[concours] Moto Lita Steering Wheel

Quick question. I have a 59 XK-150 OTS. I have the original steering wheel
in good condition but prefer my 16 inch Moto Lita wheel (wood with 4
aluminum spokes). Is this considered an allowed period accessory?

Your steering wheel would be considered a non- authentic item and as such
would receive a big deduction. Period accessory or not it did not come from
the factory that way.

Sorry Pat, but Moto Lita’s aren’t authentic. In fact, most accessories, even
the period ones, aren’t allowed unless they are a Jaguar factory option as
shown in the parts manual. There are some grey areas but not with the
steering wheels.
John

In a message dated 8/20/01 3:52:46 PM Central Daylight Time,
Pat.harmon@wcom.com writes:> Quick question. I have a 59 XK-150 OTS. I have the original steering wheel

in good condition but prefer my 16 inch Moto Lita wheel (wood with 4
aluminum spokes). Is this considered an allowed period accessory?

As an example, watch Kevin Koogler beat me in the peoples choice at the All
British show with his black XJ6 with the Dayton wire wheels. I’ll get even,
however, at the concours because his wires (even though they look great and
everybody loves them) aren’t authentic.
John

Ahh the value of this list. Now I ask you where else could I have found
this out other than the HARD way! Good thing I have the original wheel
safely boxed away. I’ve been to many shows with a TR-6 and “upgraded” to a
150 last Fall which I have close to being roadworthy. I’ve never entered a
Concours d’ Elegance before and our local St Louis club (John is our
President) is sponsoring the one here October 6th. I know I’ll take some
big hits but simply can’t pass up an opportunity for a group of seasoned
experts to point me in the right direction as I proceed to empty my wallet.
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Sorry Pat, but Moto Lita’s aren’t authentic. In fact, most accessories,
even
the period ones, aren’t allowed unless they are a Jaguar factory option as
shown in the parts manual. There are some grey areas but not with the
steering wheels.
John

In a message dated 8/20/01 3:52:46 PM Central Daylight Time,
@Pat_Harmon writes:

Quick question. I have a 59 XK-150 OTS. I have the original steering
wheel
in good condition but prefer my 16 inch Moto Lita wheel (wood with 4
aluminum spokes). Is this considered an allowed period accessory?

I don’t know how hard it is swap the wheel on a 150 but that waht I do on my
E-type. I really don’t like the feel and flimsines of the leather covered
original and prefer the Nardi. When I enter a Concours, I swap the wheel
when I get there, takes a couple of minutes…

Pascal
72 2+2----- Original Message -----
From: “Pat Harmon” Pat.harmon@wcom.com
To: concours@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 4:50 PM
Subject: [concours] Moto Lita Steering Wheel

Quick question. I have a 59 XK-150 OTS. I have the original steering
wheel
in good condition but prefer my 16 inch Moto Lita wheel (wood with 4
aluminum spokes). Is this considered an allowed period accessory?

Similar (fortunately) installation. Easy, once you break the cone free the
first time!

Larry Schear
Twin Cam, Inc.

At 09:35 AM 8/21/01 -0400, you wrote:>I don’t know how hard it is swap the wheel on a 150 but that waht I do on my

E-type. I really don’t like the feel and flimsines of the leather covered
original and prefer the Nardi. When I enter a Concours, I swap the wheel
when I get there, takes a couple of minutes…

Pascal
72 2+2

----- Original Message -----
From: “Pat Harmon” Pat.harmon@wcom.com
To: concours@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 4:50 PM
Subject: [concours] Moto Lita Steering Wheel

Quick question. I have a 59 XK-150 OTS. I have the original steering
wheel
in good condition but prefer my 16 inch Moto Lita wheel (wood with 4
aluminum spokes). Is this considered an allowed period accessory?

Pat,
It’s even worse than they told you. The penalty for the steering wheel is 6
points. It’s also 6 points if you have a nice, inoffensive leather wrap on
your original steering wheel. I found THAT out the hard way in my first
show. Fortunately, the rules state the wrap can be removed. After looking
at the deduct, I regretfully took it off.

For comparison, a missing bonnet would result in a penalty of 3 points.
Same as for an incorrect sun roof. Missing doors are a paltry 1.2 points
deduction - each. Of course, in either of those cases, you’d get hit with
added deducts in either the engine compartment or interior. In the case of
the bonnet, the total deduct would come to 6 points, split between exterior
and engine. More if there are supposed to be things like lights or other
components mounted on it.

Don’t ask me why the rules are this way. However, it DOES make the point
that it definitely pays to know the rules!
-Steve A.
PS: Those wire wheels John mentioned rate a whopping 18 point deduction,
plus another 5 points if the tires happen to be the wrong size. Plus
probably another 1.8 from the boot for a tire mismatch. See, there ARE
worse things than a Moto Lita steering wheel. Fortunately, Dick Cavicke is
going to get all this straightened out.

Pat Harmon wrote:>Ahh the value of this list. Now I ask you where else could I have found

this out other than the HARD way! Good thing I have the original wheel
safely boxed away. I’ve been to many shows with a TR-6 and “upgraded” to a
150 last Fall which I have close to being roadworthy. I’ve never entered a
Concours d’ Elegance before and our local St Louis club (John is our
President) is sponsoring the one here October 6th. I know I’ll take some
big hits but simply can’t pass up an opportunity for a group of seasoned
experts to point me in the right direction as I proceed to empty my wallet.
Thanks for the help guys!