Go Back   DIY Go Kart Forum > Build Contest > Build Off Contest Build Logs

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 03-17-2018, 12:01 AM
Joe-405's Avatar
Joe-405 Joe-405 is offline
2018 Buildoff Winner ! 😎😎
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,313
Thanks: 625
Thanked 904 Times in 688 Posts
Default

Got the new floor fully welded and also got the new tubes in for the 3 pedal setup instead of the standard 2 setup. And I have more clearance now that my seat mounts are lower which means more sleeker roll cage design I hope. And itís a roller again also. Iím kinda stuck now without a engine. Most of the welding is done minus the rear section it looks like and some little stuff.

Took my grinding wheel and cut slots in the sheet metal to weld it back in the center pieces. Only reasonable and easy thing I could think of. Worked out great also.
Attached Thumbnails
5F61941E-4EB3-4898-965D-C68002D5722C.jpeg   40BE1606-8E05-46A8-9B38-CB41893B08F8.jpeg  

351B012E-461A-43B9-986C-6FCC77FF0CF0.jpeg   DA843BBB-6911-4344-BC2E-EF7E5C7FD84F.jpeg  

0794B92F-C3AB-4278-9E5D-A081EE8D3ABC.jpeg  
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Joe-405 For This Useful Post:
bob58o (03-18-2018), ezcome-ezgo (03-19-2018), Kartorbust (03-20-2018), landuse (03-21-2018)
  #22  
Old 03-18-2018, 07:42 PM
Joe-405's Avatar
Joe-405 Joe-405 is offline
2018 Buildoff Winner ! 😎😎
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,313
Thanks: 625
Thanked 904 Times in 688 Posts
Default

Well I opted for the cheaper engine I’ve told you about prior. It’s a 600cc Kawasaki zx6r. Will pick it up tomorrow. It was only $300 so I’m not complaining. I can always buy a bigger one later or just add a lot of boost to this one. Hahaha.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-18-2018, 07:49 PM
anickode's Avatar
anickode anickode is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: S.E. Michigan
Posts: 1,769
Thanks: 58
Thanked 783 Times in 541 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe-405 View Post
Took my grinding wheel and cut slots in the sheet metal to weld it back in the center pieces. Only reasonable and easy thing I could think of. Worked out great also.

That's called plug welding, and it's perfectly acceptable and widely used for attaching sheet metal to structural elements in the middle of a sheet.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to anickode For This Useful Post:
Joe-405 (03-19-2018), Kartorbust (03-20-2018)
  #24  
Old 03-19-2018, 09:05 PM
Joe-405's Avatar
Joe-405 Joe-405 is offline
2018 Buildoff Winner ! 😎😎
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,313
Thanks: 625
Thanked 904 Times in 688 Posts
Default

Well I picked up my ď600Ē today. Hahaha.

Remember no replacement for displacement so we can double my cc numbers now. And it has work with aftermarket cams so it should make 200hp easy on motor alone with no power added. Now who has a turbo laying around ?

And got a piranha from desert karts for something later on. And a trike to work on for a guy at work.
Attached Thumbnails
7DE1C925-9DC9-44E9-BE5F-DEF8B1587CD7.jpeg   D1C9BBD5-6061-4C5A-B53C-28AF80EAE469.jpeg  

28443CF9-DA17-40FD-8EE7-9247D36D8B92.jpeg   A241C0CA-A2C4-41C2-B7D6-687193287523.jpeg  

Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-20-2018, 06:35 AM
ezcome-ezgo's Avatar
ezcome-ezgo ezcome-ezgo is offline
G'me sumthin to write on
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 2,999
Thanks: 2,464
Thanked 996 Times in 799 Posts
Default

There is something magical in the 405.
__________________
My name is Sylvester McMonkey McBean. I will make a decontamination.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ezcome-ezgo For This Useful Post:
Joe-405 (03-27-2018)
  #26  
Old 03-20-2018, 12:43 PM
Joe-405's Avatar
Joe-405 Joe-405 is offline
2018 Buildoff Winner ! 😎😎
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,313
Thanks: 625
Thanked 904 Times in 688 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ezcome-ezgo View Post
There is something magical in the 405.
Yeah progress of the worlds fastest Yerf dog. Lol
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 03-20-2018, 01:51 PM
TT540 TT540 is offline
Newb
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 339
Thanks: 11
Thanked 95 Times in 88 Posts
Default

****. Needs moar drag radial! I wonder if the rear swing arm pivot point needs something more than some tabs with a bolt through it. Something to distribute that load more.

