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Old 08-15-2019, 11:49 PM
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Default Manco gods are smiling down upon me!

I'll owe one more picture, but wanted to post up the manco collection I've acquired over the past month or so, some I know the model name, but no idea what model numbers, so if you folks know the model number, or something I should check or address with any of them please chime in! I'll be working on restoration for those that are complete and original enough, slight mods to those that arent, first dingo is a before and now pictures.

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I've got one more manco, it's a fox2, but the only picture I have if of my kids sitting in it, I'll get one of just the kart and post tomorrow!
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:02 AM
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Top to bottom:

Large frame Dingo Model(s): 385, 388, 390, 392, 393
Large frame Dingo Model(s): 385, 388, 390, 392, 393
Model #400
Small frame Dingo Model: 285/286 or thereabouts

Basically the exact model names/numbers for the Manco Dingoes are impossible
to know because they're no longer original. They went by engine size, usually.

A restoration means a return to original condition; nuts, screws, bolts, decals, paint, original Briggs
flathead engines, etc etc.

Good luck on that!

EDIT: here's a list of Manco go kart model numbers and names, but it is by no means a conclusive list: https://www.gokartsupply.com/mancogokarts.htm
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:07 AM
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I suppose you are right, I should have said as close as I can, I looked for decals today and they are nowhere I can find, I stand corrected and thank you.
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:18 AM
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Would be neat to reproduce the original, multicolor "arrow" floor pan decals.
Those are incredibly eye catching.
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:29 AM
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Would my 400 have had that arrow at one point possibly? I might just talk to a guy I know that airbrushes, i bet he could get it very close.
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:39 AM
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I think at one point in time, that arrow decal was on all of them, like in the 1980s.

But here's a Model 400 (the white one) that has a Sidekick name and decal on the floor pan.
That kind of graphic, the chalk/paint 'smear' just screams 1990s....

https://www.oldminibikes.com/forum/i...-carts.165958/
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Old 08-16-2019, 07:47 AM
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That is cool, I'm going to see if my friend could match something for that original look at least, thank you hellion!
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:01 AM
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And here is the fox2, it's probably the cleanest and most original. The little model 400 has a running subaru 4hp, but the problems start at the harbor freight wheels and continues on. With so many issues with the 400 I'm thinking about stealing the motor for the fox2 so my girls have something to ride, or would that be foolish? I doubt it's the original motor, and it's all the fox2 needs.
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My phone posted sideways this time, sorry guys.
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:36 PM
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Ice collection. Much like mine. I have a small dingo large dingo and a 405. All good foundations with tons of potential!!
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:05 PM
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I've still got at least two more to pick up, one is a Murray explorer, the other I'm not sure, kid down the street had it 15 years ago, they moved and his kart is an hour away, I'll probably have it the middle of November.

I went ahead and pulled the subaru engine from the 400, and installed it on the fox2, kids absolutely loved the maiden voyage!
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:03 PM
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Wonderful. The karts are an addiction but I’d rather have this addiction than others. Glad the kids got to ride mine still can’t reach the pedals grr.
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:10 PM
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I had to do the driving, but giggles and screams of excitement for 6 blocks out of both of them. It doesn't accelerate worth a darn, but downhill, with the wind at our backs I'm sure I had it doing 25mph or better, I'll have to run it alone and get a top speed. When I took the subaru engine I had to take the sprocket and chain too, I think the gain in tire size trashed the acceleration bad.
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Put a 60/8 on it and have some fun. My yerfdog loves that gearing with 20” tires. My kids are the same way. Scream and laugh the entire time, especially when doing donuts.
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:46 PM
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I think I have 16" tires on it, it's a 10 tooth clutch if I remember correctly, and I have a 64 tooth sprocket that will accept the chain, but I'd need 6" of spacers under the engine and a longer chain. Or I have a 52 tooth, but smaller chain so I'd have to buy a clutch and chain, I don't really have any extra cash at the moment so I'll keep it as-is for now, other projects demand my attention first. However I will keep in mind that ratio, if I did a live axle kit I bet it would lift the front a little!
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:22 AM
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Yah that sounds not as quick as I was thinking. It is definitely a torquey ratio though. I posted hill climb videos in my 3203 thread. For the dingo I’ll be using 60/9. The 3203 is heavier by a decent amount so the 60/8 was perfect with the little 212.
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:32 AM
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With a 34 tooth and a 10 tooth clutch, it takes forever, but topped out at 36mph, then I saw the sheriff drive by....
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my kart is a manco critter 2 red version. it may be old but man does it kick
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:54 PM
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Smerft85,

Both your red 400 and the one I pictured have the gas and brake pedals reversed.
I think it must have been 'a thing' to allow the smallest of riders to ride.

If you flip them around and move the right to the left and vice versa, it makes the pedals less 'wonky', fits your foot better and provides 6-10 inches of extra leg room.
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Old 08-18-2019, 03:50 PM
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I think if I follow, the red two seater has them "backwards"?

If that is the case my large frame dingo I have no choice but to run then according to the factory, the frame was stretched 8" (in most places) before I got it, if I flip them I can't reach, and I actually need to turn them around on the two seater, my oldest can barely tip-toe it, however the 400, and the small dingo will likely get them installed backward, they are very short statured in comparison and for who will be riding.
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