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    SpiderKart modified Grand Daddy build

    This thing is so darn frustrating. It never works in practicality like it should in theory. I removed the top spindle brackets and clamped them on for weld with the 5 degree caster. Now the bumpsteer problem has returned. I had to set everything down and walk away. Im tempted to eliminate...
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    SpiderKart modified Grand Daddy build

    Thank you! That helps big time. Steering geometry was a big hurdle on this kart. Everything else seemed pretty good. The front shocks could use an upgrade, but not required to finish this project up.
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    SpiderKart modified Grand Daddy build

    Today was a BIG DAY! I finally drove the kart. I finished up the electrical end and put the TC back on. It wasn’t perfect, but I made a few laps around the backyard. Yesterday I adjusted the front end and tightened everything up. It rolls around pretty good, but while driving the steering...
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    SpiderKart modified Grand Daddy build

    Managed to get a gas pedal hooked up tonight. Getting closer!
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    SpiderKart modified Grand Daddy build

    No kidding! Haha. I honestly didn’t know that was a thing. My only experience is with cars, and those are already designed the correct way. I learned something this week. Needless to say, I have a few master cylinders for future projects.
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    SpiderKart modified Grand Daddy build

    I have worked on this... but it’s been one step forward, and two backwards the past few months. I could not get the brakes to bleed. I was thinking the master cylinder (MC) was bad, so I bought a car MC. It was a monster on this thing. It didn’t work either. Then I decided to go back to go kart...
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    Help please: Master cylinder problem

    Well problem solved! Turns out.... it was never the master cylinder. The calipers were upside down. Only took 3 different master cylinders before my neighbor noticed the bleeders on the bottom. Exchanged the left and right and they worked like a charm. Chalk that one up to another learning moment.
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    Help please: Master cylinder problem

    I know it looks pretty tight, but the push rod lets the piston fully depress. My theory is.... the volume of fluid this car master cylinder is designed to push is too much for these small go kart calipers. The calipers are “working”, but I’m not getting the tire to completely lock up, even by...
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    Help please: Master cylinder problem

    Just like everything on this Kart... I’m learning as I go. So, the brakes are hooked up and bled. Incredibly stiff pedal, to the point I can barely push it. Did I overcompensate and get too big a master cylinder? Is the volume on this giant thing too much for the little calipers? What if I...
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    $3,000 budget, what can I accomplish? (First build)

    With that kind of money.... you can build almost anything you want. Welcome to the club.
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    Help please: Master cylinder problem

    I’m making progress again. I hope tomorrow to have working brakes.
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    Help please: Master cylinder problem

    Took the master cylinder off the kart, broke it apart, and to our untrained eye, couldn’t see any visual defects. We bench bled it at one point, but I can’t remember if it was the very beginning or after I noticed it wasn’t working. Anyways..... Decided to buy a car unit from Summit Racing. I...
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    Help please: Master cylinder problem

    I am having an issue with half of the master cylinder not working. I hooked up the front brakes to the two ports on one half, they seem to work fine. The single live axel caliper is hooked to the single port on the other half, it is not working. To trouble shoot: I switched one of the front...
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    SpiderKart modified Grand Daddy build

    Two days in a row! Brakes are installed, just working out the bleeding of them. I was having a hard time priming the master cylinder for the rear caliper. I called my brother up and borrowed the vacuum tool. By the time I got home it was dark, now I’m headed to the lake for a few days. I’ll...
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