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Hi Everyone,
Recently I mounted a Hellebore steering wheel (manufacture date 10/68) on my 69 GTV. There is about 1/2 to 3/4 inch gap between the wheel and the shroud.

Has anyone experienced this? Does anyone know the remedy to get rid of that space?

The original deep dish, thin plastic wheel fit perfectly with no gap, so I believe the steering shaft is correct for the car.

I’ve seen these steering wheels in pictures, so I‘m assuming people have used this steering wheel in their GTV’s. I’ve actually seen this wheel described as a 1750 GTV Hellebore steering wheel.

My friend mounted the same Hellebore steering wheel in his 71 GTV (made to look like a 69 Euro) and he also has the gap.

I found this at Classic Alfa and was wondering if this is longer than the one I have on the car. I’m also wondering if this shroud will work on my 69 Berlina too, as I have a gap on that car with a Hellebore steering wheel too.


Any ideas on what I have to do to make it fit better are much appreciated.
Thanks,
Rob
 

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I tightened up the gap on a car that I had by making a spacer with ABS plastic. I cut the circle with a hole saw and sanded the edge with very fine sandpaper. Then I glued it to the shroud. It was never noticed and that was a car that was in several shows.
 

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Hi Everyone,
Recently I mounted a Hellebore steering wheel (manufacture date 10/68) on my 69 GTV. There is about 1/2 to 3/4 inch gap between the wheel and the shroud.

Has anyone experienced this? Does anyone know the remedy to get rid of that space?

The original deep dish, thin plastic wheel fit perfectly with no gap, so I believe the steering shaft is correct for the car.

I’ve seen these steering wheels in pictures, so I‘m assuming people have used this steering wheel in their GTV’s. I’ve actually seen this wheel described as a 1750 GTV Hellebore steering wheel.

My friend mounted the same Hellebore steering wheel in his 71 GTV (made to look like a 69 Euro) and he also has the gap.

I found this at Classic Alfa and was wondering if this is longer than the one I have on the car. I’m also wondering if this shroud will work on my 69 Berlina too, as I have a gap on that car with a Hellebore steering wheel too.


Any ideas on what I have to do to make it fit better are much appreciated.
Thanks,
Rob
Can you share pictures of the fitment?
 

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Yeah, I thought of making something too, just didn’t think I had to. I’ve seen so many pictures of GTV and Berlina interiors with this wheel.
I’ll post pictures of the space on my Berlina.
 

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Here's are some pictures of a Euro/Canadian/Rest of world 1750 shallow dish Hellebore that was mounted on a 1971 USA 1750. The gap was closed using an oil seal, Goetze 82 - ??5 - 12. 12mm is thickness, OD ??5 could be 105 which is about the actual measurement but the edge is smooth so maybe more and machined. The oil seal is screwed on with 3 sheet metal screws.

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Ken
 

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Ken, that looks pretty good. Thanks for the post.
I think my friend and I are gonna try black lexan tubing to make a collar or we might try 3D printing a collar to cover the space. Not a super priority right now as I want to get my 69 GTV back together but I will post results When I get to it.
 
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