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Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 10-28-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,736
Posted By LightningTeg
Yes no problems with braking system Only tip...

Yes no problems with braking system

Only tip I would give is to disconnect caliper from hydraulic system before bleeding. So bleed the hose first 100% then connect to caliper. It'll never get bled...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 10-17-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,716
Posted By LightningTeg
Looks really nice

Looks really nice
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 09-06-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,736
Posted By LightningTeg
So small updates Been trying out different...

So small updates

Been trying out different lubricants for the drive part of the torque converter (recommended dry spray moly, dry spray PTFE, and now white lithium grease). I've found the dry...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-24-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,447
Posted By LightningTeg
Death trap lol

Death trap lol
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-20-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By LightningTeg
Good stuff didn't think about sliding a muffler...

Good stuff didn't think about sliding a muffler over the pipe with holes. I've got all the fab tools necessary (tig and all) so I think I'll try this route...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-20-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By LightningTeg
Yeah its just a tube with some baffles basically....

Yeah its just a tube with some baffles basically. I dont think there is any packing material.

I come from the high HP car world and there is so many options for mufflers/resonators but they are...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-19-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By LightningTeg
I went and got a Grade 8 bolt to replace the...

I went and got a Grade 8 bolt to replace the Grade 5 or whatever junk comes with the chinese parts for this reason.

You could try left handed drill bits. Start with small bit for a pilot hole then...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-18-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By LightningTeg
Quieting down the Predator 420

Hey guys. I recently put a Stage 1 kit on my kart for the Predator 420 and its awesome and a big improvement but Id like to do something quieter. The quieter the better honestly, but I don't want to...
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 06-12-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By LightningTeg
Hitachi stuff has treated me really well. I've...

Hitachi stuff has treated me really well. I've had the same 18V drill and driver for 10 years now. Used in contracting jobs, dropped off 12ft ladders, used almost every day for automotive mechanics...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 06-11-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,736
Posted By LightningTeg
Yeah I figured. Theres a threaded hole on the...

Yeah I figured. Theres a threaded hole on the head casting from the old (intake?) that looks good.
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 06-10-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,736
Posted By LightningTeg
Put a stage 1 kit on from gopowersports. Chopped...

Put a stage 1 kit on from gopowersports. Chopped up the exhaust pipe and then found a tractor muffler at the local tractor supply to help keep the volume reasonable. Took it for a quick spin the 15...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-07-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,447
Posted By LightningTeg
Not happening lol. I've got a 420 with a 40...

Not happening lol.

I've got a 420 with a 40 series and 10T drive to 60T axle it, 18" tires. It will do 30mph fairly easy. I think I could probably go to 55 or 50 tooth axle to get 35-40mph and...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 05-24-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,736
Posted By LightningTeg
Been getting alot of driving time. Kid loves it....

Been getting alot of driving time. Kid loves it. Also I was able to rig up some TIG filler wire as an easy way to adjust choke from the drivers seat, and I replaced the rear shocks for the 3rd and...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-21-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By LightningTeg
Ok well then it has the right belt and I am at a...

Ok well then it has the right belt and I am at a loss.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-20-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By LightningTeg
Was able to install a stiffer idle return spring...

Was able to install a stiffer idle return spring and it has helped a bit. The kart will not move but the belt still squeaks and hates life.

Is it possible I could get the next size up belt...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-20-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By LightningTeg
nice find

nice find
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-17-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,452
Posted By LightningTeg
Just curious what the weight of your "heavy"...

Just curious what the weight of your "heavy" buggy is?

I've got a 6:1 ratio (10T Drive to 60T Driven) and it scoots out from a dig. I wouldnt mind maybe a 5.5:1 to get a little more top end out of...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-17-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By LightningTeg
Starting to think the backplate is flexing as no...

Starting to think the backplate is flexing as no matter how I shim it doesn't seem to be happy. Time for actual jack shaft on pillowblocks?

Might try an in between and make some kind of mount to...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-15-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By LightningTeg
So I got to drive it today after adjusting my gas...

So I got to drive it today after adjusting my gas pedal and man what a difference. Just picks up speed like no other. Instant power in the corners, enough to trip the oil kill switch so time to...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-14-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By LightningTeg
Can confirm the driver can be mounted either way...

Can confirm the driver can be mounted either way but it depends on the kit you got. The picture in original post shows the kit where driver must be mounted inboard.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-14-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,452
Posted By LightningTeg
I dont think there is correct me if Im wrong....

I dont think there is correct me if Im wrong....
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-13-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By LightningTeg
So I got the driver apart yesterday and it didnt...

So I got the driver apart yesterday and it didnt seem like there was anything apparent. I resprayed the moving components and closed it back up. Upon running the motor I accidently left the driver...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-10-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By LightningTeg
Looks like NAPA sells the moly stuff. I’ll get...

Looks like NAPA sells the moly stuff. I’ll get some tomorrow
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-10-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By LightningTeg
I guess that's true, but the engine not starting...

I guess that's true, but the engine not starting without using the choke (even after its warm) has also been a problem since day one. So that would be why it wouldn't even "pop".

Combined with...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-10-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By LightningTeg
I found some WD-40 brand dry PTFE lube at...

I found some WD-40 brand dry PTFE lube at autozone last night

This stuff (https://www.wd40specialist.com/products/dry-lube/)

Is that acceptable?



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