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post 22 Apr 2009, 12:32
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Hi all,

I have some mid 1980's cars that I'm looking to repair (and possibly convert to digital...??) so that they can run again. The motors seem to work but the tyres are so old that they have no grip anymore.

Could anyone advise if I can just replace the old tyres with new ones or will I have to replace wheels, gears, motors etc as well?

The guy in the local stockist suggested that the current range of tyres won't fit the older models.

The cars in question are:

C288 Porsche 935 Silver
C289 Porsche 935 Gold
C286 Superstox "Fender Bender" Yellow
C285 Superstox "Stick Shifter" Red
C290 Mini Clubman Mad Hatter
C113 Triumph TR7 red
C114 Triumph TR7 yellow

Thanks in advance,

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alexis in greece
post 22 Apr 2009, 12:41
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Slotbug stock tires for the Porsches the TR7s and maybe the minis.
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post 22 Apr 2009, 12:50
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Hi Jim, i too restore 80s cars. They can be made to look & run good quite cheap. Have a look here for your bit's. http://www.scalextric-car.co.uk
Here's a pic of a Jag i recently done.

Hope this helps. Regards, Rod. rooster364.

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post 22 Apr 2009, 12:51
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Ortman tires specialize in restoring old scaley cars


Oh and this is tracks and scenery section, you could do with cars or scratch build sections for this question.

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