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Old 03-24-2019, 09:02 AM
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Hi my name is Casey. Im new to the forums and building go karts. I am a mechanic by trade, but have loved small powersport projects since i was a kid. I bought a streaker fun kart for $75, and have been doing budget performance mods to it to get an idea of how much the factory tec can take before i upgrade to a tillotson. Shaved the head, removed governor, built an intake to fit a vm22, homemade header, and an hs50 cam. I put an old champion 3 gallon fuel tank on it just to play around without running out of fuel. The axle, bearings, and original sprocket were all seized. So i put a new axle, hubs, bearings, and sprocket on it from go powersports. Project is still in the works, but so far it is a blast to ride.
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Cool! And welcome to the forums!
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Welcome! That Tecumseh's probably not going to last long...
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I know it wont, but it will go out in a “blaze” of glory.
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More like a whoop of joy when it finally does!
Or a fit of laughter...
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It may not explode it probably will lock up
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Decided to go ahead and put a tillotson on the kart, and save the tec for a pit bike build. The tillotson is a mean little engine.
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NICE choice on the Tillotson! That kart looks like a ton of fun.
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Its a handful, but im not done with it yet though. I have a .265 hotcam and will be gettig a new rod for it soon. Right now its just ungoverned with a mikuni and header.
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Cam is in, converted to a single seater, got it painted, and working on getting some lighting on it next. Definately a fun ride to whip around on.
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Who knew?
It's true blue!
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I'd suggest ditching that pod filter or at least getting a foam pre-filter for it, otherwise those are very see-thru and not effective. Marginal at best for street use, but bad for trails and off-pavement.

People think those filters are gonna net them beaucoup horsepower and unforeseen performance gains but they are mainly for looks, sadly.

I was hoping you were gonna take off the janky roll cage for sure....
It's probably 30-50 pounds of unneeded (dead) weight anyway, right?

...but where else would you mount your blue noodles? I know JT loves ‘em...
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Welcome! That Tecumseh's probably not going to last long...
What do you know about ‘em? Just regurgitating what you’ve heard on the interwebz?
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