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Scottrods 04-06-2019 06:45 PM

New find! What is it?
 
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Got this kart today off of Facebook marketplace. Just couldnít pass up a vintage frame! Does anyone know what it is? I got the ol Briggs running after much wd40 and persuasion on the valves👍

J.S.@SMS 04-07-2019 12:18 AM

It looks like it might be an American Express. And don’t rev the engine up too much, until you pull that clutch. You’re missing the drum, so the weights might scatter.

itsid 04-07-2019 05:36 AM

Nope certainly not an american express..

the "engine rollbar" thingamabob is tripping me off,
otherwise I'd said it'd be a Clark Cyclops

Haven't seen OrangeKarte in a while, he could've told you for sure if or if not..

'sid

Scottrods 04-07-2019 06:37 AM

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Originally Posted by itsid (Post 519297)
Nope certainly not an american express..

the "engine rollbar" thingamabob is tripping me off,
otherwise I'd said it'd be a Clark Cyclops

Haven't seen OrangeKarte in a while, he could've told you for sure if or if not..

'sid

Yeah the roll bar is the big thing throwing me off as well. Canít seem to find one with it that is a similar design.

JTSpeedDemon 04-07-2019 06:53 AM

Nice kart!!!
How much didya get it for?

Scottrods 04-07-2019 08:50 AM

I spent more than what I used to get karts for I guess the market has changed since 2 years ago lol. $50.

JTSpeedDemon 04-07-2019 08:56 AM

Hmm, not too bad of a deal, but it is missing the axle/bearings.
Is does have a decent steering wheel, and an, ahem, seat.
Does the Briggs run?
Bonus points that it's muffler is flange mounted(exact same muffler as mine, in fact) since it's probably less restrictive than the optional screw in muffler.
Never saw blue on a Briggs before, me likey-likey. :P
Looks like a 90s/early 2000s engine.

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Ah, just noticed you have the axle. :D
Even better deal!
But it does look a little rough.

Scottrods 04-07-2019 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by JTSpeedDemon (Post 519320)
Hmm, not too bad of a deal, but it is missing the axle/bearings.
Is does have a decent steering wheel, and an, ahem, seat.
Does the Briggs run?
Bonus points that it's muffler is flange mounted(exact same muffler as mine, in fact) since it's probably less restrictive than the optional screw in muffler.
Never saw blue on a Briggs before, me likey-likey. :P
Looks like a 90s/early 2000s engine.

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Ah, just noticed you have the axle. :D
Even better deal!
But it does look a little rough.

Yeah it needs a little work but It has little rust for how long itís been sitting. Definitely have seen worse. The Briggs didnít run at first (stuck intake valve) but I have it firing off now with starting fluid. But it blows fire out fo the intake every time. Maybe my valve isnít closing all the way? Who knows lol.

JTSpeedDemon 04-07-2019 10:57 AM

That'll make a great show kart.
FLAMETHROWER DUUDE!


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