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Forum: FAQ & Articles Today, 07:21 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By J.S.@SMS
I may be blind, But I didn't see ARC Racing...

I may be blind, But I didn't see ARC Racing (https://www.arcracing.com). I ordered the parts to rebuild the clone engine on my minibike from them, and the shipping was much faster than gopowersports,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum Yesterday, 06:38 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 14,786
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Yep, there's plenty of ugly on that paint. But...

Yep, there's plenty of ugly on that paint. But the good thing is the po didn't do any prep, so the black spray paint comes off pretty easy.

Ha ha, I live on 10 acres with about 250 oak trees...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-15-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 14,786
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Well, I finally got my Carter bros 2575 running....

Well, I finally got my Carter bros 2575 running. And I finally got a profile pic.
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I still have a few loose ends, but it runs.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-15-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By J.S.@SMS
First, I thought band and scrub brakes were the...

First, I thought band and scrub brakes were the most common. Second, I don't think many gokarts came stock with differentials. Third, comet torque converters usually only increase speed by a few...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-14-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 93
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I use a home made redneck impackt. In other...

I use a home made redneck impackt. In other words, I get a good wrench, put it on the bolt and hit it with a hammer. Works every time, if you hit it hard enough. Just don't hit yourself.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-14-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 129
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I hope the champion isn't from one of their...

I hope the champion isn't from one of their generators, there are no clutches that I know of for tapered shafts. But the Tecumsehs aren't really that bad of a base, they just have horrible...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-13-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 129
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Yeah, the way the front and back of the frame are...

Yeah, the way the front and back of the frame are bent up makes me think of my carter. And carter and ken-bar pedals aren't that far apart, though these are bent more like the carter (I have a carter...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-13-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 52
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Well, I would say that you're crazy, but that'd...

Well, I would say that you're crazy, but that'd be a bit like the pot calling the kettle black since I'm a bit nuts myself. Now, for the axle, you might be able to use a side by side axle. Some of...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-13-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 83
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Same. Take a few pics of the innards of the...

Same.

Take a few pics of the innards of the engine. If a governor weight flew off, you might also have some cylinder damage, so try to look at the cylinder.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-09-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 112
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I really don't think that every single option is...

I really don't think that every single option is mandatory. In my opinion all that is necessary is the base kit, the exhaust gasket and the vent filters, which comes out to $81 and some change + s&h....
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-09-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I thought that It was that hotter plugs are for...

I thought that It was that hotter plugs are for lower compression engines, while colder plugs are for higher compression engines. But I may be wrong. I have used a plug that, apparently, was a racing...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-08-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 14,786
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Well, this sucks. My parents are making me sell...

Well, this sucks. My parents are making me sell the Buick before I can get that truck from my uncle. I was really wanting to get it running over Christmas break. But these Lesabre's average a 150-200...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-05-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Well, I returned the old engine today, and...

Well, I returned the old engine today, and swapped it out for a 69730 non hemi. Haven't had time to run it yet, but I've got a good feeling about it.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-05-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 492
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Yeah, my streaker is starting to shark fin the...

Yeah, my streaker is starting to shark fin the sprocket a little. I just hope that I get my lathe out of storage by the time that the sprocket dies, because mine has the differential axle, and afaik...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-05-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By J.S.@SMS
It's most likely a 5/8th jackshaft. Pull the...

It's most likely a 5/8th jackshaft. Pull the sprockets off, and measure the length of both of the parts. Look around online, most go kart parts places carry jackshafts.
Something like this:...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-05-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By J.S.@SMS
The only advantage to using a billet rod with a...

The only advantage to using a billet rod with a stock engine is longevity, since the billet rods have bearings in them and better oiling. But this is an engine that makes about half a horsepower per...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-04-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By J.S.@SMS
If you're using a billet rod (and flywheel), then...

If you're using a billet rod (and flywheel), then the 18# springs will be a great upgrade. However they allow the engine to rev 7k rpm, I believe, depending on the cam, so I wouldn't use them with a...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-01-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Well I pulled the tank this weekend and...

Well I pulled the tank this weekend and everything looked like it was hooked up right, but I forgot to get the pics. I was running it some, and it started making a whining like sound (like a mixture...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-25-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 228
Posted By J.S.@SMS
If you were going to build a trike, I'd use...

If you were going to build a trike, I'd use something like an electric bicycle wheel for the propulsion, the front section off a junk bike (for the head set, fork, handlebars and front brake), and...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-25-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I'll pull the air box and tank this weekend, and...

I'll pull the air box and tank this weekend, and get a few pics of the governor linkages and throttle setup. And I forgot to mention that the gps seems to show the same speed as the speed signs the...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-24-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By J.S.@SMS
The throttle is connected the way that I think it...

The throttle is connected the way that I think it should be, the cable housing is held by the clamp on the throttle plate, and the cable goes through the barrel nut on the throttle arm. It's the same...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 09-24-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Considering that I live in a place where the...

Considering that I live in a place where the trails are made almost exclusively of sugar sand, I would love to see some of you're setups.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-24-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By J.S.@SMS
The first thing that I did was unplug the low oil...

The first thing that I did was unplug the low oil sensor. I figured it wouldn't like drifting. I'll see about getting a video of it. I have been thinking about pulling the governor, though it already...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-24-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Predator 212h governor issues?

I recently bought my first predator 212 hemi, and I must say, I'm not impressed. I think that something's going on with the governor system. In a field at full throttle (usually while drifting) or at...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-24-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By J.S.@SMS
That's why in the manual (or at least in the...

That's why in the manual (or at least in the manuals I have for predators) it says to break it in at 1/3 throttle, which should be about 2400 rpm ish (don't quote me on that).
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