Steering Wheel Showdown

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Steve Hatfield
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#46 Post by Steve Hatfield » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:46 pm

Thins in.
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#47 Post by Daryl Bruhl » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:46 am

1st re-wood I did 3-4 others B and B/C's out there. Mahogany 9 section, 3 layers. Made it thick like the old school foam 3 spoke from the 60's . Daryl 63 super 90 sunny SoCal
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#48 Post by Steve Hatfield » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:07 pm

Daryl,
Is that what they call a ‘Louisville Slugger’ steering wheel?
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#49 Post by Richard Emerson » Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:28 pm

I’m looking for an original wood vdm flat “GT” wheel for an A.

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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#50 Post by Jules Dielen » Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:58 am

You guys sure like showing off your wood! :shock:
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#51 Post by Mike Vollmer » Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:24 pm

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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#52 Post by Craig Richter » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:43 pm

Jules, that is one beautiful dash! I know some of you guys like thicker wheels, but I think there is no better feel or better look than a Nardi like in Steve's #46.
 

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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#53 Post by Greg Bryan » Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:59 pm

Here's another vintage Nardi, dated 10/74 - it measures 385mm or 15 1/4" - I prefer the somewhat smaller wheel on my cars.
I will eventually go on my 912 which apparently is serving a life term in body shop prison.
I sure like the improved horn button and fixture that's on Steve's wheel in #46 - where does one get one of those?
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#54 Post by Jules Dielen » Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:25 am

One more
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#55 Post by Richard Westlake » Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:08 pm

Putting it back together after a long rest...
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#56 Post by Ken Lubke » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:37 pm

Here is both. IMHO the original looks the best.

FYI. Nardi is for sale. Complete
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#57 Post by Craig Richter » Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:06 pm

Must agree that stock is very nice. To keep things clear, your Nardi is not the same model Steve and I like.
 

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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#58 Post by max handley » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:10 pm

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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#59 Post by Ibrahim Kuzu » Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:21 pm

Early 550/ Split window Banjo with crazy patina....
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#60 Post by Greg Bryan » Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:34 pm

Craig Richter wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:06 pm
Must agree that stock is very nice. To keep things clear, your Nardi is not the same model Steve and I like.
Craig - I agree, the early Nardi wheels that are period correct - mid-sixties - generally larger diameter and thinner rim - look spectacular. The Nardi wheel that I show and the one above, at least mine, are aftermarket wheels from the '70s. The one in the very first picture in this thread I bought in the mid/late '70s for I think about $75 brand new, with the hub and horn button. I put it on my junk yard 65 C, then on my 68 912 and now it's on my SC Cab! It has some real sentimental value for me since it's been the steering wheel on every Porsche I've owned, except my recently purchased 66 912 which will get the identical wheel above.
I don't know if Porsche ever installed Nardi wheels at the factory? I believe Alfa did as I had a 63 Guila Spyder which looked cosmetically very similar to the aftermarket Nardis but with black plastic rims.
As I said earlier, I like the smaller size and the larger grip of these wheels, although I readily admit they are not as esthetically pleasing as the earlier Nardis. Nardi made these wheels in 15 1/4 inch and a (approx) 14" wheel which is definitely too small for a 356 as you need the larger steering wheel or the steering gets too heavy at low speed maneuvering, especially with larger tires/wheels.
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