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andrecht 06-24-2019 04:46 AM

She made me do it!
 
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A continual from a previous project that just never got done:

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=36970

A year ago this project came to a halt after the bureaucracy of the Motorsport put a dampener on my enthusiasm.
The short version of the story is that the kart that intended to restore & race no longer was "suited" to run an any commercial track.

My wife (the one that has the final say), gave me an ultimatum regarding the amount of projects that i can have at a time.
The twin engine go-kart being the one with the most dust had to go!!

Unless... (the power of negotiation) I make it more suitable for every body to use.......

Solution:

Make it go off road & make it safe.

List of thing to do:
1) Fit off road rims & tires
2) Change drive train to suit larger tires (fit a jack shift)
3) Fit roll cage
4) Fit larger seat with headrest


So here we go again...

landuse 06-24-2019 07:05 AM

This should be a good one! :D

JTSpeedDemon 06-24-2019 08:08 AM

:kewlsmiley:

Holmes 06-24-2019 11:10 AM

What is that 6 wheeled monster up on its end in the background!??

andrecht 06-24-2019 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Holmes (Post 526621)
What is that 6 wheeled monster up on its end in the background!??

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=36743

One of my many projects...

5814SpeedCo 06-24-2019 09:16 PM

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Sounds like we have the same wife. I wanted to make this Manco Dingo into a one seater monster buggy, now its a getting converted to a two seater monster buggy and still keeping with the ATV suspension front and rear. Lots to build on it!

I definitely see potential in yours and look forward to seeing more!

Denny 06-25-2019 12:41 AM

In other words you are making it "PRINCESS APPROVED" :lolgoku:
My girlfriend when she wants to ride something mini bike or whatever she just kicks the kids off of it and rides it. :roflol:
Putting a roll cage on that will make those Lions work for that meal kinda like one of those dog chew toys with treats in the middle. :thumbsup: Seriously you do some of the coolest builds.


Denny

andrecht 06-25-2019 02:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5814SpeedCo (Post 526673)
Sounds like we have the same wife. I wanted to make this Manco Dingo into a one seater monster buggy, now its a getting converted to a two seater monster buggy and still keeping with the ATV suspension front and rear. Lots to build on it!

I definitely see potential in yours and look forward to seeing more!

Having a second person on board is WAY more fun, having turns at a obstacle or just sharing the experience.
The other advantage of having a second person on board is help with pushing it back home!! :lolgoku:

I cant wait to see your finished project...

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Denny (Post 526695)
In other words you are making it "PRINCESS APPROVED" :lolgoku:
My girlfriend when she wants to ride something mini bike or whatever she just kicks the kids off of it and rides it. :roflol:
Putting a roll cage on that will make those Lions work for that meal kinda like one of those dog chew toys with treats in the middle. :thumbsup: Seriously you do some of the coolest builds.


Denny

Thanks for the comments Denny, the challenge is always pushing through and finishing a project.
Its the last 15% that always tends to derail an entire plan.

This one i WILL finish !!

Denny 06-25-2019 09:38 PM

Thanks for the comments Denny, the challenge is always pushing through and finishing a project.
Its the last 15% that always tends to derail an entire plan.

This one i WILL finish !![/QUOTE]

Yea that last 15 or 20% is the killer for some reason. Just power through.


Denny

JTSpeedDemon 06-26-2019 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrecht (Post 526706)
This one i WILL finish !!

Famous Last Words........... :lolgoku:

Denny 06-26-2019 09:37 PM

No JT he does finish his projects. Darned nice ones too!


Denny

JTSpeedDemon 06-27-2019 06:35 AM

Yeah, but it was just too good not to poke fun at!

andrecht 06-27-2019 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by JTSpeedDemon (Post 526973)
Yeah, but it was just too good not to poke fun at!

No offense what so ever... admitting to your shortcomings is halfway to solving the initial issue....

andrecht 07-04-2019 09:50 AM

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Parts ordered:

3 X 15 Tooth 08B Sprockets
3 X 40 Tooth 08B Sprockets
1 X 5 Meter 08B Steel Chain
4 Master links

I decided to replace the existing sprockets & clutch sprockets to a "standard" available chain type.
The original chain & sprockets are a #219 ??? only available from specialist cart racing suppliers. (specialist implies unjustified inflated prices)

Still going with a jack shift, 15-40-15-40 Ratio.

Additionally the Jack-shift will be on my own "adjustable" bearing hanger, this will allow me to tension the chain down to the rear axle.

Will need to modify the clutches that I bought two years ago to take the new 08B sprockets.

andrecht 07-17-2019 12:12 AM

Some work done with sprockets...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...fbb8201dad.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ba1d7a1a3d.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9928dd4b66.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d14c117d5b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a884008872.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a69ed16927.jpg

andrecht 07-23-2019 02:01 PM

Double trouble...

Rear end mockup, complete with modified exhausts.
Next is the seating and roll cage..
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1837b5bf20.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ce96766cce.jpg

andrecht 08-02-2019 12:00 AM

Both brand new carburetors leaking???
I dont get it??...
It seems that both carburetors float needles are getting stuck? Gravity fed from a single tank, standard 93 Octane fuel.
Disassembled both floats,cleaned both seats with carb cleaner...
What am i missing?
Are both over filling ?

andrecht 08-04-2019 03:00 AM

Advice needed!

Carburetors are still leaking, despite cleaning several times.

andrecht 09-01-2019 10:59 AM

Despite both carburetors leaking past the needle and seat, and denying me the first spin...its 99%complete. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...4819b4e199.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...c0d4b8bf8a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1d28094f56.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5e125d7cd8.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9e92689d81.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...8ee23cdb89.jpg

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Some break system detail for those who care...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a48847fba0.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5dbad6bc0b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1780326eca.jpg

JTSpeedDemon 09-01-2019 07:25 PM

Ok, not sure why no one replied, but I'd make sure all fuel lines are hose clamped, make sure carb vents are working, and REPLACE the needle/seat assembly.
Cleaning won't do much, but the actual parts can go bad.

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P.S - What are those mufflers from?


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