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#1 Gregg

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:38 PM

I just got the new AMT Custom & Competition M&H Racemaster Dragster Slicks Parts Pack.
These are pretty cool!
They are about 7/16" wide, and 1 7/32" tall.

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#2 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:59 AM

Wow, those look very sweet. Time to get some! Thanks for posting, you Big Kahuna, you!

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 02:55 AM

Two things about these that are so great:

1) The pad-printing is incredibly fine and crisp, which allows types of lettering and approaches to design that have been largely unavailable.

2) They have a nice texture to the "rubber" - these tires look great left slightly shiny or dullcoated, and the tread area takes very well to scuffing,

The only negative is really just a temporary one (I hope!). They're very stylized and, until Round2 comes out with additional styles, they will really jump out on people's builds and be very noticeable for what they are. So I wish them great success with this initial release and that they will be encouraged to create more.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:19 AM

My plastic pusher delivered two sets Wednesday night ... they are Tony Tiger tires!

(They're gggggGGGGGGGRRRRRREATTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!)

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 06:47 AM

Thanks for the great pictures of the tires Gregg! I'll have to order a couple sets now! :lol:

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:24 PM

I don't want these tires. I NEED these tires.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:51 PM

what does everyone think about the exclusive ones with the red stripe right in the middle of the white sidewall? was there a real life prototype for that design? if not, how acceptable is it to use them (note: i myself would use them just because they look kinda kool...would have been kooler with blue stripe maybe, but i am asking more for the sake of contest table nit-pickers (used in the very nicest way)) on say a mid 60s rod?

i like the idea of bringing back parts packs (what a surprise and here i thought they were an extinct species), and i wish they would now bring out some matching skinny front tires ideally with some halibrand kidney bean wheels!

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:35 PM

what does everyone think about the exclusive ones with the red stripe right in the middle of the white sidewall? was there a real life prototype for that design? if not, how acceptable is it to use them (note: i myself would use them just because they look kinda kool...would have been kooler with blue stripe maybe, but i am asking more for the sake of contest table nit-pickers (used in the very nicest way)) on say a mid 60s rod?

i like the idea of bringing back parts packs (what a surprise and here i thought they were an extinct species), and i wish they would now bring out some matching skinny front tires ideally with some halibrand kidney bean wheels!

I've been told (and its been mentioned) that the markings on the existing M&H slicks aren't correct (M&H never had white letters) but a lot of guys liked to paint the letters by hand with whitewall paint. I've seen redline pie crust slicks in 1:1, not sure if they were M&H or not.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:24 AM

I got some through Model Roundup a few weeks ago and liked them so much I bought half of what our local Hobbytown got in stock. Not trying to be greedy but ya never know if you will see them again for varius reasons at those stores
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:29 PM

I just got a set myself. Very nice.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 08:16 PM

Great looking tires, My 2 sets are on the way.
Now a nice set of Treaded tires would be nice too ;) :D

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 06:39 AM

One could sure hope they would re-release theses Firestone fronts!
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:10 AM

Glen that would be great i could use tons of those tires.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:56 AM

Wasn't A M T going to re-pop the Firestone Champions also ? Ed Shaver

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:34 AM

probably not with any Firestone lettering

I don't know- Round 2 has retained their tire lettering, just like Lindberg. If Revell were doing it, then I'd expect no tire lettering.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 01:54 PM

what does everyone think about the exclusive ones with the red stripe right in the middle of the white sidewall?


FWIW, I don't remember ever seeing a tire like that before.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 02:32 PM

Me neither, but I think they might look good on a race car . . .

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 03:08 PM

I don't know about M&H ever making a tire like that, but Firestone and BF Goodrich made something similar back in '65/'66 fir the Thunderbird. The oem tires on those had a white inner ring with a redline outer ring.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:53 PM

check out the movie munsters go home grandpaw`s dragula has the white wall with red line on it - youll see it really good when herman gets a flat lol - ive seen them on youtub too in vintage drag vido`s on old gassers mostly but a few 63 and older s/s cars too.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 04:10 PM

http://www.munsterko...m/dragula1l.htm
Scroll to the bottom pic, it shows the sidewall with both stripes the best. Strangely enough, there's an earlier scene where Herman and Grandpa are building the car that shows it with wider blackwalls and different wheels, more like what the car had on the show.
Well, at least now I know what I'm putting mine on! Just need to get another Drag-U-La when the single kits come out.