Finding neat things to make the Mini Sprint-T with on a Wreck-Free Sunday

I have been doing some research on model parts and found that there are several people making Wide 5 hubs in 1/24 / 1/25 scale. I shared the hub and wheel molded together from Plastic Performance Parts, but it turns out there are people making separate hubs and wheels.

One in particular is Ron Coon. The Combo 1 has a good hub and a decent wheel for the 14″ wide wheel version of the Sprint-T but it wrong for making the 8″ wide wheel of the street version with the 27 x 10.50R-15 LT Hoosier Pro Street radials.

A good hub/disk combo but a not-so-good wheel comes from 3 Amigos but that wheel does look like it would narrow up a lot better than the Ron Coon part.

The best-looking but most expensive wheels and hubs are from Dirt Modeler.

Model Car Garage has castings that would work for making rear calipers and front calipers that are reasonably scale.

This would be great to model the transmission as it is dimensionally identical to the 4E60 and 4E70 electronically controlled transmissions I’m looking at for more relaxed cruising and better gas mileage.

And scroll down this page until you get to QC_1 for a quickchange rear end that will work great with the HB_1 and COMBO kits.

One of the reasons I’m strongly thinking about making a Mini Sprint-T is to get a better idea of how it will go together in full-scale. I’m a tactile kinda guy and manipulating the parts in miniature will give me a better feel for dealing with the same thing 25 times bigger.

BTW I hope everyone had a happy Coming Out Day. And for those of you still in some kind of closet, maybe next year.

And finding all those links was more time-consuming than I expected, now I want to go back to bed.

PSA, Opus the Poet

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