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Alright let's go everyone!
Here's my 2019 Buildoff entry...the Ultimate Yard Kart!!
I'm going to do a lot of performance mods, cut off the roll hoop, improve the steering, and probably swap from one wheel peel to live axle!
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Yay! First entry!
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I think your gas can got confused with your briggs in the last photo and swapped places.
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We'll see, but doesn't appear to be much of a build to me. I would say you are way past 50% before starting.
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I think if the live axle swap goes ahead, then it is less than 50% done. We will allow it and let the voters decide once we see what was done
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In 'My sweet B&S resto project' in the build log section you can find some other stuff I'm kinda hoping to do, but we'll see what I can do on my shoestring budget.
Also I think my plan to remove the roll hoop puts it at less than 50% done, but as always that's up to the mods and Robert to decide.
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In 'My sweet B&S resto project' in the build log section you can find some other stuff I'm kinda hoping to do, but we'll see what I can do on my shoestring budget.
Also I think my plan to remove the roll hoop puts it at less than 50% done, but as always that's up to the mods and Robert to decide.
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You are in the build log section. Just carry on
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First update:
Worked on straightening the sprocket today, and found out that for some weird reason,
MY TIRES HAVE LIQUID IN THEM!?!?
No clue what kind of liquid, why it's in there, and HOW it's in there, but it's in there.
I found out when I heard a slosh when I was handling the drive wheel today, working on the sprocket. Chances are that the first owner rednecked it, since I also found out he stacked washers to get the proper sprocket spacing. Maybe the reason there's liquid is as follows:
Previous owner as a kid: "Gee, I need to replace my rear wheels."
Redneck friend: "Yuh, sonny boy. Just put some WATER in yo tires. It'll handle like a champ!"
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I think im doin more work on my yerf dog than you have so far lol and they wont lemme post it
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?? I can't quite think of why they wouldn't let you.
Oh wait, I just remembered that you still have yet to post the pic with the sign.
Good luck!
And please don't clog up my thread...
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I think im doin more work on my yerf dog than you have so far lol and they wont lemme post it
Hmmm. One sentance. Not really clogging up much. Anyway nice build so far, tire slime inside the tires?
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Dunknow, but it sounds like water.
I'm thinking it might've been stored outside at some point and water somehow got in the tires.
But that doesn't make sense.
So that means I have to unseat the bead to drain them.
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Dunknow, but it sounds like water.
I'm thinking it might've been stored outside at some point and water somehow got in the tires.
But that doesn't make sense.
So that means I have to unseat the bead to drain them.
Unseating is the hard part. Reseating is the fun part(starter fluid method). Also see if you can remove the core from the valve stem and remove the water that way.
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We'll see. I might even just leave the liquid in there.
For all I know it's some sort of expensive rust inhibitor or tire preserver.
But chances are it's just water.
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We'll see. I might even just leave the liquid in there.
For all I know it's some sort of expensive rust inhibitor or tire preserver.
But chances are it's just water.
I'm waiting for you to unmount the tire and found someone used fix-a-flat like 15 years ago and now the latex and other crap they put in there has started to liquify!
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That's almost EXACTLY what I was thinking!

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And it makes sense because the rear tires would've worn fast since it has scrub brakes.
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FYI Sorry I haven't made any progress for a while.
I'm held up by putting the gol-durn starter back together, getting a frozen wheel bearing off, and reassembling the drive wheel.
Also I busted up my knee by crashing my bike, so I can't walk right, much less work on my kart.
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FYI Sorry I haven't made any progress for a while.
I'm held up by putting the gol-durn starter back together, getting a frozen wheel bearing off, and reassembling the drive wheel.
Also I busted up my knee by crashing my bike, so I can't walk right, much less work on my kart.
You have the whole year to complete the build. Don't rush
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Well, I figured out something I could do without aggravating my knee!
Remember how I posted that the drive sprocket was bent?
FIXED!
It was only a matter of stacking washers in different arrangements! (Took ~3 HOURS)
So the sprocket is now PERFECTLY ALIGNED!
Also found out that the rear wheels have been *cough* repurposed, and *cough*, customized.
By that I mean the previous owner drilled a bajillion holes on the center of the wheel, along with 8 bolt holes, to fit the hub on. (Only 4 bolt holes used)
And I'm sure the rims are rusting from the inside out from the water in them.
Didn't take any pics(sorry), but look out for the next video on my Youtube channel, Kartssource, 'cause it'll have me fixing it.
FYI I discovered that a cordless impact gun with a socket adapter saves about 30% of my time!!! Get one!
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