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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:57 am 
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I want to remove my Nardi wheel to fix a squeak occurring when I move it. Figure I need to remove the horn button to do this, but the isn't enough room between the plastic button and the center wheel rim to prize it out without scratching the metal.

I also want to align the Porsche crest on the horn button vertically, but when I depress it and try to rotate it left or right, it hits a stop on either side. Ideas please? Many thanks

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:58 am 
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Hi Sam
There should be one or two small holes in the wheel base from the back that you can carefully place a thin rod or dowel so you can push the horn button out.
Be very careful and push just a little at a time.
It works on my VDM wheel, not sure about the Nardi.
Otherwise one of our members makes a tool for horn button removal.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:07 pm 
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John, I can't find any holes. There is a three-ribbed metal trim ring which surrounds the plastic horn button; possibly it unscrews? I've heard that there are copies of authentic Nardis; maybe I have one of those.
I'd like to contact the member who makes a removal tool, and would really appreciate being able to talk to someone familiar with Nardi wheels.
Thanks
Sam

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:23 pm 
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pictures will help us troubleshoot for you.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:53 pm 
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Hi Sam
I had one of those and the ring would pop off, held in place by rubber grommets that went over the screw heads. Try a thin blade under the ring.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:35 pm 
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Popping off the ring did the trick...thanks, Bart and John. Cleaning out 60+ year-old grunge fixed the squeaking, and aligning the horn button when reinstalling was easy.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:33 pm 
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Resurrecting an old thread because I can't figure out how to get the Nardi wheel off my 1965 356C. (Not sure if it was original or added, but it's been on there since I got the car 20 years ago.) I have to get to the horn contacts to replace them. Just pulling on the horn button doesn't seem to work, but I don't want to pull too hard and break something.

Could someone please suggest how to proceed? (Is it the ring on this one? I've seen so many different styles of Nardi wheels, I don't want to assume it's the same!)

I'll attach photos.

Thank you!
Elizabeth
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:01 pm 
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Here is a pic of the hub without the wheel.
The ring pops off.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:53 pm 
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Thank you! Any special magic to pop the ring off?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:07 pm 
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No magic, use a thin blade, its held on by the rubber parts that go around the bolts so not very secure.
Good luck, John


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:44 am 
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Mine's got a Nardi and the plastic bit with the horn button in the centre just pulls out with your fingers. It's tight but not terrifyingly so.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:23 am 
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Here some pictures.
As Ashley said just pull the horn button with your fingers, that part is the one that holds the ring.


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