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i have a metallic blue la cuc with the front tab spoilers .. it is a super cuc but no roof ... the place the chrome injectors are located behind the driver on base la cuc is different ,, my body as a large hole protruding upward and a base set of la cuc injectors do not fit flush ... what goes in that position? is it a scoop?
 

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Hi Janj86.

A lot of Cucs were chopped in the area you described in order to fit taller, usually 26D, motors. Possibly this has been done to yours but without photos it's just a guess.
I thought that Super Cucarachas came with 26Ds originally, but I'm no historian so perhaps they didn't?

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L.
 

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Normally, the Super Cuc came with a Super Nascar motor from Cox, but the one I had was fitted with a regular Cox 16D - don't know if that was original. I believe the roof could be installed or not on these cars, so a lot of racers must have left them off...

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The "La Cucaracha GT" as it is actually called, has an identical body molding to that of the regular La Cucaracha. The molding received minor changes in 1967: the addition of the front fins, and the opening of the little scoop behind the injectors, so that the plated roof could be attached to the body.
The car was always sold with the roof assembled to it, but the box contained all the parts to make the car a roadster.
I cannot fathom why the plated intake stacks would not fit on example reported it and only a clear picture may tell the tale.

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The model only ever came with the Super NASCAR motor, but many failed from a defective can bearing, so were replaced under warranty by retailers with the standard NASCAR motor with opened vents.
Rear tires were always black sponge on conical shaped setscrew wheels.
 

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Hi, i had one of those once, the convertable. Never got a chance to run it ,the local comercial track went out of buisness a couple days before the car arrived in the mail. So it sat in my Dad's shop on a shelf unrun for over twenty years. When i decided to get back into Slot cars i wanted to go 1/32 scale and sold the Cuc on Ebay. Sold for over 400.00 U.S. to some happy fellow in the States. I couldn't beleive it. I wish that i had a couple more of them to sell. Thanks for reading my dribble. Robert V.
 

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no thanks really - dont know how to grt a pic up on this site and i got your name wrong
 

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Indeed. Now I understand your question...

This is because the body was not factory trimmed as it was on the standard "La Cucaracha", because the plated intake stack was not fitted by the factory to the Super Cuc, since the stack could not be seen under the plated roof.

The standard "La Cucaracha" body had a hole punched in that location, allowing the plated stack to be glued in place with contact cement.

The "La Cucaracha GT" or "Super Cuc" had a "chrome" tree inside its box, containing the plated stack, roll bar and gas caps, plus a spare clear windshield to assemble the car as an open roadster.

So if you wish to fit the plated stack, you will need to trim any excess plastic . Best would be to punch a hole there with a proper punch, but careful cutting with a hobby knife will do the job. Do not attempt to use an electric drill to make this hole, the drill bit will catch the plastic and make a real mess of the body in a split second. Might take a couple of your fingers too... :shok:

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