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Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs Today, 05:18 PM
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Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Ok phew. I found the bushings of partstree.com as...

Ok phew. I found the bushings of partstree.com as well! :o
I have contacted the seller as they still haven't arrived, so if all else fails, I can get it from PartsTree, albeit for a higher price. If...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log Today, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Or you could change your user title to something...

Or you could change your user title to something like "a.k.a Moto Mule".

Honestly it's nice to see one of those annoying little Power Wheels getting crushed!! The only use I approve of for those...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I'm not sure if that screw affects governed RPM,...

I'm not sure if that screw affects governed RPM, but at the very least you should get a little more "oomph" out of the engine!

I still want to work on an old Wisconsin, but there is an ad on the...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs Today, 10:43 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 10,958
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Nice kart! :popcorn: I'm 13 and this is...

Nice kart! :popcorn:

I'm 13 and this is actually my first kart. My very first experience with small engines was cleaning the carb on a Lawn-Boy mower that had been sitting for awhile. That was...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I can see why! A teenager......in a...

I can see why!
A teenager......in a junkyard.......with a hammer and a grinder.......:roflol:
I can think of a LOT of damage I could do like that!(not that I WOULD do that, it's just the junkyard...
Forum: Site Announcements and Suggestion Box Today, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 48
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Like Kartorbust said, I just use the web browser...

Like Kartorbust said, I just use the web browser when I use the Android phone. I prefer the PC style layout that I'm familiar with. I usually just use my laptop or a desktop PC.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I ALWAYS get Grade 8 bolts when I can. They are...

I ALWAYS get Grade 8 bolts when I can. They are simply far superior to cheap hardware.
As pillow blocks are rather crucial, get the absolute best hardware you can! It will be safer, more reliable,...
Forum: Engines & Clutches Today, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 229
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I am aware that my numbers will be far from...

I am aware that my numbers will be far from ideal. I plan to have my dad with a stopwatch to time some approximately 1/16 mile drags at a parking lot I have permission to use. That's about as precise...
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 229
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Thanks for your input, wenee9w! I'm planning...

Thanks for your input, wenee9w!

I'm planning to either use this coil bracket: https://www.viperizerracing.com/Coil-Bracket-3-Degree-Adjustable-p/zeadjust%20coil.htm
Or this one:...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 35
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
:welcome2: The site administrator, RobertD,...

:welcome2:

The site administrator, RobertD, is actually in Austin! :2guns:
Sounds like you have some good experience, can't wait to see what you can contribute around here! :)
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Short chains are oftentimes good in fact!

Short chains are oftentimes good in fact!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-25-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 23,543
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
They're throttle shaft bushings for my HiPo's...

They're throttle shaft bushings for my HiPo's Flo-Jet carburetor, I need them to fix a vacuum leak that's making it run erratically.
My dad also recently suggested getting custom bushings turned at...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-25-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 229
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I'm planning to lap my flywheel at least a little...

I'm planning to lap my flywheel at least a little bit. I don't want it to be so perfectly taper locked that I'll never get it off!! :lolgoku:
It's kind of irritating how the small block Briggs...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-25-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 23,543
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Had some really great tacos today. On...

Had some really great tacos today.

On another note, my throttle shaft bushings seem to have gotten stuck with USPS. :toetap05:
They were shipped via UPS Mail Innovations, and were transferred to...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 01-25-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 10,958
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Well, I just took the Hothead for a spin around...

Well, I just took the Hothead for a spin around the neighborhood, and it's surprisingly pleasant to cruise around in! Albeit it took me a little to figure out the tuning, but it's nice to ride at...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-25-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 229
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Alright, awesome. Thanks for the input guys! The...

Alright, awesome. Thanks for the input guys! The hardest thing will be removing the old stuck flywheel....... :ack2:
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-25-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 229
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
My reasoning is that the smaller flywheel would...

My reasoning is that the smaller flywheel would retard the timing a tad..... Does anyone know?

On the plus side, I can use some offset keys to retard the timing a bunch, and then use the coil...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 01-25-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 38
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
:welcome2:

:welcome2:
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-25-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Yes! :iagree: Just get rid of that second...

Yes! :iagree:

Just get rid of that second engine plate & the bushings, and bolt that sucker right down to the engine plate! All that means the engine can twist a little, so it's no wonder you're...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-25-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
About how many HP are you expecting from this...

About how many HP are you expecting from this build?
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-25-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 229
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Got a link to that timing card? As someone...

Got a link to that timing card?

As someone said in another one of my threads, someone noted that some drag cars accelerate better with heavier or lighter flywheels. I also don't know what...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-24-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Check the spindles. Even too much paint can...

Check the spindles. Even too much paint can obscure important numbers on race karts.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-24-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 204
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
About $220 and counting on my old 70s Bird...

About $220 and counting on my old 70s Bird Engineering Starbird, but I couldn't ask for a better first project! It won the 2019 Build Off, too as a bonus!

Plus wheelspin makes up for all flaws!
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-24-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Try gearing lower or upgrading to a larger...

Try gearing lower or upgrading to a larger engine, of maybe modifying the old one to make more power.

Best option is to upgrade to the above mention Predator 212.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-24-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
The previous 50cc engine must have had an...

The previous 50cc engine must have had an internal gear reduction. Thus, you may actually have a higher gearing and not realize it.

Lower gearing means more torque, but less top speed.
Higher...
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