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    I've had the same steering wheel for 14 years.



    After all that time, I decided it looked too 'new.' Or not retro enough for my 42-year-old car. It was also a little bit heavier than its replacement, a lightly-modified Momo Mod 07.

    Lightly modified, you ask? I shortened the column adapter, since the quick-release and eccentric spacer were going to push the thing out too far.



    I also got rid of all the yellow paint on the thing and re-painted the little stripe at 12 o'clock. Here's how it came.



    And here it is tweaked and installed:


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    I really dig the look of the new steering wheel, particularly the delete on the yellow stripe.

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    Jack -

    When are you going to give it up and sell me your 911? You can always build another one . . .
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    looks really good. diggin' the porsche logo on the horn button as well

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    Thanks.

    Of course, it's not going to steer me any differently than any other wheel. But I wanted something that would feel more like the days when you saw STP stickers everywhere. And I like the look of the dished shape more than a flat wheel. Oddly, it's the same wheel Porsche used in their Cup Cars from to 1995-2007. (But the Porsche Motorsports version of the same Momo wheel has the word Porsche on it and costs $400 more.)

    For the full-on retro interior, I'd have to get rid of the iPhone holder, radar detector display and the data logger display on the column. But those are necessities.

    Driver's-eye-view:


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    Looks awesome Jack.

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    Jack, your meticulous dedication to detail - and your wrenching wizardry - are a wonder to behold.

    Man, you could well be the ideal, fantasy neighbor for the less gifted of us.

    As in:

    "Do you have a tool for _________?"

    " I need a few pointers here. Do you know how to __________?"

    " Could I please watch?"
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    Nice. Refurbing my aged and worn MTech 1 steering wheel in the e30.
    Yer pal,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    Nice. Refurbing my aged and worn MTech 1 steering wheel in the e30.
    Force -

    Your E30 and Jack's 911 have nothing in common. Enjoy Norf Cacklalacky.
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    that's my favourite Momo wheel.
    -Kevin M.

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    Jack,

    How did you de-logo the yellow Momo paint?

    I've got a suedo Momo 78 ready to install, but can't stomach the Fast and Furious advertising.

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    My method was pretty slipshod. I just masked the name off and hit it with flat black rustoleum. I later learned the thing is anodized, not painted, and that guys have just dribbled brake cleaner into the recessed letters and let it sit until the yellow paint softened up. Then you just use a toothpick or whatever to remove the softened paint.

    For the yellow stripe of leather, I used paint that's designed for leather. I used a light gray, which I got for $8 on Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    Force -

    Your E30 and Jack's 911 have nothing in common. Enjoy Norf Cacklalacky.
    Thanks, Dick!
    Yer pal,
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    Thanks for the info Jack.
    My Google searches weren't coming back with anything.

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