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#1 Maximo

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:37 AM

I am trying to restore a Testor Marauder and I finally have DURO wheels for it but the rears were so dry and damaged I removed them from the wheels.

 

Does anyone know a specific tire that I can get to install on these beautiful wheels? These wheels are 3/8" wide and appear to be 5/8" diameter. Finding tires is a crap shoot because few sellers list the tires sizes of the inside hole diameter.

 

Any guidance?

 

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 12:51 PM

I can't help with specific part #s for the original tire.

But, you always have the option of sending them to me for foam donuts glued, custom cut, and trued.

I have the correct tools and I do it all the time. Your choice of vintage orange or modern JK black Wonder Rubber or Natural rubber.

I even have one single tan vintage donut that may cover the set.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:13 PM

Pablo,

 

I might do just that! Black is preferable to this. What is my cost for your work?

 

I have been meaning to contact you for a possible chassis project, but this is first priority right now.

 

 

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:31 PM

PM me for costs, and if you do take this option I'd recommend Wonder Rubber.

It's the hardest foam and will come closest to acting like the original tires handling-wise.

It also will be the longest-wearing of the foam choices.

 

I'd wait until Capt. Rick and others chime in for possible hard rubber and urethane choices.

 

If you go with hard rubbers, I have Firestone and Goodyear waterslide decals for them.

Believe it or not, if coated with Mop n Glo, they work nice

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:09 PM

Pablo,

 

I have decided to hold off right now on this project. It has cost too much already and I doubt that I will ever put it on the track. I will get back to you when I decide to move forward again.

 

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:14 PM

 Max-emo,

 

 If you are trying to achieve or restore the vintage look and drive to the car vs. actually racing the car those originals were of the open cell german formula type of rubber. 

 

Mila Migla tires fit those wheels perfect, no glue/no mess. Good news is the raised letters are only on one side and you could face them in (or sand them off). I don't have the specific part # for those but the are the kind of tire that is still soft after all these years.  

 

Other options could/would be Rinnalli #1704 or many others.

 

You can never go wrong with Pabro's glued and trued if you are going to run the car in a proxy type gig.

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:04 PM

Is this your first post back, Bob?


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 06:47 PM

Thanks for the guidance Bob! I appreciate your advice.

 

I have used Mila Migla wheels and tires before and I love them! This car will not participate in any racing just fun laps at most.

 

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:20 PM

MB,

Negative Sir but you never know if it's the last. :o

 

DRS,

You're welcome. :hi:

We have guys running them in the R&R drag proxies and with a little Trinity Tire Tweak, Love Lotion or your brand of choice the Mila's really come to life.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:51 PM

Maximo
Do you have a source for the wheels that you can share?
Looking for a set of rear wheels for quite some time now to restore my first commercial slot car.

So much DRAMA for such small cars....
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:21 PM

MK,

 

I just recently bought them on eBay. I have been searching for and wanting a set of these for sometime now but they always go for more than I want to spend. You have to keep a constant eye on them on eBay  in order to succeed.

 

I will keep an eye out for more Duro Wheels with you in mind.

 

BTW, what is that first commercial slot car you speak of?

 

 

-MaXiMo


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