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Old 04-29-2019, 07:36 AM
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I am back. Didn't end up finishing my kart last year mostly because I was unhappy withe the end product. I decided to go full suspension as I am too old for a solid rear end! Also I am going bigger as the 205cc was just not enough once I added the 18" rear tires for ground clearance. Found a great condition Briggs 8hp (319cc) to push this cart along. Here are some pictures of the rear suspension setup that I made last week and how she sits now. Also a pic of where I left off last year. Will keep updated as I finish.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:41 AM
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Hmm, well, uhm, hmmmm...
That's a *cough* interesting roll bar you have there.
I like your choice of a Briggs 319!
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:00 AM
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JT, currently no roll bar on the kart but will be bending up something before paint.
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He's jealous that's all.
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So got the Briggs mounted up to find out that it will need a rebuild this winter. Guess that's what you get for a cheap craigslist purchase. Anyway, had a 7hp Tecumseh sitting around that I knew was good so I mounted that up. Got it doing 28mph with about 450# gross weight. I am ready for sanding and painting, added some mud flaps for fun. I will post up when the paint is done.
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:31 AM
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So got the Briggs mounted up to find out that it will need a rebuild this winter. Guess that's what you get for a cheap craigslist purchase. Anyway, had a 7hp Tecumseh sitting around that I knew was good so I mounted that up. Got it doing 28mph with about 450# gross weight. I am ready for sanding and painting, added some mud flaps for fun. I will post up when the paint is done.
Awesome!!! So the first test drive was good?
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:03 AM
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Landuse, I have had a bunch of test runs since I started building the kart. I have changed engines 4 times and changed brake setup a couple times. I will probably change something before I am done lol
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Old 06-14-2019, 11:19 AM
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What a weird looking throttle setup....Them tec's and some briggs... just unnecessarily complicated....

Oh... a point of concern..... You shouldnt have a Lap belt without a Proper roll cage......
Your supposed to be thrown out without the machine landing/staying on you, while underneath...
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Yea it looks more complicated than it looks. Easy way to make a winter motor into a small season motor.
I had a roll bar on it but removed it while modifying the cart. I am unsure if t will go back on.
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