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Old 08-08-2011, 01:24 PM   #1
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I just picked up a Momo wheel/hub combo and was going to toss it on this morning but ran into a couple issues. The first was what to do with the airbag/horn harness as it exits the clockspring, but I found this page and it essplains how to modify it. Second question arose after reading that install page where the author removes/modifies the white sleeve (turn signal canceler) you see in the photo below:

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you want to grind just enough on both of the clock spring connector mounting tabs on the turn signal canceller so when you reinstall it the clock spring connector will now rotate 360 degrees around the turn signal canceller. This is very important.
Needing to modify this part makes no sense to me, as best I can tell nothing inside the spring housing is affected by the new hub. Can anyone verify that this step is actually needed?

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I remember something about this. Let me go look at mine to see what I did. BRB.
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OK I remember now. You have to drill a hole for the airbag/horn wire harness. Without the canceller being cut, the harnes is in line with the two tabs on the turn sig canceller. To drill a hole without modifying the canceller, you would have to drill through one of the four supports for the face where the actual wheel is fastened to. To avoid this and drill a clearance hole where there is not a critical piece of framework, you cut a notch in the canceller to "clock" it a little so that the angle formed by the two tabs on the canceller and wire harnes is not a 180* angle but more like 160*. I'll see if I can get pics to explain better.
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On a related note: If you are trying to remove your MOMO hub adapter and it is not coming off by pulling by hand, DO NOT use a breaker bar to pry it against the stering spindle. IT WILL BEND. Use a hammer and tap it in different places. Don't ask how I know ()
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Bueno! Thanks for all the info...exactly what I was looking for. With any luck I'll be tugging the new wheel left and right by this evening.
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Just curious, which wheel did you get?
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Competition. And thanks again for the help...went relatively smoothly after the tips.



It wasn't my first choice (Mod 78 suede was #1), but I got the deal of the century on this in a day full of Craigslist win. The wheel is mint (1K miles of use...looks brand new), Miata hub adapter that was BNIB, and used Scirocco hub adapter, all for $100 cash. Scirocco hub is for sale so I hope to have about $50-60 in it ultimately. Oh, and to complete my Craigslist lotto smash from yesterday I picked up an RX-7 clutch-type LSD for $25
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Nice score. How do you like it and how is the diameter of the wheel and diameter of the tube compared to the stock wheel. I had and accident which blew my airbags and it was actually cheaper to jut put on a new MOMO wheel. I got the Montecarlo wheel. Its not bad, but its a little small in diameter-320mm which doesn't feel right and makes it hard to see the guage cluster- and when you wrap your hands around it the tube of the wheel is more oval (24x33mm) which I'm not a fan of.
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I like it thus far, and this weekend I hope to put some miles on the car up in the mountains so that I can spend some quality time with it for a final decision. It feels like it's about twice the thickness of the factory wheel which is a big improvement, but is probably a little oval...I have not measured. The diameter is 350 so it's pretty much like stock and I can see the entire gauge cluster but I sit as far back as the seat will go so that helps. What really bugged the **** out of me with the factory wheel is that there were 4 spokes, and very little room between them at 4 and 7 o'clock...it's like I didn't get to use 1/4th of the wheel. The only thing I don't like with this one is that the distance between the wheel and stalks is a little tight, so I ordered a 1/2" spacer for it.
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Yeah with a standard MOMO hub the wheel will be a little closer to the stalks and causes more accidental wiper movement.
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Measured the rim. It's 31x36mm, so only a little out of round.
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