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Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 06-01-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 60
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Posted By Flyinhillbilly
The engine hit the scrap metal pile early on. I...

The engine hit the scrap metal pile early on. I do t guess it really matters, I was just curious.
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 05-31-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,988
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
Do you know if there’s a way to decode the number...

Do you know if there’s a way to decode the number on the tag?
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 05-31-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,988
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
This thing has been on my mind again lately. I...

This thing has been on my mind again lately. I was thinking about the fact that it has a round keyed axle, and I was wondering if anyone knew when they changed to hex? I’m trying to figure out about...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-31-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 129
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
That’s cool, I have a lot of fun with my race...

That’s cool, I have a lot of fun with my race karts.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-31-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 36,437
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
There were some bad karts there, and you know...

There were some bad karts there, and you know what? I outran all but one, and it had an animal on it. Two small blocks beat the wheels off of all those big motors, and I ended up second. I was on...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-30-2020, 06:08 PM
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Views: 36,437
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
Went racing with the big boys today, the...

Went racing with the big boys today, the unlimited all stars came to town (it a traveling series) and I decided to see if I could keep up with the top dogs of dirt. I kept up fine in hot laps, we’ll...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-28-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 282
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
you’ll get it, with what I’ve seen you do with...

you’ll get it, with what I’ve seen you do with your RX I have a lot of faith in your tuning abilities.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-27-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 282
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
Dumb question time: Where is the timing set?

Dumb question time:
Where is the timing set?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-24-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 36,437
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
It was. Iím usually pretty adamant about being at...

It was. Iím usually pretty adamant about being at the track early and being prepared. I was neither last night, but I think cabin fever got the best of me.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-24-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 36,437
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
Went racing tonight when I saw there was one...

Went racing tonight when I saw there was one going on at the very last minute. I saw a friends post on Facebook when we finished mowing, and the kids didnít want to go so I threw everything in the...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 05-19-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,964
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
Of course my bias is toward race karts, but I...

Of course my bias is toward race karts, but I have to say that I like this one very much.
You’re doing a nice job, and it’s looking great.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-18-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 282
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
Now that’s clever. I’ve seen the whippet setups,...

Now that’s clever. I’ve seen the whippet setups, but never took them seriously because of the lack of fuel enrichment. I never even considered propane.
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 05-17-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
That was my first thought too.

That was my first thought too.
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 05-14-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,964
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
The floor in the blue one is 16 gauge aluminum,...

The floor in the blue one is 16 gauge aluminum, the floor is there in The Godfather, it just donít go all the way to the pedals. Somehow you donít even notice it when driving it. I was a little...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 05-13-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,964
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
The pedals on my godfather are a little more...

The pedals on my godfather are a little more sophisticated, but weíre talking 1975 vs 2010.
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 05-13-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,964
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
Hereís a closeup of how the gas pedal attaches to...

Hereís a closeup of how the gas pedal attaches to the throttle cable.
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 05-13-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,964
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
Thereís about 2.5 inches of travel on the gas...

Thereís about 2.5 inches of travel on the gas pedal and about 1.5 on the brake pedal. The gas pedal set up is a little janky, but it was like that when I bought it and it works good, so I havenít...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 05-13-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,964
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
I’ll take some pictures this evening. It’ll be...

I’ll take some pictures this evening. It’ll be easier than trying to explain it. I have 5 race karts I can use for reference, but I think the comet is more along the lines of what you’re trying to do.
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 05-13-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,964
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
The ones on my 70’s comet seem to be 3/8. They...

The ones on my 70’s comet seem to be 3/8. They slip through a tube welded to the frame and have a pin that keeps them in place. I can take pics if you want them, but it seems like you’re well on your...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 05-08-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,964
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
If you need any othe angles it measurements just...

If you need any othe angles it measurements just let me know.
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 05-08-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,964
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
Our race karts have oversized brackets for the...

Our race karts have oversized brackets for the spindles with washers stacked to take up the slack. We can move washers from the the bottom to the top or vice versa to set our weight distribution. I...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 05-08-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,964
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
Iíll get some pictures of one for you this...

Iíll get some pictures of one for you this evening. I have a jackshaft motor mount off of one right now, itís the same as any other except it has a jack shaft built onto it.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-07-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
If I’m not mistaken the EC cover comes with a...

If I’m not mistaken the EC cover comes with a self aligning bearing too. If the crank sits a little wonky in the case that will help it spun more freely.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-07-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 323
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
I did the above per job in about an hour, but I...

I did the above per job in about an hour, but I have tools that most people donít have since Iíve been a professional auto mechanic for the last 26 years. I wouldnít have any idea how much difference...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-06-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By Flyinhillbilly
I didn’t, up the size at all, but I can’t really...

I didn’t, up the size at all, but I can’t really see where it would hurt anything.
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