The Jensen Owners' Club A technical and discussion forum for all Jensen enthusiasts It is currently Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:34 am

General Discussion

Interesting Info

You can discuss anything here, Jensen related or not. Technical discussions / questions may be moved to the correct Forum.

by cannonball » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:16 pm

That is probably the nicest wheel Jensen fitted it looks great Phil and I like the centre though not correct
WATTS RACING TRANSMISSIONS, 07974 088375,
CLOBBER THE COMPETITION
cannonball
 
Posts: 2918
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:08 pm
Location: CREWE

by Grant » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:18 pm

Fishyboy wrote:Hi all
The new steering wheel looks great. So much better than (the same size) Moto-Lita.
All I need now is the correct center!
Phil

Brilliant Stuff PhilImage, I am sitting here with a smile on my face :P .. Looks so cool doesn't it.. I bet your chuffed with it aren't you?.. Nice one Phil :wink:
Manual Int & Rag-TopImage
"Monkey Man"sig RegistrarImage
Image
User avatar
Grant
 
Posts: 3589
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:11 pm
Location: surrey

by Grant » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:28 pm

cannonball wrote:That is probably the nicest wheel Jensen fitted it looks great Phil and I like the centre though not correct

NO Dunc, you've been on the SauceImage As good as it looks and it is 100% correct for the year of Phils Mk2, it's not as nice as the later Mk2 Wheel and |I won't have you sayImage otherwise!!,LOOK>>>
>>>

DSC08187.JPG
DSC08187.JPG (155.21 KiB) Viewed 663 times

Image
Manual Int & Rag-TopImage
"Monkey Man"sig RegistrarImage
Image
User avatar
Grant
 
Posts: 3589
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:11 pm
Location: surrey

by Fishyboy » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:50 pm

Hey Grant
Lovely steering wheel, but why do you have a table tennis ball for the gear knob?
Phil
Joint Southern Area Rep
J.O.C. Member 10659
1969 Mk II Interceptor 123/3588
1968 Volvo 1800S
1961 Austin Healey 3000 BT7
2005 Jaguar XK8
User avatar
Fishyboy
 
Posts: 300
Joined: Wed May 17, 2017 5:25 pm
Location: Andover, Hampshire

by Frankoid » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:17 pm

Can you explain the differences between the 2 steering wheels Grant :?
User avatar
Frankoid
 
Posts: 815
Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:57 pm
Location: South East London

by Steve Payne » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:49 pm

Size, the later MK2 wheels are smaller. Grant being the steering wheel expert will know the exact measurement I am sure. :lol:

Steve
JOC official Lightning engineer
User avatar
Steve Payne
MASSIVE RED CARD
MASSIVE RED CARD
 
Posts: 5473
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:51 pm
Location: Witney , Oxfordshire

by Grant » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:50 pm

Frankoid wrote:Can you explain the differences between the 2 steering wheels Grant :?

Phils one is the same as your one francis which is an inch in diameter bigger than the one on my car, you can instantly see it on the spoke gap where it joins the leather rim, the plain flat face on the end of each spoke just before the part where the leather wraps the spoke Francis My Ole Fruit, Phils is referred to as a 15" wheel and mine a 14" one although those sizes don't seem to be exact with a tape measure :wink: >>>
>>
Early Mk2 Wheel On Phils Car - Copy.JPG
Early Mk2 Wheel On Phils Car - Copy.JPG (67.05 KiB) Viewed 651 times

DSC08186 - Copy.JPG
DSC08186 - Copy.JPG (107.26 KiB) Viewed 651 times


And the reason for the funny golf ball gear knob Phil is that is from my Manual Gearbox and I couldn't help screw it on this Mk2 In preparation Phil.. I am sorry for my sadness :oops:
Manual Int & Rag-TopImage
"Monkey Man"sig RegistrarImage
Image
User avatar
Grant
 
Posts: 3589
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:11 pm
Location: surrey

by Fishyboy » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:56 pm

Hi all,
As Grant explained to me (I think he must be having his tea at the moment) the main differences are:-
1) Early wheels have wider spokes where they join the outer rim.
2) The center piece is shaped differently (concave between the arms on the early, versus convex on the late). Presumably related to different sized centers.
3) The late wheels are 14", early ones are 15". According to the Calver book the large wheel obscured the indicators hence the change.

Phil
Attachments
SW.png
SW.png (561.75 KiB) Viewed 651 times
Joint Southern Area Rep
J.O.C. Member 10659
1969 Mk II Interceptor 123/3588
1968 Volvo 1800S
1961 Austin Healey 3000 BT7
2005 Jaguar XK8
User avatar
Fishyboy
 
Posts: 300
Joined: Wed May 17, 2017 5:25 pm
Location: Andover, Hampshire

by Frankoid » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:12 pm

Now I can see it, it is obvious!!! Fascinating stuff :D
User avatar
Frankoid
 
Posts: 815
Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:57 pm
Location: South East London

by Grant » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:17 pm

Fishyboy wrote:Hi all,
As Grant explained to me (I think he must be having his tea at the moment) the main differences are:-
2) The center piece is shaped differently (concave between the arms on the early, versus convex on the late). Presumably related to different sized centers.Phil

I hadn't ever noticed that PhilImage.. and I have one hanging on the wall in my barn too :oops: .. Learn something new everyday and that is good stuff. I think but I need to look now but I think your wheel Phil should have the Alloy Cup type centre piece then maybe?Image
Manual Int & Rag-TopImage
"Monkey Man"sig RegistrarImage
Image
User avatar
Grant
 
Posts: 3589
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:11 pm
Location: surrey

by Grant » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:32 pm

Or.. there must be a smaller centre that you can get maybe PhilImage.. look here >>>
>>
MK2 steering wheels (2).jpg
MK2 steering wheels (2).jpg (126.48 KiB) Viewed 644 times
Manual Int & Rag-TopImage
"Monkey Man"sig RegistrarImage
Image
User avatar
Grant
 
Posts: 3589
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:11 pm
Location: surrey

by todd » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:26 am

Where can I get a black rubber brake pedal cover just like the one in the photo?
User avatar
todd
 
Posts: 289
Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:40 pm
Location: Greenville, Kentucky, USA

by Grant » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:39 am

todd wrote:Where can I get a black rubber brake pedal cover just like the one in the photo?

Try all the usual Jensen suppliers Todd, if they don't have them, what about Nitewing out there or K&D? :wink:
Manual Int & Rag-TopImage
"Monkey Man"sig RegistrarImage
Image
User avatar
Grant
 
Posts: 3589
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:11 pm
Location: surrey

Previous

Return to General Discussion