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Old 08-13-2019, 03:36 PM
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does anyone know the make of this kart frame? im building for my son and I remember years ago when i drove it that it always pulled hard to the left? i think. Id like to change the spindles angle.. right now they are at a pretty extreme angle (tops are inwards). I want the kart to drive straight. I have a feeling steering can be tricky some advice would be awesome!https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...utp2q4b0LSKnhH
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:57 PM
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Pics didn't work, here's how to successfully post pics:http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=737
If it pulled to the left, it may be an old speedway kart, which are designed to turn left better than right.
But without pics, it's a shot in the dark.
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ok im trying to get a pic up
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heres some more. any info would be cool . id like to have some history on it
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:19 PM
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Also another thing i was unsure of. the spindles had an upper and lower aluminum bushing. i used washers top and bottom to take out the slack ..it worked nice the wheels turn no problem and they are tight but not too tight . you can see them in the pic. just wondering if thats original way it was built thx!
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Interesting looking kart, but unfortunately I cant tell you what it is
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Interesting looking kart, but unfortunately I cant tell you what it is
^^This.
I am clueless what it is, but I can tell you that it's not homemade, due to the precise bends and measurements.
Interesting kart for sure, chances are someone can help.
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I don't know what brand your kart is, but Its very cool

Some of the older guys at this forum would probably know: https://www.vintagekartforum.com/index.php


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Also another thing i was unsure of. the spindles had an upper and lower aluminum bushing. i used washers top and bottom to take out the slack ..it worked nice the wheels turn no problem and they are tight but not too tight . you can see them in the pic. just wondering if thats original way it was built thx!
It's very common for (upper & lower) racekart spindle bushings to have an offset center hole, that way you can rotate the bushings to adjust caster/camber.

These offset-bushings are typically called Pills or Spindle Pills. Buying (or building your own) set of these Pills would probably correct your issue without having to replace the spindles...

You'd need to confirm if these Pills would fit your kart or not, but here's a link to some for sale: https://www.accelerationkarting.com/spindlepill.html

Here's a pic showing the top Pill on my old Invader racekart:
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