[xj] Re: Steering Wheel Interchange Question

In a message dated 5/26/2002 5:43:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
owner-xj-digest@jag-lovers.org writes:

<< Hello fellow holiday weekend listers,

Is there anyone out there that can tell me if a steering wheel from a 1988
XJ will fit on a '77 XJ. I have tried the interchange area of the site to
no avail. I am looking for a factory appearance with improved grip.
Thanks in advance.

Dan Whitney
'75 XJC

Dan,

Regarding the steering column; Jaguar changed from a course to a fine spline
arrangement in 1973/4 which ran up into the early 1990’s (when the went back
to the previous spline for some reason), so yes, it (XJ40 wheel?) should fit
on your car.
A lot of people prefer to use the 1989 XJS (and late S3 V12) “sport” steering
wheel for it’s better looks and thicker rim.

Regards,

Saul Chaplin
www.britishautowood.com

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Dan: If you mean the wheel from an xj40, the answer is no. (the 88 Series
III still used the familiar wheel). I recommend, heartily, the wheel from an
89 XJS. This wheel was fitted to the later years of the Series III (91 and
92) cars. Thicker, better formed, and altogether more attractive; it
transforms the feel of the car. And yes, it fits the Series II with no
modification.
Gregory

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Thanks Alex, Stephen and Dr. Greg for the advise on the steering wheel
interchange for my Series II. I am hot on the trail of a couple of wheels.

Dan Whitney
'75 XJC

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