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Hi everyone, this is my first post so I hope you can help!

I was recently lured into buying a 1965 Monogram Ferrari on ebay. Although I have been collecting slot cars for a while this is the first car like this I have owned.

It looks fantastic and I love the brass chassis and although the car runs it needs a little bit of mechanical TLC to get it back to its best. Firstly the tyres are so hard that it is like running on ice! There is no way the tyres are coming off the rim so I am looking for replacement rear wheels and tyres to fit the axle which appears to be about 3mm and the wheels screw onto the axle. It also needs a new crown gear if it is going to run smoothly.

Who makes the spares I need? Thanks for you help.

 

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Thanks for the help guys it seems I am spoilt for choice! A good use of a quiet Friday at work - trawling the internet for spares!
 

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Hi

Phil the website looks brilliant. The sites already out there can be very confusing due to the amount of stuff they are trying to list. Your different search methods really make sense and should provide a brilliant resource. I had trouble locating the parts I wanted in the UK so maybe I will wait until your website is up and running!

I realise now that the axels on my car are 1/8inch. The chassis is a multi part adjustable type allowing you to adjust almost every aspect of the car set-up. This seems so much better than the basic plastic chassis I am used to. I am really looking forward to getting this car running. smoothly.

JS
 

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Really happy bunny now!

Got the Ortman tyres and Cox gear from Phil. This is a fantastic car to drive and much more competative than I had imagined. Gives my modern day Revell Monogram Shelby Cobra a run for its money!

Thanks for the help everyone, I can really recommend these vintage cars to anyone, especially those who like to tinker with their set-up.
 
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