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Forum: Good Deals! Today, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Ooh la la!! ...

Ooh la la!!
https://www.surpluscenter.com/Engines/Gas-Diesel-Engines/Horizontal-Shaft-Engines/420-cc-21-Torque-Briggs-Stratton-Engine-28-1962.axd
They have 420cc big block Briggs for $300!!!...
Forum: All Other Parts Today, 05:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 432
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Well I was just thinking: the carb has a throttle...

Well I was just thinking: the carb has a throttle stop on it to keep the butterfly from going too far, and as long as the governor arm is still part of the linkage, it would still keep the gov arm...
Forum: Engines & Clutches Today, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 41
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Well I guess ya DID drink too much! :roflol: ...

Well I guess ya DID drink too much! :roflol:
Glad it all worked out! :cheers2:
Forum: All Other Parts Today, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 432
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Ok, phew. Dad found the deflecting beam torque...

Ok, phew.
Dad found the deflecting beam torque wrench, and it's 3/8" drive.
*SELF MERGED*

I finally have time and all the tools/parts needed to install the rod and remove the governor, but I...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 26
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Let's see some pics of what you're working...

Let's see some pics of what you're working with...
:useless:
Forum: Engines & Clutches Today, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 41
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Ya never know. It was made in China, so it...

Ya never know.
It was made in China, so it could be the ethanol in the gas has eaten away some of the plastic parts or who knows what.
If all else fails, you could try a new carb to make sure that...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 58
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Hold on, let me measure my 3 HP Briggs, I believe...

Hold on, let me measure my 3 HP Briggs, I believe they're the same bolt pattern.

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About 3 1/4" W by 6 1/2"...
Forum: Engines & Clutches Today, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 41
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
It could be that your pilot jet is gunked up....

It could be that your pilot jet is gunked up. Check that.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 72
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Well there's only one way that kart sustained...

Well there's only one way that kart sustained that much damage:
Lots of crashes. :roflol:
If you are intimidated by taking off the torque converter, it's probably best to get a new one, just keep...
Forum: Engines & Clutches Today, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 41
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Yup, check for a vacuum leak. If it was running...

Yup, check for a vacuum leak.
If it was running fine before, I would have left it.
If it doesn't run right even after you find and fix a possible vacuum leak, it would probably be too rich.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 89
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
If we weren't a ways apart, and I don't have much...

If we weren't a ways apart, and I don't have much money, and my parents won't let me get another project, I'd love to but it, but oh well.
Glad it's running!:thumbsup:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 107
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I mean, it IS made in China. So if you can't...

I mean, it IS made in China. So if you can't figure it out, I'd just get a new head and keep the old one for parts.
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs Yesterday, 07:03 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,420
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Well lookie here, a 1965 Bird Eng. ad. Looks...

Well lookie here, a 1965 Bird Eng. ad.
Looks like the Hawk was a predecessor to the Starbird. Similar steering column support, 1WD(I think), similar side bolsters and overall seat back shape, along...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 107
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I figured it was a GY6, because the engine he was...

I figured it was a GY6, because the engine he was having mystery problems with was a GY6.
And yes, they annoy me too.
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 73
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
What about methanol? I hope it doesn't make...

What about methanol?
I hope it doesn't make people drunk. :roflol:
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 73
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I saw that video about 8 minutes after you posted...

I saw that video about 8 minutes after you posted it. :D
What's nitro exhaust smell like? And DON'T TELL ME IT SMELLS LIKE NITRO EXHAUST!!
:roflol:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 56
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Actually:...

Actually: https://www.bmikarts.com/Torque-Converter-for-35-Chain-1-Bore-TAV2-Replacement_p_2527.html
30 series with 1" bore.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 56
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
That's an attachment to drive something like a...

That's an attachment to drive something like a generator or pressure washer. It can be removed.
It looks like the set screw is already gone, so soak it in PB Blaster and put a 3 jaw puller on it.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 107
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Waiiit, is this your GY6 ATV? In which case, I...

Waiiit, is this your GY6 ATV?
In which case, I wouldn't be surprised as all if it's going whack, since it's MADE IN CHINA!

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Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I've gone down this alleyway before, and it's...

I've gone down this alleyway before, and it's mostly fruitless.
I've contacted NTK (North Texas Karters) to see if they had some sort of track day thing or whatnot where I could take my yard kart...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 63
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
:huh: Dunno. If it was kept in similar...

:huh:
Dunno.
If it was kept in similar conditions to mine(probably indoors), judging from the surface rust, maybe 80sish.
That's just a guess, because my 70s kart was in similar condition when I...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 63
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Ya mean like "crazy claws coming out of his...

Ya mean like "crazy claws coming out of his wrists" wolverine??:huh:
Ya know, if they wanted to make him more realistic, they should've given him superhuman bite force. Like a REAL wolverine!
Yeah,...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 107
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
You are tightening the rockers adequately, aren't...

You are tightening the rockers adequately, aren't you?
Maybe a stripped out fastener somewhere sliding around?
Forum: Introduce Yourself! Yesterday, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 56
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Would that be a certain K1 Speed? :D I like K1,...

Would that be a certain K1 Speed? :D
I like K1, but the tracks are too small to stretch these karts' legs.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 63
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
No, that looks too clean. Some Streakers and Bird...

No, that looks too clean. Some Streakers and Bird Engineering Bajas came with diffs stock.
The two main options you have are:
If you have money and mechanical skills, restore it!
If you don't, I'd...
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