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PatGalvin
05-21-2012, 04:41 PM
Hello All

For those of you with R&P steering and aftermarket steering wheels, can you tell me what diameter wheel has worked well for you? The steering effort with R&P is considerably less than with stock steering setup, so I expect that a smaller wheel will work great. (I bought a cool wooden steering wheel at the Woodland show swap meet this past weekend - need to decide if it will be better used on the TR3 or the Herald).

Show photos to follow!

Thanks

Pat

Geo Hahn
05-21-2012, 06:05 PM
FWIW, Triumph went to a 16" wheel when they put R&P on the TR4 though I would think you could go smaller than that w/o ending up with forearms like Popeye.

In some circles they favor steering wheels small enough to drive while you're in handcuffs but I try to avoid those situations.

PatGalvin
05-21-2012, 06:54 PM
Well, the wheel I purchased is about 14 inches in diameter - it is a 350mm wheel. Does anyone have a sense as to whether or not this might be a workout to drive with?

tdskip
05-21-2012, 09:31 PM
Why not a TR4 or later wheel Pat? Looks?

poolboy
05-21-2012, 10:08 PM
That's pretty close to the 14.5" TR6 steering wheel which a lot of people think is a 1/2" too big.

PatGalvin
05-22-2012, 12:06 AM
Hi Tom
This is such a nice wheel, I hate to not put it to good use. Check it out!
https://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae352/PatGalvin_bucket/2012%20UBSCC%20Show%20Woodland%20CA/SteeringWheel.jpg

martx-5
05-22-2012, 07:08 AM
I put a 15" wheel in my TR3A with R&P. I think that a 14" wheel looks a bit small for the TR3. Steering feels great.

arizonamike
05-22-2012, 09:56 AM
Very nice wheel Pat. Who made that one?

M_Pied_Lourd
05-22-2012, 11:47 AM
Mine has a 15 inch moto lita.

https://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo145/Pied_Lourd/tr3interior-1.jpg

Cheers,
David

PatGalvin
05-22-2012, 04:45 PM
It is a 350mm (approx 14") Personal steering wheel. Made in Italy by Nardi, as I understand it. This smaller wheel might be better suited for my Herald, which will be my next resto adventure after the TR3 gets done. Thanks for the photo David - that provides good perspective for me.

Pat