Competition Steering Wheel......problem with the horn | The Z Club of Great Britain
  1. The Z Club relies on the support of it's paid members - join the club or renew your membership here.

Competition Steering Wheel......problem with the horn

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by DaveF, Nov 26, 2021.

  1. DaveF

    DaveF
    Z Club Member

    So I decided to replace my standard steering wheel with a replica competition one from www.classicpanelsandparts.co.uk

    Looks amazing and very well made....but the PCD of the three screws to fit the horn are too close.

    Does anyone know of an alternative? I should have researched more beforehand.....

    Wheel.jpg
     
  2. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Moderator

  3. DaveF

    DaveF
    Z Club Member

  4. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    The photos on that supplier's site show the wheel with the horn push mechanism in place (as per the originals) but no horn button.

    Did your wheel come with no horn push mechanism then?
     
  5. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Surely you're only missing the actual horn push? (no.2 in the diagram)

    Steering wheel.jpg
     
  6. DaveF

    DaveF
    Z Club Member


    No, the competition wheel that I bought came without the horn and I was led to believe that my existing horn would transfer across. Unfortunately it doesn't because the spring is too large and the pcd on the existing horn is bigger than the mount on the competition wheel.
     
  7. DaveF

    DaveF
    Z Club Member

    Exactly.....but it has to be for the competition wheel
     
  8. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Any stock 1969 through 1973 horn push will work. Exactly the same Nissan part was used on the 'Compe' steering wheels as was used on the stock wheels. Only emblems differed ('Datsun'/'Z'/'NP').
     
  9. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Moderator

    there's the problem then, @DaveF has a '78 260z.
     
    DaveF likes this.
  10. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Yes, noted.

    I think the problem here is that the vendor - inexplicably - is selling these repro wheels without the matching repro horn push that other vendors of the same product, usually from the same source, sell as part of the package.

    Confusion over correct terminology (horn, horn mechanism, boss, horn push etc etc) probably doesn't help either.
     
    jonbills likes this.
  11. DaveF

    DaveF
    Z Club Member


    Yes, very true. I asked them the question and he said that if my horn fits the original competition wheel then it should fit theirs...obviously we had both assumed the wheel boss hadn't changed. In any case, the dish on the competition wheel is a lot shallower and it sits a bit too far forward for my liking, so I'll be sending it back.
     
  12. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Well-Known Forum User

    You can buy the correct (to steering wheel) horn pushes seperately but you're gonna have a weekends' DIY to fit either of the post '73 horm pushes to fit !
     
  13. JK240

    JK240
    Z Club Member

Share This Page