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Back on this Porsche 906 I am working on:

The mrrc kit came with some wheel inserts. They aren't great, but hey aren't terrible either, so failing finding any other wheels I think I shall go with them.

Now: I have never bought seperate wheels and inserts before, and the problem is compounded by the fact that it is looking likely that the wheels will be of a different make from the inserts

What wheels and size do I need?

The insert diameter is 8.5 mm (11/32 inch), the insert thickness is 3mm (4/32). I am currently thinking scalextric axle for rear, and mrrc screw fitting from mrrc steering unit kindly supplied by Grah for the front.
 

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I have the correct rear wheels for this if you want them
Check out the spares site. link below.

I only have the wheel/tyre combo listed id#10124

If you just want the wheels contact me and I can sort some out for you. and I will also have the fronts.

The centres are smaller than most other makes so really only the Airfix/MRRC ones will do.
 

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Thanks for the great info guys. I guess I need to decide whether to go for the original parts, or wait for revell's porsche wheels to become available...
 

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Hey Astro,what 906 is that in your sig pic.If those are 1/32 scale,I really need a set of those wheels/inserts.What are they,who's are they.
 

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QUOTE (bwaminispeed @ 2 Dec 2004, 17:02)Hey Astro,what 906 is that in your sig pic.If those are 1/32 scale,I really need a set of those wheels/inserts.What are they,who's are they.
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My 906 is still lacking wheels so I cheated for the pic; the wheels are taken from a pic of a 1:1 906
 

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thats a good build, and those wheels look great too... have you got any ninco wheels?
 

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Sorry got no spare ones in stock

The rear ones were widened (pen top!) but the fronts are a real pain as you have to get them onto the steering front end somehow
with a blind fixing

If you want that chassis without wheels so you can fit these type then knock a fiver off.
 

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QUOTE (astro @ 2 Dec 2004, 14:16)Back on this Porsche 906 I am working on:

The mrrc kit came with some wheel inserts. They aren't great, but hey aren't terrible either, so failing finding any other wheels I think I shall go with them.

Now: I have never bought seperate wheels and inserts before, and the problem is compounded by the fact that it is looking likely that the wheels will be of a different make from the inserts

What wheels and size do I need?

The insert diameter is 8.5 mm (11/32 inch), the insert thickness is 3mm (4/32). I am currently thinking scalextric axle for rear, and mrrc screw fitting from mrrc steering unit kindly supplied by Grah for the front.
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Have you considered Scalextric Porsche 804 wheels, they're not bad, Derek
 

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QUOTE (derekcooper @ 10 Dec 2004, 11:16)Have you considered Scalextric Porsche 804 wheels, they're not bad, Derek
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I haven't seen or heard of these before - are there pictures of them and where might I get them?

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Just received a TKP Porsche 906 LH kit today, the wheels & inserts there seem to be pretty good. The wheels are made from aluminium, push-on type fit for Ninco axle. I'm not sure if they supply spares separately but it may be worth a try...
 

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Hey BWA; try the Ninco 1/32nd Porsche 356 wheels to make inserts from. I took some spare Ninco wheels I had ordered and turned the rims down a very small bit to use as inserts in your 1/24th scale wheels for this RSK I did. They are a bit small in DIA. for 1/24th scale. But in your rims they seem ok. They should work fine as 1/32nd scale inserts if made a bit smaller in dia. With a little black marker pen ink in the rim slots they look great. IMHO.


 

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Thanks Larry,I allready have those in my lineup,and they are great for VWs,356sand RSKs,but the 904/906 wheels were quite a bit different.

There's got to be some decent ones out there somewhere.I'll find them eventually
 

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You can use the wheels and tyres for the Scalextric P3. Turn down the wheels that come with the Airfix kit until just the inner rim remains, they fit nicely inside the scaley wheels, and use the inserts with the kit.

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Well BWA; the 906 looks like it uses the plain steel 911 wheels for use with the disk brakes. They were probably a 7-8 inch width. Before the 911 came all with the mag wheels with spokes, my 67 912 had steel wheels. I believe some of the 4 cylinderearly 904's did use the 356 wheel till they went with the 6 cylinder carrera version and the disk brakes which needed the smaller diameter steel wheel nut pattern. And then some had the early mag wheels for the lighter weight.


 

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Yup,that there's exactly the wheel I'm lookin for.I have a nice one in 1/24,but so far havn't found a decent one in 1/32.

 
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