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 Posted: 05-01-2009 03:32 am
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Zamoraj
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Hello,
Am looking to replace original steering wheel with a Nardi. Would anyone have a suggestion as to the proper adapter/hub to use? no one carries a JH adapter....

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 Posted: 05-01-2009 02:10 pm
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Brett Gibson JH5 20497
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Delta carry's the Hub or at least did. worse case you could cut your old wheel up for the one on it, and adapt that.

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 Posted: 05-02-2009 02:57 am
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Zamoraj
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thanks Brett. Called Delta today. They don't have hubs anymore. Apparently Mountney no longer sells into the US (insurance? smells like lawsuit). I am not sure that Mountney and Nardi have the same bolt configuration. However, I will take your advice and use the existing one as a base to make one.

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 Posted: 05-02-2009 07:32 pm
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I am going through the same thing. It's not a Nardi, but Little British Car Co. has Moto-Lita wheels and a JH hub.

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 Posted: 05-05-2009 11:49 pm
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I was able to ascertain that the shaft in the JH is out of the Vauxhall which makes it a GM product; so I used a CHEVROLET adapter and made the other parts .A good lathe and some experience is all that is needed.  It is kind of funny that Nardi doesn"t have an adapter, Nardi USA is located in Atlanta Ga......regards JHRV8

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 Posted: 05-08-2009 10:40 pm
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The adapter I used was from Grant and is available in any auto parts store.   The column collar was made on the lathe and the wheel is a Monolita adapted to the Grant spline adapter with an aluminum spacer.  This is useable for any type of wheel with a 3,5,6,etc. bolt pattern.........Regards, JHRV8. 

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 Posted: 08-03-2009 08:23 pm
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Zamoraj
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Thanks for all this.  Extremely helpful.  I was able to find Jeffrey Feldman of classico wheels, who fabricated an adapter for me as well.   Jeffrey can be reached at 941 379 5982.

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 Posted: 08-04-2009 09:50 pm
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andrewo wrote:

I am going through the same thing. It's not a Nardi, but Little British Car Co. has Moto-Lita wheels and a JH hub.

and later Zamoraj wrote:

Thanks for all this.  Extremely helpful.  I was able to find Jeffrey Feldman of classico wheels, who fabricated an adapter for me as well.   Jeffrey can be reached at 941 379 5982.

So I'm confused (not at all unusual).  Is an adapter required in addition to the proper hub?

Thanks,

Mike

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 Posted: 08-04-2009 10:18 pm
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The wheels are generic in a sense that they are made to fit any car. The hub is the part that has the splines to actually attach to the steering shaft. At the other end, it will have 6 or 8 holes for the wheel itself to bolt into. I think the term hub or adapter is probably used interchangeably by different manufacturers, but as long as you buy the same brand hub and wheel, you should only need those two pieces.

On a somewhat related note, Jensen actually made this a little easier for us by keeping the horn button off the wheel. For many cars, the horn button is actually a third piece, along with the correct contact adapter and wiring. With the JH, it's just bolt on and go.

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 Posted: 09-16-2009 10:54 pm
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Steve Jarvis
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Do you have the Grant product number for the adapter you used? I went through their list and there appears to be at least three different ones and they don't carry them at the local store. Everything is a special order.

Thanks

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 Posted: 10-08-2009 03:50 am
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There are several Grant parts numbers for various kits should try to find an assortment of kits to look at rather than order just one, Kragen has several at all times in their store here, but remember this used the splined aluminum adapter only and I made the rest of what I needed, also made the horn work from the center button.  Another Idea for the wheel and the control wands on the column, is to use the switch for a range rover.  has the horn on the stalk and could be adapted.......regards, JHRV8.

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 Posted: 10-21-2009 12:48 am
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Steve Jarvis
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I've got access to make any items but the challenge is the splined aluminium adapter that you mentioned was from a Chev. Can you provide the product number for this adapter?

As I mentioned the local parts places in Canada that carry Grant special order each one so I don't have the luxury of checking out what might work. I've also contacted Grant directly and they are reluctant to provide any information unless it matches a make/model in their list.

Appreciate the help.

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 Posted: 10-24-2009 03:21 am
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Sorry, don't have the numbers, but is for a generic chevrolet try Camaro 1967-1984..... JHRV8

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 Posted: 10-24-2009 12:30 pm
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Great. I'll check it out today when I'm at the store.

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 Posted: 05-24-2010 09:20 pm
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I visited BMC in Smithville the other weekend and took the original steering wheel to see if they had an adaptor kit that fit. After a bit of checking it turns out that the steering spline is the same as a Spitfire up to 1976, a 68 MGB and a Sprite I-II, at least that's what it says on the box. The product number is MB9029 (or MB029 on some sites).

The only issue was there were no lugs to engage the turn signal cancellation ring. Fortunately I have access to an aluminium welder and lathe so it was an easy fix. The new adaptor seemed a bit loose when installed (no nut) but when I checked the old wheel it was the same. It is also within a couple of thousands when I measured them.

The steering wheel comes with a plastic horn button which was not so hot. Some more time on the lathe and a replacement one was ready. Still needs some polishing but wanted to go for a ride.

Thanks to all who answered the questions I posed in my search. Steve

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 Posted: 05-27-2010 03:56 am
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I think you may be able to get a Mountney steering wheel from the MGOC (MG Owners Club) in the UK. Delta may still have some hubs to enable fitting. I put a Mountney on 15851 before they stopped exporting to the  USA.

 

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I bought an Nardi to Grant 3 bolt 25mm spacer off of Ebay for less than $20- Some time ago I bought a messed up factory wheel and cut out the center section. It looks very easy to use as a hub. An interesting side note- when I started playing around with the wheel and spacer I needed a center cover with an emblem I had an extra road wheel center cap and it fits perfectly.

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