After examining my steering wheel, it was determined that it has too many hair line cracks. Not the wider and larger cracks, but thinner cracks as wide as a hair. The wheel can be restored but it would need to be done completely smoothed out. Not correct and not what I want. The after market wheels that claim deluxe N30 are smooth throughout and do not have the grooves on the bottom half. So I managed to find a used, original N30 with minimal hair line cracks. Aside from three large cracks, there are three hair line cracks on the back of the wheel. So, now it's up to the restorer to determine if the grooves can remain without making the whole thing looking entirely smooth. Does anyone have similar problems with the thinner hair line cracks and does anybody know what I mean about leaving in place the grooves on the lower half of the wheel after the restoration?
Also, I will be using my original horn housing and found that when I removed the three screws behind it, the two wires that come from the wheel and go to the horn housing are sort of riveted on and cannot be unscrewed. In this case, is my only option to cut the two wires and later splice them back together during reconstruction?