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Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Howabout a vacuum leak check?? Fresh gaskets on...

Howabout a vacuum leak check?? Fresh gaskets on the intake and carb, cracked intake? Everything torqued to spec?
Forum: Using Tools and Welding Today, 01:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 517
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Ha, thanks, I'm pretty proud of those first welds...

Ha, thanks, I'm pretty proud of those first welds but we'll see how well they hold as actual joints! My angle grinder arrived, I just need to start using it! I'm hoping my helmet has a slightly...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 05-28-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 56
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Hey cool! Those Bajas are pretty neat! I'm a big...

Hey cool! Those Bajas are pretty neat! I'm a big Bird Engineering fan myself, I've got the Starbird.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-28-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 230
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Mmmmm, he did say he wanted a semi off road kart,...

Mmmmm, he did say he wanted a semi off road kart, I think dirt roads and grass fields are within it's reach. At any rate, it's his choice, but at least it's out there.
Forum: All Other Parts 05-27-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Sorry, but body parts, along with seats, are...

Sorry, but body parts, along with seats, are virtually non existent nowadays. Your options are mostly:

Find another Indy kart with an intact wing
Make your own out of fiberglass or something
Or...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-27-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 130
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Your best bet is probably www.ombwarehouse.com ,...

Your best bet is probably www.ombwarehouse.com , but other good places to check are:
www.mfgsupply.com
www.bmikarts.com
www.gopowersports.com

You need to measure the bolt circle to positively...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-27-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 230
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Why has no one recommended the GoPowerSports...

Why has no one recommended the GoPowerSports vintage kart kit???? https://www.gopowersports.com/standard-vintage-go-kart-kit/ It's about $1200, but it's a very nice frame, and while it is a kit,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 05-23-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 57
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
:welcome2: The age limit on this hobby is...

:welcome2:

The age limit on this hobby is VERY high!
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-23-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 188
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Try oiling the clutch bushing, that frequently...

Try oiling the clutch bushing, that frequently causes symptoms similar to what you are describing.

What kinds of "upgrades"? Did you upgrade it yourself or buy it upgraded? If so, got a link?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-23-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Wow, I'm late! That is NASTY! And BTW - The...

Wow, I'm late! That is NASTY!

And BTW - The official torque rating for the flywheel is 65 ft/lbs!

Use one of the gray gaskets and check your end play, the white one is just for spacing it out...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-23-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Tecumseh carbs, from what I can tell, are fairly...

Tecumseh carbs, from what I can tell, are fairly universal.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-23-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 99
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Why has no one suggested oiling the clutch...

Why has no one suggested oiling the clutch bushing???? That is almost always the cause for a clutch trying to take off at idle.
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 05-21-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I agree, I was amazed when I put fresh tires on!...

I agree, I was amazed when I put fresh tires on! So much better handling!
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-21-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 189
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Yeah, unfortunately there's almost NOTHING at all...

Yeah, unfortunately there's almost NOTHING at all on the internet about any brand of karts, except there's a lot of Manco manuals out there.
Unfortunately a lot of people just didn't save the...
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 05-21-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 517
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Uhmm, don't mean to rain on your parade, but...

Uhmm, don't mean to rain on your parade, but that's pretty ugly. I know, I know, it's your first, plus what Kartorbust said, but don't go welding karts together with welds like that. I don't think...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-21-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Ummmmm, that's a REALLY nice vintage racing kart,...

Ummmmm, that's a REALLY nice vintage racing kart, but it is NOT a 60s race kart! It wasn't until the 70s or 80s that the engine was put next to the driver instead of behind him.

I dig it...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-21-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 82
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I think the 8 HP springs might be a little...

I think the 8 HP springs might be a little bigger, which will in effect give slightly stiffer springs if installed in a 5 HP, but honestly I doubt they'll even fit the retainers.
On their own, they...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 05-20-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 419
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I'm thinking that side bolster will interfere...

I'm thinking that side bolster will interfere with a brake rod, IDK. You really need to take measurements.
As for a clutch brake, I would not recommend that, because then if your chain pops off, you...
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 05-19-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 517
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Doesn't weaving in certain situations case slag...

Doesn't weaving in certain situations case slag inclusions?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-19-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 189
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I can't help you much, but according to one...

I can't help you much, but according to one source, Fox Corp. became Bird Engineering. Just a little tidbit I thought I'd share.
Forum: More Builds 05-19-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 209
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
More pics, maybe? And maybe a detailed write up...

More pics, maybe? And maybe a detailed write up of what you're trying to do?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-19-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Start your own thread, you'll get more answers....

Start your own thread, you'll get more answers. :thumbsup:
Unfortunately, expect a lot of parts for that Dune Cat to be hard to find, they're not very generic in terms of parts.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-19-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 244
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Bonus points for sick looks! It looks like you...

Bonus points for sick looks! It looks like you have a rocket strapped to that thing. :eek: :cool: :auto:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-19-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 137
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
You need to look and decide what you want, here...

You need to look and decide what you want, here are some good places to look :thumbsup::

www.ombwarehouse.com
www.bmikarts.com
www.mfgsupply.com
www.gopowersports.com
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 05-19-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 419
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
It depends, do you have an axle hub that will fit...

It depends, do you have an axle hub that will fit that? Is the band brake positioned so it can be that close to the sprocket? Ya gotta take a lot of measurements, we can't do that for you.
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