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Old 01-11-2017, 08:30 PM
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Hello there, newbie here. I picked up manco 400 frame (i think), for free. I and my 11yo boy want to rebuild it. I have parts lists... i would like to know if there are aftermarket parts to replace originals and where do I go and how do I ask for them? For instance. Wheels seem expensive. Are there cheaper ones that fit? Pictures attatched!
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:57 PM
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that Kart will accept most Generic Kart parts.
Our most popular Sites for parts are.
GoPowerSports.com 10% off code DIYGOKARTS in Texas
BMIKarts.com in Ohio, better shipping if you shop online then Phone in the order.
and MFGSupply.com All you order flat rate 6.95 shipping.

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I like these wheels
http://www.bmikarts.com/6-x-5-Steel-...ub_p_1564.html rear
and these fronts
http://www.bmikarts.com/6-x-5-14-Rim-Front_p_1566.html
also for tires to fit those...
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=33565
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So, those rear wheels have a key way. Is that ok on a dead axle? Also the original wheels were 4" on the front and 5" on the back. Are these sizes ok? Also rear wheels show a 1" bore but I think the axle is 5/8, are the bearings 1" OD with 5/8 ID?
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Oh Sorry.
You just get 3 of the fronts on a dead axle.
The one drive wheel is different. I have only had a live axle.
So I cant give precise info on the dead axle
Wheel width is a matter of personal preference.
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Yeah, looks like a model 400.

Looks like you need new tie rods...

I would suggest getting two-piece wheels so you can fit tires on at-will plus I prefer inner tubes (they can be patched indefinitely).

What's your budget?
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I would agree wheels are the expensive part. Next motor. Then torque converter or clutch.

What ever you do, don't use harbor freight tires!
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And a drive wheel, something like this: http://www.bmikarts.com/410350-Tire-...0T_p_1504.html




This one's better because it includes a band brake assembly--band brakes are good...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-Bike-GO...-/161708969564


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Hey guys! A have a similar chasis and I'm having trouble pinpointing the exact model. This is my first go kart project.

I plan to add a live action rear axle (for 2 wheel drive), upgraded brakes, new tie rods and spindles, and a predator engine.

Can anyone help with tie rod and axle specs and any other useful information that you don't see in the old manco manuals? I dont want to by the wrong parts and do this project right!
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Here you go lowhonda some Parts http://www.gopowersports.com/ Maybe you didn't read this thread most parts for you kart are Generic or Parts like these on this website. Heres a part break down http://www.gopowersports.com/go-kart...anuals/carter/ than just search you part up on gopowersports.

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For your live axle pillow blocks just search them.
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You should make your own thread so you'll get the proper attention for your inquiry. Most members here will shrug when seeing this thread hijack (which is what it is) and think, "already read it".

Yours is not a Manco but a Carter Brothers, model 1XXX.

Parts breakdowns here, but MTNSleder is right. 'Generic' parts will suit you fine.
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meNtheboy...that's a cool and pretty straight looking frame. Strip it down and look it over real good before you spend any money on it. If it's straight then spend some time researching on here about different part options. Make a list of parts you want and search the popular go kart parts companies and you will find that aftermarket parts are readily available. A new motor from Harbor Freight is only $99 on a sale day or with a coupon. Measure twice and buy the correct parts. Keep the pictures coming of your progress on a build thread.

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First: yeah, Imahomo, ( or whatever), you should ALWAYS start your own thread. ( We tend to be nicer when you do.)

But!!! I hope you have more parts than are in the pics, because karts are a little bit like cars, you can buy a complete running used one pretty cheap, but building one from the ground up gets expensive pretty darn quick.
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Didnt mean to hijack lol. Usually in the car forums if a thread is similar to your questions you just ask on same thread.

Thanks for the info fellas, its really appreciated. You guys have shown me the light lol
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