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Old 07-31-2018, 09:25 AM
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My 1950s era scratch built go-kart has had a number of engines over the years. As a matter of fact, I know it has had at least 4 engines but could have been more. My grandfather got this kart for my older cousins in the late 60s and I got it from them in 1977. Around 78 I installed a 3hp Briggs and recently I upgraded it to a Preditor 212. Turns out that little 212 is super powerful and the kids burned off the rear tire in a week.
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Time to make it a live axle.
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Or a differential, a transfer case, torque converter and CV joints for AWD.
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My 1950s era scratch built go-kart has had a number of engines over the years. As a matter of fact, I know it has had at least 4 engines but could have been more. My grandfather got this kart for my older cousins in the late 60s and I got it from them in 1977. Around 78 I installed a 3hp Briggs and recently I upgraded it to a Preditor 212. Turns out that little 212 is super powerful and the kids burned off the rear tire in a week.
That tire was OLD

Get some new tires & let 'em try again
...if they burn that one off in a week

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Scrub brakes do that... They burn up tires...
A disc would be ideal(mech or hydraulic ), band brake would be more of a period styled setup...a clutch or axle drum would do...
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Scrub brakes do that... They burn up tires...
A disc would be ideal(mech or hydraulic ), band brake would be more of a period styled setup...a clutch or axle drum would do...
True except they are literally doing burnouts with it.

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Time to make it a live axle.
Don't get me started on the mods I have wanted to do to this Kart for the last 40+ years. But right now, no time for mods as they want to drive it all the time. They're not even happy with the short down time it is going to take to change the tires. ;-)

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Or a differential, a transfer case, torque converter and CV joints for AWD.
If I go that far I might as well build a new one. Which, I have been considering. Then I'd add a suspension too. Oh the ideas that come flooding in ...
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If I go that far I might as well build a new one. Which, I have been considering. Then I'd add a suspension too. Oh the ideas that come flooding in ...
Ok, add that, suspension, a body, and a bigger motor and room for some more passengers. Eventually you overshoot the Go kart category.

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Ok, add that, suspension, a body, and a bigger motor and room for some more passengers. Eventually you overshoot the Go kart category.

that what i call a real gokart
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that what i call a real gokart

*go kart hauler. That probably is awesome, just throw a huge 2 seat murray in the back like it is no tomorrow.
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Or you could just gear the kart slightly higher so that they can't do burnouts, but there is still enough low end torque for them to be happy. What is your gear ratio at the moment (sprocket tooth counts and tyre diameter will help if you aren't sure how to calculate it)?
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or if you don't want to change the sprockets, just slap on two larger rears (say 15" )
I mean you need new tyres anyways

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Quick fix: swap the rear wheels
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Quicker fix: Get HF tire and rims. Atleast if the kids will destroy the tire, let them destroy the ENTIRE WHEEL. Then you get the most bang for your buck.
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Ok, add that, suspension, a body, and a bigger motor and room for some more passengers. Eventually you overshoot the Go kart category.


lol

Maybe I should just give them the keys to the Stang then ...
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Get some Fred Flintstone tires.
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Larger rear tyres should do the trick
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