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#1 Ted Bier

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:29 AM

I just got a hold of this Parma stuff.

Is the thing stamped Parma a chassis jig?

Is the chassis I have Parma?

 

Thanks!

 

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:58 AM

That is a very old Flexi 1 chassis and the other piece is a tech tool.


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 04:12 PM

You know you are getting old when we consider this stuff vintage? What year did this chassis first come out? I raced them, they worked well back then.


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 04:24 PM

Before Koford, I use to work for a dist. that carried Parma, and I seem to remember dropping those cars off to Jerry Kulich's raceway in 1983 or 1984.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:33 PM

So just what does the PARMA stamped thing do ?



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:40 PM

So just what does the PARMA stamped thing do ?

 

It's a gauge for measuring min. tire diameters, max tire to tire width, chassis track clearance, wing height, & front of wing angle.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:19 AM

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Posted Yesterday, 06:33 PM

So just what does the PARMA stamped thing do ?

 

Catches cheaters :dash2:


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:59 AM

You know you are getting old when we consider this stuff vintage? What year did this chassis first come out? I raced them, they worked well back then.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:25 AM

I definitely recall when Flexi-Cars came out, I'm going with 1983 as well. I recall we all gobbled them up and started racing them shortly thereafter at our local raceway. All in all, a better entry level car than a womp. Much higher ceiling. I don't know that I ever thought they actually patented these things. That's pretty interesting in and of itself.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:01 AM

There is definitely a patent, and IIRC, it was enforced and Racer Products had to change a design of theirs.

And most know, prolific Retro chassis builder, Stephen "Bud" Bartos is credited as the inventor.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:13 AM

The Bartos Patent is US Pat. No. 4,616,686 filed in 1985 issued in 1986

 

https://patentimages...f/US4615686.pdf

 

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:44 AM

In my mind I had Duffy having something to do with the flexi 1. 

 

I obviously had my wires crossed again.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:30 PM

There is definitely a patent, and IIRC, it was enforced and Racer Products had to change a design of theirs.

And most know, prolific Retro chassis builder, Stephen "Bud" Bartos is credited as the inventor.

i remember buddy telling me he had over one hundred patents with Ken ...long time ago (late 80's)


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:32 PM

The Flexi is actually a lot like Russkit's Rattler chassis from 1969, but don't know if Russkit ever patented theirs. 

 

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