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Old 01-19-2020, 11:32 PM
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Default Trying to find out more about this Coca cola go-kart

I have a Coca-Cola go-kart from the 90's and I am trying to find out more about it it has a fiberglass formula one body any help thank you
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Old 01-19-2020, 11:35 PM
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It says coca-cola on it, so it’s a collectors item.
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Old 01-19-2020, 11:38 PM
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I know that lol trying to see if someone else might have one and if they know more about it then that
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Old 01-19-2020, 11:58 PM
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It is sad when you see karts sitting outside like that rotting and rusting away
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:07 AM
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Funder wheels most likely, not much value to it other than Coke being on it if I'm right.
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:34 AM
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Just got it from a friend and just trying to find out more about it
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Old 01-20-2020, 08:03 AM
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Just got it from a friend and just trying to find out more about it
I was in a rush when I wrote that, all I'm saying is building it for profit to sell may not work out so well, as far as building it to thrash, priceless. I may be completely wrong and it could be a manco or something more worthwhile. Check the drive sprockets, if it's belt drive I'd bet on funder wheels, is chain I'm wrong unless it has already had upgrades, the funder karts typically had plastic wheels with the wheel sprocket built into the drive wheel. I didn't mean at all that it's worthless, that's not the case at all, funder karts are usually pretty cheaply manufactured and parts are non-existent for O.E.M. copies.
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:22 AM
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It's all good like I said I'm just trying to find out more about it
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Pull the body off. Look for tags or plates. The engine should give you an idea of age.
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:33 AM
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This is the only thing I can findClick image for larger version

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I tried to call but the number is out of service
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:41 AM
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it appears that your front axle as a crossbar on the upper end of the spindle brackets..
if so I'd call it a BIRD (or some other FW-Associates brandname) kart
the low seat and winfmount also pushes me in that direction..

the bolted down front wing (there should be a single cross drilled round tube beneath that)
and the nerf bar...
very bird'ish too

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oh I was too slow..
action industries.. let's look it up...
[EDIT II]
aha company rename "Action Industries"->"FW leisure Industries" -> "FW & Associates"
So a Bird predecessor... cool
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with the lack of the internet back in the days that's unfortunately all I was able to dig up
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I found something saying they were promo karts similar to what funder had in mind. Sounds like the overall quality would be much better according to what sid dug up, but I might recommend having it sand/media blasted and look for repairs that may need done because of the rust in that last picture. Looks like an old briggs, maybe 3 or 4 hp? Depending on condition of the engine and what you plan to do with it, you might be able to find an old lawn edger or something with a running briggs, then see if you can build that one, or you could go the honda clone route. Looking at it again it appears your wheels are steel, leading me to believe it's chain driven already.
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:27 AM
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http://www.promokartsusa.com/nascar-...-body-go-karts
still make very similar indy karts
(also much bigger than the funder wheels just like the coke one above)
so in case you need a wing, ask them maybe they can help

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Yes chain driven and I do have the wing thank y'all for all the help if y'all come up with anything else I appreciate the help

This is what's on the engine
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This is what's on the engine
Don't see a lot of those around here! Probably the one style of tecumseh that isn't disliked so much, I'd see if it's repairable before just tossing it.

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http://www.promokartsusa.com/nascar-...-body-go-karts
still make very similar indy karts
(also much bigger than the funder wheels just like the coke one above)
so in case you need a wing, ask them maybe they can help

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They have a Lightning McQueen! And yes, after seeing a grown man in one, they are a lot bigger for sure, I can't even think about fitting in my nephews Funder wheels.
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I'm 5'9 and I would fit in it fine
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it appears that your front axle as a crossbar on the upper end of the spindle brackets..
if so I'd call it a BIRD (or some other FW-Associates brandname) kart
the low seat and winfmount also pushes me in that direction..

the bolted down front wing (there should be a single cross drilled round tube beneath that)
and the nerf bar...
very bird'ish too

'sid

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oh I was too slow..
action industries.. let's look it up...
[EDIT II]
aha company rename "Action Industries"->"FW leisure Industries" -> "FW & Associates"
So a Bird predecessor... cool
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with the lack of the internet back in the days that's unfortunately all I was able to dig up
I know where one of this penzoil karts is sitting in a storage shop.
Are they worth anything? I may try to buy it if it is.
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I know where one of this penzoil karts is sitting in a storage shop.
Are they worth anything? I may try to buy it if it is.
Check it close, if it's belt driven and plastic wheels with built in drivegear to the wheel, no, if chain driven and you'd fit in it I'd go for it. After looking at a funder closely I would only get one for parts to fix my nephews if it was $50 Or less. If he didn't have one I'd pass altogether unless I wanted a slower more kid friendly kart.
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I know where one of this penzoil karts is sitting in a storage shop.
Are they worth anything? I may try to buy it if it is.
IDK, I'd say no.. not yet anyways.
none (with same sized engines) are racing karts,
all essentially kids yard karts in a fancy costume,
not exactly collectors items
unless you find that one guy wanting it baaadly since he either worked for XYZ or had one as a kid.

And since promokartsusa still make a fairly similar kart today,
chances are anyone else can get one in better condition if he so desires.
Or is even willing to pay for a new one.

I'd guestimate less than 150 bucks in good condition
(minor dents, complete and running)
maybe 200 in perfect condition
not taking regional extremes into account here

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It's a kart isn't it???

I'd go for it!
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