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Correct Steering wheel for Dino - Momo Prototipo?

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  1. synchro

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    The one in the photo refered above is an original steering wheel.
    Note the equi distant leather pieces on the spokes, a prototipo does not have this. 6 O'clock spoke is short
     
  3. synchro

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    What was the prototipo used on?
     
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    anything with the right adapter
    MOMO sells them
     
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    Tom.

    I thought original MOMO wheels for the dino had the leather seam on the botton spoke offset to the left, not centered.

    I have a repro wheel (MOMO) that looks exactly like the one in this car that is not installed.

    My original wheel has the seam offset to the left, with white stitching.

    Here's the one on ebay now up close.
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  6. shaughnessy

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    Momo prototipo's had a short leg on the 6 o clock spoke

    unsure of the stiching The new repro wheels, sold by the Italians (then on to George Evans, Dennis McCann MAtt Jones) are not made by MOMO, the best of my knowledge and are just stamped
    MADE IN ITALY
     
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    I have also seen many Dinos in period photos and currently with the Momo Cavallino wheel fitted. I assume however this was a popular period owner done thing and not from the factory.
     
  9. synchro

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    Momo Prototipos are also usually stamped with a production date on the back of the 6 o'clock spoke, such as 2-79
     
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    On the later series Dino's, the wheels have either the two holes per spoke, or no holes per spoke. I used to think that my 74 that has the two holes per spoke might be wrong, but it original to the car. My late 74 car has the "no holes" version. obviously, the transition happened somewhere between late 73 and early 74 on the production line. My guess would be that one production line ran out before the other. Regardless of that, i am not aware of any post 72 Dino's that had the "prototipo" style steering wheel.
     
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    your center console is type that was used for car's with a/c and you have the three vents on the dsh, but no a/c controls. did you remove them or is this a product of one of the last cars and we have this left?
     
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    i personally have never seena prototipo wheel on a 72 dino. The wheels i have on my cars:

    72 gt (03930) - has the two holes in the bottom spoke like dave's photo
    72 gts (04274) - has the two holes in the bottom spoke like dave's photo
    73 gts (07010) - has the two holes in the bottom spoke like dave's photo
    74 gts (07714) - has the two holes in the bottom spoke like dave's photo
    (yes, it is the original wheel)
    74gts (08468) - has no holes on the spokes like dan's

    the transition from the holes on spokes to the no holes on spokes had to take place sometime in the december 73 - january 74 time frame

    the prototipo style wheel that started this thread is used on earlier dino's not the later ones
     
  17. Crawler

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    Maybe slightly earlier than December '03 on the "no holes". The Dino Registry (assuming it's correct) shows our car being delivered to H.R. Owen (dealer) in November of '03. That would indicate that it came off the line in the Oct.-Nov. time frame.
     
  18. John Corbani

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    Yoshi,

    I bought a wheel like that in 1986 right out of the Momo catalog. They had a number of different sizes and I picked 14.5" od with a grip diameter of 1.25". Driven it almost 150,000 miles and stitching is about shot. Not original but feels great and you can see both Speedo and tach. My car had a 10" od wheel when I bought it and it was impossibly heavy at low speeds and there was no way you could see the tach. Larger wheel looks good too. Catalog only shows one size now. Smaller, not so good. Real Dino original did not have Prototipo or Momo on the center spoke and there were only two holes per spoke, or none.

    John
     
  19. YOSHI

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    Really?
    The seller was Dennis McCann in OH (IF my memory is correct, if not sorry).
    Did they cheat me???
     
  20. AndruetBiche

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    Yes, my car was May 74 production so it was probably all they had around. My car came without AC. Most if not all Cdn cars came without it I was told by the original dealer.
     
  21. John Corbani

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    Wheel fits the Dino perfectly. But originals did not have Prototipo in black paint or MOMO engraved on the front of the lower spoke. And no original I have seen has three holes on the lower spoke. Originals were made by Momo but a little special for Ferrari. What else is new?

    John
     

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