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Nardi Steering wheel in 1985 XJ6/12 SIII

 
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Question Nardi Steering wheel in 1985 XJ6/12 SIII

Anyone ever fit a Nardi wheel to a SIII? MrSteeringWheel, my wheel and hub provider cannot get Nardi to confirm (or even respond!) as to whether the hub they stock that is listed in the Nardi Application guide for "All Jaguar models (XJ6/12 Series 1/2/3)" from 1975, will fit. That p/n is 4323.00.2202F.

In the same guide, Nardi list 4302.14.2202 for XJ6 1976 to 1986 and this p/n is also shown for XJS 1976 to 1990.

The link below shows pictures and measurements for the actual XJ6/XJS hub on Ebay.

My question, as we have now been waiting 2 weeks for "Mr. Nardi" to reply, is do I go with the one stocked by MrSteeringWheel, or special order the one shown for XJ6/XJS? From the pictures, I cannot see where the nylon horn rod would attach to this hub, and I don't understand what that little red wire would be for. Perhaps it replaces the horn rod? See link below. Thanks to anyone with more understanding than myself.


https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Nardi-Steeri....c100033.m2042
 
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that hub does not look right, whether it fits the spline or not that is another issue, but it looks as if that round base would interfere with the XJ6 column telescope.

The rod screws on to the hollow spline.

Contact Moss Motors in Goleta California to see if they have hubs for XJ6 and you will see what I mean if they can provide a picture. Also the price of the ebay hub is way too high.
 
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here's a Momo hub for XJ-6. I've had this Momo since 1994. It is an Olympic 15" inch thick grip black leather. I had no trouble back then purchasing the wheel and hub together.



 
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I've had several Nardi wheels in the past, and installed a few...
For me, the Nardi sits too close to the driver for my preference. The hub is installed on the shaft of the upper column, and pushes the steering wheel forward a few inches...
Here are the parts, and what it looks like installed..
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I agree, David.

Besides any other differences there is 'supposed' to be a long Jaguar hub and a short Jaguar hub for the Nardi wheels.

Recently I was in the Nardi catalog and couldn't find specific mention of that. Shown are (at least) a couple different hub numbers that could work on a Series III....with no explanation what the differences might be

The hub shown in the Ebay listing looks like it might be 'short' compared to the (too long) hub I had....but that's going from memory. I sold the car 13 years ago.

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I agree with Doug. The unit that David posted looks "longer" than the Ebay one. I think I'll risk the eBay unit. Will keep you posted. Thanks for everyone's assistance.
 
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Thanks David. Does that red wire replace the brass horn rod? Also, would you be willing to part with that Jag horn button? Regards, Ian
 
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Originally Posted by iramphal View Post
Thanks David. Does that red wire replace the brass horn rod? Also, would you be willing to part with that Jag horn button? Regards, Ian
As I recall, the wire works with the horn rod, doesn't replace it. I think it attached to that horn button, and then went under the rod (Can't recall exactly)...
That whole setup is on a local friend's car now, so I don't have any of those parts on hand.. Just wanted to show what I knew was included in an installation...
I'm 6'2" with longish arms, so the wheel position was a bother to me.. My buddy is quite a bit shorter, maybe 5'6", and it didn't bother him in the slightest....
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make your own Horn Push:

find a MG-B horn push, replace the emblem with a Jaguar emblem. Or find a complete Jaguar Horn push.

they are both British Leyland, same size.



 
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Thanks David, I'm 5' 6" also, so it should be OK for me too.
 
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IAN, I threaded the brass section of the horn rod and attached the positive wire from the horn button with a screw. I drilled and tapped a second hole in the hub for the negative wire from the horn button. The red wire is now black(negative) and the green/yellow wire(positive)
My problem with the Nardi wheel was the dish and the length of the hub. With that setup the stalk controls were too far away and I had to take my hand off the wheel to use either of the stalks. I do not know if Nardi makes a zero dish steering wheel.
I ended up using a Momo hub and steering wheel. The hub is 3 inches long and the steering wheel has zero dish. This puts the stalk controls 3 1/2 - 4 inches away from the steering wheel and with the steering wheel in its forward position and the seat all the way back, I have 30 inches between the steering wheel and the seat back. I am 5' 10" but slim built.
I now have to convince Jose to wrap my steering wheel like he did his. I look at mine and it seems to be too much wood. I also veneered the piece where the AC controls go.






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