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Old 02-23-2018, 01:17 PM
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Is this Hub bent? Or did they make them this way?
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Old 02-23-2018, 02:19 PM
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Is the splined center square (at 90 degrees) to the metal hub? Does the metal hub show signs of being bent towards the spline?
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Old 02-23-2018, 02:41 PM
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Yes the splined nut looks square to the hub. No the hub does not look bent. The spokes look like they might have been rebrazed, out of square. SO I GUESS THIS WHEEL IS JUNK!!!!!
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Old 02-23-2018, 04:02 PM
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Yes, the wheel does look crooked and not square. If the spokes appear to have be rebrazed such that the wheel is not square, can you break them loose and rebraze them again while making the wheel square? Seems better than throwing the whole wheel away. (I am assuming that the brazing was done at the hub end of the spokes and NOT at the wooden/plastic wheel end of the spokes. The hub will be covered up by the plastic around the hub itself.)

Wonder why a P.O. did this to the wheel?

Good luck with the wheel if you do decide to do something with it!
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Old 02-23-2018, 04:47 PM
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The color of the Braze/weld looks like brazing, BUT it looks welded, and grinds like a weld. The repair was done in the inside of the hub. I have TOO much money invested to just give up now. The REPAIR piece I bought from Eric is just to FREAKING BITCHEN to not use. I need a better cutting bit for the Dermal. I have a mig, and a torch, so I can braze or weld. The Seller of the wheel is just a thieving rip-off, HE had to know what a piece of crap he was selling. KARMA WILL BLOW UP HIS CAR.... I HOPE. That's what I get for trying to put an ALPINE steering wheel on a TIGER!!!!!
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:44 PM
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Alpine steering wheels are the same as a tiger.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:52 PM
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Here is what I understand about Series 3 - 5 Alpine and Tiger steering wheels. Others more knowledgeable than I am might set me straight.

1. Alpine GT cars had steering wheels with wooden rims.
2. Standard Alpines had similar steering wheels, but with black plastic rims.
3. Tigers came with the same steering wheels as the Alpines.
4. The real early Tigers had vinyl covered instrument panels just like non-GT Alpines. They might have had plastic-rimmed steering wheels, but I am not sure.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:50 PM
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Here is what I understand about Series 3 - 5 Alpine and Tiger steering wheels. Others more knowledgeable than I am might set me straight.

1. Alpine GT cars had steering wheels with wooden rims.
2. Standard Alpines had similar steering wheels, but with black plastic rims.
3. Tigers came with the same steering wheels as the Alpines.
4. The real early Tigers had vinyl covered instrument panels just like non-GT Alpines. They might have had plastic-rimmed steering wheels, but I am not sure.

I have a NOS wooden rim for my Tiger to replace the original Wooden rim one. Hope to get it installed this summer.

Thought it was expensive when I bought it in 1984 for $250.
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Old 02-24-2018, 11:23 PM
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Here is what I understand about Series 3 - 5 Alpine and Tiger steering wheels. Others more knowledgeable than I am might set me straight.

1. Alpine GT cars had steering wheels with wooden rims.
2. Standard Alpines had similar steering wheels, but with black plastic rims.
3. Tigers came with the same steering wheels as the Alpines.
4. The real early Tigers had vinyl covered instrument panels just like non-GT Alpines. They might have had plastic-rimmed steering wheels, but I am not sure.
David, your list is correct. The alpines ( adjustable columm series 3-v) and all tigers shared the steering wheels.

The alpine GT woodrim wheel was used on all tigers with wooden dash.

Within the first 400 tigers there was GT tigers ( alpine GT spec interior and.fittings with rear seat and no soft top) and the ST spec tiger. These early cars had the alpine ST spec black dash. I believe at least some of these cars had the bakerlite dash and a wooden wheel as seen in some of the period pr photos.

During mki production rootes refined the interior spec. They went to ST spec but with wood dash and wheel. When the cross body cars came ( square corner doors and bonnet) they further refined spec and added the GT doors with the pleated trims and door top rolls. This remianed through till end of production.
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Old 02-25-2018, 07:23 AM
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One more Alpine steering wheel info item-the Series 1 and 2 Alpine steering wheels are unique and will not fit a later Alpine or Tiger so be wary when seeing those for sale on eBay. The center hub is totally different and the splined center is a smaller diameter. My friend and I have sold quite a few of the Tiger and Alpine steering wheel hub repair kits-and soon hope to offer new and as per original wood rim steering wheels to go along with the new center hubs. Eric
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