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Posted 05 April 2022 - 08:24 PM

Awesome car Rodney!

 

I'd like to inquire about the front tires; I've never seen front tires with the groove in the middle making them look similar to Truck Semi's rear double mounted tires.

 

Are they actually "one piece" tires?

 

Thank you Rodney.

 

Ernie


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Posted 05 April 2022 - 09:25 PM

Ernie, the front tires come with a groove cut in the middle.  They thought the end result would be less friction with less tire surface area touching the track.  The era this car was built for had heavy tire glue conditions and the front wheels needed to touch the track.


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Posted 05 April 2022 - 11:53 PM

Thanks for the info Rodney!

 

Appreciate it.

 

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Posted 06 April 2022 - 12:39 PM

Only Riggen made these grooved front tires. They were available with various rims, some black anodized, some not. All 1/8" axles, you needed a brass spacer to convert to 3/32".


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Posted 06 April 2022 - 11:35 PM

I originally built this Chevy as an inline.  When we started to race 36D stock cars, I converted the car to an anglewinder.  We ran these cars on an American Orange.

 

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Posted 07 April 2022 - 07:36 AM

Tons of klass  :heart:  :heart:  :heart:


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Posted 07 April 2022 - 07:47 AM

These '65 or '66 Chevy bodies would be popular today if they were still generally available. Nice build Rod. I never saw an Orange track I didn't like, we've had dozens of them in the Northeast, starting in the late 60s.


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Posted 07 April 2022 - 11:31 PM

Only Riggen made these grooved front tires. They were available with various rims, some black anodized, some not. All 1/8" axles, you needed a brass spacer to convert to 3/32".

 

Well, I'm not gonna say you're wrong, but here is one (out of a box that I had)  that was 3/32":

 

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Posted 08 April 2022 - 10:59 AM

Are you 100% sure it's Riggen? All the ones I have seen have the step on the face of wheel. 


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Posted 08 April 2022 - 11:06 AM

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Posted 08 April 2022 - 11:30 AM

All of questions have now been answered.  :laugh2: Thank you Rick. 


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Posted 08 April 2022 - 12:16 PM

Thanks for everyone's interest in our hobby.

 

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Posted 08 April 2022 - 01:03 PM



The era this car was built for had heavy tire glue conditions and the front wheels needed to touch the track.

 

What I find surprising (and appalling) is that there were/are rule sets not requiring front tires to touch the track. After all, these little vehicles are supposed to be slot cars.

 

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Posted 08 April 2022 - 07:58 PM

I ran wing cars from 1970 into the early 80s. My front wheels never were touch & roll.  They were outriggers that touched in corning. Wing racers never complained about their handling, for a while we just added more glue. And now racers have sticker fronts that don't even rotate.


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Posted 28 April 2022 - 09:59 AM

Here are a couple of 1/24th-scale Indy roadsters.  The white and orange car no. 3 has a vac. body and a scratch-built chassis I built with a Revell/Pittman RP 77 motor.
Car no. 2 has a model kit body and a Dynamic chassis with a Pittman DC 70 motor.  
 
Both cars turn similar lap times.  I like driving the Dynamic chassis car better.  The car is lighter and reminds me how well Dynamic chassis cars worked back then.  
 
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