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Old 10-10-2019, 05:35 AM
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Having a bunch of money is often a requirement for gokarts
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:51 PM
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Having a bunch of money is often a requirement for gokarts
I've realized this years ago... but its still cheaper than some alternatives. lol. This is why its a hobby and not a career.
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:31 PM
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Well making some progress.... but I’m having a steering issue that I’ve started another thread on in the discussion section. Here’s the link: http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthr...784#post534784
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:42 PM
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Managed a few hours in the garage today.

I got the passenger side ball joint nuts welded to the A arms,

The calipers mounted, and

The master cylinder is mounted.

It started getting dark out, so the pedal will be finished up another day.

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Old 10-21-2019, 01:56 AM
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I bought new rims for the 110 mm bolt pattern, but they are too wide for what I want. I guess they go on the shelf for a future project. I’m having a hard time finding 110mm rims that will accommodate a tire smaller than 19” based on the frame dimensions.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:39 PM
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Spent a few hours in the garage today. The brakes are another step further.

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Old 10-24-2019, 03:48 PM
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A few thoughts for the day...

1. I may change the set up on the master cylinder and the way the pedal engages the pushrods. Right now the pedal just pushes a metal bracket that I welded to the rods. I’m thinking if connecting them to the pedal somehow, maybe with a bolt that I can drill thru the pedal upright that acts as a hinge. Something like this: Click image for larger version

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2. The front wheels came in last week with the metric 4/110 bolt pattern required for the hubs. After receiving them, I noticed I didn’t do a very good job measuring. I was hoping to install the golf cart tires, 18.5x8.5-8, on the 8x8.5 rims. I am far from a tire expert (although slowly becoming one due to trial and error), but apparently I needed smaller wheels than the width of the tire. I have more wheels on the way, ordered 8x6 wheels today. I hope these work with the tires I have. If not, I’ll just give up and buy the wheel spacers that go from 4x4 to 4/110.
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3. I went back over my build log, and apparently I was oblivious to the mechanics of the steering set up. The plans call for a 8” steering rack, I installed a 14” rack. No wonder the Bump Steer is so bad. I purchased an 8.5” rack today off eBay, that’s all I could find close to the measurement needed.
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:47 PM
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1. The new wheels came in, and they fit great and look even better. I called a few tire shops to have the old golf cart tires taken off the other rims and installed on these. It took several calls to different places before I found a place able and willing to do it. Supposedly most hydraulic tire machines only go down to a 10” wheel, these are 8”. After dropping them off to the willing shop, they called me a few hours later saying they were unable to get the tires off the old rim. They are probably 12-14yrs old... and apparently as hard as a rock.

They were able to have some new golf cart tires in by morning, so new rims and new tires.
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2. Next project: tie rods and the new 8” steering rack.

First obstacle was finding a way for the standard thread rack to attach to the metric thread tie rod. The rack came with a heim joint, but with the tie rods having a ball joint, I figured it might be easier to just fabricate my own rack end from plate steel and a bolt end welded together. I feel pretty comfortable with the turn out.
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3. Still have a “bump steer” issue. I measured the center bolt holes off the steering rack and compared it to the pivot point of the A-arms. I’m still 2” off. Instead of buying a 4th steering unit (and this was the smallest I could find), I’m just going to fabricate some more. Time to cut/grind the hinge brackets off and add 1” to both sides. It’s tedious work, but manageable.
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Old 11-01-2019, 09:00 PM
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:26 PM
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Managed to get the back caliper on...
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Also changed up the pedal linkage.
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