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#1 Ted Bier

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 10:50 AM

I just got a couple of this chassis, I was thinking they are homemade, but they are alike.

 

Just who made them back in the day?

 

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 11:43 AM

Looks like the Strombecker before the Hemi can motor came out.


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 12:53 PM

Strombecker 1/32. The chassis originally was held together by the tab and slot at the rear and two fold-over tabs behind the front wheels, which made for a sloppy fit of the axles, and eventually problems if you took the chassis apart too many times. The 3 round-head screws and nuts would tighten things up; the 3 flat-head screws are in the body mount positions.  Paul Gage makes tires for those wheels.


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 11:49 AM

Did they all come with the multiple drill holes ? I  can't find another one like this ! I have 2 of them .



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Posted 11 May 2019 - 12:00 PM

Did they all come with the multiple drill holes ? I  can't find another one like this ! I have 2 of them .

 

No. The holes are someone's attempt to lighten up the chassis.

 

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 08:41 PM

Misgoten youth ideas,  The only thing that made that chassis handle was a slab of lead or brass under it - and better wheels and tires.


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 09:22 PM

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:53 AM

I also have one of these. No drilled holes in the front like the one in the picture. I appreciate the picture showing the motor. My

chassis is in pieces, and I couldn't remember what motor was in it. And I have that motor, so now I can re-introduce them and

restore this car. Don't know what happened to the wheels.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 02:19 PM

Same motor was also used in the last generation of Strombecker one piece plastic chassis.  Hemi can in a next version.


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 04:59 AM

Hello,
it's not really an adjustable chassis
 
It is a standard chassis for the Barracuda version of Strombecker. It is made to order in Japan by its parts supplier: Igarashi (sometimes named "Strombecker Japan") exclusively for Strombecker.
 
Personally I call this type of chassis as "steel sandwiches", because it consists of two steel plates that due to their shape fix the steel shafts and the engine, which incidentally is also an Igarashi standart open in its version of 1965.
 
This version of chassis was the first (it is second half of 1965) and due to its length, only valid for the Barracuda model. Later Strombecker (actually Igarashi) will make other more common ones.
 
 
 
NOTE : holes are not original of factory. Someone tried to lower the weight

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:33 AM

No steel plates in mine. And I don't see any in the top picture. Mine came with a Cheetah body, which I still

have. The tab at the rear of the chassis that locates the rear axle retainer plate got bent from being rear-ended

and eventual cracked through after being repeatedly straightened. It will probably break off if I try to straighten

it again. Otherwise, I hope to have it back running again eventually.



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:21 AM

No steel plates in mine. And I don't see any in the top picture. Mine came with a Cheetah body, which I still

have. The tab at the rear of the chassis that locates the rear axle retainer plate got bent from being rear-ended

and eventual cracked through after being repeatedly straightened. It will probably break off if I try to straighten

it again. Otherwise, I hope to have it back running again eventually.

According to its commercialization, there are multiple versions of the Strombecker Cheetah 1/32, in chronological order:
 
* competition version with a lightweight metal chassis, delrin parts and optional tilting guide etc. from TC-32 competition motorkit, although latest versions marketed in Canada (hemi-semi) hexagonal box already without the optional swingarm. Also in Canada I do not remember if they commercialized versions of hexagonal box with Hemi-300 engine, I would have to consult it in catalog. Since December 1965.
 
* standart version steel, but it is not exactly the one in this post, because it has a shorter length. It is a common chassis also for example to the Ferrari Dino. Therefore it is accompanied by an open Igarashi standart engine in its 1965 version, although there are versions that carry the TC-32 engine from a special circuit. Since 1966
 
* standart versions with a mixed steel-plastic chassis, which is also common to other "short" models.
 
* standart version with black plastic chassis made in Hong Kong (although they were also manufactured in France), usually with green Wasp engine, but can also be seen with Mabuchi 15 small can engine. Since 1969
 
I think I have quoted them all, but it is possible that there are more, the Strombecker universe is very complex.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 01:06 PM

Thanks to Ted's photos I now have the proper motor back in this car. My fix for the sloppy axles was to use

brass tubing as bushings, and copper "clamps" to hold the top and bottom halves of the chassis together.

Somewhere along the line the rear tab and slot went away. Can't remember why, but most likely it broke

off from being bent back and forth once too often.

 

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