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Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 297
Posted By Hellion
Hey, that's abusive! I'm gonna drop Sid a line....

Hey, that's abusive!
I'm gonna drop Sid a line. :(

P.S. proof or it didn't happen. :D
Forum: All Other Parts Yesterday, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 34
Posted By Hellion
Cheapest? What a question... :rolleyes: ...

Cheapest? What a question... :rolleyes:

Can't get any easier than the interwebz, dude. So many free websites to browse.
You need a 5" rim/wheel. Start shoppin'!
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 40
Posted By Hellion
Literature? There is no literature for these...

Literature? There is no literature for these karts. Ken-Bar is long dead and defunct.

And while "Ken-Bar Streaker" is an accurate identification, it's much like Ford Mustang in that it doesn't...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By Hellion
I don't refer to myself as the YouTube...

I don't refer to myself as the YouTube personality Mustie, though [Mustie1 to be precise]. :o
You need to think more instead of just reacting all the time. :D



He says another video is in the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By Hellion
Mustie tackles a Concession Kart

Another of his ‘Will It Run?’ series.

An hour long video you say? Too much for some, sure, but it’s neat to see an in-depth inspection, repair and commentary about one of these amusement park...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 324
Posted By Hellion
Sure seems like thatís your issue. All...

Sure seems like thatís your issue. All documentation from that era shows skinny tires on karts and open-wheel race cars as well. Iíve seen some tire designs wherein the tire carcass is wider than the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 297
Posted By Hellion
If you provided better photos like JT told you...

If you provided better photos like JT told you to, said photos might reveal lots more details like old welds (if something was modified) and other stuff. :o

Oh well. It’s often pointless trying to...
Forum: Good Deals! 10-20-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Hellion
Too spendy for me especially when there's still...

Too spendy for me especially when there's still tons out there in garage sales across the land.
But a good heads-up and a reminder for those of us who had already seen the ad but weren't nearly so...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-20-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 297
Posted By Hellion
Haha, you guys are funny. The knowledgeable Mr....

Haha, you guys are funny. The knowledgeable Mr. Smerft85 got to you before I did.

It's not a Manco....but it is junky! :D
You can't just go off one detail like a steering wheel and assume you...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-01-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 288
Posted By Hellion
Yes, easily worth $100-$200 as a garden tiller....

Yes, easily worth $100-$200 as a garden tiller. Basically worthless as a bare engine. Check the PTO shaft length--often times those had a shaft just long enough to support a pulley [and not a...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-27-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By Hellion
Ethanol-free gas and draining the tank and engine...

Ethanol-free gas and draining the tank and engine before storage (or inactivity) was just your long-term remedy for the trouble you're having now. I fully suspect your carburetor is clogged with...
Forum: FAQ & Articles 09-27-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Hellion
I cannot fully endorse your methods. :o It worked...

I cannot fully endorse your methods. :o It worked for you and that's fine but I would never pry on or use the aluminum flywheel fins for leverage at any time. Those are the most fragile things on the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-27-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By Hellion
You hoped. Unless you specifically tell people to...

You hoped. Unless you specifically tell people to do things, they won't. Periodically starting it, while a good idea, still means you had stale fuel in it that was slowly going rancid.


Don't...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-25-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 521
Posted By Hellion
Not sure what size tires 5814SpeedCo is running...

Not sure what size tires 5814SpeedCo is running but they're big round knobbies like yours.

He has an interesting spindle with an offset, 'Z' bend on the steering arm that allows the wheels to fit...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-25-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Hellion
Nice deluxe heim joints. I like your spindle...

Nice deluxe heim joints.

I like your spindle steering arms--they're offset to fit inside/with the rims. You'd obviously have a tire rubbing issue without them. Are they custom?

What's your...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-25-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Hellion
Got pics of the entire kart? Post them and...

Got pics of the entire kart? Post them and someone can determine what model Dingo it was and how the jackshaft was setup from the factory....

That being said, it's obvious the jackshaft assembly...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-23-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Hellion
Why are you posting tech questions in the...

Why are you posting tech questions in the Introductions forum? :rolleyes:

Hardly anyone will see it here because most of the forum traffic is focused on, um, Go Karts.
You're doing yourself a...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-23-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 347
Posted By Hellion
Might be worthwhile to ask around/look around for...

Might be worthwhile to ask around/look around for empty lots, abandoned places, "old farmer Brown's field", that sort of thing in your immediate area. Look on Gewgle Maps with satellite imagery...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-23-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 521
Posted By Hellion
No no no, Northern Tool sells real tires (and...

No no no, Northern Tool sells real tires (and probably the same cheap 10” cart wheel/vinyl tire combo) and for a time they sold genuine go kart parts, tires and clutches etc. They may still do....but...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-23-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 347
Posted By Hellion
Batteries emit fumes of their own and have a...

Batteries emit fumes of their own and have a horrible carbon footprint. :P
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-23-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 347
Posted By Hellion
I was supposed to go for a ride last night? ...

I was supposed to go for a ride last night?

Why didn’t you tell us BigWuss?! I coulda marked it on my calendar and had it all planned out.
RATS! Next time, don’t screw it up. Tell us in advance...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-22-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 521
Posted By Hellion
I wasn't aware HF sold a rubber tire and wheel...

I wasn't aware HF sold a rubber tire and wheel combination in that size. You might be thinking of Northern Tool + Equipment.

I'm with McKutzy and BigWes and that Hellion guy (me).
Where's the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-22-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 961
Posted By Hellion
Someone reading at this point could be confused...

Someone reading at this point could be confused by your generalizations so I think you need to give your personal definition of "high RPM".

Some people think the factory-governed maximum of 3,600...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-22-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 521
Posted By Hellion
Neither, JT. :rolleyes: He's talking about the...

Neither, JT. :rolleyes: He's talking about the horizontal portion that the wheel rides on.

Just what are these wheels you're trying to mount and what's wrong with the OEM wheels?

I'm not sure I...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-22-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By Hellion
Well, the short length of actual throttle cable...

Well, the short length of actual throttle cable (and conduit/sleeve) you need needs to be supported or clamped at each end--behind the seat and at the engine.

See this thread for...
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