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Volksdad 05-23-2016 08:55 PM

This cart dragged me across the street.
 
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So I'm posting it here as a build off entry.

Volksdad 05-23-2016 08:58 PM

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Wrong pic

Volksdad 05-23-2016 09:01 PM

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One more

Volksdad 05-23-2016 09:05 PM

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Found some great wheels for it. They were only five bucks each at my local agri supply, so I got them. Me-be for a trailer for the go kart.

Volksdad 05-23-2016 09:33 PM

Ok so I finally got the engine ( predator 212 ) on .... I had to fab up a new engine mount at a weird angle to get the gears to align properly and well I just couldn't resist taking it for a spin. M daughter and I cruised up and down the block this evening - no problem, except the turns are kinda harsh.

The kart stopped on one of these turns so I figured it was either out of gas or starving for oil and that it cut off. I hopped off and with one hand on the rear bumper I started it like I usually do... Except I didn't realize the throttle had not returned all the way.

Bwaaaaaaaaahhhhhh went the cart and I had to hang on because the **** thing was pointing first at the neighbors new van and then at their house.... And my daughters asking me "are you ok dad?", and I'm like ... "Uh yeah I'm fine- no problem"... Meanwhile I'm leaving patches of skin all over the road cause it's doing donuts and dragging me behind it.

I ran the cart into a tree and quickly hit the kill switch... (mental note it might be good to have an extra one mounted on the back of the cart).

Anyhoo the real moral of the story is that generic brand disinfectant lidocaine spray for scrapes that supposed to numb everything- really doesn't work at all. It should be labeled "Canned Hate" cuz that's what it feels like when you spray it on fresh road rash. There's some vile chemist out there secretly giggling himself to sleep thinking about all the idiots like me who believed the lies printed on the label.

itsid 05-23-2016 09:46 PM

pick up your tools in 3....2....1...

GO!

'sid

Poboy kartman 05-23-2016 10:20 PM

I've worked extensively with the over the counter pharmaceutical industry....and we determined through intensive survey and research...that painless medications were counterproductive....and that products that produced an appreciable nerve reaction proved to be more effective in the long run.

Some patient testimonials: " I'll never do that again!"

"Franks Red Hot....I put that s***t on everything! "

bob58o 05-23-2016 11:18 PM

After you put it back together, disconnect the low oil sensor!:thumbsup:
Add throttle return spring.

Oil shifts during turns causing engine to shut off! You can add another kill switch where you disconnect the oil sensor.

I am not positive how throttles with governors work. Is it cruise control set at 3600?


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Both are easy. Youtube or ask for details on here and more than enough should be able to walk you through it.

Volksdad 06-13-2016 05:26 PM

Ok.... Kill switch wired, and roll cage installed.

I need nice seat belts now so I think I'll cruise eBay for some four point belts.

I also need a seat....

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My skin grew back, btw. And my son asks all the time about my boo boos.

Joel 06-13-2016 08:21 PM

Have pics?? Its good your skin grew back!!!!:lolgoku:

landuse 06-14-2016 01:47 AM

Lets have some pics of your progress. This is a build log after all :D:D:D

chancer 06-14-2016 07:32 PM

I wanna see pics of the skin growing back!:ack2::popcorn:

bob58o 06-18-2016 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chancer (Post 415917)
I wanna see pics of the skin growing back!:ack2::popcorn:

Without pics of the skin, I cannot award any sympathy points during the Contest Vote Silent Auction. His price for my vote will be the same as everybody else's :rolleyes:

Note to self: Unblock every violent girl's phone number during next year's contest:thumbsup:

chancer 06-18-2016 02:26 PM

Yet another 90% complete kart before contest entry.
Bob your Wallet might just get real fat!

Hellion 06-18-2016 04:11 PM

Don't you know you're supposed to put down newspaper before you spray paint? Such a pretty floor it was, too...
http://i55.tinypic.com/2d8opw3.jpg

Oh never mind. Carry on, carry on.

Volksdad 06-27-2016 09:27 PM

You guys are killin me, lol. It's a real pia to post from the iPad, but I'll try.

I have been tearing up the neighborhood- added a roll bar to keep mother happy....

Volksdad 06-27-2016 09:30 PM

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Ok here's the kart before I started cutting...

That's the original engine.

Volksdad 06-27-2016 09:31 PM

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And here is the donor material....

Volksdad 06-27-2016 09:35 PM

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Out with the old...

Volksdad 06-27-2016 09:38 PM

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Added another engine mount to get things lined up.... Seems the old sprocket is A few degrees off!


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