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Fitting an aftermarket steering wheel

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    Good idea Miles, I will try that out first before I start to get metal rings cut out and attached to the hub...I'm really happy with this wheel, I love it, thank you again!

    Mustadd240K, no, that's a Japanese dash panel from a 2000GTX-E. They came from factory in brushed aluminium, after the GT-R was discontinued. The later 240K's also got these two warning lights (Charge and Exhaust Temperature I think). My original dash panel did not have these lights.

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    Later 240k's have the two lights, but they are for parking brake and service brakes. PARK and BRAKE legends.

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    hey lachlan...i read the post kinda fast but jus wondering if you figured out youor horn not working problem....ive played with so many wires on different cars with no horns but managed to get them all working....

    if your horn still not working...the nardi horn button might have 1 or 2 spade tabs (1) for ground and the other for power...most of the time the middle tab is power.

    what i did on my nardi button, i made a ground tab, look at the pics so you can see the idea what i did, bascially i got a dremel and cut 2 slits and bent it to make a tab so i can plug a spade connector to it. with the ground tab, you can connect it to one of the 6 screws for the steering wheel for ground.

    and for the power wire just connect it to the original horn power wire in the harness, if your not sure what wire it is, you can trial and error, grab some wire you think is the horn and ground it, it it honks then you got the right wire. if you still need some help email me at mikeseez@cox.net

    mikey

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    i run a quick release steering wheel hub so the wiring my look different than yours, but all you do it run the ground wire behind 1 of the 6 screws that bolt to the hub to the steering wheel and your ground is done, then hook up that power wire to the single spade behind the horn button and your horn should work, if not email me ill go through it with more detail...

    mikey

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    Hi Mikey - wow - good post! Yeah we found (well, Mustadd did) the problem. Simply no ground being made! The little brass button was not making contact. I was thinking of different ways to do this, and Miles' suggestion sounded the best. So I took apart a few pens to find a spring that would fit! Sure enough I found one that was perfect. Fit like a glove. I'm just hoping it will continue to make good contact. It should... but the original hub I got should have fit in the first place.

    So it's all working now! :) Thanks

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    No worries, my parents get loads of them for free.

    But seriously, I doubt the spring will wear out. If anything, the copper/brass ring on the hub will wear out first. The best thing about this fix is that if it doesn't work, I can just take the spring out. Nothing's damaged or modified :)

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    hey all, finally started playing around with the datto again and got the steering wheel all finished up... think i put it on about 5 times before i got it perfectly straight other than that it was all pretty easy.

    here's the pic

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    well, the datsun/nardi adapter (see previous pic) that i have has the turnsignal cancel posts spaced further apart than those on the original 240k wheel

    i compared the turnsignal cancel post spacing on the nardi hub adapter to a 610 steering wheel, and they were identical

    i also compared a datsun 610 hub adapter made by grant (a u.s. company) and the posts are further apart like the nardi adapter

    so it looks like the 240k uses the same steering column spline as some other datsuns, but it uses different turnsignal cancel post spacing

    alfadog, was the spacing of the turnsignal cancel posts on your aussie steering wheel hub adapter identical to the original 240k wheel?

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    The indicator cancel pins were too far out though. Very odd. Since I bought it from a shop owned by my dad's friend, he modified it for me! Very nice of him.

    So no, the cancel posts were not the same as on the original wheel! Which is pretty terrible considering they list the adaptor as fitting the 240K. The MOMO one we looked at was the same.

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    can you post a pic of the mod?

    i'm looking at the hub adapter and thinking there's no area to fit new posts closer together

    if there's room to install new posts, then i may need an aussie hub adapter

    (btw, the grant hub adapter comes with an extra spring and attachment to move the contact higher up)

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    Ahhh, not really. I'd have to take it all apart and after the amount of time getting it right I'd rather not. But using the picture you attached:

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    They simply took out the pins from where they are, and drilled holes on that raised ledge around the hole. It was flat though, whereas yours seems to have a step.

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    well then i guess i'll need the same hub as you have, because the momo hub combined with the momo/nardi adapter will stick out too much

    here's a pic of the grant hub, and although there are five holes for the cancel posts, none of them are correct for the 240k, but maybe new holes can be drilled on that center raised ring

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    btw, has anybody had to deal with a frozen steering column tilt lever :ermm:

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    I don't think my "tilt lever" had ever been used when I got my car. It was pretty stiff. But it did come free with a good push! Just try when out of the car to get a better angle. Or use your foot.

    That pic looks about the same as mine - yeah they drilled in the raised ring in the centre.

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    that's why i poasted the pic as i was thinking grant sells their hubs in other countries (maybe mine isn't even made in the usa?) :surprised

    anyway, i'll have to drill and remount the cancel posts as was done to yours

    btw, the original steering wheel is the heaviest i've ever seen on a datsun

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    I picked up an old Momo #3500 hub with a Datsun horn button. See pic. I plan to swap out my OEM 280Z steering wheel (probably sell it) & purchase a new Momo Prototipo steerig wheel to use with the old hub. Should there be any problems? I have a similar setup on my '71 240Z & the horn works fine.

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