I'm sending this to the list, too, for an FYI . . .
The Moto-lita and Lecarra are very similar to one another, and both look
quite nice. The principal difference between these two and the Formula
wheel is that they have only three holes per spoke, while the Formula had
Here're a few sites that sell them, and have pictures:
The best pic of the Lecarra wheels:
There are others that sell these wheels, too, but these at least have good
pictures, so you can compare what they look like.
I would say that Mountney and Grant wheels do not look as original (ie: like
the Formula wheel), but I have only seen a few on the web, and they may make
other wheels that would look great. I can't find my bookmark for the site
selling the Grant wheels . . . sorry.
The Bertini wheel also looks a lot like the Moto-lita and Lecarra, but I
don't know which, if any, triumph adapter hub and wheel boss would fit it.
All of the other suppliers also sold triumph hubs and bosses with their
If you decide to go with one of these, let me know what you think. I'm in
no real hurry here in San Francisco - its the rainy season, and my car's
Good luck, and I hope this info helps!
'66 (registered as a '67) mkII Spitfire
>From: Chris De Wet <DeWetC1@sapo.co.za>
>To: "'Andrew Holmes'" <email@example.com>
>Subject: RE: Wood steering wheels
>Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 15:01:17 +0200
>Thanks . Same to you and please let me know as well. Did you perhaps
>encounter anything similar to the Formula wheel ?
>Chris de Wet
>PO Box 472 , Ifafi , 0260 , South africa
>One TR3 , two Heralds and Five Spitfires
>From: Andrew Holmes [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Monday, February 07, 2000 7:11 PM
>Subject: RE: Wood steering wheels
>No luck on Formula suppliers (yet). If you hear of one at your end, please
>let me know, as well.
>Thanks, and good hunting!
> >From: Chris De Wet <DeWetC1@sapo.co.za>
> >To: "'Andrew Holmes'" <email@example.com>
> >Subject: RE: Wood steering wheels
> >Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 13:39:22 +0200
> >I'm also looking for a FORMULA wood wheel for my Mk 2 Spit . Please let
> >know if you found any suppliers .
> >Chris de Wet
> >South Africa
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Andrew Holmes [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> >Sent: Friday, January 28, 2000 9:11 PM
> >To: email@example.com
> >Subject: Wood steering wheels
> >After looking through the various responses that I got to my previous
> >question re: wood wheels last month, and after chasing search terms
> >cyber-space, I now have a short list of the wood wheels that can fit the
> >1) Formula (original option)
> >2) Moto-lita
> >3) Lecarra
> >4) Mountney
> >5) Grant
> >I have also seen Bertini, but not with the proper wheel boss kit. Maybe
> >they make it, or another will fit, but I don't know.
> >I'm still most interested in the Formula wheel (because it has the right
> >number of holes on the three spokes), but the Moto-lita and Lecarra both
> >look very nice, and pretty original.
> >So my question now:
> >Does anybody have a suggestion of a preferred source for these wheels?
> >Any recommendations for good cost/ease of business would be much
> >Thanks in advance,
> >'66 (titled as a '67) mkII Spit
> >'98 Jeep Cherokee
> >'71 Super Beetle (FOR SALE)
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