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Old 09-12-2019, 10:45 AM
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All right! Just took a preliminary measurement to see if the Clinton tank will bolt on to the custom bracket the PO welded to the seat back.
I know I said I wanted it really original, but I've gotta have a gas tank, and I think this bracket will be a straight bolt up.
Today I'm planning to take the Sawzall to it and cut off a lot of custom stuff(stone guards, most of the roll hoop).
Hopefully by the end of the day this thing will be less in-yer-face and more kool vintage.
Can't wait to see that lawn mower gas tank go!
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:32 PM
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It's in the garage....
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:53 PM
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Lucky i want to work on my 20hp mower but its almost 100F right now
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:03 PM
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Not much better here. Garage is ~90* and my family insisted that I wear full protective gear. (Jeans, boots, JACKET, gloves, and safety glasses.
Left stone guard is off!!
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:08 PM
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....Left stone guard is off!!
You sure work slow.... and the up to the minute postings of your slow progress really s l o w s....t h i n g s....d o w w w w n nnn. . .

In other words, you could've done left and right stone guards and then posted a pic.

My suggestion for the tank is a mounting bracket with a sort of 'Z' profile wherein you can mount the tank to the engine top a la Tecumseh or a gravity fed Briggs:


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Old 09-12-2019, 07:49 PM
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Yeah, it was roasting hot in the garage, especially with the jacket, so I had to come in to avoid heatstroke. Then I found an alternative to a jacket.
The gas tank is already mounted to the seat back, although it's not perfect, it'll work.
Thus I had to cut out the rear support for the roll hoop.
I'll post pics tomorrow, of the status as it sits at the moment, and with most of the roll hoop gone!
Yes, today was slow, but remember, this was also my first time using a Sawzall, and it was kind of a steep learning curve. Just glad I still have 10 fingers.
I would remove the entire hoop, but because it is structurally integral to the seat back, I'll have to get it fully removed and relocate the seat back at the same time. That will require a welder, so I'll have to get in touch with my neighbor.
Glad these Bubba parts are comin' off!
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:22 PM
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I hope you don't feel rushed by some people's moronic comments.

I recommend you work and post at your own pace. Your getting stuff done. Learning at a good rate. Keep it up.
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Old 09-13-2019, 05:14 AM
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Make sure when the engine comes off to paint the underside of your kart also if you dont mind me asking do you think your ever going to paint it a different color?
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:47 AM
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I hope you don't feel rushed by some people's moronic comments.

I recommend you work and post at your own pace. Your getting stuff done. Learning at a good rate. Keep it up.
Ahh, don't worry, sometimes, I can use a little something to spur me on.
Besides, my dad is getting concerned again about me removing the roll hoop, so I have to do it while I can!
I also wanna make sure this thing is done by the end of the year since it's the Buildoff.

BGK- I actually painted the underside the first time I painted it. I plan to keep it black because I'm pretty sure that was rhe original color. I'm still going to give it a nice multi coat paintjob with clearcoat, so it'll probably get a bit of shine when I'm done.
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:18 AM
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I need to look up the color of those but it probably was black like yerfdoge
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Well i found a bunch of pictures. i hope you dont mind if i post them but they relate to your kart ill remove them if you dont want them here.
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:37 AM
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No no, that's actually fine! Other people can also see some of the other ones floating around on the Web.
And here's my pictures...
The first one is the very last pic with the roll hoop on.
And the stone guards are completely gone!

I knew it would look way better with it gone, but , it looks SO. MUCH. BETTER!!!!
EDIT - Oops, the shadows obscured the new gas tank in the final setup. I'll get some more pics soon.
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Awesome it looks so cool! I love seeing unnecessary junk cut off go karts
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:51 PM
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^^Yeah, me too.
These oversized rear tires are growing on me....
What's y'all's thoughts on it? Should I go back to the original rear tire size, or stick with 13x5x6?
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:57 PM
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Welp, I was thrashing it a bit after removing the hoop 'n stuff, and it managed to develop a clutch problem. The drum is floating too much and something is catching. At any speed.
I need to either get a snap ring on the crankshaft, rebuild that clutch, or get a new clutch.

Guess what I'm going to do?! With my shoestring budget, I'm just going to get a snap ring on there, work some lube into the bushing, and then RIDE!!
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Yep id do it too
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Finally got around to putting on the decal. Perfect fit.
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Wow bird engineering stuff looks so awesome alot of the time
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WOW! Cool, thanks for sharing!
I was thinking about doing it facing the other way, but now I'm not sure. I still need to finish undoing frame mods, and then I can give it a good paintjob, and then I'll put the decal on.
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Just to put it on the record, I measured the crankpin bore of the Raptor rod with a precision caliper.
The original measurement is in millimeters, and you can see in the picture the conversion to inches.
Doof, now I get it. *smacks forehead*
What they meant on Ebay by the Raptor rod I got being 0.001" short, they meant that the crankpin bore on my rod is 0.001" undersized.
Hopefully that'll put the oil clearance in the "perfect zone" of 0.003".
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