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Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By J.S.@SMS
Right now I believe the biggest limiting factors...

Right now I believe the biggest limiting factors are the crank, and the head. A majority of people run stock cranks to 9k, but I wouldn't. ARC Racing does sell billet crank stroker kits, but they're...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-19-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Well the intake runner between the filter and the...

Well the intake runner between the filter and the carb was melted a bit inside, so I don't think it was the exhaust. And there was still the matter of 4800rpm with the governor still installed.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 02-18-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 254
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I'd say it's time to have that thing bored .030...

I'd say it's time to have that thing bored .030 over. Or maybe .060. Have you checked to make sure the rings are still in one piece (except for the oil ring)?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-18-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Get a Non Hemi (pn 69730). I've always had luck...

Get a Non Hemi (pn 69730). I've always had luck with the non hemis. I've only owned one hemi, and I won't buy another. The thing was revving 4800rpm out of the box (governor grenading rpm), and was...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-18-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 71
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I hope these help. I know the stickers aren't in...

I hope these help. I know the stickers aren't in pristine condition, but they should be good enough.
116007

116008

116009

116010
Perhaps my favorite sticker on the kart.
116011
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-18-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 25,446
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Yeah, the ford modular engines are junk. It is...

Yeah, the ford modular engines are junk. It is the only engine I know of that nobody will rebuild at a reasonable price. My grandfather had a '99 grand marquis that had a modular, and that engine had...
Forum: More Builds 02-18-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I have a manco eliminator ss with a predator 212...

I have a manco eliminator ss with a predator 212 and 9:1 gearing. It's great because it is a smooth ride for a solid frame, and will drift right hand turns infinitely. But it sucks because it won't...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-18-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 71
Posted By J.S.@SMS
My kart does have the original stickers on it....

My kart does have the original stickers on it. I'll see about getting a good pic of it later.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-18-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By J.S.@SMS
To setup the throttle for performance, remove all...

To setup the throttle for performance, remove all current throttle and governor components, the carburetor and airbox (leave the manifold thingy). Go on the web and get a cheap chikuni 22mm and...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 02-18-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 254
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Go out and buy yourself a compression tester....

Go out and buy yourself a compression tester. It's much more accurate than the finger in the spark plug hole method. And HF has one for like $25 or $30.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 02-05-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 325
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Do you have a billet rod and flywheel for it? The...

Do you have a billet rod and flywheel for it? The heavier valve springs move the valve float rpm to above the rpm when the rods snap. The stock rods are good for about 6k, while the 18lb springs are...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-04-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 25,446
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Forgot to mention that my bike's in the shop. The...

Forgot to mention that my bike's in the shop. The crank arm bolt kept backing out, and the rear brake reach adjustment kept loosening up. Also it needed a tune up (new chain, grease everything, and...
Forum: More Builds 02-04-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By J.S.@SMS
That's great for a governed engine. And I agree...

That's great for a governed engine. And I agree that anything over 50 is scary on a minibike.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-04-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 25,446
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Well, If all goes well I'll be getting the truck...

Well, If all goes well I'll be getting the truck this weekend (though I'm not holding my breath). I may do a cheapo/diy/redneck lift kit. It won't ever be going on the road so it'll be fine. And it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-31-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 25,446
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Well, I found the perfect car (ish) for that 351,...

Well, I found the perfect car (ish) for that 351, trouble is I can't afford it on a 17yo's salary (grades and part time job). It's a 1967 mustang base model that's missing the original engine and...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-31-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Uh, zip ties on the throttle spring are never a...

Uh, zip ties on the throttle spring are never a good idea. That will let the engine rev to valve float (around 5200 rpm), however at anywhere over 4700 or 4800 I believe, you run the risk of the...
Forum: Build Off Contest Main Area 01-28-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 756
Posted By J.S.@SMS
It's simple, He helped.

It's simple, He helped.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-28-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 830
Posted By J.S.@SMS
It's like Cars and Cameras, some of their best...

It's like Cars and Cameras, some of their best projects were their first, like the rat rod wagon. And since then their quality has been going downhill. Though I'm still waiting on the drag rail's 670...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-28-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Nope, The 79cc predator is $109.99 and the...

Nope, The 79cc predator is $109.99 and the predator 212 is $124.99 without a coupon, $100 with a coupon.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-27-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 379
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Yeah, 1/16 of a mile is plenty. That's 330 feet,...

Yeah, 1/16 of a mile is plenty. That's 330 feet, and I usually do 100 foot drags for everything except my Streaker and my minibike. All my karts with centrifugal clutches lock up within 15 feet at...
Forum: More Builds 01-26-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By J.S.@SMS
That ought to be just fine, as long as you don't...

That ought to be just fine, as long as you don't pinch that brake cable under it. And I'd say it's coming along nicely. I can tell you from experience that that 50t sprocket is a bit small. My baja...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-26-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Why do I get the feeling that the rim is off a...

Why do I get the feeling that the rim is off a lawnmower. Those run bushings instead of bearings. And that's fine at 5mph, but when you get into the mid teens or twenties they won't last long, if...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-25-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 25,446
Posted By J.S.@SMS
What are the bushings for? You might be able to...

What are the bushings for? You might be able to take the dimensions to a machine shop and have them turn some on a lathe. They should be able to do it easily. But definitely check on the ones you...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-25-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I take it the 390 came off a pressurewasher. And...

I take it the 390 came off a pressurewasher. And you have quite the stockpile of engines. Did you convert that briggs oppy to a horizontal shaft?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-25-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 830
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I'm the same way. The only reason I replaced the...

I'm the same way. The only reason I replaced the tires on the front of the streaker I have was that they were square shaped, not rounded, so they liked to grab in ruts. I did some lawn mowing through...
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