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post #46 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 06:34 PM
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I've seen these 7 screw hellebore wheels with both smaller and larger holes in the spokes. Compare these:

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Could someone with a wheel with the larger diameter holes measure the 4 size holes and post them?
Franjo, yours appears to be the larger side, do you have the diameters and positions?

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Sorry Carl,i do not have the wheel anymore.

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Is there any significance to the black/chrome horn button? We have a 1962 Elva race car that has an Alfa 1300cc engine in it. I was thinking of getting one of these buttons to put in the center of our steering wheel. Or maybe one of the badges with color. Not sure. We are new to all things Alfa. So I was wondering if there is any significance to any of these versions of badges.

The car will definitely have the clover on the side - and I do know the history on that.
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Jay, here's the Nardi on my '66 GTV vintage race car, and a picture of the wheel on a GTZ that I used as a style guide when I fabricated the horn ring. Horn button sourced from Roman Tucker. The correct wheel has seven screws, but my hub had six and I compromised,
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Is there any significance to the black/chrome horn button? We have a 1962 Elva race car that has an Alfa 1300cc engine in it. I was thinking of getting one of these buttons to put in the center of our steering wheel. Or maybe one of the badges with color. Not sure. We are new to all things Alfa. So I was wondering if there is any significance to any of these versions of badges.

The car will definitely have the clover on the side - and I do know the history on that.
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https://jalopnik.com/alfa-gives-us-t...eir-1627173581

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Ha! Thanks. Yes I actually read that at some point. I meant significance to the black/chrome versus color crest. For example, I know in the MG world the logo changed from red to black at some point - and I think it was because Morris passed away.

Since our car was from 1962, I suppose I should look at what 1962 and earlier racing Alfas might have had on their cars.

I do have a picture of a really early Alfa racing car. It has nothing. Just a chrome center.
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Jay,
I'm in the midst of a move, with all my books in cardboard boxes. From memory, I don't recall the Alfa logo horn buttons appearing until 1965 or so, when the GTZs and GTAs came out. So perhaps a pure 1962 "correct" wheel might have the plain center as also shown in this picture. But then I'm flexible enough in my prep to think a little black logo would be fun. Still no answer to the introduction/significance of the color on the button, I recall seeing it a few years later than 1965. Anyway, hope a smarter historian can correct my impressions.
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Very helpful.

Maybe I can go halfway in between. Here is a piece, that is full metal, and I can create a center for the steering wheel out of it.
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Very helpful.

Maybe I can go halfway in between. Here is a piece, that is full metal, and I can create a center for the steering wheel out of it.
If you google Alfa Giulietta steering wheels you will see what the road cars were using in early 60s. They were using a form of this emblem.

Also places such as Classic Alfa, Alfaholics, OK Parts and others offer repro emblems for various uses.

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