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siegfried

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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2015, 14:37:10 »
This is the one y really want!
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2015, 15:38:39 »
Hmm. Something not right about about that last picture of the 428 wheel ? Did Thames Ditton change the design from the Cobra ? Those slots look rather narrow. See slots here on a 1964 TD wheel and a Moto Lita replica. If you go the Moto Lita route you can ask Simon to leave the non original Moto Lita engraving off and then their wheel is exact and beautifully made.
   
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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2015, 09:26:04 »
Restoration is a slow process ........................ !
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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2015, 20:01:52 »
Ditto what Barrie says, but if you have to have a Les Leston, how's THIS ONE on eBay?
   It is a lot more expensive than a new Moto-Lita though!

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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2015, 20:38:09 »
Thanks Nik  I will tray to get this one.
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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2015, 20:15:07 »

   
    Thanks Nic for the info I just bought the Les Leston steering wheel  on ebay
   Gr Siegfried

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« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2015, 21:27:00 »
Aah, well done! I hope that it`s as good as it looks in the photos, and that you are happy with it when fitted. [:)]

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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2015, 13:28:12 »
Siegfried & Nick,
   Just had a visit from CF7 and it seems that the 428 steering wheel is different from the Cobra: There are some other pictures around of 428 interiors and all the ones I found have this narrow slot style wheel. The rim seems to be slightly thicker as well:
   
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« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2015, 13:55:21 »
I must say I like the solid wood rather than riveted on the 428, where the Cobra item hints of performance the CF7 wheel suggests time and effort put into the aesthetics![8D]
   
   ...Or maybe the lightness of the wider Cobra slots gave rise to gentlemen`s cufflinks or ladies charm bracelets being caught in their trap, an issue unlikely to arise at opposite lock around a circuit?![:o)]

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« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2015, 12:19:29 »
I received the les leston steering wheel end read the very good  article in Octane.
   Gr. Siegfried
   
   

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« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2015, 13:09:47 »
That looks great, Siegfried, can`t wait to see photos of your hands on it, sat in the car!

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« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2015, 08:43:00 »
Hi Siegfried, the original AC wheel is a Leston wheel, Jeffrey and I did the research and posted it on this site years ago. See my post!
   
   Emmanuel[:)]

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« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2017, 10:58:53 »
we still have a great deal of work to do ...........
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« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2017, 03:42:57 »
Nice! Looks magnificent!

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« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2017, 12:06:06 »
Hi to all ,can someone help me out with the engine mounts,where and wich ones should I buy ? Since the ones that are on my car I don't trust
   Greetings Siegfried