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Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-12-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 363
Posted By anickode
An old co-worker of mine always said that for any...

An old co-worker of mine always said that for any hobby, you need time, money, and space, and you will only ever have two of those things.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-10-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 363
Posted By anickode
A flathead made entirely out of aftermarket...

A flathead made entirely out of aftermarket components, from the block to the bolts.

It's a flathead, loosely based off the briggs design, but that's all they have in common.

That's Like...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-07-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By anickode
And why ethanol must be poisoned for retail sale....

And why ethanol must be poisoned for retail sale.
(denatured alcohol is ethanol with just enough methanol added to make it toxic).
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-07-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By anickode
The nitrous is the same. Automotive and...

The nitrous is the same. Automotive and industrial nitrous have additives in them to discourage illicit use (ie, huffing), whereas whip-its cannot because it's a food product. Medical nitrous also...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-31-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By anickode
Is reverse a must? A divorced trans for a Harley...

Is reverse a must? A divorced trans for a Harley type motorcycle might work.

Honda goldwing too, and they're shaft drive out, designed for a longitudinally mounted engine.

Personally, I'd...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-30-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 313
Posted By anickode
Especially if the flywheel wasn't properly...

Especially if the flywheel wasn't properly torqued to spec after installation.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-30-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 128
Posted By anickode
You certainly can. regular spray paint will have...

You certainly can. regular spray paint will have no trouble holding up to the temperature, but remember most paints are not gasoline resistant. without an automotive grade clear coat on the tank,...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-29-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By anickode
Turf savers and probably at least 10-12 hp with a...

Turf savers and probably at least 10-12 hp with a torque converter to do everything you're asking for. Probably 15" on the front and 18" on the back if crawling curbs is expected.

Without...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-29-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 313
Posted By anickode
Flywheel is all you did? You didn't open the...

Flywheel is all you did? You didn't open the case at all? It sounds like something else got changed... Valve clearance, compression ratio, cam position, etc.

What type of engine? A flywheel's...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-27-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 9,917
Posted By anickode
Dont know how much you're looking to spend, but...

Dont know how much you're looking to spend, but the biggest bang for your buck (and weight) might be to add a car audio capacitor (1/2 to 1 farad) in parallel with each battery in the system.

You...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-27-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By anickode
Usually a scored up cylinder wall results in gas...

Usually a scored up cylinder wall results in gas leaking into the oil more than oil leaking into the cylinder, at least at first. That is, until the crankcase is way overfull with diluted gassy oil,...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-26-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 73
Posted By anickode
That'll be fine for the arrangement you have...

That'll be fine for the arrangement you have proposed.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-26-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 73
Posted By anickode
One consideration (although of minimal concern on...

One consideration (although of minimal concern on a kart) is the strength of the chain. The second chain in the reduction will be under more strain than the first one. Unlikely that you'll exceed...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-24-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By anickode
Diy muffler! (10hp Briggs OHV, not a go kart)

Came up with this wonderful little atrocity in about 20 minutes today at work. Stock muffler was shot, blowing exhaust back against the head. Actually caused the head gasket to fail from the heat. ...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-15-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By anickode
I don't know if you are going to find one that is...

I don't know if you are going to find one that is short enough to fit in the center of the frame without protruding beyond the inner pivot point of the a arms.

Steering and suspension geometry can...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-11-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By anickode
By wheel offset, do you mean the hub face offset...

By wheel offset, do you mean the hub face offset like car wheels?

On go karts that's typically achieved with spacers (washers) on the spindle. Car wheels are offset so the axis of rotation of the...
Forum: All Other Parts 10-09-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By anickode
It really depends on what type of plastic the...

It really depends on what type of plastic the wheels are made of. Polyethylene products for example, are basically unglueable.

I'd bet they're probably a Nylon or PAG (glass fiber reinforced...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-05-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 370
Posted By anickode
Those big old one-lungers are all about torque,...

Those big old one-lungers are all about torque, not revs.

Really not a great go kart engine, but awesome for a pulling tractor.
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 10-04-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By anickode
The kart definitely looks homemade to me. Very...

The kart definitely looks homemade to me. Very well homemade, and loosely based on a racing kart chassis. The dead giveaway in my mind is the complete lack of bends in any of the tubing. LOTS of...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-03-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 667
Posted By anickode
The Barbie part is what makes it funny. It makes...

The Barbie part is what makes it funny. It makes the difference between "Hahahahaha that's f'n awesome" and "Jeez, what kind of moron puts that much money into a toy Hummer H2"

Cooties aren't...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-01-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By anickode
State of Michigan also requires "A laminated...

State of Michigan also requires "A laminated glass windshield, of sufficient size and shape to protect the occupants of the vehicle".

And a windshield wiper.



People build cars all the time....
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-30-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By anickode
If it's mechanically sound, clean it up, get it...

If it's mechanically sound, clean it up, get it running, and sell it. It's worth far more as a tiller than as a go kart engine. Then use that money to fund other parts.

Engines are cheap and...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-29-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 267
Posted By anickode
Not a flathead, and not exactly low speed (tops...

Not a flathead, and not exactly low speed (tops out at 27mph).
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-28-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By anickode
Have you tried cleaning the carb? Could be some...

Have you tried cleaning the carb? Could be some crap from the gas tank and lines got into it. Could be crap left over from the manufacturing process too... That's not unheard of, especially with...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-28-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 267
Posted By anickode
Do you realize how small those things really are?...

Do you realize how small those things really are? If you cut the entire inside out of one, you might get it to cover the seating area, with the frame, axles, and engine protruding out the ends.
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