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Forum: Using Tools and Welding Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By anickode
Couple grade 5 fine thread bolts, a way to ensure...

Couple grade 5 fine thread bolts, a way to ensure they're welded at the right angle, relative to both the steering arm and camber (if your kart has any camber, that is). That's about it. Weld, then...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 55
Posted By anickode
Who knows what thread they use. Just take...

Who knows what thread they use.

Just take the part up to the hardware store and find whatever $.13 screw fits it.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-30-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 228
Posted By anickode
That's a nice looking Dingo. Seems to be in very...

That's a nice looking Dingo. Seems to be in very good shape.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-29-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By anickode
4-1/2" wide would be the right fit. The rim is...

4-1/2" wide would be the right fit. The rim is typically a bit narrower than the tire, unless you want the stretched tire look.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-28-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By anickode
Most economical route will be to order some 6"...

Most economical route will be to order some 6" keyed bore wheels from BMI or Gopowersports. If you can order them at the same time as your axle, bearings, brake parts, etc, you'll save money on...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 05-28-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 74
Posted By anickode
Welcome, and best of luck!

Welcome, and best of luck!
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-28-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 281
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Posted By anickode
I've watched a car rescued from 50+ years of...

I've watched a car rescued from 50+ years of submersion in a frozen lake fully restored in a thread shorter than this.

14 pages of nothing.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-28-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 228
Posted By anickode
Needs a new recoil... No way to know if the...

Needs a new recoil... No way to know if the engine even runs.

Also no seat cushions and the cage has been chopped off. I'd be a bit hesitant to give 400 for it.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-27-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 189
Posted By anickode
It's hard to say for sure, but I'd put my money...

It's hard to say for sure, but I'd put my money on yes. That's just a big vehicle on big tires to push with less than that.

It'll likely be as fast as you'd ever really want to go on a lifted...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-27-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 189
Posted By anickode
That will make your gear ratio between the engine...

That will make your gear ratio between the engine and the wheels 6:1.

Gear ratios multiply. a 12:1 reduction in the gearbox with a 0.5:1 reduction feeding it. That will gear you for 41 mph with...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-27-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 189
Posted By anickode
With 23" tires I don't think you want as tall a...

With 23" tires I don't think you want as tall a ratio as 5 or 6. In a vehicle that size, you'd probably end up needing to put a new belt on it every time you fill it with gas if you're running it...
Forum: More Builds 05-26-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By anickode
Shoot, get it cleaned up and running good and...

Shoot, get it cleaned up and running good and sell it. Those old K series Kohlers fetch some decent money in the garden tractor world. A lot of people have an issue with putting newer engines on...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-26-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By anickode
Those tires look pretty small... I think it would...

Those tires look pretty small... I think it would be just fine. Especially if you put a torque converter on it. Only $60 for a Chinese clone TAV2 on eBay.
Forum: All Other Parts 05-25-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By anickode
Those tinplate tanks can be tricky. Once they...

Those tinplate tanks can be tricky. Once they start leaking, they can definitely be resoldered, but you have to get it clean clean clean. The biggest hurdle is if it has corroded in between the lap...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 05-25-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 30
Posted By anickode
From another Michigander, WELCOME! ...

From another Michigander, WELCOME!

Different part of the state here, but always good to see someone from familiar territory!
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-24-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 139
Posted By anickode
It looks to me like the shaft is longer than the...

It looks to me like the shaft is longer than the bore of the clutch, so the bolt and washer on the end of the shaft is keeping it from flying off, but not holding it in place.

Yes, a set screw...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 05-23-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 65
Posted By anickode
I think they're still around 60 buy it now on...

I think they're still around 60 buy it now on eBay. I don't recall ever having seen them that cheap on hamazon
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-23-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 109
Posted By anickode
There are a few drum type clutches with friction...

There are a few drum type clutches with friction material added, such as Noram as mckutzy mentioned, and they are mainly for racing, bigger engines, or industrial use.

Most have the sintered metal...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-21-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By anickode
The 420 does make way more torque. When you said...

The 420 does make way more torque. When you said 150# kart with 13" wheels I was thinking more along the lines of yard kart than off roader.

You'd probably be happier with a 212 and a torque...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-21-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By anickode
Most square tube is going to be A500 or A513...

Most square tube is going to be A500 or A513 HREW, which stands for Hot Rolled Electric (resistance) Welded

Either is perfectly acceptable, plenty strong for go karts, and easy to weld without any...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-21-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 125
Posted By anickode
But also making sure to oil the bushing only, not...

But also making sure to oil the bushing only, not so excessively that it slings into the drum.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-21-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By anickode
It's hard to go wrong with a 212 and a chinese...

It's hard to go wrong with a 212 and a chinese torque converter. Remove the governor, aftermarket air filter, exhaust, and a carb jet. A ~5:1 gear ratio will work on 13" tires and will put you up...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-21-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 98
Posted By anickode
You can always pound them back flat if they bend....

You can always pound them back flat if they bend. It's just sheet metal, and they're dirt cheap to replace if you ruin them altogether.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-21-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 98
Posted By anickode
The bearings have a spherical outer race, and are...

The bearings have a spherical outer race, and are sandwiched between the two halves of the flange. Just tap a flathead screwdriver between the two pieces of the flange to pop them apart.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-20-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 114
Posted By anickode
Yeah snowmobile engines might be a touch harder...

Yeah snowmobile engines might be a touch harder to come by there. But still probably one of your best options for a high revving, powerful light weight motor.

You WILL have to jet the carbs...
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