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If you have the later combination with wide tyres the correct ones are "mini slick" tyres from the Minis, Escorts ect.
The earlier Typhoon & Hurricane combinations from the 60s have a fairly large skinny tyre fitted.
Both types are available from RSSlotracing.com
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The last ones, that were fitted with magnatraction, use the Hornby Group C wheels and tyres.
 

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Hiya guys. I have tried the Mini tyres and they are too big. and group C tyres don't mean nothing to me I'm afraid. Ill write an email to RSS and see whats what with a bit of luck. Anyway thanks for the input.

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i,m pretty sure that wayne WASP SLOT will have what you want. if not send him a tyre and he,ll knock up a batch for you and add them to his list. i need some as well, just haven,t got round to it yet. aren,t they the same size as the scaly march 6 wheeler, john
 

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QUOTE (athrlyth @ 31 Aug 2012, 23:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have tried the Mini tyres and they are too big. and group C tyres don't mean nothing to me I'm afraid.

Yes, sorry, that was a bit vague reading it back.

By Group C I meant the original Hornby Scalextric Porsche 962, Sauber Mercedes C9 and Jaguar XJR9. They all used the same wheel and tyre combo apart from some of the later variants like the Wild 360 cars and the Supercats set cars.

This is only for the later magnatraction sidecars like "Racing Red" and "Yellow Flash" or the White and Yellow set bikes or the "Power Rangers" bikes. If you have the earlier - but same bodied - ones that were basically black with either green or red and silver flashes (C281/2) then it should have small Superslix as fitted to a lot of 70s/80s Scalextric cars. If they are too big I can't help as they were the smallest tyre, diameter-wise, fitted to any Scalextric sidecars.

Are they actually Scalextric?
 

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Hi Mr M.

Yes they are Scalextric. and the Mini tyres that I have tried are the BMW Mini, not the Austin Mini, so I guess I could have misunderstood on that one. Anyway I think I have now sourced the correct tyres from RS Slot racing, at least I hope I have


Thank you all for input I will let you know how I get on. Also I have looked at Forum for ideas on making a new shape for the side car, some real interesting ideas on there for sure, of course all beyond my skill set but interesting just the same.

Athrlyth
 

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I bought an outfit off e-bay.

Its been a huge disappointment as the tyres just spin, it gets no traction what so ever. The outfit rapidly slides sideways jamming against the slot and then the pinion gear slips on the shaft . . . disaster.

I could do with ordering something sticky and slicky for the rear boots - but I have no idea what to buy or where to buy it from.
If somebody else has had this problem and solved it, could they please point me in the right direction ?

The outfit in question is built say late 1980's early 1990 ~ roughly. I had one outfit back then for a brief period, and after getting the slot car guide to sit a heck of a lot lower, and adding a biro spring suspension it used to go like greased lightning round the track.
 

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If it's the early one - pre-magnatraction and mainly black, with either red or green graphics - C281/2 - then it should have small superslix as fitted to many of the small saloons of the 70's and 80's and the front of most of the similar period Grand Prix cars.

If it's the later one - magnatraction and either mostly red, yellow or white or the Power Rangers versions - then it should have the tyres fitted to the Group C cars Scalextric produced around the same time Jaguar XJR9, Sauber Mercedes and Porsche 962.

Ortmanns are certainly available for the early ones, not sure about the later.

The chassis are interchangeable though so as we are talking about second hand items of 20/30 years ago, it may be best to put a picture up. Or perhaps a link to the Ebay sale.
 

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Ortmanns are a replacement for the originals which have more grip.

You could also look at Mr Modifier's entry in the Hobby Traders section.

Here

I don't know if his are grippier than standard or not.
 

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Thanks, I have ordered a pair and bookmarked the website.
http://www.route1racing.com/

Having slept on it, I am wondering if my tyres are originals, and its the Green C-282-2 Sidecar - on one website it was date 1980's . . . so maybe the original tyres have just gone off with age ?

You can laugh, but to me it seems like it was yesterday when I bought my first outfit.

I found the picture from the e-bay listing
http://I.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTA3OVgxMzUx/z/B...t_id=880000500F

I can not get the picture to work, but the link works - thats e-bay.
 
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