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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-20-2011, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Odonnellp24
I used these for spindles and they worked great....

I used these for spindles and they worked great. http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_20861_20861

For the frame I used 1" 14 gauge square tube. Light and very strong but a b#### to weld...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-20-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 43,757
Posted By Odonnellp24
Posting a link to download a PDF on your existing...

Posting a link to download a PDF on your existing website. $0
Downloading from said link. $0
500 sheets of printer paper. $5
Exposure and positive PR to your company website for doing this. $? In...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-15-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,663
Posted By Odonnellp24
Referring to your third picture, the part that...

Referring to your third picture, the part that moves is your throttle and the linkage coming off is attached to your governor. Try disconnecting that linkage and manually controlling the throttle but...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-14-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,323
Posted By Odonnellp24
The casters I plan on using are rated for 1000lbs...

The casters I plan on using are rated for 1000lbs so I figure the bolts are too? One would certainly hope so :worried2:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-14-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,323
Posted By Odonnellp24
Dude youre my frikkin hero :thumbsup:

Dude youre my frikkin hero :thumbsup:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-13-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,005
Posted By Odonnellp24
Stepped hubs wont slide up on your axle past a...

Stepped hubs wont slide up on your axle past a certain point. There is a lip on the axle that is designed to fit on a stepped hub. You slide it on your axle till it stops and bolt it tight and that...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-13-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,323
Posted By Odonnellp24
I have some 2" square tube thats 1/4" thick and...

I have some 2" square tube thats 1/4" thick and some pretty stout flat iron for building this up. All the forces would be tensile forces and a proper weld can hold upwards of 60klbs tensile. You...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-13-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 43,757
Posted By Odonnellp24
So $10 to stuff a few sheets of paper into an...

So $10 to stuff a few sheets of paper into an envelope and ship it by banana boat. This wreaks of a scam, just like those "saw it on tv" gimmicks that charge you $19.95 + $9.95 s+h for some shammy...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-13-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,552
Posted By Odonnellp24
That could be quite a while... :cornut:

That could be quite a while... :cornut:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-13-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,230
Posted By Odonnellp24
Maybe I could put a bag of sand in the return box...

Maybe I could put a bag of sand in the return box that weighs the same as the motor like in that Indiana Jones movie....mwahahaha :devil2:

I told myself I wouldnt make the 2hr round trip for that...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 06-13-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,419
Posted By Odonnellp24
Whats wrong with a band brake? Dirt cheap, easy...

Whats wrong with a band brake? Dirt cheap, easy and reliable.

BTW, its shaping up to be a nice kart. Your pops should be proud, most 16 yr olds I know cant get their heads out of the dang xbox.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-12-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,105
Posted By Odonnellp24
Check out this live axle. ...

Check out this live axle.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_21285_21285

This particular one has a 1" shaft diameter and it steps down to 3/4" where it threads. A stepped hub is...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-12-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,005
Posted By Odonnellp24
When I take my truck to the beach I just let the...

When I take my truck to the beach I just let the air out of my tires till I get about 10 psi. Should work on a kart, it's the best kind of fix....a free one.

With your tire size You could probably...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-12-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,323
Posted By Odonnellp24
That would work. The 3rd roller would be the...

That would work. The 3rd roller would be the force point and just roll the metal back and forth, tighten half a turn and repeat until you get the radius you want. If you wanted to get fancy you could...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-12-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,323
Posted By Odonnellp24
That would probably work pretty well on soft...

That would probably work pretty well on soft metals. I'd have to question its durability for mild steel applications. The design itself looks pretty solid, it just comes down to construction...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-12-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,323
Posted By Odonnellp24
Found this thread on a welding forum for making...

Found this thread on a welding forum for making the dies. Bend 2 180 deg pipes that have an inner diameter that matches the outer diameter of what you want to make, slice in half lengthwise and weld...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-12-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,323
Posted By Odonnellp24
Thats where the square tube comes in, the casters...

Thats where the square tube comes in, the casters would be perfect since they are flat too.
Forum: Electric Projects 06-11-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,041
Posted By Odonnellp24
If youre looking for massive reduction then just...

If youre looking for massive reduction then just use a jackshaft. That's just an intermediate shaft that allows for a double reduction so you can reduce your axle sprocket size and still achieve good...
Forum: Electric Projects 06-11-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,977
Posted By Odonnellp24
Run 6 Batteries in series to get your volts up...

Run 6 Batteries in series to get your volts up and you should be able to run your motor 3-4 hrs at a stable rate, maybe half that with starting and stopping, starting current on a motor like that can...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-11-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,323
Posted By Odonnellp24
Pool noodles....:idea2:.....sweet idea! Never...

Pool noodles....:idea2:.....sweet idea! Never thought of that
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-11-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,323
Posted By Odonnellp24
How to make large radius bender?

Any ideas on how to make a DIY large radius tube bender? I mostly work with 1" square tube and for my project I need to make a 18"+ radius bend. I think it would make a pretty trick looking roll cage...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-11-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,230
Posted By Odonnellp24
I looked up a magneto for a gx120 and it mounted...

I looked up a magneto for a gx120 and it mounted up completely different from the blue motor. Notice how mine has two bolt holes on one side while the Honda has one on each side. I'll try the credit...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 06-11-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 37,792
Posted By Odonnellp24
:iagree: Its probably the coolest and most...

:iagree:

Its probably the coolest and most productive hobby I've ever had and if youre ever really hard up you can work anywhere.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-11-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,230
Posted By Odonnellp24
I'll give that a try when I get off this morning.

I'll give that a try when I get off this morning.
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 06-10-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,585
Posted By Odonnellp24
Thinking about how to rig some kind of braking...

Thinking about how to rig some kind of braking system. I could change the engagement speed of the clutch down to a low rpm and use that as a compression brake (easiest). An obvious downside to that...
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