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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-15-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
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, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
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, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
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, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 239
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, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 431
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, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 400
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, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
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, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 286
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, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
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, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
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, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
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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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-25-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By anickode
Perhaps fixing up a broken power wheels would fit...

Perhaps fixing up a broken power wheels would fit the bill? It's basically a 4mph electric go kart. They can be had for pretty cheap and usually just need a new battery.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-23-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 344
Posted By anickode
No ripping around the yard for me anymore this...

No ripping around the yard for me anymore this year. Got an acre of freshly sprouted Kentucky 31 out back, and I'm not wrecking it before it's mature. Kentucky 31 is a very durable and abuse...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 09-21-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By anickode
Any good steam engine does. Pressure = power. ...

Any good steam engine does. Pressure = power.

Hobby steam boilers are actually exempt from pressure vessel design and testing regulations. It would seem anyone interested enough to build their...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-20-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 430
Posted By anickode
I've seen a lot of formula SAE frames, and that...

I've seen a lot of formula SAE frames, and that looks very different to me. Still a brilliant chassis, and the urethane puck pushrod suspension is awesome.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-20-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 269
Posted By anickode
No race kart has a cage.

No race kart has a cage.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-19-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 269
Posted By anickode
Roll bar ain't gonna do squat at 70mph, BUT... ...

Roll bar ain't gonna do squat at 70mph, BUT...

Depends on the planned use of the kart, and whether or not Lawyers could end up involved.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-19-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By anickode
Well, it's nowhere near as good as having actual...

Well, it's nowhere near as good as having actual suspension, however they do take some of the jolt out of riding.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-16-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 266
Posted By anickode
You're going to need a 60-72 tooth sprocket...

You're going to need a 60-72 tooth sprocket depending on tire size. Gear ratio will just be too much for it. The old engine would have had internal gearing, or there was a jackshaft with compound...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-10-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By anickode
LS swaps are done, overdone, and beat to death to...

LS swaps are done, overdone, and beat to death to the point they're just boring anymore. Even on a go kart. I can appreciate the time and effort that was put into it, but aside from that, I can't...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-09-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By anickode
Unless you were building a reverse trike with a...

Unless you were building a reverse trike with a fat rear tire. Then, totally worth it. Otherwise, no.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-09-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By anickode
300 hp on a one wheel drive kart, with a clutch...

300 hp on a one wheel drive kart, with a clutch that can only transmit 13hp.

With that much weight it's probably not even fast. Just loads of clutch slip.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-07-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By anickode
Find a cigarette lighter power supply that...

Find a cigarette lighter power supply that outputs the right voltage and has the right barrel plug and chop it up.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-07-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By anickode
Oil dippers - Briggs and Stratton # 691733 ...

Oil dippers - Briggs and Stratton # 691733
Horizontal shaft oil sump - Briggs and Stratton # 393559

The oil sump bolts on in place of the blank side cover, which will be the new bottom.

Should...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-07-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By anickode
That twin can be converted to horizontal shaft...

That twin can be converted to horizontal shaft with relative ease, and OEM parts from Jack's Small Engines.

Just FYI.
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