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Thread: No-name Race Steering Wheel 270mm Black Suede

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    Default No-name Race Steering Wheel 270mm Black Suede

    Does anything know anything about this wheel? Way cheaper than the Momo, and comes pre-drilled.

    http://www.kitcardirect.co.uk/race-s...ack-suede.html

    -Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcerier View Post
    Does anything know anything about this wheel? Way cheaper than the Momo, and comes pre-drilled.

    http://www.kitcardirect.co.uk/race-s...ack-suede.html

    -Jeff
    That looks exactly like the Sparco P 270, which is no longer available from Sparco, but there seems to be a good quantity of New Old Stock (NOS) out there (at around $275 per), judging by a quick WWW search. Looks like KCD bought up the Sparco design, or the remaining blanks. Or maybe a knock-off? That is a LOW price!
    Sean

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    I ordered, so we'll see.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    That looks exactly like the Sparco P 270, which is no longer available from Sparco, but there seems to be a good quantity of New Old Stock (NOS) out there (at around $275 per), judging by a quick WWW search. Looks like KCD bought up the Sparco design, or the remaining blanks. Or maybe a knock-off? That is a LOW price!

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    One of the best (and cheapest) improvements that I made to my racing Cat was replacing the 9.5" (240mm, approx) steering wheel with a 13.5" (340mm, approx) wheel. Both removable via quick release. The little wheel just wore me out at the track, esp with max caster and sticky race rubber. The much bigger wheel gave me more leverage and made it less tiring and provided much better steering feel. It would probably been less of an issue on the street, with normal caster/tires.
    '97 Caterham Super Sprint, 1700 Crossflow-sold
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    I received the steering wheel. Good news and bad news:

    The good news: It seems to be excellent quality. As good as a Momo, for 1/3 the price. I like it a lot.

    The bad news: The bolt pattern is 180 degrees off as compared to the Momo that I currently have on the car. So if I mount it it will be upside-down.



    Can anyone advise me as to the best way to rotate the keyed steering shaft or connection on the steering wheel 180 degrees??
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    Does it have dish symmetry? If so, turn it upside down. I'm not familiar with what's under the wheel and I would never advise anyone due to the safety aspects, but if it were my wheel, I'd drill 3 more holes to the Momo pattern. (that is if I didn't turn it upside down)
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    I don't know what you mean by "dish symmetry"? If I flip it front to back the hole pattern doesn't change.

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    Searching images online I see wheels with either pattern - even Momos with either pattern. So I'm thinking there must be a way to turn the steering shaft keyway 180 degrees?

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    My birkin (and I expect caterham) steering shaft has a splined end. You should be able to remove the hub and turn it 180* onto the spline. Be sure to make a witness mark from shaft to hub to realign it

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    wemtd for the win! Same design on a Cat. Looks pretty simple, as long as I can separate the splined shaft from the u-joint. Thanks.

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