Anyone make replacement front tires for AW big front tire Tjet chassis?
Yessiree,I've noticed splitting and hardening of the earlier JL tires. I suspect we'll be seeing a lot of latent maintenance issues with those cars due to their manufacturing lineage. Truth be told, the old Aurora A/FX sponge tires turn to dust after a while, and old TJet tires are like faucet washers, but I still have 40 year old AJs silicone tires bonded to aluminum hubs that are as good as they were when I bought them for 99 cents way back in the late '60s and early '70s.
That police car would be from release 4. Did the tire do anything to the chrome on the rim?Speaking of the JL Tuffey rears, has anyone else noticed the hardening of the rubber on some of the older releases? This would be the release with the blue and white cop car.
I pulled the car from the case and the tires were coated wet in oil and ROCK hard. I imagine it is an unstable rubber compound and started to seperate into its base components? Before you ask, no it was not any sort of oil that I applied at any time. The car was still packed with the white lithium grease. I have found about 6 like this so far in the last week.
Any one have ideas to this mystery?
I've got AJ's that are as good as the day they were opened, and white boots that are a bit muddy; but still as pliable as the day they were born.