Thursday, September 18, 2008
Jel Claws meet BWA
Jel Claws now makes stunning white wall tires for 1950's rods, customs, boulevard cruisers, and maybe even sports cars. The white rubber is a thin layer fused to the basic black rubber, with clean edges and durability. The other side is black. These tires fit the narrowest BWA 5mm rims, as on the front of the '32 Ford shown in the photos. These wheels were developed for vintage racers, and may be had with 1/8" threaded hubs, standard 3/32" holes with set screw, or 1/16" holes with set screw. They fit Scalextric classic F1 tires. Inserts are BWA 32214, a wide bolt-circle '37 Ford style standard for modified stock cars in the 1950's through 1970's.
Jel Claws ST-1135-W tires are intended for "Early Revell, Ferrari GTO, Marx and Strombecker Hot Rods, Marx Two piece Wheels & Others with Aluminum Chassis. Inner Diameter 1/2" 12.7mm" according to the package. The rubber is the same compound we have come to expect from Jel Claws, a soft, grippy EPDM rubber. They sure look fine on the front of this 1/25 scale AMT '32 Ford!