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Old 09-13-2011, 08:08 PM
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Default Gotta love going through old boxes...

Old Artin (SpeedKing) "1/43" GP cars.



I've found that any tyres that fit the old Carrera D Type Jags suit the rear of these nicely
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:15 PM
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great looking cars!
welcome to SlotCarIllustrated, Retro143!
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:54 AM
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Since I have only been in 1/43d since 2004, I guess I won't find stuff like that , but they are, indeed, terrific!
What tires fit? I didn't know Carrera did a GO!!! D Jag.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:03 AM
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If you got a box of push pins with round plastic head you can replace your missing mirrors. Just sand one side flat and paint silver.

Or you can send the cars to me
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:54 PM
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Thanks Pfuetze... I've been lurking here on and off for years.

Cjent... Sorry, Evolution Carrera Jag tyres fit. 89147, but let me check the packet at home to make sure my info is correct

I've noticed they don't pop up on the auction sites as much as they used too in the early naughties

Black3sr I think your thinking... I wouldn't have thought of that. Thank you I was going to some of the HSRR mirrors as they are really small, but now you have me thinking...



I do have a few of each of these cars apart the yellow shark nose Ferrari, so I was actually considering one day painting one of each of them in the correct colours...
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:26 PM
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OK, I spent one night recently doing a soft restoration on the yellow Sharknose Ferrari and red Lotus and fitted the Carrera tyres as mentioned above... The tyres are way too hard (even new out of the packet) for such light (non magnet) cars, so this morning whilst having breakfast I tested two sizes of Ortmann Tyres that I thought might fit. Both gave excellent results on the track from being undrivable to being right on the pace with all my other faster 1/43 (but standard) non magnet cars.

All I had to do to get them to perform was go from my usual non magnet 3 volts regulated (for Artins) to 4.5... As they seem to have very soft motors, which was typical of the era and actually my preference

PMTR4572 which is a tight fit period slick from the Revell Monogram Porsche 550
PMTR4582 a slightly loose fit Ninco Classic size

The cars are noticeably smoother and quieter on the Ninco fitment, which I think is due to the flexible tread acting as a dampener.

I'll grab a set of treaded PMTR4573's (Revell Monogram Mustangs) also, as I think they might fit too... I'll confirm ASAP.
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Since I have only been in 1/43d since 2004, I guess I won't find stuff like that , but they are, indeed, terrific!
What tires fit? I didn't know Carrera did a GO!!! D Jag.
There's a couple available online now...Vintage Artin GP slot cars
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:09 AM
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Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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