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  1. SquidBonez

    Duromax 440 Leaks Fuel From Behind Carb

    I have the swingarm set to be slightly tilted back when I'm not in it so it levels out when I sit in it. The axle sit just slightly backwards of the crank on the engine so the engine moves basically as much as the axle does. Rear suspension travel is about 5", so you can imagine how much the...
  2. SquidBonez

    Duromax 440 Leaks Fuel From Behind Carb

    Huh, never knew that. What adjustment should I be looking for then? Should the bowl be level when I flip it upside down? EDIT: Looking at it now I still don't see how it's adjustable. The entire carb float is plastic. Most adjustable carb floats have a piece of metal you can bend. I think if I...
  3. SquidBonez

    Duromax 440 Leaks Fuel From Behind Carb

    I don't believe these carbs have a float level adjustment anyway. But it's in the stock position.
  4. SquidBonez

    Duromax 440 Leaks Fuel From Behind Carb

    Stock carb. It got stuck once but when it did it dumped gas out of the intake, not from the back. I also took it apart and cleaned it to make sure it wasn't sticking.
  5. SquidBonez

    Duromax 440 Leaks Fuel From Behind Carb

    Does this happen on all swingarm-mounted engine karts? Is this normal/ok?
  6. SquidBonez

    Duromax 440 Leaks Fuel From Behind Carb

    Hi, I recently just got my project kart running but I have been having some concerns with how gas is leaking from behind the carb where the "carb insulator block" (black plastic piece behind the carb) is. I just replaced all the gaskets with new gaskets, including the float bowl o-ring. I...
  7. SquidBonez

    Full Suspension Big Block Mini-Buggy Build

    Cheap and dirty weight measurement using 4 analog bathroom scales. I've been looking to figure out the weight of this buggy for a while. My goal was about 400 pounds max, any less is a bonus. The final weight (all fluids included) is...drumroll... 430 pounds. And a 40% front, 60% rear weight...
  8. SquidBonez

    swing arm front suspension ideas?

    As ezcome-ezgo suggested, your best bet would be to do something similar to a VW beetle front end - that is "swing arms" (or trailing arms) on each side. The old Honda FL250 had a system similar to this but even simpler. See below: This system is often called a j-arm. This same system can also...
  9. SquidBonez

    Full Suspension Big Block Mini-Buggy Build

    Just tried it around 4° or 5°. Already tracks straight now with no side to side wobble, but it doesn't really "self-align" when I let go of the wheel. I think 6° or 7° is going to be the sweet spot. I haven't even touched the toe setting yet.
  10. SquidBonez

    Full Suspension Big Block Mini-Buggy Build

    Yeah I probably only have about 2° of caster if that. I can go up to around 7° or 8° I think.
  11. SquidBonez

    Full Suspension Big Block Mini-Buggy Build

    Struggling to decide how to do an alignment on this thing. At higher speeds it has a tendency to wander side to side. I'm unsure if this is due me not having enough caster angle (which is easily adjustable on this buggy) or an alignment issue. As it stands I'm currently toed in (which a lot of...
  12. SquidBonez

    Full Suspension Big Block Mini-Buggy Build

    I think we are close to 100% competition besides paint. I welded on a brush guard for the footwell and added a pedal stop for the gas pedal to prevent over-extension of the throttle linkage (and to slow things down for the girlfriend lol).
  13. SquidBonez

    Full Suspension Big Block Mini-Buggy Build

    18x9.5-8 rear and 18x6.5-8 front. All 8" rims
  14. SquidBonez

    Full Suspension Big Block Mini-Buggy Build

    Well if you manage to find a smaller tooth driver sprocket you can also drop the size of the axle sprocket. I know there's 9T sprockets for 5/8" jackshafts.
  15. SquidBonez

    Full Suspension Big Block Mini-Buggy Build

    10 tooth on the driven pulley jackshaft and 54 tooth on the axle.
  16. SquidBonez

    Full Suspension Big Block Mini-Buggy Build

    Just took her out for her first test run. All things considered I'm very pleased. This 440cc definitely has a lot of power even for such a large frame. This thing drifts and spins tires even with a 5.4:1 gear ratio. Brakes work great compared to my old Manco Dingo which barely had any brakes...
  17. SquidBonez

    Full Suspension Big Block Mini-Buggy Build

    That's for the girlfriend lol
  18. SquidBonez

    Full Suspension Big Block Mini-Buggy Build

    The final stretch is here! Floor pan is in, brakes are bled and working, axle keys are installed, engine is in, and the chain is connected. All that's left now is a throttle stop on the gas pedal, a kill switch, a fuel line and a little bit of gasoline. Maiden voyage coming soon. The chain...
  19. SquidBonez

    Full Suspension Big Block Mini-Buggy Build

    Yep, they are. They're even sold as "brake line fittings". However they are not recommended for street automotive use, but I have read of people using them on everything from go karts to V8 powered rock bouncers.
  20. SquidBonez

    Full Suspension Big Block Mini-Buggy Build

    Big emphasis on the master cylinder cap. Had a bit of a panic moment at 8:30 PM on a week night because the cap stripped out and I was afraid of leaving the system open to the air for very long (brake fluid absorbs moisture in the air). Managed to find a plumbing fitting at home depot that fit...
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