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Old 11-01-2019, 07:50 PM
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So with being done with the Carter Brothers kart and actually canceling the Manco Buggy, I am about to start my own power wheels cars conversion. Got a free gc190 from a few end that is coming off a pressure washer. Will need some cleaning up but happy it wasn't a gc160. I'm waiting to pick up the car which is an Audi R8 GT Spyder which I'm getting for $30. Will be excited to get working on the chassis that will go under it. But here are some pictures of what I'm getting since people like pictures!
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:59 PM
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Hopefully the motor has a straight shaft.. typically they have a tapered shaft for this application......
Also the motor's exhaust will point forward towards the driver, so a new exhaust header to point away will need to be fabricated...
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Looking forward to this!
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:04 PM
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Got the Audi car all torn down and ready for a chassis build!
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looks fast already.
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I suggest you add and offensively HUGE spoiler!!

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Old 11-03-2019, 11:47 PM
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Hopefully the motor has a straight shaft.. typically they have a tapered shaft for this application......
Also the motor's exhaust will point forward towards the driver, so a new exhaust header to point away will need to be fabricated...
I second this. Those engines aren't the first choice for karts.

Looking forward to this build though
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Awesome choice for the body because that audio should be rear engine so making a go kart will be really easy and I hope the exhaust comes out the back
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I second this. Those engines aren't the first choice for karts.

Looking forward to this build though
I'm not trying to make a powerhouse out of this kart, just something good around in and make the neighbors wonder if I'm ok in the head haha!!

My kid is home sick today so I'll be getting started in the chassis for it. The body may have to get cut apart some but will make panels to match it back together.

I also have to extract one of the header bolts that broke off, it was rusted pretty good. Time to break out the drill and torch!
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I'm not trying to make a powerhouse out of this kart, just something good around in and make the neighbors wonder if I'm ok in the head haha!!
I wasn't knocking the size of your engine, I was just saying that because of the exhaust orientation on these engines, it is not the first choice for karting purposes. You will need to reroute the exhaust to the back
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:42 AM
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I wasn't knocking the size of your engine, I was just saying that because of the exhaust orientation on these engines, it is not the first choice for karting purposes. You will need to reroute the exhaust to the back
No worries, I know I'd have to make a custom exhaust for it. Any suggestions for a small DIY kit?
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The motor will need some more adjustment once I actually start the frame but I like it where it is.
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You can fit in this thing or is it for your kid? I read one small mention of your kid being sick at home....

Looks promising so far and the engine is a good choice with a small enough footprint to fit in those tight confines.

As for a an easy way to route your exhaust away from the back of the seat, some of those motorized bicycle dudes have used flex pipe. The copper looks neat but they have steel too and galvanized or chrome. I bet it could be tack welded into place after you create the desired shape.

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Chassis got started tonight. I have an idea for front and rear suspension. Need quite a few parts before I can I start that though! Like an axle, wheels, tires, axle hangers, bearings, etc....
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Very cool
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Awesome I love that it's rear engined this thing will be really cool
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