I've been driving the "A" about a year now (carefully) and about 1100 miles. No where near the miles I put on the 34'. This one is way too pretty to scratch.
The original steering wheel was a 13" Grant as measured during the build. It was too small and an irritation to drive.
Finally needed a wheel for the Stude, I replaced it with a 15" ForeverSharp banjo style.
The larger wheel is easier to drive and very flashy.
With just this new addition, I bet we're good for an additional 6 MPH in 2nd gear!!