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Forum: More Builds Today, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 45
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 Today, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
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 Yesterday, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 68
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! Yesterday, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 22
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: 125
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: 61
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: 88
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: 67
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: 81
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: 115
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: 67
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: 88
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: 88
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: 105
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...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-20-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 105
Posted By anickode
If you haven't already bought the engine, I'd...

If you haven't already bought the engine, I'd definitely reconsider, unless you're planning on building the snot out of it anyway.

The duromax 440 is in reality closer to 13.5 hp. The 18hp rating...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-19-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 266
Posted By anickode
And tighten them gradually, working around the...

And tighten them gradually, working around the circle. Don't just reef one down before moving on to the next.

Also looks like you've got some serious misalignment going on there in the first pic.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-19-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 159
Posted By anickode
There are propane tanks with liquid dip tubes......

There are propane tanks with liquid dip tubes... For forklifts and the like.

I would consider repurposing a 20oz co2 paintball tank. You can install a dip tube in them, and the safety margin (1200...
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 05-19-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 420
Posted By anickode
A small circular or side to side motion to help...

A small circular or side to side motion to help wash the toes in can be beneficial if it's not too drastic. You'll learn to see the difference between the weld puddle and the molten slag behind it....
Forum: All Other Parts 05-19-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By anickode
Drill into the carrier radially and tap for 2 set...

Drill into the carrier radially and tap for 2 set screws. One over the keyway and one 90 from it.

Or use some Loctite 580 if you REALLY want it to stay.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-19-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 182
Posted By anickode
Another option, if your wheels are straight bore,...

Another option, if your wheels are straight bore, is to carefully drill out the shaft key, but you've got to be dead center and perfectly aligned. This will allow another direction of movement to...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-19-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 133
Posted By anickode
Those are definitely solid hand truck tires. ...

Those are definitely solid hand truck tires. About the farthest thing from suitable go kart tires as you can get.

You need some pneumatic tires meant for a go kart, with high speed bearings. ...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-19-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 159
Posted By anickode
Have you considered mounting the propane bottle...

Have you considered mounting the propane bottle vertically to ensure you're getting either just liquid or just gas? On its side with a full bottle, I could see issues if you're jetted for liquid,...
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 05-18-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 420
Posted By anickode
What size rods and type of rods are you using? ...

What size rods and type of rods are you using? 1/16" aren't good for much besides sheet metal, and 5/64 are very hard to find... It's very difficult to get a stable arc from such a small machine. ...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-18-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 159
Posted By anickode
Several years ago, I drew up a (considerably...

Several years ago, I drew up a (considerably larger) system using alcohol for the additional fuel, fed from a pressurized tank. The idea was to use a second nitrous bottle for the fuel, and...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-18-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 107
Posted By anickode
Buy it now on eBay. About 100 different sellers,...

Buy it now on eBay. About 100 different sellers, but they're all the same product. Pick one with good seller rating, and you're good to go. 👍
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