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Old 06-15-2017, 10:12 AM
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This started as a single wheel drive kiddie kart with a rollcage. I dont have before pics. I like the wide front end, bad radius but it would take real effort to flip. If you need a tighter radius just hit the gas lol.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:18 AM
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I cut the rear off the kart off and made the frame about 6" longer. 48 tooth sprocket, 40 chain. Spins tires on gravel easily and does around 40 to 45 I would guess. I weigh 245lbs.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:34 AM
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Here are my next 2 projects. I need to finish these before I jump to others which are aplenty. First McCulloch F1. It was on ebay. I yanked it. All I got was insulting emails of what junk it is and just sell me the pedals and steering wheel. No thx. I decided to work with it. I like the small light frames anyhow. I live on gravel, big tires coming. Got plenty of room to use the existing motor mount and move the seat (or lack of) back several inches. The brakes work, she's a keeper!
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:36 AM
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I gave an entire $40 for this frame. The pedals will be worth more than the entire kart lol.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:47 AM
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Next up is a carter x I just got. Im gona work on these two at the same time. Various reasons, waiting on parts, thinking about it, adhd etc. They hit a tree I gota rebuild the right front. Raise the gx390 for a massive torque converter, move pedals forward, extend front bumper etc. The engine runs good I wasn't gona let this slip by for only $275.00.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:51 AM
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Part of my shop. Been running a lot of projects thru shes a mess.
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Old 06-16-2017, 12:15 AM
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So I guess my carter qualifies as a buggy lol. I like it as I go offroading and have atvs. Now had it the crazy motorcycle engine in a basket with shifters etc I never woulda bought it. This one is pretty simple.

I have to say im pretty impressed with where the kart in the first pic has taken me as it has a few inches of clearance im very pleased with how it turned out. Thats how I like them, light frames and all engine. Smaller tires wouldn't hurt but we just don't have the right terrain here for ground huggers.
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Old 06-21-2017, 10:47 AM
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Awe look what the mailman just dropped off for the F1. Torque converter's enroute. I use mostly mower tires. I live on gravel they do great and cheap also. I use turf savers keep the wife happy. Lol!!! Just one problem, here in a few im going to go get an old 8hp briggs. If it runs I could be using it instead of the 212. Something just doesnt seem right about slapping china on a vintage kart. I used to run 8hp briggs on light frames with big tires as a kid trust me they are fun and have a lot of low end grunt. We will see. Gota order a bigger converter. This kart is mostly road cruising I might try a clutch since I already have one. A frame that doesnt weigh anything makes up for the large tires I never used converters anyhow we see. There ok if you just step on the gas and go. Yeah, we see how these turf savers do in the yard spinning 6x faster than the karts moving lol.
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Those are some sexy tyres!!
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:16 AM
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Thanks! I like the trike in your pic, thats on my project bucket list. You have a hard time getting kart stuff in Africa? I dont really know. Got any good rockhounding spots? I always wanted to visit the copper mines in Congo and Zaire.
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Thanks! I like the trike in your pic, thats on my project bucket list. You have a hard time getting kart stuff in Africa? I dont really know. Got any good rockhounding spots? I always wanted to visit the copper mines in Congo and Zaire.
Getting kart related stuff is pretty hard around here. All you really find are parts for race karts, so things can get expensive. You have to be creative
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:34 PM
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Yeah burnin the midnight oil tonight. I had to raise the engine mount 4" to get the torque converter to work. Next is some seat uprights and extend the floor pan back some more. Then ready to prep for paint. This kart will be no where near flawless, but it will look nice when im done and be functional.

Sadly I cant use the 8hp tiller engine I just brought home. I made the mistake of trying the tiller in my garden. It has a 2 speed tranny with reverse, front tines. It runs circles around my newer one so im selling my newer one lol. Im on the lookout for an 8hp briggs in my area but im not paying up for one I found one for $100 on a snowblower but havent heard from them.

The axle turns freely on this kart I just been spraying the bearings everyday im keeping everything on it just like it is no sense tearing apart its fine for now.
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:39 PM
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Workin on the carter waiting on parts for the others. Never had a kart with suspension of course started with a wrecked one. Cant find parts. Lower arm trashed. As are mounts. 1 thing at a time. I test fit first. Basically cut off all the bent tubing and mounted on a backer plate.
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:44 PM
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Sadly mounts are 1 piece so if you try bending the top over you move the bottom and vice versa. Bottom holes are aligned so I will mount it to that and go from there.
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Old 07-08-2017, 03:12 PM
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Um yeah ya'll wana run the top bolt thru for me? Thx. Lol!
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:09 AM
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Ended up cutting the top mounts off. The bottom swings working good ill keep that and fortify it. I gotta order a new tire rod this one is beyond fixing. Parts for other projects will be here this week which are more pressing so this will be on hold a bit.
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