vintage cars – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:49:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.11 Porsche to Use 3D printing for Rare Parts for classic cars https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/porsche-use-3d-printing-rare-parts-classic-cars/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/porsche-use-3d-printing-rare-parts-classic-cars/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:17:12 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=22758 Porsche is all set to use 3D printing for facilitating the manufacture of rare spare parts for vintage Porsche models. Porsche Classic has now announced that it will be providing parts that are no longer available at the retail level through 3D printing. Normally, the manufacture of such parts in small quantities would be highly […]

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Porsche is all set to use 3D printing for facilitating the manufacture of rare spare parts for vintage Porsche models. Porsche Classic has now announced that it will be providing parts that are no longer available at the retail level through 3D printing.

Normally, the manufacture of such parts in small quantities would be highly expensive as it would call for the installation of the original machinery that was used or replicas of the same. Now, it has technologically become possible to make such rare parts using a 3D printer that has a selective laser melting process.

Porsche initially ran tests by 3D printing a release lever for the clutch of the Porsche 959. This is a car that has not been on sale from 1993. The part that was produced successfully cleared all of the company’s stringent quality and mechanical tests. The company preformed a pressure test and the part indicated no internal faults even when the load exceeded 3 tons. Practical tests that were performed also proved that the part met and even exceeded OEM quality standards.

Porsche Classic currently makes as many as 52,000 parts for owners and all the parts that are made have to meet at least the original production requirements.

After these successful tests, Porsche is trying out 3D printing for 20 other test parts. The process offers a new ray of home for vintage car enthusiasts who want to keep their cars running and for automotive manufacturers who want to keep costs for producing such parts low.

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Dunlop Launches High Performance Tire for Classic Cars named Sport Classic https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/dunlop-launches-high-performance-tire-classic-cars-named-sport-classic/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/dunlop-launches-high-performance-tire-classic-cars-named-sport-classic/#respond Sun, 16 Apr 2017 11:29:30 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=20264 Dunlop recently launched a high performance tire for classic cars named Dunlop Sport Classic. The tire is meant to cater to the needs of classic car drivers and has been optimized for high performance models of the 60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Dunlop has always been strongly associated with motorsports and its range of high and […]

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Dunlop recently launched a high performance tire for classic cars named Dunlop Sport Classic. The tire is meant to cater to the needs of classic car drivers and has been optimized for high performance models of the 60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

Dunlop has always been strongly associated with motorsports and its range of high and ultra-high performance tires. The company has extensive expertise in the racing arena and as an outcome of this has developed several innovative technologies that it has adapted for use on the road.

Strong Vintage Heritage

Dunlop has developed several tires for vintage and classic cars and the Dunlop Sport Classic is the latest in a long line of tires for this category of vehicles. In the period from the ‘50s to the ‘70s, Dunlop’s developed a range of Racing Tires (mainly Crossply CR65 and R5 patterns) for Touring and GT Le Mans Cars. During the ‘60s, Dunlop had also launched the Aquajet tire within the High Performance segment. Dunlop has highlighted its firm commitment to the historic tire segment by keeping these two ranges in production. This will allow motorists having classic and vintage cars s to continue using authentic tires for their vehicles.

Classic Look, Modern Performance

Dunlop Sport Classic tires offer classic car owners the best of both worlds by combining a classic look and feel, with modern handling and braking performance. The tire has the most modern construction and compound technologies to provide it with a high level of stability, grip, and steering in both wet and dry conditions. The tread pattern however still closely resembles that of tires from the vintage era.

Commenting on the new tire, Martijn de Jonge, Brand Director Consumer PBU EMEA said that Dunlop came up with the classic looking but modern tire to cater to the growing market demand and to build on its heritage. Owners of classic cars will now have a new authentic, classic looking tire, that features modern high performance tire technologies.

Features and Benefits of new Sport Classic Tire

  • The tire’s modern silica compound makes the tire more adaptable to the road’s surface, giving it excellent wet grip and braking performance.
  • The tire has a stronger carcass thanks to state-of-the-art reinforced overlay, giving it an optimized on-road contact patch. This gives the tire better stability and steering precision, even at higher speeds.
  • The tire sports a classic tread pattern, with optimized grooves and a high number of multi-oriented blocks. The tire thus has numerous biting edges for increased grip. This in combination with the efficient groove distribution design allows for better water evacuation. The tread pattern gives the tire improved wet grip and aquaplaning resistance.
  • The tire has the latest shoulder block technology, with strong shoulder blocks and reinforced connections. This gives the tire a higher level of stiffness to optimize force transmission and improve dry handling and braking to the level that is commonly offered by Ultra High Performance tires. At the same time the tire retains the steering feel of typical classic cars.

The tire will be available at the retail level from May 2017.

 

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Stahlgruber Show https://tiresandparts.net/event/stahlgruber-show/ Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:00:00 +0000 http://tiresandparts.net/event/stahlgruber-show/ Stahlgruber Show is an exciting event held for two days at Germany’s Stadthalle Sindelfingen. It displays wide-ranging products such as vintage cars and different automotive-based products. This year, the show promises to take the visitors’ experience to new heights.

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Stahlgruber Show is an exciting event held for two days at Germany’s Stadthalle Sindelfingen. It displays wide-ranging products such as vintage cars and different automotive-based products. This year, the show promises to take the visitors’ experience to new heights.

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