are correct that these are not Moto-Lita wheels. The spokes on
>the Healey wheel look to be evenly spaced as where Moto-Lita has a larger
>space between two of the spokes. Mr. Whitehouse-Bird arranged to get a
>limited run of six replica Healey wheels done. From the article it sounds
>like all of the wheels were sold prior to being built.
>Bob and Annice
>1960 Sprite (Mk IV in disguise)
>1966 Sprite Mk III (Trevor) in progress--slowly
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