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Forum: Engines & Clutches Today, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
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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 Today, 04:16 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 23,242
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 Today, 03:46 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 10,805
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 Today, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 89
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 Today, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 89
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! Today, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 21
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
:welcome2:

:welcome2:
Forum: Engines & Clutches Today, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 49
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 Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
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 Today, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 89
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 Yesterday, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 50
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 Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 91
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 Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 69
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 Yesterday, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 69
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...
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 89
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Yes, I understand I need an adapter bracket. ...

Yes, I understand I need an adapter bracket.

I do have some offset keys, but we'll see how much it's actually affected. Has anyone on here done this mod? If so, what needs to be done besides the...
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 89
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Cooling With A Smaller Flywheel

Ok so I just got this really clean 3 HP flywheel from my buddy Darrell(the guy who sold me the rototiller) along with some other parts for $1.

I want to put it on the Hothead for performance...
Forum: More Builds Yesterday, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 50
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I don't even have a trunk to throw my junk...

I don't even have a trunk to throw my junk in......
Just a plastic bin crappily strapped to the back of my go kart with twine........

But hey, karters can't be choosers! :lolgoku:

I say shove...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 10,805
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I'm a Pro Scrapper now!

I was walking my dogs past Darrell's house today(the guy who sold me the rototiller), and I stopped to look at some electric motors/generators/alternators(most notable was a free turning Coleman...
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 121
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Well then,...

Well then, hmmm......................................:roflol:

It would still be fun to try!
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 121
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Well, there's the transfer port type 2 stroke,...

Well, there's the transfer port type 2 stroke, and then there's the TRUCK type 2 stroke. 2(EDIT - there are usually 4) normal exhaust valves, oil filled crankcase, and a roots-type blower to shove...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 44
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
:welcome2: Honestly, it's refreshing for...

:welcome2:

Honestly, it's refreshing for someone to come in and give a REALLY detailed background of themself! :lolgoku:
That is one SWEET kart! :drool5: I'm thinking Rupp A-Bone, but I'm...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 44
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
:welcome2: Yup, you're a natural! :roflol:

:welcome2:

Yup, you're a natural! :roflol:
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Besides the carburetors and the governor issues...

Besides the carburetors and the governor issues you mentioned above, karl, one of the biggest reasons I would never put much money into one is the (mostly) lack of performance parts. There's just not...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-23-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 186
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
:eek: That has got to be a casting flaw!...

:eek:

That has got to be a casting flaw! Good thing you found that! :thumbsup:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-23-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I believe the throttle limiting screw only limits...

I believe the throttle limiting screw only limits the maximum travel of the throttle butterfly. The governor still controls the RPM. Do you mean the governor arm screw??

Also, what's your gearing...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 01-23-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 23
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
:welcome2: Can we see some pictures of the...

:welcome2:
Can we see some pictures of the karts? I love yard karts!
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