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  1. JTSpeedDemon

    Race Kart Refurb | New Project!

    Sounds like fun! If I ever head out in that direction I’ll try to find an excuse to stop by! :thumbsup: :auto:
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    New to the forum

    WOW! THAT IS AWESOME!! :banana: I love the SS clutch, my particular one is still going strong after literally like 40 years, still bites hard!
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    What limits RPM on clone engine?

    From what I know, Honda rev limiter coils have some kind of transistorized system that cuts spark at a certain RPM, don't know much beyond that since I mostly deal with Briggs flatheads.
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    Destroyed 40 series driven axle

    :eek: WAHT THA WAT??? That is CARNAGE! Looks like a mild steel axle (which means softer metal), try to get a nicer axle for the next one, that one's toast. Also make sure the TC driver is a snug fit on the shaft, the key shouldn't be transmitting the power like that.
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    What limits RPM on clone engine?

    There's actually far more to RPM than it might sound, yes the raw components make most of the difference, but if you research professional engine building, there's so many intricacies to engine performance that range from the mathematical proportions of the bottom end to airflow swirl in the...
  6. JTSpeedDemon

    Race Kart Refurb | New Project!

    Yeah for some reason I barely felt the cold, I was wearing light cotton pants, my DIYGK shirt and my light garage jacket plus a ball cap. Barely felt cold even when I could see my breath. I have however gotten well acclimated to cold weather a few years back spending a lot of time in the...
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    My 2 vintage race Kart chassis elect. conversion winter projects.

    Sure does look a whole lot nicer than my race kart! Also, funny to note, you post a lot like Kevin (Functional Artist). Seriously, when I read through this I almost thought it was him, you type the same way! :lolgoku:
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    Race Kart Refurb | New Project!

    All right I did it again! This time my friends gave me their Predator 212 race kart FOR FREE as a late Christmas gift!! :banana: If you think you recognize it, you're right! I raced my friends with this kart awhile back! I completely DUSTED them with the Hothead when they brought this kart over...
  9. JTSpeedDemon

    $100 Bird Engineering build.

    All right I sent my contact a message, hopefully he has some pics of the old decals or something, but it may very well be he might not have anything we can reproduce decals from. Also, this is the Bird Engineering logo I managed to track down in the far corners of the web! :cornut: I have...
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    Quick bits

    Haha in your dreams, my projects are NEVER that easy, there’s always some huge problem I have to fix.
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    $100 Bird Engineering build.

    I have a fairly low resolution copy of the company logo, I might be able to ask my contact, he probably has something!
  12. JTSpeedDemon

    Quick bits

    As long as you can hire someone to tune it properly for you!! :roflol:
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    Quick bits

    Who’s PF?? Oh wait- Project Farm. Took me a minute :roflol:
  14. JTSpeedDemon

    Quick bits

    Uhhhhhhh YUCK!!! :ack2: I pulled the drain plug and THIS came out!! It started off looking like caramel and then turned to MAYONNAISE! After awhile it was so thick it actually stopped draining! I literally SCRAPED this stuff out of the crankcase, there was like 1/2" of it sitting in the bottom...
  15. JTSpeedDemon

    Dingo's Offroad Mower Build

    OOOOOFF Ouch! Well you did mention you'd bypassed the governor so yeah. :cornut: What went through? Was it the rod itself or something else?
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    Cold start

    Oh duh, I’m smart. :roflol: Nope, those pics are just fine, we mostly needed to know if it was a clone engine or not.
  17. JTSpeedDemon

    VOTING TIME! VOTE NOW!

    Try it! I'm not kidding! Firefox is pretty great, and maybe it is a browser compatibility issue!
  18. JTSpeedDemon

    Cold start

    I actually lean away from fuel stabilizers if I can, it's extra chemicals and honestly kinda expensive. I know for sure my engine runs best when I put in straight 92 octane premium pump gas in the tank. If I could I would run ethanol free but it's scarce here in the suburbs. I've never had any...
  19. JTSpeedDemon

    VOTING TIME! VOTE NOW!

    This is what I see, a list with boxes. Click the box of your choice and click "Cast Vote". Done. Are you guys not seeing this?? For the record I'm using Firefox web browser on my main PC, even running Adblock Plus and Ghostery and it works fine for me.
  20. JTSpeedDemon

    Karting History GOLDMINE!

    Alright it’s been awhile, but just so y’all know, I’m still getting info out of this guy! He says he has 10-20K photos related to Bird Engineering! Can’t wait to see what I can find!!! :banana:
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