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Old 08-24-2019, 08:09 PM
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Hi! New to karting; bought one from a yard sale for my two kids. It needs some work, but I think I can handle! Hopefully, someone on here can tell me what kind of kart we have; it needs some parts and I assume it will be easier to order them if I know the manufacturer! Would love any feedback! thanks!
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:37 PM
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Is has no markings or numbers anywhere on it?
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I didn't see any, but I do not even know where I should look! Where should I be able to see them? Thanks!
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:45 PM
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I have no idea. Look everywhere like on the main frame tubing, etc.

Could be a Margay kart. It's definitely a racing kart for what it's worth.
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I will take a look tomorrow, but I didn’t see anything earlier today. Thank you!
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Why did you buy something that was unknown?
How come the seller didn't know what it was?
Did you ask?

Sid might know.

I'd suggest taking more photos, better lighting, more views; front/rear/side, close ups of the engine, etc etc. The one you got is pretty awful.
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I didn’t ask much; it was super cheap at a garage sale and an impulse buy. I had a kart as a kid and thought mine would enjoy! The engine is manufacturer marked so that’s easy. But I specifically was wondering about the frame. Thx!
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Ok! I found 4 numbers in the front right spindle. I didn’t see anything else. Hope that helps!

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Well I cannot recall Margay making any 4stroke chassis
so that'd be the mfg I ruled out first.
It's certainly not looking like a european kart (most didn't even make any 4stroke karts either)... so the list is going to be short (for me)

we need an american mfg four stroke chassis..
like IDK.. Coyote or so
with inversed spindles (what a dumb idea)
and a nice looking full length inner rail
(it is the engine's inner rail that's poking to your front spindles right?)

I can't think of any from on top of my head tbh..
I'll see if I can flip through some reference images and find a match..

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PS spindle number is great.. it'll be a part number but maybe something you can search for online..
"spindle #####" on google can be all it takes to find a good enough clue,
since inversed spindles are mostly not generic parts.
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Yeah, but a *manufacturer marked* engine is also a searchable clue!
Anything is. You’d be surprised how a bit of well-tuned Gewgle-fu can be fruitful.

There’s a half dozen other ‘niche’ forums that could probably nail the kart maker in a heartbeat.

Seems like you’re purposefully giving us as little information as possible.

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Hi! Not hiding anything. The engine says Box Stock Project. I was able to find that online; had no idea that could help identify the frame manufacturer!
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Not really.....
Just about anyone could slap a BSP on a kart. Or even a BSP blower housing on a run-of-the-mill Predator 212.
So no, it doesn't really help.

One question is very prominent in my head right now:
Why the heck did you say you found numbers on the front right spindle and DIDN'T tell us what they were??
We need EVERY SHRED of info you can give us to ID it.

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Thanks JT. So I think i called the wrong part the spindle… I think the frame comes out and the spindle is attached… Again, I am not an expert in anyway shape or form! On the frame where the spindle attaches, there are four numbers… I can’t read them very well but I believe it is 8XXX. I see the name TRICK on the actual spindle. Let me know if that makes more sense!

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well one digit is no clue..
BUT the spindle IS!

if it says TRICK.. it's a TRICK OLIMPIC spindle
(and I assume a TRICK OLIMPIC CHASSIS )

american made afaik, and they almost exclusively use inversed spindles for some unknown reason (still stupid!)
I only ever saw offset chassis tbh.. also called oval karts for a good reason..
but a quick google showed some older sprint chassis as well.. so yeah

that's what I'd go with..
but that full length inner rail has yet to be found to get you close to a model or year.

What you could do, is mail TO a set of your karts images
(keep it small and telling!) and mail them the number you found (full number not a single digit!)
try light from different angles to maybe increase contrast and make it legible.

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PS if you got a response.. please let us know
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Thank you so much, itsid! I will research and let you know!

I did contact the Box Stock engine company, and they were super helpful, and seemed to have remarkably cheap prices on parts!
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Left messages at Trick Olimpic. Will share when they reply! Thanks again!
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•NOPE• -sid-

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I'd rather not have you two discussing each others behaviours.
We all know who's going to win..
both of you!
Namely a broom bristle stuck in your eyeball!

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At least you're fair, and I basically got what I wanted. Justice.

What kind of person tattles on another in a discussion forum? Who does that?
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