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Hey guys,
which silicones do fit a Fly Porsche 917K? In our club we are racing a classic, no magnet race, and I can´t seem to get a decent grip with stock-tyres on Scalex Sport-track. Should I go for Professor Motor or....? What I´m really asking is, which tyres has the best grip (for my non-magnet Porsche) on Sport-track????


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Find some really old SCX F1 rear tyres ie. from Ferrari F1 '87.

You will have to cut them to get them under the arches (or lack of...) but this is easy. Just spin them up as if you were about to true them, and slide a (well oiled) sharp blade in verticaly, and take off about 2mm either side. Glue them to the hubs, true them and oil them up and them are great on Sport track. As much or more grip than silicones.

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PS. Make sure you have a really good grip on that blade...
 

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QUOTE (lotus03 @ 11 Mar 2004, 09:52 PM)Glue them to the hubs, true them and oil them up and them are great on Sport track. As much or more grip than silicones.
Thanx for the advice, but......
We are not allowed to oil the tyres or anything that makes more grip, except truing.....so..
 

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Then just true them (about 1mm off). And tape the up with duck tape. Are you allowed to prepare them before the night? If not, how will they know?
 

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In Italy, the Classic Championship is quite popular, and it's mostly run on Polistil track (which should be not unlike Sport)
I doubt silicones would be suitable, NSR www.nsrslot.it have developed a complete line of specific tires for in two compounds : soft and "magnetic" (which is just hype for extra grip)

Drop Salvatore a line and he'll be happy to advise - be sure to mention that you are not allowed to glue them

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Hi

Standard procedure when buying a car...buy silicones.

The "Fly Classic" model fits the 908,917 and Lola T70(I have numbers of each). Puma Paws and Indy Grips both make models. I have Pumas on all of mine. They are a little softer, more flexable than others and seem to work everywhere I hve run them in the last few years.

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Thanx for all your answers. This morning I saw that getslotted had all Professor Motors silicone-tyres available. Are Road Huggers better than Indy-grips on Sport-track? They are a little more expensive, but if they are better....? And are there "room enough" to fit a Porsche 917? Even a 917LH?

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Pendleslotracing do some slicone tyres that are made by a joint in Hampshire. They are miles better than Fly classics and cost almost half the price of Prof tyres.

Only trouble is they do split easily if you have ham fingers and some casts do have poor mould features like minor rips and marks. In these regards Profs are much better quality. Performance wise, both are pretty much the same on Scalex Sport track.
 

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I run Indy Grips on all my cars (scaley sport track). They are noticeably better than the Road Huggers.
 

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I've got a similar requirement for replacement tyres on Fly classics, to run on Scalextric Classic track.
What slicks can you fit if you are unable to get any old SCX F1 tyres or are not allowed to use silicone?
Slot it P2's, Proslot or the new Ninco tyres?

What diameter width would I use.
 

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QUOTE (Slotrace.dk @ 15 Jul 2004, 11:22)I think Prof. Motor have some tires that fits FLY Classics.

Ouw, that is already said higher up in this tread.
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We run with standard fly classic tyres and with some TLC they offer good grip. Carefully true them to remove the tread (takes a while and take your time so you don't melt the rubber), over 3-4 days rub in 3in1 and then a final applciation of suntan and let dry. Wipe them off and they'll be good. Before each race apply some suntan cream the night and wipe off just before you race.

Otherwise slot-it p3 (or p2 if you can't get them) or proslot are best. Not sure about fitting these to classic rims though

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Thanks Matt. How would the use of 3 in 1 and suntan cream have to plexitrack?

Also has anyone had experience of Ortmann tyres? As replacements for Fly Classics or Carrera tyres as fitted to the American stock cars?
 
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