Re: Steering joint coupling
Martymexico and Johnscapris are spot on: Rarely can ORIGINAL parts ever be found to be inferior to spurious materials, when comfort and longevity are considered.
If circumstances require immediate use of car the until Original Parts are found, then other aftermarket materials or parts can fill in as a temporary measure, which should be replaced ASAP with "original" correct fabric/rubber parts.
"GOOD BETTER BEST: NEVER LET IT REST: UNTIL YOUR GOOD IS BETTER, AND YOUR BETTER, BEST"
( Furphy WW1 HORSE-DRAWN water-tank end-plates)