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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-14-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By zbillz
Would rather relocate one of the spacers to the...

Would rather relocate one of the spacers to the inside of the hub on the right side than reweld.
Easiest way to fix?

Looks like replacement spindles are around 100 dollars, if I could find the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-12-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By zbillz
Upon further review, I do see the spacers that...

Upon further review, I do see the spacers that you guys are talking about. Looks like I may be able to move the spacers around on the right hub to get more inside tire clearance.
Looking closer at...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-11-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By zbillz
I don't see any spacers anywhere. When the wheel...

I don't see any spacers anywhere. When the wheel is off, just the hub.
The 2 spindles are definitely welded different or possibly bent?
Turning the right wheel around (valve stem on inside) takes...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-10-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By zbillz
Wheel offset question

Hi,
My son has an offset kart we have been working on together.
I noticed the right front slick was low on air. While filling up the tire I noticed that the spindle arm that connects to the tie...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-27-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By zbillz
Not sure about the TCT. The stock carb seems to...

Not sure about the TCT. The stock carb seems to be fine...runs and idles perfect. Did I read that the TCT carb does not have jets? Anybody have any experience with it?
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-27-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By zbillz
I bought the same motor......smoking muffler is...

I bought the same motor......smoking muffler is paint. Not smoking anymore.
I have to choke the engine also to start, even when warm. Not sure if that is normal?
All other briggs motors I have...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-19-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By zbillz
Originally, my bright idea was replace with 15...

Originally, my bright idea was replace with 15 tooth TC sprocket,get 35mph governed and call it a day.
Didn't quite work out that way. Ha!
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-19-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By zbillz
Thanks again Sid, I really never did the calcs...

Thanks again Sid,
I really never did the calcs at 5500rpm to see the 50 mph speeds......
Going back to 12>55 tonight.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-19-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By zbillz
Not looking to get to 50 but he is asking "can...

Not looking to get to 50 but he is asking "can you make it a little faster" he is 14 and we have a big long straight stretch of street in front of the house...not looking to kill him, he will be...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-19-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By zbillz
Thanks Sid! Will go back to the 12 tooth TC...

Thanks Sid!
Will go back to the 12 tooth TC sprocket, re-measure wheels with him in kart and see if we can match calculated speed. Will ultimately try a 53 tooth also.

Will removing the governor...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-18-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By zbillz
Thanks for chiming in Sid. I just measured...

Thanks for chiming in Sid.

I just measured the slicks and your correct, even though they are marked 11inch they measure 10.5 without any weight.

Are you saying I should try a 52 or 53 tooth...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-18-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By zbillz
Changed tav2 jackshaft sprocket from 12 to 15 tooth

Hi,

I recently replaced the motor in my sons kart. It had a briggs 5hp and we replaced it with a go power sports tillotson 10hp.

Current setup, 11 inch tires, tav2, 15 tooth jackshaft sprocket...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-27-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By zbillz
TAV2 Clone Bearing Issues

Hi,

Was in the process of painting my sons go kart when I noticed the rear bearing on the driven side of the torque converter was completly torn apart.
I removed the jackshaft rod and the inner...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-19-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By zbillz
Will have to look a little closer tomorrow behind...

Will have to look a little closer tomorrow behind the TC. If it is there will still have to fill from front with kart up.
Really like the TAV. My son just using it in the culdesac and street in...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-19-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By zbillz
Front and rear pictures attached . If I open...

Front and rear pictures attached .
If I open the filler cap with anymore than 10 or 12 ounces of oil inside , oil will pour out as soon as I open. I dont see a filler cap on back unless its buried...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-19-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By zbillz
I guess I will put in a few more ounces to get to...

I guess I will put in a few more ounces to get to 15. The only oil filler cap is on the front side of the motor (tilted down) will have to fill with the front end of the kart lifted. Still will be...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-18-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By zbillz
Another engine tilt oil capacity question

Hi all,
I just changed the oil in a briggs 5hp motor. I found the user manual online and it calls for 20 oz of oil. I drained the oil and put 20 oz of new oil in while it was on a level surface....
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-04-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By zbillz
Couple of Briggs 5hp questions

Sorry but a bit of a novice with small motors. Wondering about the key on the carburetor shown in the attachment. Is this just an idle mixture screw? When turned to the left just a little the motor...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-04-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By zbillz
The torque converter worked out perfect. Had to...

The torque converter worked out perfect. Had to raise the motor a bit and grind a little on the frame for the rear sprocket to clear. The seat had to get moved also.
The converter kit had all the...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 04-17-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By zbillz
Thanks for the input guys! It is a #35 chain....

Thanks for the input guys! It is a #35 chain. Going to buy the TC from Go Power Sports. Will also use a 55t and the included 12t TC sprocket. Looks like it may be a tight fit? Hoping the Briggs 5hp...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 04-11-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By zbillz
Great work on your kart! Hoping mine will fit...

Great work on your kart! Hoping mine will fit without much modification.
Did you buy a clone or the Comet?
Forum: Engines & Clutches 04-11-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By zbillz
Torque converter Question

Been reading here for the last week or so.

Just picked up an old offset kart with a Briggs 5hp motor. It has 11 tall inch slicks, 15 tooth clutch and a 71 tooth sprocket.
It takes a little bit to...
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