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Old 07-12-2019, 05:16 PM
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....Unfortunately though I was unable to salvage the Manco decal. There was a lot of rust underneath it and it was spider cracked in a few spots.
Pity you couldn't save it. Sometimes the decals preserve the paint and steel underneath and sometimes they're just hiding rust and trapping moisture.

Hopefully you'll be a better owner and not leave the kart outside, eh?
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:43 PM
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He'll have to build one heck of a Briggs to make it do even what you can get out of a cheap predator.
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Old 07-13-2019, 12:47 PM
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He'll have to build one heck of a Briggs to make it do even what you can get out of a cheap predator.
Other than one thing, the originality!

If you got a 57 chevy with numbers matching, probably shouldn't drop that big block in it!
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Other than one thing, the originality!

If you got a 57 chevy with numbers matching, probably shouldn't drop that big block in it!
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Got the new motor and stage 1 kit put together. Was overall a very easy task. Also, wire wheeled all the orig hardware to clean them up and going to start assembling tonight. I am having some difficulty finding tires. I have the orig rims but I was thinking of maybe adding some wider slicks in the rear or some sort of wider all terrain tire for gravel streets up north.... any input on this?
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:06 AM
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In terms of width, you can go the balloon route and put tires on that are slightly wider than the rims. The sidewalls will bulge out past the rims a bit, but it can be done.
On the contrary, you can put slightly skinnier tires on the rims as well.
On that good lookin' Stage 1 212 hemi, did you remove the governor or not?
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Got the new motor and stage 1 kit put together. Was overall a very easy task. Also, wire wheeled all the orig hardware to clean them up and going to start assembling tonight. I am having some difficulty finding tires. I have the orig rims but I was thinking of maybe adding some wider slicks in the rear or some sort of wider all terrain tire for gravel streets up north.... any input on this?
I was looking at doing the same thing, except going from the balloon like tires to turf tires. They could mount up fine, but would have rubbed on the spindles and the chain cover once placed on the kart. Measure carefully.
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In terms of width, you can go the balloon route and put tires on that are slightly wider than the rims. The sidewalls will bulge out past the rims a bit, but it can be done.
On the contrary, you can put slightly skinnier tires on the rims as well.
On that good lookin' Stage 1 212 hemi, did you remove the governor or not?

Do they sell wider rims for this kart? Seems that the local retailers do not sell much for this kart. Did some research on tires but looks like the wider rims for the 1' shaft bearings are hard to come by. And no I did not remove the governor because my nieces will be mostly riding the kart and well I thought it would be wise to not give them too much haha however, maybe in a year or two I will. Do you recommend removing it?
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:28 AM
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You can get wider rims, however you may have to put hubs on there to mount them to the kart.

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You can get wider rims, however you may have to put hubs on there to mount them to the kart.

https://www.gopowersports.com/live-a...BoCIrQQAvD_BwE
Wouldn't I have to convert to a live axle then? Currently have a single wheel setup
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Are you sure those are 1" and not 5/8?
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Do they sell wider rims for this kart? Seems that the local retailers do not sell much for this kart. Did some research on tires but looks like the wider rims for the 1' shaft bearings are hard to come by. And no I did not remove the governor because my nieces will be mostly riding the kart and well I thought it would be wise to not give them too much haha however, maybe in a year or two I will. Do you recommend removing it?
As long as a suitable hub can be bolted up to the rim and the rim fits, it should work.
If you have a 1WD setup, I HIGHLY doubt you have 1" bearings.
Measure the inside diameter, and the outside diameter of the bearings, and report back please.
My 1WD kart has 3/4" ID bearings.
I wouldn't remove the governor for your nieces.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:24 AM
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Well, whatever it is BMI or GPS should have the hubs.
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Measured the bearings and they are 5/8". I put together a wheel setup on GoPowerSports. What do you guys think? I am going to use the front rims that I currently have. Anyone know of any promo codes? The shipping is pretty expensive on these. ($22)
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Ended up having a busy evening last night so the progress was minimal but got the tie rods on
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Measured the bearings and they are 5/8". I put together a wheel setup on GoPowerSports. What do you guys think? I am going to use the front rims that I currently have. Anyone know of any promo codes? The shipping is pretty expensive on these. ($22)
I think if you use DIYGOKARTS you get 10% off
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Current status. Got the front end assembled, motor mounted, throttle cable ran, rubber mat glued and all parts cleaned up. I am now currently waiting on new seat, brake band, tires and rims from gopowersports.com.
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