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Old 12-20-2017, 03:32 PM
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Default Carter Bros 1215 spindles? and other parts?

Hello everyone, I am looking to rebuild an old (guessing late 80's, early 90's) Carter Brothers 1215 live axle single seater go kart and hoping someone can help me track down steering spindles that can work with this kart.

While rebuilding the kart, i have been able to find pretty much everything i need other than another set of wheels (5" split rims, which i dont really need, but want), another set of 2 front hubs, and the 2 rear hubs which are different from one another (dont really NEED, but want), and the left and right spindles which i need. one is fine, but the other is bent pretty badly, and since im replacing one i would like to do both.

sadly the part i need the most is the one i am having the hardest time tracking down. i have found an eploded part diagram of my Carter Bros 1215 go kart, but still cant seem to find them for sale anywhere.

if any of you know where i can get some Carter 1215 spindles, or very similar spindles that will work without cutting/welding PLEASE let me know and help me out. If i have to cut/weld I will but Manco american express style springer spindles/brackes, but really just want replacement.

please help me everyone. thank you!

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http://kartingdistributors.com/pdfs/carterpdfs/1215.pdf

link to the breakdown/exploded diagram i was reffering to
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Can you not just use generic ones from gopowersports or BMI karts etc?
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That I do not know, which is why I asked...
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Howabout some pics as to what you have???
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And measure the distance you have between the 2 mounting points I have multiple spindles I can measure at the house to find you the correct ones.
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The spindles use a 1/2" kingpin bolt. The main body of the spindle that the kindpin bolt goes through is 2-3/8" tall. The axle is 5/8" and about 4" long. The tie rod arm is about 4" long and fits 3/8"-24 tie rods. The axle and tie rod arm are in the middle of the spindle main shaft instead of one being on the bottom and other towards the top, and are 90* apart from one another.

I might try some of the manco spindles from gopowersports as all the important dimensions are the same, unless someone can point me in the direction of more exact fitting spindles.
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