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Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-01-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 282
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: 968
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: 211
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: 968
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: 500
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: 177
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: 225
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: 203
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: 341
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: 500
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: 341
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: 341
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: 500
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: 944
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: 500
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: 194
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...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-22-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Hellion
If you're going to remove the stock spindles, you...

If you're going to remove the stock spindles, you might as well go ahead and add the spring ones.

If you're really worried about your keister and its comfort and survival, you can also play around...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-22-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 944
Posted By Hellion
Can you imagine a stock, OEM, new-off-the-shelf...

Can you imagine a stock, OEM, new-off-the-shelf cast iron flywheel spinning at 10,000 revs?
One with a known history I mean.

Reading back I see Randy had put a link to the karting forum saying...
Forum: All Other Parts 09-21-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 582
Posted By Hellion
Here's the Briggs L-head service manual. I'm...

Here's the Briggs L-head service manual. I'm surprised you didn't already have it in your oil-stained hands (it's in our FAQ)... :D https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6NaqjIxWV1ycG8wd0s3Z2Q2X00/edit
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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-21-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 470
Posted By Hellion
I'd take off the Manco-style rims and set them...

I'd take off the Manco-style rims and set them aside; if there's any unbroken halves match them up and call it a wheel. They have value to collectors and restorers.

Every Ken-Bar I have ever seen...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-17-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By Hellion
There’s photos on their site that are purportedly...

There’s photos on their site that are purportedly their manufacturing and assembly line, plus they have current job openings for welders....(oooooh) leading one to think they design and manufacture...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-17-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By Hellion
Can we confirm or deny that American Landmaster...

Can we confirm or deny that American Landmaster (aka Manco) actually manufactured those Black Widow, Marauder, Carbide, Zircon, etc., etc., fun buggies in the US of A?

If so, they would be the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-17-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 944
Posted By Hellion
Sure it will work. Just adding a straight...

Sure it will work. Just adding a straight tuned-pipe exhaust really uncorks these engines and creates a boost you can feel in the seat of your pants.

The eyebrow mod is a finicky procedure and...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-17-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By Hellion
Well, he can plonk down $750 for a new West...

Well, he can plonk down $750 for a new West Bend/United States Motor Power 820 engine and be retro with a nod to the past...

http://www.usmotorpower.com/820-engine2

Forged steel connecting...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-17-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By Hellion
More obscure than Briggs and Stratton (let’s not...

More obscure than Briggs and Stratton (let’s not forget our man Stratton)?? B&S is far, far from obscure, novel or rare. They’re as common as Chevy pickups.

And you’d look wonky on that kart. :D...
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