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Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Randy H
And champ karts

And champ karts
Forum: All Other Parts Today, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 63
Posted By Randy H
Here's some reading for you. The rod installs...

Here's some reading for you. The rod installs with any stampings facing you.
I've got a couple things you can do to the rod to increase its longevity. If you want to know.

I'd shoot for....
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 11:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 259
Posted By Randy H
Wes I'm just trying to give solid legit real...

Wes
I'm just trying to give solid legit real world advice. You try to cloud issues with BS. I'm in my mid fifties college educated with over 30 years of fabrication/welding and machine...
Forum: All Other Parts Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 63
Posted By Randy H
If by break-in you mean run it like you stole it....

If by break-in you mean run it like you stole it. Then yeah break it in. Lol.

Seriously if your not replacing rings and honing the cylinder, then just run it.

As always my opinions.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 259
Posted By Randy H
I'm saying screw the pipe /conduit in. Make it...

I'm saying screw the pipe /conduit in. Make it the length you desire brace and be done with it.

I think you'll find that if you run the parameters in a program such as PipeMax you'll find little...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 03:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 259
Posted By Randy H
Here's a budget header tip. At Home Depot...

Here's a budget header tip.

At Home Depot they frequently have pipe drops that somebody screwed up. Strike up a conversation with guy in charge of that department, mention your looking to make a...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 259
Posted By Randy H
In regards to the issue of galvanic corrosion,...

In regards to the issue of galvanic corrosion, leading to catastrophic flywheel failure. This is a response I received from a man who knows. My point is that they're are valid reasons to not use a...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-18-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 259
Posted By Randy H
I wouldn't use the 3.5hp cast aluminum flywheel....

I wouldn't use the 3.5hp cast aluminum flywheel. I have heard of that style blowing apart.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-18-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 259
Posted By Randy H
It will. But you have to relocate the coil. ...

It will. But you have to relocate the coil.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RACING-GO-KART-JR-RACECAR-RACER-BILLET-ALUMINUM-COIL-BRACKET-3HP-BRIGGS-FLYWHEEL-/361917014972?nav=SEARCH

Another flywheel...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-18-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 259
Posted By Randy H
https://4cycle.com/karting/threads/briggs-flathead...

https://4cycle.com/karting/threads/briggs-flathead-raptor-rpm-5hp.106462/

Here a little bit on the subject. Brian Carlson has decades of experience with flatheads.

I do to but not at his level....
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 09-17-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 117
Posted By Randy H
I for one am happy, and dig the snoot. Haha. ...

I for one am happy, and dig the snoot. Haha.

I need one for a Predator 420 with a 3 stage header. That thing is annoyingly loud.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-17-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 259
Posted By Randy H
I say if your concerned get a billet flywheel or...

I say if your concerned get a billet flywheel or a new Briggs flywheel. I've seen a number of flywheels and haven't witnessed the massive corrosion you speak of. That's just my experience. Surely if...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-17-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 259
Posted By Randy H
The Raptor 1 and 2 came with a regular flywheel...

The Raptor 1 and 2 came with a regular flywheel #555067. Don't have the info on Raptor 3 right now. I think stock they would run around 6kRPM. Open class racers ran em 9000+.

The problem is you...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-17-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,182
Posted By Randy H
I could be wrong but I believe retarding the...

I could be wrong but I believe retarding the timing from stock will cost you power across the entire RPM range.
Here's a good read.

https://foxvalleykart.com/timing2.html

Page 1 of article.
...
Forum: FAQ & Articles 09-17-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By Randy H
Save your pennies and build a brand new Raptor 4....

Save your pennies and build a brand new Raptor 4.

https://m.doverpoweronlinestore.com/catalog/item/8223861/8930936.htm
Forum: FAQ & Articles 09-16-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By Randy H
Here's an interesting link. Hint, there's alot...

Here's an interesting link. Hint, there's alot more info here (archive.org) for anyone that is willing to do a little digging.
...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-16-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 350
Posted By Randy H
This applies to Raptor 3. Raptor 1 had a regular...

This applies to Raptor 3. Raptor 1 had a regular old two piece dipper.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-16-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,182
Posted By Randy H
It's possible for sure. It'll take a small...

It's possible for sure. It'll take a small fortune in special tools to do it. But big valve and seats were pretty common. Dual valve springs with split keepers too.

The head will require...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 09-16-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 378
Posted By Randy H
madprofessor Gee, things have improved here,...

madprofessor

Gee, things have improved here, a little bit.

When I stumbled upon this site, I was amazed at admins tolerance of completely rude members. As well as rude admins.

Comradery...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-16-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 350
Posted By Randy H
Please enlighten me as to the special internal...

Please enlighten me as to the special internal Raptor parts.

FYI The only diffent internal part on a Raptor 1 is nothing. It's lacking a governor that is all.

Raptor 2 and 3 do have a one piece...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-16-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 211
Posted By Randy H
Sweet deal. Once in a great while I come across a...

Sweet deal. Once in a great while I come across a box of goodies. Not as good your haul, but enough to get downright giddy sometimes. Lol.

If nothing else you got some pretty good trade bait....
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-14-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 350
Posted By Randy H
They don't only appear to be Briggs flathead they...

They don't only appear to be Briggs flathead they definitely are.

One block is a Raptor block, for sure. It's no pseudo Raptor.

The others may be as well. Need more pics to determine that.
...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-14-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 350
Posted By Randy H
The black engine is a Raptor block.

The black engine is a Raptor block.
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 09-12-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 121
Posted By Randy H
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC4P_XZVApo&t=2429...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC4P_XZVApo&t=2429s

Here's a video by Jody Powell from ARC Racing. About 6 minutes in he demonstrates pushing the pins in.

"Easy peasy, lemon squeasy."
...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 09-12-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 121
Posted By Randy H
High quality #35 chain will handle 20+ HP in...

High quality #35 chain will handle 20+ HP in racing high RPM applications.

With or without a TC.

Check out ARC for a high quality chain tool. IMHO mastet links kind of suck at higher HP...
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