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Old 04-20-2009, 06:44 PM
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I installed the rod backwards. The scooper is hitting. What a pain. Could have been worse though. I could have put it all back together and then been even more frustrated. Does anyone have a picture of the proper installation. I have the scooper facing up.
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:58 PM
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This in a GX200 clone/honda? If so the dipper faces down.

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Remember that the piston and rod are also sensitive to how they go in.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:42 PM
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Install the piston with the arrow towards the push rod hole. The reason is because the piston has a offset wrist pin to try to eliminate piston/sleeve scuffing on the thrust stroke. If you measure the wrist pin to OD of piston skirt you will notice the side of the piston with the arrow on it has a 70 thou difference then the other side.

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Old 04-20-2009, 11:41 PM
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Thanks guys. So here is my conformation before I tighten everything down again. 1) Piston arrow down. 2) correct position of rod.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:17 AM
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Perfect!
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Whoa..too much torque for me to hold the flywheel. I couldn't get the torque wrench to click. I'll have to take it to a shop the get it torqued correctly. Bummer, I just don't have all the right tools yet.
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Strap wrench is needed. Or the classic "ghetto impact gun" involving hitting the wrench with your hand.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:04 AM
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Strap wrench is needed. Or the classic "ghetto impact gun" involving hitting the wrench with your hand.
Yeah that would be "ghetto". In the process I would probably take chunks out of my hand. I guess I'll have to invest in a strap wrench. My patience is running thin. I wanted to have it together tonight. Oh well, I'll be more prepared next time. I didn't want to have to remove the coil.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:28 PM
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The strap wrench worked out great. I borrowed it from the local wrench. Does anyone have a picture of their Gecker Throttle Plate set up? You kind of have to guess how it goes together.
Has anyone ever noticed that the AGK air filter adapter doesn't fit snug? The carburetor's on/off gas valve prevents it from fitting snug.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:47 PM
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elbasquo, How did you keep your choke leaver locked on?

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Old 04-23-2009, 06:41 PM
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elbasquo, How did you keep your choke leaver locked on?

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It's not locked on but I might use a thin flat piece of alluminum 3/4 X 3 inches drill a 3/8 hole for the dome lever and drill 2 small wholes in the blower housing, bolt it on the blower housing and clamp it down with nylon lock nuts. I think this will be an ugly solution and will probably just buy the ARC air filter adapter with the choke lever hold. I'm dissapointed with the fit of the AGK air filter adapter.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:53 PM
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You should look into a stinger resonator off a old VW beetle for your exhaust, looks better and more free flowing.

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Old 04-23-2009, 11:39 PM
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You should look into a stinger resonator off a old VW beetle for your exhaust, looks better and more free flowing.

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Let me see a picture of yours!
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:46 PM
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I about a week I'll put the engine on this kart.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:23 AM
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These .

Here is a picture of mine. I welded it to a briggs muffler, but it's to thin to weld to. So on the one I'm building now I'm going to eliminate the muffler and go with the beetle exhaust tip only.
On the briggs muffler, I took a large punch and stuck it into the muffler and pounded out the baffle so now it's straight through.

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Old 04-24-2009, 09:56 AM
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Nice set up! What do you have set up for the TC?
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:05 AM
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20 series
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:19 AM
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Is that a 5hp with a Mikuni carb? I have a 8hp Briggs that I want to see if a carb like that will work. That will be my next project. Do you have a picture of your kart? That really looks nice!
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:27 AM
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No it's a 8hp with a 90cc suzuki carb.

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