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Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 205
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Posted By J.S.@SMS
The way honing works isn't that the rings polish...

The way honing works isn't that the rings polish the bore, what happens is that the honed bore files down the rings so that they seal properly.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 129
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I figured that it was up high, based on the...

I figured that it was up high, based on the quality. So, could you get some better pics, with the kart on the ground.
:useless: or in this case without good enough pics.
Forum: Using Tools and Welding Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Help with floor jack.

My floor jack has been acting weird for a while. It acts like it doesn't have any power. It'll go up to whatever I'm trying to lift, but it won't lift it. Which, from what I understand, is what...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 129
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Based on the pedals and tires, I'd say it might...

Based on the pedals and tires, I'd say it might be a manco, but I cant really tell. The steering wheel also reminds me of something, I'm just not sure what.
Forum: Off Topic Forum Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 14,891
Posted By J.S.@SMS
With me it's the opposite. It seems like I broke...

With me it's the opposite. It seems like I broke my collar bone forever ago, when in reality it was April second.
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 112
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Personally I'd find an atv cheap for the engine....

Personally I'd find an atv cheap for the engine. With these on a gokart you get the fun of a slap shifter, and the addition of a reverse gear. Just look for a sport quad, not a 4wd. It's easier to...
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 66
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Pull the outside part of the driver off, but...

Pull the outside part of the driver off, but leave the stationary sheave and bushing on. Pull the belt forward. There should be about an 1/8 inch of space between the belt and the bushing. Any more...
Forum: FAQ & Articles Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 89,949
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I may be blind, But I didn't see ARC Racing...

I may be blind, But I didn't see ARC Racing (https://www.arcracing.com). I ordered the parts to rebuild the clone engine on my minibike from them, and the shipping was much faster than gopowersports,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-16-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 14,891
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Yep, there's plenty of ugly on that paint. But...

Yep, there's plenty of ugly on that paint. But the good thing is the po didn't do any prep, so the black spray paint comes off pretty easy.

Ha ha, I live on 10 acres with about 250 oak trees...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-15-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 14,891
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Well, I finally got my Carter bros 2575 running....

Well, I finally got my Carter bros 2575 running. And I finally got a profile pic.
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I still have a few loose ends, but it runs.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-15-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By J.S.@SMS
First, I thought band and scrub brakes were the...

First, I thought band and scrub brakes were the most common. Second, I don't think many gokarts came stock with differentials. Third, comet torque converters usually only increase speed by a few...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-14-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 95
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I use a home made redneck impackt. In other...

I use a home made redneck impackt. In other words, I get a good wrench, put it on the bolt and hit it with a hammer. Works every time, if you hit it hard enough. Just don't hit yourself.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-14-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 133
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I hope the champion isn't from one of their...

I hope the champion isn't from one of their generators, there are no clutches that I know of for tapered shafts. But the Tecumsehs aren't really that bad of a base, they just have horrible...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-13-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 133
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Yeah, the way the front and back of the frame are...

Yeah, the way the front and back of the frame are bent up makes me think of my carter. And carter and ken-bar pedals aren't that far apart, though these are bent more like the carter (I have a carter...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-13-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Well, I would say that you're crazy, but that'd...

Well, I would say that you're crazy, but that'd be a bit like the pot calling the kettle black since I'm a bit nuts myself. Now, for the axle, you might be able to use a side by side axle. Some of...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-13-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 84
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Same. Take a few pics of the innards of the...

Same.

Take a few pics of the innards of the engine. If a governor weight flew off, you might also have some cylinder damage, so try to look at the cylinder.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-09-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 112
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I really don't think that every single option is...

I really don't think that every single option is mandatory. In my opinion all that is necessary is the base kit, the exhaust gasket and the vent filters, which comes out to $81 and some change + s&h....
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-09-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I thought that It was that hotter plugs are for...

I thought that It was that hotter plugs are for lower compression engines, while colder plugs are for higher compression engines. But I may be wrong. I have used a plug that, apparently, was a racing...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-08-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 14,891
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Well, this sucks. My parents are making me sell...

Well, this sucks. My parents are making me sell the Buick before I can get that truck from my uncle. I was really wanting to get it running over Christmas break. But these Lesabre's average a 150-200...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-05-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Well, I returned the old engine today, and...

Well, I returned the old engine today, and swapped it out for a 69730 non hemi. Haven't had time to run it yet, but I've got a good feeling about it.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-05-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 499
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Yeah, my streaker is starting to shark fin the...

Yeah, my streaker is starting to shark fin the sprocket a little. I just hope that I get my lathe out of storage by the time that the sprocket dies, because mine has the differential axle, and afaik...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-05-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By J.S.@SMS
It's most likely a 5/8th jackshaft. Pull the...

It's most likely a 5/8th jackshaft. Pull the sprockets off, and measure the length of both of the parts. Look around online, most go kart parts places carry jackshafts.
Something like this:...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-05-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By J.S.@SMS
The only advantage to using a billet rod with a...

The only advantage to using a billet rod with a stock engine is longevity, since the billet rods have bearings in them and better oiling. But this is an engine that makes about half a horsepower per...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-04-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By J.S.@SMS
If you're using a billet rod (and flywheel), then...

If you're using a billet rod (and flywheel), then the 18# springs will be a great upgrade. However they allow the engine to rev 7k rpm, I believe, depending on the cam, so I wouldn't use them with a...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-01-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Well I pulled the tank this weekend and...

Well I pulled the tank this weekend and everything looked like it was hooked up right, but I forgot to get the pics. I was running it some, and it started making a whining like sound (like a mixture...
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