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Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 05-06-2019, 06:08 AM
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Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
What matters in the end is what you want to do...

What matters in the end is what you want to do with your project. If you want to use the big Briggs motor, then by all means do it, and make it work! Mine was a regular kids go kart, strengthened and...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 04-29-2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
If I may offer my humble input... First; ...

If I may offer my humble input...

First;
if you use the 9HP motor and torque converter setup, you will lose the reverse ability (obviously) unless you do some really crafty "MacGyver" type...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 04-29-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
Latest News

Been away a bit, been really busy...
So, After talking to Bob Barthelemy, of the Georgia Sprint Karting Association, He was nice enough to let us be a go at the Lamar County Speedway in Barnesville,...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-28-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
I admit, they aren't exactly elegant looking, but...

I admit, they aren't exactly elegant looking, but they are very strong and overbuilt. The rural road in front of my house is very rough, and makes for a pretty rough ride, but they hold their...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-26-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
Much better video of a test run!

I was finally able to get some good video of a test run. I still have some work to do on adjusting the steering geometry, but we'll get there eventually.
Here is a link to the playlist on YouTube If...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-19-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
#36 The post everyone has been waiting for!

I wish the video quality was better. The first shakedown run just bent the GoPro mount back under acceleration and shot nothing but sky. I built a fixed mount for my Canon HD handheld, abd used it...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-09-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
#35 Steering modifications

There wasn't enough negative caster to lift the inside rear wheel in the corners, so I had to make my own adjustable spindle mounts. The spindles are a tad over 2.5 inches. I cut up some metal, and...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-08-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,954
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
Very nice work! Especially on the exhaust. Very...

Very nice work! Especially on the exhaust. Very clever!
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-04-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
In case you didn't infer from my last post where...

In case you didn't infer from my last post where I took the kart out for it's initial shakedown run, it is INSANELY quick! My friends GoPro mount just bent completely backwards from the acceleration...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-02-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
The last pic of it before taking it off the lift....

The last pic of it before taking it off the lift.

So after taking the kart out this morning for a quick shakedown run, I'm guessing we need to rethink the GoPro mount LOL!
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-01-2019, 08:36 PM
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Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
And I thought I was crazy!

And I thought I was crazy!
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-28-2019, 05:32 AM
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Views: 5,039
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
Real Close

I'm loving your project! Way too small for me though (6-2, 265 LOL!)
I just saw where your real close up in BG. I live in Portland, TN right on the border, and work at both Nasco (BG), and New...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-27-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
#34 Steering wheel, air deflector and side panel

So today I finished up the steering wheel, wiring up the shifter switches. I had to be careful so that the wires can turn with the wheel from lock to lock without binding. Then I installed the other...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-26-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
#33 Making it look good!

So while the paint was drying on the backside of the other side panel, I couldn't resist putting the foam wrap and go fast stickers on the driver side (you know, it's a proven fact that they are good...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-25-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
#32 Side skin

I don't have a lot of time to spend during the week, but tonight I got one side skinned up and shot a coat of paint on it. I will have trim to hide the edges later. It also extends down below the...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-25-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,080
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
Very nice looking build you have going on there!...

Very nice looking build you have going on there! Love the CAD drawings. I have a build going on here;

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=40696

No where near as intricate, as I am...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-24-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
#31 Steering, seat, safety harness, and side panels/strake

The first thing I did this morning was to reinstall the steering rack and hook it up to the steering wheel. I also installed the new spindles as the old ones were worn completely out and had way too...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-23-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
#30 Wiring!

Many... Many hours were spent completing the wiring on this kart. You never realize what a pain it will be to wire up all the cool little things you want the kart to do LOL! But I got it done! I...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-22-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
#29 Carb re-jetting and tuning

Another major challenge! After not being able to get the carbs right after re-jetting them, and many hours surfing bike forums, I learned that you just can't get "CV" carbs (Ones with a vacuum...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-21-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
Flyin Reply

Thanks there "Flyin"
Oh I remember the VATS system. I was a wrench too back in the day. Now I do it as a hobby on the side. I fix folks cars, video the repair and post it to my YouTube channel...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-21-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
Kickstand

Well there Sil, I figured it out finally. After browsing the Internet for hours, I found that there is a 100 ohm resistor built in to the factory ignition switch that the ECU has to see before it...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-20-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
#28 Mounting the ignition coils, tune up, and ignition test.

Todays engineering challenge was to figure out a way to mount the ignition coils. Now before you go "Pssssh!" That's easy!, remember that something like this may be difficult for those with lesser...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-20-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
#27 Exhaust

I was originally going to try and put a chamber muffler on the kart, but it would require too many tight bends so I opted for a short straight pipe with a slash cut on the end. I will jet the carb's...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-18-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,264
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
That's a really cool project you got going on...

That's a really cool project you got going on there! I like how you're able to handle the machine work yourself. Keep up the great work!
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-17-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By MacGyvers Workshop
#26 Wiring...

This weekend I started wiring up the kart. Boy what a challenge that turned out to be. The basic stuff wasn't so bad, like the fuse block, and the fan, and air shifter compressor relays, but when I...
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