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Thread: Cooling fins on wheels?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Cooling fins on wheels?

    Never heard of such a thing, is it even a thing? Check out this auction one ebay:https://www.ebay.com/itm/Monogram-Mi...YAAOSwWGJdpxxo
    You have to scroll down to the description to see what I'm talking about. Like how fast would you have to be going to need cooling fins. Is this for cars using a flux capacitor LMAO.Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by fatbear; 10-17-2019 at 04:41 AM. Reason: additional content
    My other car is a Manta Ray

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    5 miles west of P.A.'s
    We do have cooling fins for our 1:1 race cars, but I can't think why you would need them on a slot car, especially without drilled hubs.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Cleveland, TN
    A better description would be "splined" not finned...Definitely not cooling fins. I believe those "splines" are there to assist the old rubber tires to not slip on the hubs.
    Alan Ingram

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    St Charles, Illinois, USA
    Only listing were for wire wheel inserts. I recall one set of wheels with fins in the 1960s patterned after a real prototype wheel. I think the aero drag exceeded any improvement of performance.
    l.d. kelley, M.A. Ramcatlarry@aol.com

    60 year pin 1959-2019
    Racing slot cars in America
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    IRRA, ISRA/USA, Hardbodies 1/24 &
    1/32 - Great Lakes Slot Car Club
    retired raceway owner 1992-2007
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