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#1 Ivan B

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 07:21 AM

Hello,

 

Just wondering what this might be. I did Google about it but came up kinda short.

 

Thanks.

 

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 07:48 AM

I think its a standard production piece. Others will chime in!

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:08 AM

Mike is correct. It's Cobra's production Grp. 12 chassis from the late '60s and '70s. There are a lot of them still around, so it's not rare. I used to race a similarly made Phaze III chassis back then.


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:08 AM

That chassis was at some point in time marketed as Cobra's Gr. 12 chassis. Sold individually and in RTRs. The front wheels appear to be Riggen, but the angle makes a positive ID kind of hard.

 

After a second look the fronts could very well be Cobra.  The set screw hubs are too large for Riggen.



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:57 AM

Ivan,

 

I tweaked your pics a little for you.


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 06:09 AM

Thanks for fixing the pictures,I am using my phone so the pictures are not so good.

  Also thanks to everyone that chimed in about the chassis.

As far as the front wheels go i took them off. Wheel A is what was on the car but wheel B are the ones i like. Unfortunately one of the wheel B has the set screw stuck inside. I dont know if either would suit this car. Its fun learning about it though. 

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 09:30 AM

It warms the cockles of my heart to see the old COBRA angle-winder in such pristine condition. No mistaking the spaced wire patterns and COBRA parts of this production item. We had several we got from Al Pappas and Don Hines around the time COBRA was going under. They were light and quick, designed right around the time when motors were just starting to ramp up in power. Mura was maturing his earliest designs. Maybe late '67 since it was right after angle winders were introduced. Don and Al were innovative chassis designers.

 

Correct me if I'm wrong but GP12 in those days was just the cheapest unbalanced stock car and motor you could get. It loosely referred to the shelf price on the RTR cars even if the actual prices had risen by the time this car was made. The GP12s used in wing cars today are quite different.

 

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 06:58 PM

The "B" wheel is an AJ's I think.


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