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Old 08-19-2019, 02:01 AM
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Yeah, yeah. Use them whichever way you want, I was just saying.

Ideally they were designed to arc away from the driver and the upright portion also acted as a foot rest or guard even, keeping your feet away from those whirring wheels.

I think the pedal style predates Manco and can be seen on the earliest rear-engine karts (the racers).
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:05 PM
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JUST acquired this gem for the box of parts it came with, seems home-made but almost too well made at the same time, is she worth building, or a good donor for spindles and such?
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:39 PM
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I'd like to see more pics of that one, like some side and isometric views.

Definitely has that vintage flavor. Looks worth fixing up to me.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:06 PM
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I'll get a few more tomorrow. After looking at the underside it looks like it's a well done home made cart, the axle beams almost look like a hacked up handyman jack. It's definitely been around the block a time or two, big nasty welds here and there, the throttle linkage however is very interesting, goes under the engine to behind the cart, I'm about 90% sure it had a 5hp briggs last time it ran, it's pretty rough, so maybe one day I'll get to it.
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The paddle brake is worn out, welds like that are all over the place, tried to show the throttle linkage. I'm almost thinking it's a ton of home repair on a badly damaged cart, maybe.
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:21 AM
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I was just thinking the same thing. Not homemade, but the booger welds are!

It’s got a neat ladder frame for sure. Is it ridiculously heavy? What’s the length and width—and is it obviously designed for juniors or adults?

It might be a vintage something. Very intriguing.
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:54 AM
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It's almost identical in size to the small frame dingo, so I can fit my 6' into it, knees at my chest of course. Strangely enough it's actually lighter than the small dingo! Between the booger welds, and a spot where the square steel tried to go round and split, on top of whatever else I may find wrong, she may sit for a while. I'm fixing up the little 400 for my niece and nephew right now, that one is getting a honda gx180 and maybe a live axle since the drive side is bent pretty bad. Always something to do!
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Old 08-30-2019, 02:45 PM
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With that ladder frame I just got, a 5hp flathead came with. Turns freely, good compression, good spark, but fuel system was full of a powdery rust like substance, probably 50/50 rust and dirt. It's been draining a water and oil mixture the consistency of thick milk for almost a half hour, we all know I like a challenge, so I'm going to try to get it running, should be possible with the other 4 engines I have all needing various things. Might port and polish, replace valve springs ect.

What would i need to build it as a stroker motor? Is it just a different crank and rod?
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More than anything, yes.
The cheapest flathead stroker crank I've seen is a brand new one from DynoCams for about $350!
I would love to build a stroker flathead someday, but I need MUCH deeper pockets first.
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:36 PM
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More than anything, yes.
The cheapest flathead stroker crank I've seen is a brand new one from DynoCams for about $350!
I would love to build a stroker flathead someday, but I need MUCH deeper pockets first.
Couldn't you take a 5hp crank and rod and install them into a 4hp block to achieve the same stroker affect? I know small bock chevy you could do the 400 crank and rods into a 350 with a few other mods and end up with a 383 stroker, slim chance the small engines are the same way?
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