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#1 AB75

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Posted 22 October 2023 - 09:16 PM

What do you guys suppose this is? Ive had it 10-15 years and its the lightest chassis Ive ever owned. Around 40 grams with bushings. Im guessing its for a group 15, but I have no idea who made it.

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Posted 22 October 2023 - 10:07 PM

Is it steel or aluminum?


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Posted 22 October 2023 - 10:43 PM

It looks like it is possibly the first aluminum I15 chassis made, from Gunther Fass.

 

IIRC, they were milled.

 

PS-after looking at it again, it looks like the motor box angle is too shallow for an I15 motor.


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Posted 22 October 2023 - 11:09 PM

Faas.  Saw one on ebay , Palouse Slots and Hobbies .  Motor box looked the same. 


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Posted 23 October 2023 - 05:35 AM

Is it steel or aluminum?

Its aluminum.

Fass.  Saw one on ebay , Palouse Slots and Hobbies .  Motor box looked the same.

Link? I couldnt find it. And did you mean Faas? I only know them are gear makers.
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Posted 23 October 2023 - 07:23 AM

It looks like it is possibly the first aluminum I15 chassis made, from Gunther Fass.

 

IIRC, they were milled.

 

PS-after looking at it again, it looks like the motor box angle is too shallow for an I15 motor.

Maybe first production from Gunther... I raced against his first I15 aluminum chassis in May of 1992 at Long Island Hot Tracks in East Northport, NY - on the Hasse purple track. He failed tech after a tip that he used steel pillow blocks. :-) He had to change them before he could pass.  And that chassis had really wide rails.


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Posted 23 October 2023 - 08:04 AM

Maybe first production from Gunther... I raced against his first I15 aluminum chassis in May of 1992 at Long Island Hot Tracks in East Northport, NY - on the Hasse purple track. He failed tech after a tip that he used steel pillow blocks. :-) He had to change them before he could pass.  And that chassis had really wide rails.

Why would the steel pillow blocks be illegal?


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Posted 23 October 2023 - 09:35 AM

Why would the steel pillow blocks be illegal?

No spring steel was allowed rearward past a certain point on the chassis. 

 

Similar to the IRRA rule.

 

Bronze was the choice on I15 chassis that used pillow blocks.

 

When Koford came out with an aluminum I15 perimeter chassis in 1993, it used aluminum pillow blocks and motor brace.


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Posted 23 October 2023 - 10:47 AM

Thanks for the leads folks!! Gunther Faas for the win! Photos of the same currently on eBay.

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Posted 23 October 2023 - 12:52 PM

Didn't know you could solder aluminum? Cool


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Posted 23 October 2023 - 12:55 PM

They are plated.


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