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    Harbor Freight Welder (Chicago 125 Flux) Good For Go Kart Frame?

    Good to hear. Just need more practice. I'll be using 1/8" wall 1x1 square tubing which is well within the rating capability of this welder. Nailing the wire speed is the hard part for me. What do you reccomend?
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    Harbor Freight Welder (Chicago 125 Flux) Good For Go Kart Frame?

    Anybody ever build a frame with one of these HF flux welders? I recently picked up a Chicago 125 Flux harbor freight welder for $70 on OfferUp. Only 3 weeks old. It already had an upgraded ground clamp and new wire. Been welding on some scrap metal to practice, and also welded a crack on my...
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    Predator 212 Hemi Won't Idle After Valve Lash Adjustment

    I'm keeping the stock tube on standby again so I can swap it in the future just to see if it would work. The coil I bought is an OEM replacement, not high performance or anything like that. Last time I opened the coil gap I went from 0.03 to 0.06. Really didn't make any difference but since it's...
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    Predator 212 Hemi Won't Idle After Valve Lash Adjustment

    Swapped in the new emulsion tube today. Still using 0.38 jet. It's starting up now even in 25 degree weather, and no starting fluid! Don't think the coil is bad after all, but I still have a new one coming in. I'll just keep it on standby. Once this snow melts we'll see how she performs once in...
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    Predator 212 Hemi Won't Idle After Valve Lash Adjustment

    Should I try putting the stock jet back in then just to try it? Isn't the stock jet 0.36? Mine is 0.38.
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    Predator 212 Hemi Won't Idle After Valve Lash Adjustment

    Well the carb is brand new and has a richer jet (from gopowersports) but the emulsion tube is still original.
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    Predator 212 Hemi Won't Idle After Valve Lash Adjustment

    Should I wait for the emulsion tube to come in before I take it to the shop? Would that help my fueling issues?
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    Predator 212 Hemi Won't Idle After Valve Lash Adjustment

    It's running now but still not perfect. Like I said, it won't start without starting fluid and it will still stall out occasionally. Thinking about opening up the coil gap just to see if that helps at all. Will keep you posted. UPDATE: Increased the coil gap, still have the same issue. Pretty...
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    Predator 212 Hemi Won't Idle After Valve Lash Adjustment

    Why's that? This thing will not start without it.
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    Predator 212 Hemi Won't Idle After Valve Lash Adjustment

    So I did some more tinkering today... It's alive! Checked the timing key and found the flywheel riding on the wrong side of the key. The gap between the flywheel keyway and the flywheel should be towards the front of the engine, mine was towards the rear (sort of hard to see): I'm not sure...
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    Predator 212 Hemi Won't Idle After Valve Lash Adjustment

    Yeah I have the coil gap set between 0.03 and 0.04 (closer to 0.03). And no, there is no difference between the two lifters. They're interchangeable. And that's kind of what I assumed about the lifters sucking to the block after messing them. Glad to confirm my suspicions.
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    Predator 212 Hemi Won't Idle After Valve Lash Adjustment

    I tried the lifters again since there seems to be nothing wrong with them (and the new ones won't be in until the 28th). They both fit the same. Even if I swap the intake lifter into the exhaust hole and vice versa. When you push them all the way up without the cam or pushrods in they kinda...
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    Predator 212 Hemi Won't Idle After Valve Lash Adjustment

    I was just thinking - since it will run when I rev it but die when I try to let it idle...could I just maybe turn up the idle speed? Not sure if this would work because the amount it needed to rev was so high it was engaging the torque converter...also it was idling at its current setting before...
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    Predator 212 Hemi Won't Idle After Valve Lash Adjustment

    I just used regular 10w30 Pennzoil and took it easy for a little bit. I did eventually open it up, not sure if I gave the cam enough time to break in or not but the cam is still just fine. And you are correct, they were around $15 for both.
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    Predator 212 Hemi Won't Idle After Valve Lash Adjustment

    Would valve grinding compound work well for honing the bore?
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