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I think they are Kenda tyres.
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 :(
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.
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.
Few more Australian Companies listing small tyres which could be suitable for old karts.
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.
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,
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
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.
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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