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Old 06-18-2013, 03:57 PM
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Well, it is a long story, but basically my son is getting to the age where he wants to help Dad.

My grandfather gave me his 1985 Suburban 454/400 2wd that was his tow vehicle for years.

I converted it to 4x4, cut the back off and welded on a Blazer back, so it would be a convertible and I was running Rockwell axles.

Well, I came to a crossroads and decided to liquidate all of my projects and start over with my son.

I have a nice Hobart Handler187, Blast cabinet with Soda ability. and a portable blaster as well, with a Quincy Vertical 60 gal to back them up, Hobart AirForce Plasma, presses, parts washer, grinders, etc.....

I just scored a Manco 415 with crappy B&S with the vaccum type carb on it.

I also scored a Kartco 475 with Tecumseh OHV 6hp motor.

Both motors kinda run and I got them for $100.

Manco is getting a quick and dirty and going to be sold.

I am going to totally rebuild the Kartco with my son.



Based onn the info and parts available, that may seem basakwards, but the Kartco has a roll bar.


It bolts in, but as soon as I get everything the way I want it, it is getting welded and gussetted.

I hope to have these done in a few months.

I live in East Houston, work downtown, drive a 05 CTSV, wear a suit during the day and grease when I get home.

Married with 2 kids, love beer and rum.

I look forward to talking with you guys and gals!

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Old 06-18-2013, 05:14 PM
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You had me at, "beer".

Welcome!
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Now that's an intro The only thing missing is the pics of your karts

Welcoome to the forum
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:30 PM
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Thanks guys! Photos this weekend!

I brew beer and paint guns on the side.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:16 AM
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I like you already! Welcome to the forum 54inches
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:44 AM
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Brewing beer and paint balls
Sounds like a fun mix

What could possibly go wrong
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:38 AM
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Not paint ball guns.

I PAINT guns.

I will post ip some guns too.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:40 AM
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got any pictures of that suburban?
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Even better
Beer and actual guns
Definitely post some pics
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Some Randomness from my life:
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Awesome pics & not a go kart in sight

Tell me, what is that in the first pic?
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Thanks! 1984 Dodge Rampage FWD truck. It is for sale.
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2nd photo, black car. Are those brembo's or just red calipers? I see some black lettering on the front wheel, but can't tell for sure.

Also welcome to the forum! How much you looking to sell that other motor for?
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Thats a CTSV, so yes stock brembos painted red. No motors for sale yet.
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Just picked up a few more motors new tires for the Kartco and 1/2 sandblasted the Manco. Picked up red and semi black for the Kartco.
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Sold all the projects except for the KartCo.

Bought a Predator 6.5 and am rebuilding over Christmas Vacation with my son.

I am very excited!

BTW I have 4 motors for sale if anyone is interested.

Two definitely run. 1 Maybe and 1 probably not.
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Sold all the projects except for the KartCo.

Bought a Predator 6.5 and am rebuilding over Christmas Vacation with my son.

I am very excited!

BTW I have 4 motors for sale if anyone is interested.

Two definitely run. 1 Maybe and 1 probably not.
Welcome back! If yo want to sell the engines, star up a thread in the for sale section with pics, estimated prices and your location
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Yes sir!
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Well, just bought a Predator, and already have designed a header for it.

Took the axle out of the Kartco today and ordered all new bearings and a new band brake.

My son and I are going to blast the frame tomorrow along with all of the brake parts and the remainder of the wheels.
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