Jump to content


Chassis identification please?

  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 Garry S

Garry S

    Mid-Pack Racer

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 144 posts
  • Joined: 07-October 16
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:IA

Posted 10 March 2017 - 02:55 PM

I got this in an eBay lot, it runs great on my track! Anyone know what it is?

Garry Stoner

#2 Racer36


    Race Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 727 posts
  • Joined: 09-October 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Posted 10 March 2017 - 02:56 PM

Parma Flexi 5 with Pro Slot 16D. Not a terrible chassis, but it never went over that well.

Dennis Dominey

Lifelong half-assed slot racer

#3 Cheater


    Headmaster of the asylum

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22,922 posts
  • Joined: 14-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norcross, GA

Posted 10 March 2017 - 03:03 PM

Agreed, and I never could get one to work work a damn.

Anybody looking for one of these? I have the world's flattest F5 sitting on my desk. It took longer to get perfectly flat than any chassis I ever worked on, I guess because of the metal because it kept springing back for days...

And when I say flat, if you polished the bottom of this chassis, you could use it as a mirror. It's close now...

Gregory Wells

Never forget that first place goes to the racer with the MOST laps, not the racer with the FASTEST lap

#4 Cap Henry

Cap Henry

    CHR Cars

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,698 posts
  • Joined: 25-October 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bellevue, OH

Posted 10 March 2017 - 03:30 PM

They work better with the bite bar cut shorter then solder it so it doesn't move. They could be made fast, just a lot of work

Team PSC
Parma PSE
CHR Cars
JDR-Joe Dirt Racing

#5 Racer36


    Race Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 727 posts
  • Joined: 09-October 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Posted 10 March 2017 - 03:42 PM

Super narrow tires was the best plan for me with one. They were fast on my oval.

Dennis Dominey

Lifelong half-assed slot racer

#6 Danny Zona

Danny Zona

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,133 posts
  • Joined: 27-July 12
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Holly Hill (DaytonaBch), FL

Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:02 PM

I tested with one before. Actually was able to get it to handle great. I just couldn't match the lap times of the JK reverse pan C7s at the time. Weight hurt the P5.
  • Wizard Of Iz likes this
Test, test, test and go test some more.
You're never fast enough!!! 💯

Luck is the residue of design.

Be a fountain not a drain.

It's not about being right, it's getting it right.

#7 James Grandi

James Grandi

    On The Lead Lap

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 473 posts
  • Joined: 31-May 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cranston, RI

Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:18 PM

If you could change your driving style up enough to suit its characteristics, it was capable of being a pretty quick car. Found the car responded really well to sending it in really deep on corner entry.


The thing I disliked the most was that in a hard enough hit, the tips of the pans tend to pull out of the tabs on the front wings 

  • Bud Denning likes this
James Grandi
obSCEne Chassis
HVR BB Fronts
Bodies by Weaver

"There is no such thing as a race you are destined to lose. You will always have a chance."

#8 MSwiss


    Grand Champion Poster

  • Advertiser
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 19,700 posts
  • Joined: 16-April 06
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:35 PM

I agree with all the above.

It worked fine on my King.

I think by the time I got the Flat Track built, the JK C11 had come out.

Mike Swiss
IRRA® Components Committee Chairman
Five-time USRA National Champion (two G7, one G27, two G7 Senior)
Two-time G7 World Champion (1988, 1990)
Eight-time G7 King track single lap world record holder
17B West Ogden AveWestmont, IL 60559, ( 708) 203-8003
mikeswiss86@hotmail.com (also my PayPal address) 
Note: Send all USPS packages and mail to: 5858 Chase Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60516
Make checks out to Chicagoland Woodworking, Inc.

#9 SlowBeas


    Troublesome De-slotter

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 857 posts
  • Joined: 15-January 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lost in South Carolina, USA

Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:38 AM

Cheater, sorry to hear you had such a rough go with the F-5.


I picked up one several years ago as a result of a raffle and, to be honest, it was the fastest chassis in my box for quite a while -- until I discovered the C-11. Oddly enough, my F-5 was flat out of the package and handled great. I still pull it out for occasional weekly races.

Jim Beasley
South Carolina, USA

"Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles."
- Pat Paulsen, 1968
"I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol."
- Steven Wright ca. 1983

Electric Dreams Online Shop