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· Russell Sheldon
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PS: In terms of wheels and tyres, from 1969 to 1974, most of the Can-Am cars used 15" wheels, anything from 9" (.281" - 7.1mm in 1/32nd scale) to 12" wide (.375" - 9.5mm) in the front; and from 12" to 17" wide (.531" - 13.48mm) at the rear. Tyres were generally 24" (.750" - 19mm) in diameter at the front; and 26" (.812" - 20.62mm) up to 26.8" at the rear.

I loved those cars!

The smallest was the 1970 AVS Shadow (or Shadow Mk. I), which was a full 14" lower than the McLaren M8D. Front tyres were 17" (.531" - 13.48mm) in diameter and 11" wide; rear tyres were 19" (.593" - 15mm) in diameter and 17" wide, with a stubby 86" wheelbase.

The Shadow Mk. II also used smaller wheels, although not quite as tiny. Front tyres were 18.8" (.587" - 14.9mm) in diameter, with a tread width of 10" on 12" x 11" wide rims. Rear tyres were 22.3" (.696" - 17.67mm) in diameter with a tread of 14" on 15" x 16" rims.

Of the bigger cars, the Ferrari 612P was 88.9" wide, while the March 707 was the widest of them all, measuring 93" wide (2.9" - 73.66mm).

At 105.5" (3.296" - 83.71mm) the Lola T310 had the longest wheelbase and at 85.5" (2.671" - 67.84mm) was one of the widest. At 180" in length, it was 41" longer than the Lola T260!

Kind regards,

Russell
 
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