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Nardi steering wheel adapter

Post by jamesw » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:03 pm

Is there a "best" or preferred option? The only one I could find that I thought "for sure" would fit is the one on Crowder's:

http://crowderscustomizing.com/catalog/ ... -2419.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It looks like it pushes the steering wheel into your chest. Does it?

Is there a better alternative?

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PS: I just can't wait to get this wheel mounted. It looks and feels so good!
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Re: Nardi steering wheel adapter

Post by dbrick » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:07 pm

Crowder's said it's a generic image, so it may not be as thick. As long as the Nardi is a relatively flat wheel, you should be fine, factory wheel is pretty dished.

This might be an alternative, as far as I know, if it fits a 240z, it fits a roadster, this is confirmed by the same part # 4302.00.1005, at Crowders fitting all year 280ZX, 1600 and 2000 and the Grant 4581 fitting "All 68-72 Datsun"
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DATSUN-240Z-260 ... 0311470273

You can also use the Grant 4581 and get a Grant to Nardi/Personal adapter, which is really cool in polished and not too thick if the Nardi has some dish to it.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NARDI-to-GRANT- ... 0383619012

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Re: Nardi steering wheel adapter

Post by Garm » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:36 pm

I'm using the Grant with a Grant > Momo adaptor with no issues.
The Grant gives the turn signal pins separately, so you can push them in to the right length to cancel the signals.

The adaptor from eBay listed above looks good - less deep than mine. Might have to try it.

The Momo hub for the Roadster comes with the pins installed; you have to trim them to avoid damage to your turn signal assembly, BUT then you don't need an adaptor.

No idea how the Crowder's works, but it looks too deep for my taste.
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Re: Nardi steering wheel adapter

Post by dbrick » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:46 pm

Nice thing with the Grant adapter is it makes the car universal. Now by adding to the Grant, you can have a large variety of wheels if your taste changes.

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Re: Nardi steering wheel adapter

Post by jamesw » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:32 pm

OK - anyone have a link to the Grant adapter I need then? The Grant + Grant-to-Nardi option sounds really good.

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Re: Nardi steering wheel adapter

Post by jamesw » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:39 pm

Is this it:

http://www.jegs.com/i/Grant/470/4581/10 ... ProductId=" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Nardi steering wheel adapter

Post by dbrick » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:10 pm

That's the one, it's confirmed by Gboone in another post. search.php?st=0&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&keyw ... ering+4581
Garm, do you know what # you used, as a double check?


Grant's listing is a bit ambiugous.

Also, go back and recheck the bolts after a while, mine loosened. If the Nardi adapter doesn't come with bolts, I would get some full threaded grade 8's to replace the Grant shouldered bolts and consider blue Loctite. The shoulder bolts are for the farkakte horn ring/cap ejector system you use with a regular Grant wheel.

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Re: Nardi steering wheel adapter

Post by jamesw » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:21 pm

Thanks guys - it's not that much so I'll try the Grant + adapter. Let you know how it goes.

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Re: Nardi steering wheel adapter

Post by Garm » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:45 pm

^ sorry late to the party as usual. Yes that is it:
http://www.jegs.com/i/Grant/470/4581/10 ... ProductId=" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Nardi steering wheel adapter

Post by jamesw » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:50 pm

I ordered the Grant adapter from Jegs and the Grant-to-Nardi polished adapter from LTB auto. I think the Al adapter will look nice up next to the brushed metal Nardi wheel.

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Re: Nardi steering wheel adapter

Post by jamesw » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:50 am

Well I finally got around to refinishing my Nardi wheel and installing it this weekend. I'm not 100% done as I have to cut down the black Grant adapter cover a bit and still have some work to do on the horn and horn button.

But I LOVE the way it feels. It's just a little thicker than the stock wheel and it just "fits."

Anyone else have photos of theirs?

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Re: Nardi steering wheel adapter

Post by Linda » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:30 pm

I have a Momo wheel:
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So much better than the stock IMHO
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Re: Nardi steering wheel adapter

Post by notoptoy » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:44 pm

That looks great James. I have a Momo too, in my avatar. Not as pretty, but smaller and thicker so a nice feel and easier to get in and out of the car.
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Re: Nardi steering wheel adapter

Post by Pjackb » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:20 pm

Hi
I just picked up a nice Nardi Classic wheel for my car and plan to use the Grant 4581 and Nardi/Momo spacer combo
The question I have is regarding the thickness of the spacer , I’ve found both 1” and 0.5” and wondering if there any specific I should use , I would prefer the 1” since it’s less than half the price but want to be sure

Thanks

This is the wheel I got
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