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Comment by Don Tomich on May 16, 2018 at 16:56

 I think they are Kenda tyres.


Comment by Anthony Harradine on May 16, 2018 at 16:05

Don, I chased up the ribbed 400 x 4 s and no company stocks them as King tyres stopped making them some years ago, it seems :(

Comment by Don Tomich on May 16, 2018 at 14:48

Still there....Vintage Speed Tyres, Oregon USA....4" replica Carlisle front slicks.   http://www.vintagespeedtires.com/                                                                 

Azusa Eng, California also have a range of 4", 5" & 6" tyres.

Comment by Heath Butt on May 16, 2018 at 14:03
What happened to your mate in California Donald?
Comment by Don Tomich on May 16, 2018 at 13:56

Seem to recall the old Olympic 10x3’s were the size equivalent of 9x2.50-4.00.

This company lists 4.00-4 ribbed tyres which look much like the old Olympic rears.

Also have small 4” tyres which may be suitable for front.

http://www.powertyre.com.au/tyres.php   Vic


Few more Australian Companies listing small tyres which could be suitable for old karts.

http://www.widetread.net.au/ride_on_mower_4-6.php   Vic

http://www.formulawheels.com.au/tyresandtubes/tyres-to-suit-4-5-rim...   Qld

http://www.geotyres.com.au/?rf=kw&kw=4%22+tyres  Qld

Comment by Max Laybutt on May 16, 2018 at 13:01

If you go back and search for Don Tomick last post on this site he listed 2 tyre companies, one of them was listing a range of 4" tyres..

I was looking for 4" for the latest "Build" which currently has 4" continentals on it.

Comment by Gary Buckley on May 16, 2018 at 11:16

Ross , Scotty

I picked up a pair of 4" Kenda tyres  10" diameter 2" wide, slightly taller than the 10x3,  try a tyre store they maybe able to get them,


Comment by Scotty on May 16, 2018 at 0:33

Thanks Ross that'd be awesome if could borrow a wheel, I'll get it cad drawn and sent back asap. I have seen very similar if not same tyres over the years but never smart enough to grab them. Id only cast a few sets so may even just make a plaster cast of your wheel IF I can find tyre to suit. Will send a message re address etc and go from there

Comment by Ross CHIPPERFIELD on May 15, 2018 at 20:49


my Hornet MkII has 3X10 Industrial tyres on the front, the 10x3 no doubt means the width and diameter as the actual wheel is 4inch. The actual tyre size is about 9 1/4" OD x 2 3/4" wide. I dont like our chances finding a tyre this size. although its amazing what pops up at junk yards  . The rear is 4.00x12 also will be hard to find although I found two new ribbed ones at a junkyard recently. they are about 11 1/2" od and 3 3/4" wide.. I can lend you a rear wheel to use as a pattern the front and rear could be made from the same casting. the inner half of the rear has had a keyway cut in it  ( direct into the alloy, no steel insert... I would have a steel insert cast in ) the front wheel is a different casting ( the "sidewall" is not as wide you will see what I mean in the photos. As far as I know there are only two 4" slicks available these days they are 4.10/3.50 x4 they are about 10" od  and are available in two widths one 2 1/2" wide close enough for the front and also available  in 3 3/8" wide which would be good for the rear except the outside diameter is 2" too small.

Comment by Max Laybutt on May 12, 2018 at 12:40


Coffs Scout Hall !, organized, principally by Glenn and Merv, to solidify what Russell, and the Coffs club had started.Yep! remember it well.

Certainly has changed a lot since then, not sure "all for the better" BUT it certainly has grown.


Was great to be part of "The Beginning" and I enjoyed getting the AKA to give us their sanction.

Disapointed you wont be able to make it I am sure there will be a lot of "Camp fire" discussion of years gone by.


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