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    Cable to carb attachment question

    That is a nicely sorted and well engineered set-up you have. I should have taken pics but, yes, my throttle rod is not threaded. It is a 3/8" rod with a flattened end. The end has a hole drilled in it. Your pics have given me some ideas. Thanks for posting.
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    My Ken-Bar Streaker build.

    Thank you. You should restore it! It sure feels great to bring something back to life. Learning new skills in the process is a bonus. It sure beats pumping hundreds of hours into beating/mastering a video game. When done, you'll have something.
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    My Ken-Bar Streaker build.

    Thanks! I'm honestly not sure what I'm going to do with it when done....if I ever finish it. It has been a really good excuse to buy new tools though (the plating kit and vibratory tumbler). LOL! I restored my '97 Bontrager Mountain bike a couple years ago. Put a LOT of money into it and...
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    My Ken-Bar Streaker build.

    California doesn't have to worry about seeing me anytime soon. Although a road trip on the cart does sounds fun. Now, where to mount the saddle bags... :unsure:
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    My Ken-Bar Streaker build.

    As it looks today... The to-do list is getting shorter. I need to rebuild the seat. It came with an old lawn mower seat but that was never attached to it and I'd like to try and get this thing as close to stock as possible. The silver paint I used for the control rods absolutely does not...
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    My Ken-Bar Streaker build.

    Pic. 1. Differential assembly was a tad trickier than I expected. The sprocket will only mount to one side. I sealed it with a tube of black RTV, packed both side full of grease and then had to do it all over again..twice. Pic. 2. The new jack shaft assembly is perfect. New bearings, new shaft...
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    My Ken-Bar Streaker build.

    Thanks! I was torn on whether to use 400 or 600 grit. I know 600 is generally recommended for metal flake paint since it won't allow the flakes to "stand up"....it basically forces the flakes to lay down and that gives metal flake its best appearance. Hopefully it sticks. Lol. This is also a...
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    My Ken-Bar Streaker build.

    In the end I chose "International Gloss Blue". It's an Ace Hardware color and should be commonly available for easy touch-ups. I'm really not a blue guy, but it's growing on me. I wet sanded it with 600 grit wet/dry paper. It's a tad darker than what I came up with on the computer but think...
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    My Ken-Bar Streaker build.

    Color selection. I liked the stock red w/white wheels. I also wanted something different. Yellow w/silver wheels was my first choice but the primer was black and yellow was gonna be tough to do. Green looked good too. To visualize it I opened up Gimp, loaded the photo and tweaked the color...
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    My Ken-Bar Streaker build.

    I bought a kit from Caswell (including 5amp DC power supply) and got started zinc plating the hardware. The biggest disappointment I had with my 3 wheeler restoration was how all the hardware rusted immediately after it was completed. On that project, all the hardware had been cleaned with a...
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    My Ken-Bar Streaker build.

    That's a shame. Sadly things just aren't built like they used to be. This cart has had a rough life and yet the engine is still solid. There is evidence of previous collision repair to the front of the frame. This thing has been a real wallet cleaner. A junk engine would have certainly forced me...
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    My Ken-Bar Streaker build.

    Thanks. If you have any questions, just ask. Down to the frame. I started each day by brushing phosphoric acid on the more heavily rusted areas. I love this stuff. It's a bit safer than Muriatic acid and does pretty much the same thing, just slower. Without a sandblaster, it allowed me to see...
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    My Ken-Bar Streaker build.

    I got it running for about $30. A $22 Chinese carb, $7 rope starter, quart of oil and plug was all that it needed. The test ride shocked me...and almost killed me. It's really got some punch. It doesn't have brakes...at all. Nothing. The engine idled for 30 minutes without overheating, smoking...
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    My Ken-Bar Streaker build.

    This is my first cart. Since you guys have kindly answered a few of my dumb questions, I thought I'd post up a few pics of my progress. It was given to me by a friend. It had been given to him by one of his friends to repair in small engine class in High School. According to my friend "I never...
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    Cable to carb attachment question

    My Streaker cart was missing a lot of stuff when it was given to me. Right now I'm trying to work out what was originally between the control rod and the engine. It appears there was a cable but all attachment points for it are missing. I believe this part should secure the cable to the control...
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