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#1 Fred_J

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 10:23 AM

What modern tires are being used for vintage 36D sidewinder chassis, like the Russkit Carrera chassis or the Champion sidewinder chassis? Is any set of tires available these days that is the right narrow width?


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 11:30 AM

No, not off the hook.  Most use the original old rims and mount drag donuts and cut to size.   I petitioned HUDY for a 5/40 threaded spindle and they said the 'demand was not great enough for them to market one'  .....

 

I will buy one.  Anyone else?

 

Sounds like a 'business opportunity' to me.


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 11:47 AM

I have a 5-40 one, and one for the Cox taper axle. A customer at my raceway turned them down for me.

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 03:29 PM

You can always order urethane from Bruno in France.     Slotcartyres is his    business name and he makes a nice slip on tire to fit Cox and other vintage rims.  Both sides are rounded and molded verynice.


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 03:43 PM

Matt - I tried those on Mikes track in the March race -NICE.

 

Trying to recall the Protrack catalog listing a threaded axle  tire/wheel, or was it foam or fish?


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 05:03 PM

What modern tires are being used for vintage 36D sidewinder chassis, like the Russkit Carrera chassis or the Champion sidewinder chassis? Is any set of tires available these days that is the right narrow width?


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None it's make your own due to the large spur gear. You might get by with some parma's, but you have to use a smooth axle, 540's are not ava. I use JK rubber on old rims when making tires for 540 axles.


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 05:54 PM

You can also get urethane repro tires from Paul Gage in Canada (paulgg). We tend to use urethanes here more than anything else - avoids the mess of spongies and having to change them, and silicones do seem to mess with the grip unless everybody uses them (in some cases). 

 

Really depends on what works on your track too! 

 

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 02:53 PM

I have a 5-40 one, and one for the Cox taper axle. A customer at my raceway turned them down for me.

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Jealous I am, I made a 5-40 not too hard but I can't do the cox.


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Posted 17 May 2020 - 05:52 PM

Protrack does a silicone covered foam threaded wheel and a few years ago were doing several sizes.   .  I think I may have seen threaded foam tires on Pro Motors site,   Where is Brad when you need him?   

 

I use the Permatex flowable silicone windshield sealer to coat sponge, recently I had a can Flexseal and I spun a set of tires in the can and sat them up to dry, they air dry in a day or less.        That stuff grips pretty good, too.    


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