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#1 geardriven

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 10:33 AM

I picked up a Ford J with an aluminum flat pan non-idler gear chassis. One of the rear silicone tire has a large chuck missing from the tire.
This tire appears to be the same on the GTOs, Chargers, etc and appears to be molded to the rim.
Before I go at it....can anyone advise me of a source for replacement tires (if removeable) or tire/wheel sets (if not removeable)...???
I am looking for new, can't-tell-from-new condition if possible...NOS, etc, etc...
I tried a Google search and an eBay search coming up with nothing.
I would be glad to post a WTB here on the blog as well......
Just looking for some direction.......
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Posted 29 October 2016 - 04:48 PM

That type if silicone tire was discontinued for over 40 years ago. Some can be found as (NOS) New Old Stock.  They CAN be repaired by filling the missing chunks with silicone sealant and either forming them in a clay mold or just smoothing them with your finger before they harden. 

 

Modern silicones come in two varieties: 1) Coated foam tires.  2) Silicone tires that slip on to special rims (H & R).  These are a large version of what is common for 1/32 homeset on plastic rims.

 

search 'EJs Hobbies' in Michigan or other NOS dealers.


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 02:30 PM

Chuck, if your silicones are indeed MPC and not AJ's or some other brand they should look like this.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...6UAAOSwdzVXr7Cj

 

This was a recent auction of mine and unfortunately my last pair. Had a full case at one time. The were also used on the GHC Hot rods. 

 

Post a picture of the exact wheel you need for ID and I may have a loose single or clean used set here. I would have to see what you have first. Joe


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 03:16 PM

The next BIG swap meet is in two weeks - just over the Indiana border off of I-80.  Should find some there.

 

Midwest Slotcar Swap meet, Lincoln Center, Highland, Indiana 13Nov2016   get there early 100 tables.......bring cash


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 04:06 PM

Thanks for the info to date. The car (with tires in question) was received today at work. It is out in the car and will be looked at tonight. Will repost with assessment.
I work in Tinley Park and the show is not that far away.... I will have to look at my calendar....hoping to go....
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