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Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 06:16 AM
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Posted By bthompson224
I saw one where a guy used square tubing mounted...

I saw one where a guy used square tubing mounted to the plate, then bolted the engine to the tubing.
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Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 06:14 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,639
Posted By bthompson224
Maybe some metal strapping to help distribute the...

Maybe some metal strapping to help distribute the load inside the scoop?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 93
Posted By bthompson224
Would it have run fine for several minutes out of...

Would it have run fine for several minutes out of adjustment? I say do the simple first, clean it and the tank before you start turning screws.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 43
Posted By bthompson224
All engines are a single gear, they just spin up...

All engines are a single gear, they just spin up to a certain RPM. You need a transmission to have gears. As to a live axle, I guess the answer is most likely yes. It would be a bit silly to have a...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 93
Posted By bthompson224
I always use a small piece of wire and run it...

I always use a small piece of wire and run it through the jets.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 34
Posted By bthompson224
It looks like the sprocket is grabbing the end of...

It looks like the sprocket is grabbing the end of the bolt causing the bend, not the actual application of the brakes.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 93
Posted By bthompson224
Doesn't take much to impact these little carbs.

Doesn't take much to impact these little carbs.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 93
Posted By bthompson224
But were the tank and fuel lines clean?

But were the tank and fuel lines clean?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,639
Posted By bthompson224
Nope, looks great. I was just wondering if that...

Nope, looks great. I was just wondering if that non structural plastic would hold up at speeds.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 06:03 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,639
Posted By bthompson224
How fast will this thing be? I'm curious as to...

How fast will this thing be? I'm curious as to how that will hold up when it starts catching air.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-18-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 120
Posted By bthompson224
If it's something you really like and are plan on...

If it's something you really like and are plan on keeping, maybe it's not worth losing sleep over a few dollars. I'm patient and persistent about bargain hunting, but if there really isn't a market...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-17-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By bthompson224
You are running 5:1, so already geared on the...

You are running 5:1, so already geared on the high side. Removing the governor can get you into the low 30's. You might get a couple of more with a torque converter.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-17-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 120
Posted By bthompson224
Yeah, pretty useless really.

Yeah, pretty useless really.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-17-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 120
Posted By bthompson224
That's why I thought 390. Didn't matter, I never...

That's why I thought 390. Didn't matter, I never meant to keep it.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-17-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 120
Posted By bthompson224
Consensus was it is a 388. I thought it was a...

Consensus was it is a 388. I thought it was a 390, but I'm no expert.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-17-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 120
Posted By bthompson224
If it's a real Manco 6", they are going from...

If it's a real Manco 6", they are going from about $60-$75 on ebay. No idea if anyone is actually paying that.

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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-17-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 120
Posted By bthompson224
Dunno, seems a little high. Front wheels and...

Dunno, seems a little high. Front wheels and maybe tires are mismatched, however if that's an original Manco on the front left, you could sell it for almost enough to get matched brand new ones. Go...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-17-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 120
Posted By bthompson224
You could be right. The 388 has the entire brush...

You could be right. The 388 has the entire brush guard, though.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-17-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 120
Posted By bthompson224
I don't think it's a 388, looks like a 285....

I don't think it's a 388, looks like a 285. Anyway, my 388 was in better shape and sold for 375 here in DFW. I think I could have gotten more if I wanted to wade through a few dozen tire kickers, but...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-17-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By bthompson224
950speed

950speed
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-16-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 389
Posted By bthompson224
Well, whatever it is BMI or GPS should have the...

Well, whatever it is BMI or GPS should have the hubs.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-16-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 389
Posted By bthompson224
Are you sure those are 1" and not 5/8?

Are you sure those are 1" and not 5/8?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-16-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 389
Posted By bthompson224
You can get wider rims, however you may have to...

You can get wider rims, however you may have to put hubs on there to mount them to the kart.
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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-16-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 389
Posted By bthompson224
I was looking at doing the same thing, except...

I was looking at doing the same thing, except going from the balloon like tires to turf tires. They could mount up fine, but would have rubbed on the spindles and the chain cover once placed on the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-16-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 72
Posted By bthompson224
No idea if it really works like that, so measure...

No idea if it really works like that, so measure carefully. I don't see where he expects to mount the engine, but then again I've never seen a Talon in person.
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