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Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-07-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By redsox985
Good good! Super busy with school, my own cars,...

Good good! Super busy with school, my own cars, and whatnot, but what else is new?!



That's a pretty good idea. I found a way to get Experian's AutoChecks run for free, but I don't think...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-02-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By redsox985
Can anyone run Carfax reports?

Hey all. Haven't been here in a while, but figured I'd reach out to a bunch of car/vehicle people. I'm looking at an early 00s Tacoma and want to check out its history. Does anyone work at a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-27-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,652
Posted By redsox985
Brake cleaner (with the little straw) and a...

Brake cleaner (with the little straw) and a lighter! My favorite!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-27-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 22,379
Posted By redsox985
Poboy, I had something like that recently. I...

Poboy, I had something like that recently. I pulled into the station with my gas light about melting through the dash and intended on filling up completely. Now, I don't normally go to this gas...
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 07-27-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,709
Posted By redsox985
I'd remove the paint, drill the ends like...

I'd remove the paint, drill the ends like mentioned above (this removes sharp corners that concentrate stress), and then wrap a plate (same thickness as the tube or more) over the entire area, and...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-27-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By redsox985
If all you do is pull the governor, you'll likely...

If all you do is pull the governor, you'll likely float the valves before anything goes boom. Stock valve springs aren't any more than "sufficient" for their intended speeds.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-27-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By redsox985
I'd get a cheapo dial indicator and set some...

I'd get a cheapo dial indicator and set some known amount of weight on the spring. You may need to make some type a jig for it all, but it shouldn't be too tough and will give you down to the .001"...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-27-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,893
Posted By redsox985
From what I've seen of competitive karting (a...

From what I've seen of competitive karting (a good friend of mine and his dad are the Praga karting dealers in the mid-atlantic), it's a massive money pit, tires are junk after a race, and if you...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-16-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By redsox985
Those covers should all be the same. Comet never...

Those covers should all be the same. Comet never made many models and the 30 is pretty standard. FWIW, even a knock off cover should fit, as many of them are clones. Additionally, it's ABSOLUTELY...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 07-16-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 11,031
Posted By redsox985
Though I'm a bit late here, for future reference,...

Though I'm a bit late here, for future reference, I'd start with something like 80 grit sandpaper just to knock the scale off and see what OD the metal actually is. Then, I'd try to measure with a...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-15-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,660
Posted By redsox985
What's the reason for needing to replace the...

What's the reason for needing to replace the Comet? I feel like those are parts that should almost never end up in the scrap bin.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-15-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By redsox985
If you guys like vintage racing, check out the...

If you guys like vintage racing, check out the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (http://www.pvgp.org/). It's a week+ long series of events culminating with a multi-acre car show (held on a golf...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-10-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,029
Posted By redsox985
I mostly use the grill for stuff like burgers,...

I mostly use the grill for stuff like burgers, hot dogs, sausage, fish, etc. Then I'll use a smoker for things like ribs, jerky, brisket, and the like. The smoker hovers around 160*F for a solid...
Forum: More Builds 07-10-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,598
Posted By redsox985
The motor has a 6:1 internal reduciton? Like one...

The motor has a 6:1 internal reduciton? Like one of the side-mounted boxes attached to the case?

I don't know if those have an internal clutch or just gear reductions, but if it doesn't, you...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-10-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By redsox985
Hey Battleboar, there is a LOT of info on here if...

Hey Battleboar, there is a LOT of info on here if you do a search for the Manco Dingo model. It's one of the more common produciton karts and has come up countless times. A member here, Blazkowiez,...
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 07-04-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 32,149
Posted By redsox985
I think this might be one of my best. TIG 304SS...

I think this might be one of my best. TIG 304SS with no filler for some custom headers.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-04-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 35,824
Posted By redsox985
Lemegacool built a turbo'd shopping kart ages...

Lemegacool built a turbo'd shopping kart ages back and it ran really well (http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=927).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r9wUtpDuio

I think I just dated...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-04-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By redsox985
My fear is that the frame will turn into a file...

My fear is that the frame will turn into a file of spaghetti since it came with probably 5% or less HP than you plan on adding.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-06-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,180
Posted By redsox985
I just realized I never updated after...

I just realized I never updated after procrastinating during finals week. Anyways, as I said, pictures of our stainless headers are attached. We finished up our two competitions and suffered...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-06-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,921
Posted By redsox985
If you're in the market for repairs, I'd suggest...

If you're in the market for repairs, I'd suggest some arm restraints to keep the roll cage from pinching off your arm as well as something that resembles a firewall. If gas leaks on the headers,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-06-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,951
Posted By redsox985
I'd take an inline 4 motorcycle engine any day. ...

I'd take an inline 4 motorcycle engine any day. Moto GP bikes often have >230HP from 1000cc powerplants.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-26-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,180
Posted By redsox985
Time for another update as I sit in the library...

Time for another update as I sit in the library procrastinating by any means possible. This past week, I finished up TIG'ing our test stainless headers... (pictures to come, thread where I got...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-20-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,180
Posted By redsox985
Obviously, quality is everything, but a billet...

Obviously, quality is everything, but a billet one will be da** near perfect, aside from grain imperfections at an atomic level. Let's find a GrabCad model, write some GCode, and CNC them...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-18-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,180
Posted By redsox985
Good call! I wasn't thinking of doing all that...

Good call! I wasn't thinking of doing all that extra, but it surely gives exactly what you'd be looking for. I want to spin up a fly wheel and see where it bursts... For SCIENCE!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-17-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,180
Posted By redsox985
Just came across this in studying for my...

Just came across this in studying for my materials class. I wonder how close of an approximation this can get to when a fly wheel would actually fail? I think the biggest issue would be finding...
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