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Old 01-09-2020, 02:31 PM
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Default Fresh Rubber!!

A fresh set of 4 Carlisle 410/5 tires arrived! It'll probably be few months until I actually get around to replacing the tires, since I want to replace all 4 at once, and to do that I need to save up for 2 split rims, a hub, and 2 tubes(probably 4 just for good measure).
They look great! I still intend on white-lettering them.
They're technically tubeless, as per what it ways on the sidewall, but there's nothing stopping me from stuffing tubes in them anyway.
It looks like the actual tread width is slightly narrower than the OEM Cheng Shins, but ya know, that just makes for easier drifting.

Am I weird to love the smell of fresh rubber??
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I have some goobered up 5inch steelies if you want them for the back they have been drilled out like three times but they hold air and have decent tires ill send em to you for few bucks to cover shipping if you want them if not im throwing them on my manco
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That's Ok, thanks for the offer! Even though this is by no means an aesthetically perfect kart, I'd like for the wheels to look decent. Rims really aren't that expensive.
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That's Ok, thanks for the offer! Even though this is by no means an aesthetically perfect kart, I'd like for the wheels to look decent. Rims really aren't that expensive.
Correction one was drilled out but is repairable
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Ok, I just replaced both mixture needles in the carburetor today to see if I could get it to run more consistently. It still acts up about the same as before. I'm sure the tuning is off, but at this point I'm thinking the coil is going bad and only adding to the problem. This coming week I'll swap it out for the spare one Randy H sent me, to see if that cures it.
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Old 01-14-2020, 03:57 PM
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Took it out for another spin today!
The needles helped make it easier to adjust and cut down on the leaks, so that's always a plus.
At one point on takeoff(with a little dirt and stuff on the pavement, it spun the drive wheel like mad!! I think it threw rooster tails, but I was GONE before I could see it. It was epic.

I also determined that the carburetor has a small vacuum leak around the throttle shaft. It's real small, but it's enough to make the engine run erratically. I think it's the root of my problems, the coil is probably fine. Thankfully this Flo-Jet has the replaceable bushings, so I'll look into that.
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Wife said your seat looks super comfy, good to hear you are getting the bugs worked out, I never have much doubt when you set your mind to fixing a small engine.
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It is really comfy. It adds a sort of "springy" effect when I ride, so it's nice going over the bumps! I still need to make a better looking upholstered seat bottom.
I actually just ordered a fresh throttle shaft and bushings, so that should make this thing actually RELIABLE. It's been essentially a straight year of nonstop problems!
I'm just glad I can keep this engine on the road.
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CONGRATS You deserved it you worked so hard on your build now you can brag that your go kart won a competition now i kinda wish i woulda entered my ken bar lol
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I plan to engrave the frame actually. Plus a DIYGK sticker!
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Congrats on the win! Those bushings should make it seem like a whole new engine. Atleast tuning wise.
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Default Victory, Stickerification, and GLAM PICS!!

I finally added a DIYGK sticker to the blower housing!
BTW - The 34 year old Briggs powdercoating is still good enough for me to use STEEL WOOL on and it only makes it look better! That's what I'm talking about!

I also added some stickers from Matt(a.k.a skulldrinker). Thanks man! I still have yet to add the Bird Engineering logo floorpan sticker.

To celebrate winning the Build Off I did some dramatic low light "spotlight" glamor pics! They turned out great with the High Dynamic Range setting on the camera!

Cheers to all the 2019 Builders!!
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