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#1 10kDA

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Posted 05 October 2022 - 23:54

Does anyone know or can anyone direct me to where I might find the wheel diameter & width, and tire size as installed on the STP-Paxton Indy turbine car of 1967?

 

Thanks in advance.



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#2 Collombin

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Posted 06 October 2022 - 10:06

Regarding the widths, Alex Gabbard in Indy's Wildest Decade states 16 inch tyres on 9.5 inch wheels all round.

#3 10kDA

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Posted 06 October 2022 - 16:47

Thank you.



#4 Henri Greuter

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Posted 06 October 2022 - 17:01

Gerard Crombac gave the following details in "Turbine Grand Prix"  :

 

Wheels and tires :  Halibrand Magnesium 9.50x16" Center Knock-off, Firestone 12. 10x16 Inch tires

 

That car had an awesome amount of rubber onto the track in order to make the most of the torque of the powerplant and enable a tremendous acceleration.


Edited by Henri Greuter, 06 October 2022 - 17:07.


#5 10kDA

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Posted 06 October 2022 - 21:17

Thank you.