Large Rear Hot Rod Tires Needed
Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:19 AM
Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:45 AM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:55 PM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:11 PM
maybe we need to get with TDR to do some of these
I was talking to Jim (micronitro) about making me a master in 1/16th scale in either a 275 or 315 drag radial for a project i wanna do, I just haven't had time to start drawing it up with the dimensions for Jim to work off of. Then i was going to try and cast them in resin, i have never done that and not sure i could pull it off.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:45 PM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:47 PM
You want a treaded tire, correct?
Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:37 AM
Joe - TDR makes MT tires, but not in 1/16. He hasn't sold enough to make it worthwhile. Maybe if there's a market for a new tire, he might change his mind. The issue I have with a plastic tire is that all of the tires will have to be the same. I'm afraid the painted tire won't look good with a front resin or rubber tire. Maybe I could cast a resin tire from his dirt track tire. I'm not a caster and I'll probably do more harm than good. Any real casters out there want to take this on?
Jim - You make tires, too? You were the first person I thought of for wheels, but then there's the match-up issue I mentioned above. The TDR tire is made for a 16" wheel (1" at 1/16), so I would imagine the opening is 1", but maybe that's the bead size?? I'm not a tire guy, I guess.
Casey - It sounds like you make tires. I can research the tires I'm looking for and get back to you. I'd want them to fit Micro Nitro's Ansen wheels.
Thanks again for input and ideas. That's what I love about this forum and its members.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:00 AM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:07 AM
Edited by Old Sprinter, 21 June 2012 - 05:09 AM.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:17 AM
Now I'm thinking more about the reproduction aspect, since there isn't something like this out there, If someone can make a few sets of these, I'll buy a pair and then feature the others in my store.
Here's a Hoosier tire I found that could do the trick.
Tire Size – 105.0/16.0-15
Tread width – 16.0”
Approx. Dia – 33.1”
Approx. Circ – 104.0”
Recom. Rim – 16-18” (it would have to fit Micro Nitro's Ansen wheel, although I'll have to have Jim make a deeper dish version)
Measured Rim – 17”
Section Width – 20.3”
Anybody want to take this on?
This Dirt Track tread design is an example and it doesn't have to look like this.
Here's a Pro Street version with a different tread. The dimensions are almost the same.
And some examples in use.
Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:29 AM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:38 AM
These look a lot like the first Hoosier tire above.
Edited by TedsModeling, 19 July 2012 - 10:39 AM.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:14 AM
Sand off the lettering and stencil on some Hoosiers lettering