I was going to suggest drain holes in the floor pan. But something tells me this thing will not see much the elements.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 03-20-2018, 07:09 PM
Joe-405's Avatar
Joe-405 Joe-405 is offline
2018 Buildoff Winner ! 😎😎
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,313
Thanks: 625
Thanked 904 Times in 688 Posts
Default

Gonna change the rear shocks later. This is just to roll it around with.

Got the swingarm fully welded and itís rolling. The engine is sitting there as I gotta order some welding tabs and the front engine mount.
Attached Thumbnails
8E27ADAF-130F-44F3-8DEB-645259FFA0CC.jpeg   6E863389-B5A1-4BBB-828B-5F93B8631591.jpeg  

378BB5A5-247D-4A37-A9B6-6B36E97A7260.jpeg   1EB3D327-95D7-4777-9C0F-8E0C2AB49254.jpeg  

D14389FD-F29E-4E08-B98B-6842CF635000.jpeg   02F9EEFD-1AD3-4AD5-A07B-1A8387B11A22.jpeg  

0D409637-E5D7-4927-BB30-6185F8CF338C.jpeg   5C263266-7794-429D-9FE0-346D5EC1B783.jpeg  

6A217852-F4DC-49A7-9D0D-E0F02C176F70.jpeg  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Joe-405 For This Useful Post:
ezcome-ezgo (03-21-2018)
  #29  
Old 03-20-2018, 11:05 PM
Joe-405's Avatar
Joe-405 Joe-405 is offline
2018 Buildoff Winner ! 😎😎
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,313
Thanks: 625
Thanked 904 Times in 688 Posts
Default

Almost in for good...........
Attached Thumbnails
4D6345C1-32E8-4E27-A68D-A95E19F27759.jpeg   138B4955-324F-42BD-8BBB-EA2938D2C3DA.jpeg  

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Joe-405 For This Useful Post:
bob58o (03-21-2018)
  #30  
Old 03-21-2018, 06:03 AM
ezcome-ezgo's Avatar
ezcome-ezgo ezcome-ezgo is offline
G'me sumthin to write on
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 2,999
Thanks: 2,464
Thanked 996 Times in 799 Posts
Default

Epic.
__________________
My name is Sylvester McMonkey McBean. I will make a decontamination.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 03-21-2018, 05:30 PM
bob58o's Avatar
bob58o bob58o is offline
Sick, Tired, and in Debt
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Under the Rothschild Whip
Posts: 7,512
Thanks: 3,225
Thanked 2,245 Times in 1,738 Posts
Default

What kind of ratios with that transmission?
I have no idea what the power band might look like and am curious to the gearing you will use.
__________________
History doesn't repeat but it rhymes Name a successful fiat currency in the last 5k years
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 03-21-2018, 10:10 PM
Joe-405's Avatar
Joe-405 Joe-405 is offline
2018 Buildoff Winner ! 😎😎
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,313
Thanks: 625
Thanked 904 Times in 688 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bob58o View Post
What kind of ratios with that transmission?
I have no idea what the power band might look like and am curious to the gearing you will use.
Be sitting down when you figure this up. But Iím running a 16 tooth front with a 36 tooth rear and my tires have a circumference of 66Ē. Equals to about 178mph at redline in 6th. Which believe it or not is slower than stock gearing !
Attached Thumbnails
D3074403-19E9-4DE2-B61F-25294916989A.jpeg  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Joe-405 For This Useful Post:
bob58o (03-27-2018)
  #33  
Old 03-21-2018, 11:54 PM
landuse's Avatar
landuse landuse is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Posts: 17,235
Thanks: 2,062
Thanked 3,410 Times in 2,778 Posts
Default

You have made some awesome progress!! Is it just me or the camera angle, but are those shock tabs not a little flimsy looking?

Also.....I was wondering...why did you extend the rear so far out when the engine only takes up about the first half of the swingarm? Is that for the sprockets etc?
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to landuse For This Useful Post:
Joe-405 (03-24-2018)
  #34  
Old 03-22-2018, 09:46 AM
TT540 TT540 is offline
Newb
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 339
Thanks: 11
Thanked 95 Times in 88 Posts
Default

dynamic balance those tires! This thing is going to be a hoot. It's very buggy like.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to TT540 For This Useful Post:
Joe-405 (03-22-2018)
  #35  
Old 03-24-2018, 02:19 AM
Joe-405's Avatar
Joe-405 Joe-405 is offline
2018 Buildoff Winner ! 😎😎
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,313
Thanks: 625
Thanked 904 Times in 688 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by landuse View Post
You have made some awesome progress!! Is it just me or the camera angle, but are those shock tabs not a little flimsy looking?

