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Old 10-14-2010, 04:57 AM
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Hello everyone!
This is my first gokart/buggy, got this far in the building in 3 weekends. It has an old 125 or 175 cc russian bike motor from 1950s, but its still running and i got it for free. Im using a car steering rack, because te "usual go kart linkage" was too unstable.
Really needs new wheels, rear ones are from some old mini garden tractor, front ones are from a russian kart. Needs some mods+paint and its ready for winter/snow fun!
Total build cost- 80 dollars! :rolleyes3:
Greetings from Estonia!
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:58 AM
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:59 AM
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That is very cool, I love it! I don't think you could spend $80 on anything better!

Well done mate!

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hay i was wondering where u got that steering rack from ???? i cant find any in my area
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Hi, look in some car wrecking yards!
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:35 AM
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hay i was wondering where u got that steering rack from ???? i cant find any in my area
1974-78 mustang 2. Get them for $100 all day long. Also some on ebay for $100 free shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1974-...Q5fAccessories


Great work on your Kart. Love how small the motor looks. Some tires will realy give your kart some pop. Nice work.

Are you going to put some kind of bumper up front? I think it would break up the flat front end some. Maybe some gussets around your motor mount bars.

Again looks great keep going.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:13 AM
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That's awesome, but I'd get a proper harness. $50 well spent, if you roll that thing the 3 point isn't going to help much.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:59 AM
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As im now building a sidewinder, i think that im going to "scrap" this go kart. I need the 30mm rear axle from it actually!
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:56 AM
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A Sidewinder needs a 1 1/4" (31.75mm) high tensile chromoly (4140) axle. I really doubt a 30mm mild steel axle will survive.

Why not keep it together? There probably aren't many parts from it which you could use on the Sidewinder.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:32 AM
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As i live in the millimeter/centimeter world, im going to use 30mm axle! I was told, that this material was somewhat hardened. As im on a low budget with the sidewinder build im going to use the axle from this buggy, if it bends or something like that, then im going to get a new axle!
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:11 PM
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sweet ride. Good luck with the sidewinder. You'd want a suspension kart... definitely.. if you're going to stick with this hobby.
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Yes, that go kart is "a bit" shaky when going offroad! Maybe im going to make a onboard video this weekend, we just got some snow. Hope that it doesnt melt!
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