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#1 geardriven

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:29 AM

I just picked up a very nice Strommie Barracuda in need of some new tires. I would like to get a set of NOS or correct reproduction tires. Can anyone recommend a source?

I've sniffed around a little but get confused when they list dimensional sizes. The vehicle is bone-stock and possesses the OEM rims.

Also any suggestible source for replacement braids?

Thanks!
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:34 PM

Chuck, tires can be found here.

http://www.tinymotor...page/index.html

Braid is smaller than what is used today. There is almost always some on ebay. You can buy a length of it and cut to fit.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:44 PM

Chuck, Does your car have the brass chassis with aluminum rims with a disc like flange, or is it an aluminum chassis with plastic honey comb wheels and do they have a center raised rib ?

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:04 PM

Thanks Gary,
The vehicle has an aluminum chassis with honeycomb-style plastic wheels. Unsure about the raised-rib.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:34 PM

On latter plastic wheels there is a rib in the center of the surface which keeps the tires from slipping off. The tire has a groove inside to mate. I'm not sure if the honeycomb wheels were ever produced without the rib but the wheels used on the BRM, Porshe, and Lotus (kidney hole style) have no rib. Just remove a tire to see. On the Cuda I have used Strombecker fronts, on the rear. They have a smaller OD , giving the car a lower stance and higher gear ratio, making for a better racer, unless of course you have a 15 ft. or longer straight in which case you may need a lower gear. Keep in mind you don't need good tires on the front and some of the old tires can be revived by sanding them on a drill.


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:21 AM

Thanks to Gary and Lone Wolf... Tires coming from Tiny Motors and found some OEM braids on Ebay.
Thanks again

Chuck Tresp





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