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Here's a decent guide to compare the spark plug. Appears to be a bit rich.
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Here's a decent guide to compare the spark plug. Appears to be a bit rich.
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Ah yes, electrical gremlins...the main cause of technician hating being flat rate.
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Default Go-Kart LED turn signals set-up Part 2

I am expecting on-off-on or DPDT switch today. This will be used in place of turn signal unit. It is basically perform the same function. This switch will be a better fit to my go-kart.

I will try to explain turn signal connection and show hook up connection.

Pic and video will be uploaded.

On-off-on switch has arrived today. It was 7 pins. Connections was straight forward based on instruction gathered on internet.

The following diagram and pictures pretty much explain itself:

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Next step is install the signal lights onto the go-kart.
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Old 11-24-2018, 10:41 PM
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Default Go-Kart LED turn signals build part 1

I haven't much time working on the go-kart for awhile. A bit here and there when I can. Most of free time were finalizing what do I want with LED light signals and how do they tie in with my go-kart.

In overall scheme, I want front and rear light signals. However, light signals are either facing forward or backward therefore I won't be able to see it flashing.

I bought a set of motorcycle light signals that has LED on front and back.

Below are the set up for front LED signals. Two front LED light signals under head lights and two front motorcycle lights below side mirror.

I have to fabricate mounting plate for front LED light from 10 gauge steel sheeting and odd size metal angle scraps.
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Old 11-25-2018, 12:20 AM
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I'm interested in a more in-depth how to on how you are doing the signals. Are you also going to do brake lights too?
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I'm interested in a more in-depth how to on how you are doing the signals. Are you also going to do brake lights too?
The front light signals is pretty straight forward once mounting location is determined. The rear signals, however, need to be incorporated into the go-kart as a whole. That is the concept.

I have an idea in mind where light signals, rear mud guard fender, rear light brake light are one package. In front, there will be mud guard fender. In between, it will be connected by a step rails, tying the whole thing together.

Sound complicated, but it will be clearer as I build it out. This is going to be a beast of a job.
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Old 11-27-2018, 11:44 AM
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Default Weather snag

I have tried to work on the go-kart in the garage for couple of days but time, weather and equipment do not cooperate.

We have hit a cold snap here in central U.S on November 27th, 2018. The weather is in the teen and the garage is not heated. My only available time to work on the go-kart is at night. The weather is so cold that I can only last 45 min. top before calling it a night.

Furthermore, my bench top drill press is on strike these days. Too much work, and not enough rewards. It has decided to quit whenever it want. On order is Jancy Magnetic drill HoleMaker 2 which is geared toward metal drilling. I may have to build a base for it to utilize the regular drill bit.

I think I may pick up basket weaving for the next hobby, since it won't be so darn expensive.
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Old 11-27-2018, 06:25 PM
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Yeah I've been pretty cold here in Lincoln, NE. I'd recommend getting a couple 20lb or larger LP gas (propane) bottle and get a Mr. Heater sun flower type like this https://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/mr-...IaAiRyEALw_wcB

Used one at my dad's in Minnesota in his 2 car garage. Wasn't terrible, still was cold because the garage wasn't fully insulated.
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Yeah I've been pretty cold here in Lincoln, NE. I'd recommend getting a couple 20lb or larger LP gas (propane) bottle and get a Mr. Heater sun flower type like this https://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/mr-...IaAiRyEALw_wcB

Used one at my dad's in Minnesota in his 2 car garage. Wasn't terrible, still was cold because the garage wasn't fully insulated.
Thanks for the advise, that should keep me out there a bit longer.
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Default Jancy HoleMaker 2

Although this forum is about go-kart but without the tools, I cannot accomplish this far.

One of the tool that has played an important part in making this go-kart is the drill. Up until now, I have been using regular wood drill for all the holes. It is a great asset, however it is not design for drilling holes in metal. Eventually, it will bog down.

I have decided to buy a magnetic drill. After much research, Jancy Holemaker 2 has all the specs that is appealing to me. There are others magnetic drills on the market such as Evolution, Hougen, and BDS machinery...etc... Jancy fits my budget and its place for hobbyist.

Along the drill comes the 1/2" chuck and new build drill base from scraps metal. It will be adequate until I can find the time to build a movable base for it.

It is a major investment but with the ability to drill large holes in thick metal, it will be an important part in building my go-kart.

I will be enclosing some pics for reference if someone has chosen this route.

Item has finally arrived but damaged box, missing parts and mangled guard. Contacted Jancy and they send out missing parts. I just straightened the guard. I wasn't happy but it is no big deal.

Visited local steel shop and picked up some scrap metals for the base. 4x4 steel tubing 1/2" steel plate, 8" steel channel, 2" steel angles.

8" x 1/2" steel plate is for drilling larger hole
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:41 PM
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How about grabbing a cheaper drill press then get an x/y vise for the table?
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How about grabbing a cheaper drill press then get an x/y vise for the table?
I tried my brother cheaper drill press with my x/y vise. Even lower the speed by adjust the belt. It doesn't have the torque. I have tried drill slowly, cutting fluid, up and down motion, cobalt drill bits....you name it, for this go kart build. Torque isn't there, the speed is too high. However, it is great on wood.

Ever tried drilling 7/8 holes in 14 gauge steel tube with hole saw drill bit in a drill press. I wouldn't recommend it. I have tried it on front A-arm and broke the bit. Hole saw walked all over the metal. Eventually, I just grind it out.

I figure Christmas is coming and I may as well give myself an early present.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:37 AM
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Hopefully this isn't too expensive. Supposedly it goes as low as 250 rpm. https://www.amazon.com/Shop-Fox-W166...illpress01c-20
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Interesting.
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