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Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs Yesterday, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 388
Posted By Hellion
I'm surprised you're worried about some kind of...

I'm surprised you're worried about some kind of backlash.

Only in these recent 1-1.5 years has there been a reemergence of a small, vocal, obsessed
flathead faction. :D

We have some fresh...
Forum: All Other Parts Yesterday, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 112
Posted By Hellion
I'm not talking about what the tires say on the...

I'm not talking about what the tires say on the sidewalls, I'm talking about what you actually have now and the setup you're getting with the new wheels from GPS.

Are those yellow wheels and tires...
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 46
Posted By Hellion
A lot of karts, if the driven wheels are raised,...

A lot of karts, if the driven wheels are raised, will start to slowly spin the wheels at idle.
It's just the natural phenomena of drag between spinning parts.

Running it on the ground though at...
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 16
Posted By Hellion
It's a Chinese copy of a Honda (at least that's...

It's a Chinese copy of a Honda (at least that's the rumor), and copied only in a mediocre fashion I would surmise.

I too have rarely heard anything good about them as far as long term reliability...
Forum: More Builds Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 100
Posted By Hellion
Just giving you a hard time...or some honest...

Just giving you a hard time...or some honest critique. ;)

It's a great idea. Most of these Barbie Jeeps and stuff don't have much of a shelf life--the kid outgrows them because they're sort of one...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 106
Posted By Hellion
I was just browsing the site on an unrelated...

I was just browsing the site on an unrelated search and found the name of the kart.
Saw two name variants, Tyrod II & IV but there’s probably more (a I and a III?). But good call, Sid.

I went...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! Yesterday, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 165
Posted By Hellion
Honda is king of the small engines. Utterly...

Honda is king of the small engines. Utterly reliable and bulletproof, but the quality comes with a price.

So uh, what are you thinking on in terms of a kart or vehicle?
Forum: More Builds Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 100
Posted By Hellion
You really went all-out on this conversion. That...

You really went all-out on this conversion. That IS a bit too much light. Less is more man, less is more.

That’s an ugly roll cage, not gonna lie. :ack2: :D

I did a brief search on Peg Perego...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,377
Posted By Hellion
“Pace Setter” and “Streaker” aren’t real Ken-Bar...

“Pace Setter” and “Streaker” aren’t real Ken-Bar kart names. There’s a buttload of karts out there with one decal that says both “Pace Setter” and “Streaker”.

In fact, sitting in my garage is an...
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 86
Posted By Hellion
Both gaskets are important, nay crucial to proper...

Both gaskets are important, nay crucial to proper operation. It’s just that the carb to fuel tank gasket is more temperamental.

There’s vacuum being created everywhere along the intake side of the...
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 86
Posted By Hellion
What he said ^ If there’s a vacuum leak, the...

What he said ^
If there’s a vacuum leak, the carb cleaner will get past the gasket, into the carb and into the engine and VROOM, it’ll sound like you gave it some throttle.
DON’T use carb...
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 86
Posted By Hellion
Yeah Joe, he could be running with a vacuum/air...

Yeah Joe, he could be running with a vacuum/air leak around the carburetor.

Typical rule of thumb is to use two gaskets (stacked) where the carb mounts to the gas tank. Tighten every screw down in...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By Hellion
Seriously; heed and obey our South African...

Seriously; heed and obey our South African moderator—he speaks wise words. :)

All the other suggestions aside, your engine photos confuse me.
I see two cables near the carburetor. One appears...
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 86
Posted By Hellion
Ahh yes. You have the type of carb wherein the...

Ahh yes. You have the type of carb wherein the mixture is fixed and no longer adjustable. I think it’s the last version of a regulated/EPA carburetor (think California). :o

In other words, the...
Forum: More Builds 08-21-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 100
Posted By Hellion
An ambitious project. You could utilize a...

An ambitious project.

You could utilize a typical go kart front end with spindles and the direct steering linkages
but they are kind of inherently stiff. You'd have to have it loose (with decent...
Forum: All Other Parts 08-21-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 112
Posted By Hellion
Yeah that wobbly wheel is toast--either the wheel...

Yeah that wobbly wheel is toast--either the wheel is bent or the hub is.

That tire (and wheels) package from GPS looks okay, but be aware you're now going
from tube tires to tubeless and possibly...
Forum: Electric Projects 08-21-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 88
Posted By Hellion
What are your interests? Building for yourself...

What are your interests?
Building for yourself or a child?
You really need to specify your likes/dislikes...

Wait a minute. Check out page 73. There's your answer:

"MI's Highway Kart"
Looks...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-21-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 86
Posted By Hellion
What he said ☝ Pics are everything on a...

What he said ☝
Pics are everything on a discussion forum :)


In general, the screw on the right side of the carburetor (and horizontally oriented) is the mixture screw. Typically it's adjusted...
Forum: All Other Parts 08-21-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 59
Posted By Hellion
Seems like we have seen something like this...

Seems like we have seen something like this before; a kart that has a live axle but can either be set up for one wheel drive (bearing'd hubs on each side) or two wheel drive.

I think it was a way...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-21-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 107
Posted By Hellion
You're gonna pay what the seller agrees with....

You're gonna pay what the seller agrees with. That's what you're gonna pay http://earlycj5.com/xf_cj5/index.php?media/lol.2767/full

You made it sound like the kart was a "make an offer" deal and...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-21-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By Hellion
My my, that's a dandy rebuild. I even like the...

My my, that's a dandy rebuild. I even like the colors :cool:

I can only estimate your 606's age from the dates of the available manuals; 2002-2005.

Is your friend the original owner?
If he is,...
Forum: All Other Parts 08-21-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 112
Posted By Hellion
Definitely do not buy the item they have pictured...

Definitely do not buy the item they have pictured which just shows bushings (or plain bearings).
That's a lawn mower/low speed setup.

You need rims with 5/8" sealed ball bearings, but since...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-21-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 123
Posted By Hellion
It is nice looking for sure--beautiful casting,...

It is nice looking for sure--beautiful casting, devoid of flash and other manufacturing blemishes and tool marks.

Thanks for the extra pics.
Forum: All Other Parts 08-21-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 121
Posted By Hellion
That's not true. Manco is still around after...

That's not true. Manco is still around after being sold/bought out/mergered over the years or just going through name changes.

It is/was Manco, then American Sportworks, and now it's American...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-21-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 57
Posted By Hellion
Will the crank not move through an entire...

Will the crank not move through an entire revolution? If not, I don't think you'll know until you take it apart.

You're going to have to rotate the crankshaft to look for interference--see what's...
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