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Horn placement
« on: March 16, 2024, 11:55:46 »
Hi so working on the steering wheel and trying to decide if I should put back in the Nardi or the Mercedes wheel.  Went to look for the horns and I don’t see them.  Never even thought about them until now.   I assume they are easy to see under the car so maybe mine were just knocked off over the years….  I honestly thought I had honked the horn before but maybe not.  I don’t have any sort of lift so it is really hard for me to get under the car but I have send in the GoPro with no success.  I tried searching for photos of someone’s under side of their car but cannot find any.  Any pics would be great so I can confirm that I need to start tracking down some horns.  Thanks
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Re: Horn placement
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2024, 12:20:29 »
If you are looking for horns themselves, I attached pictures. Not difficult to find. Details of attachment - search on the forum, lots of discussions there. As for stock steering wheel or Nardi - Nardi (I am in the Nardi camp).

To find them - get on your knees and look under and behind the bumper, they will be seen if they are there.
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Re: Horn placement
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2024, 12:53:45 »
Perfect thanks! I guess mine are gone ! I like the Nandi too
I think will put on the Mercedes while I am restoring the Nandi wood
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Re: Horn placement
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2024, 17:34:26 »
I had a Nardi originally but personally I think the original is very classy and looks more correct. Obviously opinion. I bought a new Mercedes steering wheel years ago.

Very odd your horns would have fallen off or disappeared. Can you short the wires to see if there is a horn working?
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Re: Horn placement
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2024, 19:26:19 »
A question of taste, of course and the stock wheel is a very pretty wheel.

To me, however, the original steering wheel, as it was not designed for Pagoda, just does not fully fit - in terms of style, size and comfort (getting in and out, covered gauges). To me Nardi Anni 60 is the match for Pagode in terms of style, decorations and comfort.
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Re: Horn placement
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2024, 17:06:20 »
I am right to guess this is the horn mount...
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Re: Horn placement
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2024, 05:27:01 »
That looks like the horn mount.
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Re: Horn placement
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2024, 16:31:03 »
Yes that is a horn mount. Horns face downward.
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