Also.....I was wondering...why did you extend the rear so far out when the engine only takes up about the first half of the swingarm? Is that for the sprockets etc?
I am gonna make a bar around the engine for better shock placement when I get the new top of the cage welded on. The rear shocks are temporary to roll it around with.

And the rear was extended longer than I needed it to be. I planned on moving the rear axle up and using the excess for a rear bumper of some sort. But after looking at it, I canít move it too much or else the sprocket and chain wonít have the clearance it needs. Iím also placing the fuel tank over the axle so it wonít look as long when Iím done. Iím also debating building a wing for the back also to offset the looks.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Joe-405 For This Useful Post:
landuse (03-26-2018)
  #36  
Old 03-26-2018, 07:06 AM
ezcome-ezgo's Avatar
ezcome-ezgo ezcome-ezgo is offline
G'me sumthin to write on
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 2,999
Thanks: 2,464
Thanked 996 Times in 799 Posts
Default

Better put a wing on the front too, to keep it on the ground whilst accelerating.
__________________
My name is Sylvester McMonkey McBean. I will make a decontamination.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ezcome-ezgo For This Useful Post:
Joe-405 (03-27-2018)
  #37  
Old 03-27-2018, 05:20 PM
Joe-405's Avatar
Joe-405 Joe-405 is offline
2018 Buildoff Winner ! 😎😎
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,313
Thanks: 625
Thanked 904 Times in 688 Posts
Default

Well I got to go get a foot of flat plate and tubing to finish the front mount. But the rear tabs are tacked and in spot finally. And I got the new floor sprayed with bed coating to protect it and keep my feet from not sliding around a lot. These rear tires are 22x10x10 and sure are looking inadequate every time I see them. Might have to go bigger me thinks.
Attached Thumbnails
B44B64DC-2242-4315-A702-828E02DE6665.jpeg   B637C9AA-2D65-4744-9CEB-16269A372966.jpeg  

4FC52BEE-20A1-486D-81CB-BA8E99407725.jpeg   0EB9C9B0-E4CE-4DC6-BBE6-5EE2C2BE0BA5.jpeg  

EBA867B2-921A-426E-A3D6-20968CC3CA64.jpeg  
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Joe-405 For This Useful Post:
bob58o (03-27-2018), ezcome-ezgo (03-28-2018), landuse (03-28-2018)
  #38  
Old 03-28-2018, 09:51 PM
Joe-405's Avatar
Joe-405 Joe-405 is offline
2018 Buildoff Winner ! 😎😎
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,313
Thanks: 625
Thanked 904 Times in 688 Posts
Default

Well got the mounting plate welded up. And retapped the outside bolt holes to mount it too. The guy before me broke the bolt then turned around and broke a drill bit off in the left middle hole. So I got 3 bolts holding it now which is actually stronger than before and it spreads the weight more evenly also. Got all the tabs tacked in and ran out of welding wire. Go figure !
Attached Thumbnails
A5CD38C7-8211-4B3A-9617-CA40C4EF451B.jpeg   925EC170-A1E1-4E09-AD2A-7B140195EB07.jpeg  

2D262334-A2B4-42D8-98FF-204F4D28D0FA.jpeg   3BE7A6A6-9541-4105-9089-494A0EB69898.jpeg  

Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 03-28-2018, 10:40 PM
andrecht's Avatar
andrecht andrecht is offline
Jup, picture = me
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Germiston, South Africa
Posts: 269
Thanks: 168
Thanked 104 Times in 82 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe-405 View Post
Well got the mounting plate welded up. And retapped the outside bolt holes to mount it too. The guy before me broke the bolt then turned around and broke a drill bit off in the left middle hole. So I got 3 bolts holding it now which is actually stronger than before and it spreads the weight more evenly also. Got all the tabs tacked in and ran out of welding wire. Go figure !
Thats plenty strong 👍

Sent from my SM-G570F using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to andrecht For This Useful Post:
Joe-405 (03-28-2018)
  #40  
Old 03-29-2018, 06:13 AM
ezcome-ezgo's Avatar
ezcome-ezgo ezcome-ezgo is offline
G'me sumthin to write on
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 2,999
Thanks: 2,464
Thanked 996 Times in 799 Posts
Default

That hole got boogered up!
__________________
My name is Sylvester McMonkey McBean. I will make a decontamination.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:25 PM.