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Forum: Did not Finish Logs 11-27-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 42
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Posted By speedbug78
Sorry about no updates for a bit. Pause for life...

Sorry about no updates for a bit. Pause for life intermission:

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=1192&pictureid=7981
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-18-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By speedbug78
Nice! I've never heard of that event before. ...

Nice! I've never heard of that event before. I'll have to check it out sometime. Are you from Oregon like me?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-18-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By speedbug78
Looks like fun! Do you have an engine to put in...

Looks like fun! Do you have an engine to put in it?
Forum: Did not Finish Logs 11-16-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,725
Posted By speedbug78
I started working on the muffler tonight. I bent...

I started working on the muffler tonight. I bent the core out of some perforated steel around a piece of pipe.

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=1192&pictureid=7952

Then I took...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-16-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By speedbug78
I love this idea! My latest idea is to build...

I love this idea!

My latest idea is to build an aluminum chassis fat tire woods bike. It needs to be powered with a chainsaw engine. The engine should be easily detachable and able to be used as...
Forum: Did not Finish Logs 11-16-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,725
Posted By speedbug78
I think so. I still need to finish cut around...

I think so. I still need to finish cut around the driven pulley and fab a guard that will roll in under it to protect my leg. So, there is some work to be done in that area for sure.

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Forum: Did not Finish Logs 11-16-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,725
Posted By speedbug78
Spent way too much time in the shop tonight. I...

Spent way too much time in the shop tonight. I think I cut and hammered the firewall into 3 different shapes before I settled on this. It's tacked in now :2guns:
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Forum: Did not Finish Logs 11-14-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,725
Posted By speedbug78
Since I tacked in the jack shaft support and...

Since I tacked in the jack shaft support and front floor it became apparent that the dash was going to be too far forward. Out comes the grinder.
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Forum: Did not Finish Logs 11-13-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,725
Posted By speedbug78
I didn't get a chance to work on the bucket this...

I didn't get a chance to work on the bucket this weekend, but I did get a little done tonight.

Added a support for the jackshaft, patched in the body to the frame and tacked in the forward floor...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-10-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By speedbug78
That is the way I would do it as well, unless you...

That is the way I would do it as well, unless you want to build the frame from scratch. Even then you need to have a detailed plan.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-10-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By speedbug78
I am planning to do a similar thing on my kart...

I am planning to do a similar thing on my kart evntually. The way I see it there are several ways to go.

One way (besides buying a motor with a generator built in) is to go with itsids idea. ...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-09-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By speedbug78
It looks to me like you could use 3 of the...

It looks to me like you could use 3 of the floater wheels and 1 of the flanged wheel to build a single wheel drive kart. If these are going on an existing chassis you will want to measure your axle...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 11-09-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By speedbug78
Glad to have you and :welcome2:!! Sorry I dont...

Glad to have you and :welcome2:!! Sorry I dont know much about your kart as all of mine have been built by me. Do you have any pics of yours? Im sure someone will be along shortly who knows Murrays.
Forum: Did not Finish Logs 11-08-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,725
Posted By speedbug78
I decided to get a new engine for this project. ...

I decided to get a new engine for this project. The old one is cool and has sentimental value, but I don't want to keep worrying about the weight with only 2.5hp. So HF engine here I come. First...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-07-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,179
Posted By speedbug78
I gave in to my weakness today. Turns out I'm...

I gave in to my weakness today. Turns out I'm going to use my copy 😋
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-07-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By speedbug78
Obviously aliens made it. Don't you see the...

Obviously aliens made it. Don't you see the little panets circling the black hole?
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 11-07-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By speedbug78
I say give it a go. If I could have found a...

I say give it a go. If I could have found a briggs flattie opposed twin I would have probably used it on my kart. They are just so cool. There are lots of ways to use a vertical shaft engine, and...
Forum: Did not Finish Logs 11-06-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,725
Posted By speedbug78
Didn't make a lot of progress tonight but I did...

Didn't make a lot of progress tonight but I did make the large sprocket hub. It still needs a keyway, but it lets me get things lined up....
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-06-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By speedbug78
I'll give you a link if you like. Includes the...

I'll give you a link if you like. Includes the part number you could search for in other places too....
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-06-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By speedbug78
Well I'm a long way from Maryland, but good to...

Well I'm a long way from Maryland, but good to know someone else gets rain and slugs :)



My boy is 4 atm so I hear ya. Mine pretty much likes to ride on my lap or "help" me in the shop.


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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-06-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By speedbug78
Thanks Randy H, those pics help for a visual. I...

Thanks Randy H, those pics help for a visual. I was hoping to hammer up a model A type grill...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-06-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By speedbug78
Hey jezter6, The wikipedia entry on roller...

Hey jezter6,
The wikipedia entry on roller chain is pretty helpful when trying to figure out which type you have. The section on "Chain Standards" specificially:
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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-05-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By speedbug78
Sorry don't know much about track karts, but that...

Sorry don't know much about track karts, but that looks like a fun/fast little ride! Have you had it out yet?
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 11-04-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,887
Posted By speedbug78
I like your box and wiring. Nicely done.

I like your box and wiring. Nicely done.
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 11-04-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,625
Posted By speedbug78
Oooh nice colors. Looking sweet! :kewlsmiley:

Oooh nice colors. Looking sweet! :kewlsmiley:
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