The only separate 1950's style dirt track racing tires I've seen in model kits are the tires in the Revell Kurtis Midgets, but unfortunately those are on 12" rims, and as such are too small for most larger car installation. They are, however, a very reasonable representation of the dirt track racing tire pattern sold by Firestone back then.
I had though about those tires but the are to small. I want to use them on a rod
What is the source of this radial engine?A lot of the radials shown in the links you posted have quite different looking engines than this one which makes me wonder if there is a kit source anyone can suggest for such an engine.Any help gratefully accepted as I know as much about aircraft as I do women.
Nothing easier than that. I used the engine of a Nakajima A6 Rufe Floatplane from Trumperter. The scale is 1/24. This engine is also in the Zero plane from Trumpeter. As an alternative you could also use the engine of Focke Wulf FW 190 from Trumpeter or Airfix, North-American P47D Thunderbolt from Kinetic or Revell's 1/28 WW1 air planes. Revell's engines are single row engines while the others are double row engines.
The radial rod concept is cool to look at but from a practical stand point doesn't have a chance of working. Those engine were designed to be in 100 plus mph wind streams to keep cool, I just can't see how it would last, cruising down the blvd with that cab in front of it, in stop and go traffic. The engines used in tanks had massive cooling systems to keep it from cooking.
I probably take things too literally, since these are fantasy rods anyway. Never mind.
You are right but as Mark wrote Dare to be different