23BECEC8-7F22-4CE7-B223-6308B9E6F46BThe Momo Heritage California wheel is their biggest diameter wheel and the grip is substantially thinner too. I think these lend themselves better to the 356 series.  

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@MusbJim wrote- "THIS is what a MAN's car has for a steering wheel... "

And the shifter too- you know, I've always wondered what something like that feels like to drive...

RacerX posted:

23BECEC8-7F22-4CE7-B223-6308B9E6F46BThe Momo Heritage California wheel is their biggest diameter wheel and the grip is substantially thinner too. I think these lend themselves better to the 356 series.  

I almost bought the above wheel for my 71 Alfa Giulia. That Momo looks very nice.

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The Momo wheel is also available in mahogany, but the leather would probably work better on an outlaw:

MomoHeritageWood

I think my current favorite off-the-shelf wheel is the Nardi Anni 50:

NardiAnni50_2

 

 

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Here's another suggestion. Small, easy to "handle" and is lockable !  Comes in polished brass, antique bronze and chrome. Leg and knee room are the best in the industry !

Bruce

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ALB posted:

@MusbJim wrote- "THIS is what a MAN's car has for a steering wheel... "

And the shifter too- you know, I've always wondered what something like that feels like to drive...

Al, That chain-link shifter is OK, but a real lady's man has this shifter to impress the babes...3.1950-Studebaker-Convertible-Hot-Rod

...plus a Gold Star on your 'Man Card' if you use only your cheek and shoulder to shift it!   @ALB

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More pictures from the lovely and talented Mr. Hines.  He tells me it should be in paint soon.

Somehow  they were able to salvage the headlight buckets from my Speedster, despite the front end damage, and incorporate them here.

Front view - Speedster bucketsBucket backsideGas cap opening

The gas cap opening incorporates a spill tray.

Hinges assembled

New engine lid (really a trunk in this car) hinges from the laser cutter, freshly assembled.

Mounting engine coverDash

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Is the guy sitting in the back seat area going to be your "motor"??  

I remember that I hand routed those headlight openings way back in 2006!

Like Mike, I think it's really cool to incorporate some parts from the Speedster.

The "hand-made" tradition continues!

That is really neat. If in the same situation (fingers crossed I'm not) but I would probably want to do the same thing, as much as possible; where possible. 

The rest of the Speedster's front was badly damaged, and from the windshield back it's now Pete's car.  Still, I like having the link to the Speedster.  I suppose I could try and straighten the Speedster's steering wheel, refinish it, and reuse it, but I think I want something new.

For you "Newbies" in here, Lane's car being built at the Carlisle show, 2006.  AFAIK, this was the only car ever built at the Carlisle Kit Car Show to this level.  14 "builders" from the SOC, 16 hours, lotsa swears, one happy customer:

Before:

Speedster build 007

During:

Speedster build 025

After:

Speedster build 129

The awesome build team (a few more guys were elsewhere).  Any of you who want to meet Carey from Special Editions, he's in there, but help me out, guys, left to right:

Bill Drayer, Greg ?, Gordon Nichols, Rocky Cimbrec, Tom Buchanan? (or is that "Schu"?), Bruce Stumpp, Guy in back ??, Chris Nichols, Carey Hines, Danny Piperato, Karl Macklin, Lane in the driver's seat.  I know we're missing 4 or 5 people here.

buildteam

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Bob: IM S6 posted:

Is Mike Lempert making you a wheel still, Lane?

If so, have you decided on the wood to be used?

Maybe he needs to use better wood ... just kidding of course so it springs back .

A couple more pictures from the erstwhile Mr. Hines (I'm running out of adjectives).

"dash is in and it is in line for final primer.  QC will go over the body and then we’ll know if it is just a light scuff before paint or if anything else needs addressed.

I do know they were not 100% happy with a few gaps and were going over this one last time, but thats quick and easy"
 
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