Weight of MM Steering Wheels

for those with Series MM sidevalve cars produced between September 1948 and February 1953
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Weight of MM Steering Wheels

Postby gtt1951 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:10 pm

Does anyone have an early Series MM original "brown boss" wheel, minus horn push, that they could weigh (metric)?

I ask as I've just bought a "brown boss" steering wheel, originally off an early MG (?), that is lighter than a "gold boss" one.
The MG one looks identical to the MM one but has slightly more raised "dimples" on the underside (for a better grip on a faster car?)

The central hub has an additional spline cut-out which, when fitted to an MM steering column will not be used (I can take pictures).

Brown Boss wheel weighs 1.280Kg
Gold Boss wheel weighs 1.585Kg.

Thanks in anticipation,

George.
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'50 Low-light with 918 Side-valve engine,
'51 High-light with Side-valve 918 engine,
'55 4-dr with 803 engine,
'56 Traveller with 1098 engine.

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Re: Weight of MM Steering Wheels

Postby Declan_Burns » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:04 pm

George,
My MG TD steering wheel (17") weighs in at 1.356kg without the boss. The MG TD steering wheel is keyed-not splined. I have made a drawing of the steering wheel hub if you need it.
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Re: Weight of MM Steering Wheels

Postby gtt1951 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:36 pm

Declan_Burns wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:04 pm
George,
My MG TD steering wheel (17") weighs in at 1.356kg without the boss. The MG TD steering wheel is keyed-not splined. I have made a drawing of the steering wheel hub if you need it.
Regards
Declan
Hello Declan, I'm sorry, I meant "keyed" with 2 key cut-outs. The Series MM only needs the one.

George.
Image
'50 Low-light with 918 Side-valve engine,
'51 High-light with Side-valve 918 engine,
'55 4-dr with 803 engine,
'56 Traveller with 1098 engine.

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Re: Weight of MM Steering Wheels

Postby gtt1951 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:56 pm

Here are the images of my "new" MG steering wheel
MG steering wheel.jpg
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MG Hub keys.jpg
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MG hub with MM boss.jpg
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'50 Low-light with 918 Side-valve engine,
'51 High-light with Side-valve 918 engine,
'55 4-dr with 803 engine,
'56 Traveller with 1098 engine.

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Re: Weight of MM Steering Wheels

Postby RobThomas » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:39 am

If the nut hasn't tightened the wheel down onto the taper then that slot wears against the little 'key', hence someone broaching a new slot into the wheel. had to do the same to one of ours. It previously had a noticeable clunk upon turning the wheel. I wonder if the early ones were softer?
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Re: Weight of MM Steering Wheels

Postby gtt1951 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:42 am

By the way Declan, that is a very nice looking MG steering wheel and dashboard!
Regards, George.
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'50 Low-light with 918 Side-valve engine,
'51 High-light with Side-valve 918 engine,
'55 4-dr with 803 engine,
'56 Traveller with 1098 engine.

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Re: Weight of MM Steering Wheels

Postby Declan_Burns » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:11 pm

George,
That is an old photo. I have recently installed the refurbished version.
Regards
Declan
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