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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    So I need a split collar on BOTH sides of each hub, right?
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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    More mock up. Life gets in the way so my progress has been slower than I expected. Looks like I’ll chop the frame up and weld it in the shape I want. Couple questions. 1. Does it matter if the flangettes are inboard or outboard? 2. My front spindles have control arms that are angled down in...
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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    Looks like the rear of the frame is already correct for a 36” axle. Thats a plus! Front width looks about 3” too wide. The width will help stability. Wood blocks are merely an estimate for clearance. My rear axle support will be welded ABOVE the frame rail, so the 2.5” to 3” frame clearance is...
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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    Excellent. Thanks! Let the build BEGIN! I’ll update here with my build pics soon.
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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    Question: I need advice about front axle toe, caster and camber. I seem to get conflicting/confusing explanations on YouTube and the web. I will build a rear steer Ackerman style steering setup for this bar stool go kart. Keep in mind that cornering at speed is really not a consideration...
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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    The front hub has an inner and an outer bearing. I think you are telling me to use a 2” sleeve to keep the hub from walking towards the vertical king pin sleeve. Do you want me to add a spacer BETWEEN the inner and outer hub bearings too?
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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    New parts arrived. I mocked up the 1.25” X 36” rear axle I have so I can start to design the frame I’ll build. These are standard 5/8” front spindles. If I thread the nut on about 8 full turns I have about 2” of space where I’ll need some sort of spacer. Does it need some sort of thrust bearing...
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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    It should hold just fine. Bar stool karts can’t take turns at speed. Just bought a bunch of new parts. Also bought a used Honda 6HP with 3/4” side shaft which is a more appropriate HP for this project. Torque converter ordered. Once I have axles assembled I will decide on frame width and start...
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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    Well, purchased more used parts yesterday. Probably should have just bought them new. Clean up time is killing me. Arranged to buy used wheels with used tires. Good deal there. Also bought a Banshee Phantom circle track frame with assorted parts but doubt I can use the frame because of how it’s...
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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    That makes sense. The shorter the amount of axle outboard of the bearing, the better.
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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    Well, that was the original plan, but steel tubing isn’t cheap, and I got this stuff at bargain basement prices.
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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    Thank you very much for the advice. That’s exactly what I need, good advice. I tend to over engineer things sometimes. I’ll look at buying a 36 inch axle, 1 inch diameter, and hubs for American bolt pattern wheels. I have a source for 4 used wheels and tires. I should be able to buy them on Friday.
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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    I’m looking at 1.25” diameter rear axles. I weigh 210 lbs. From reading it seems a 1.25” rear axle does not have threads on the end. The pictures all look like 1.25” the entire length of the axle. Stupid question maybe, but how does the heel hub and wheel stay on the axle? Is the friction of...
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    Completely unnecessary but hopefully cool bar stool racer - Texas Edition

    Thanks. I’ll ask Comet Kart sales since that’s where he bought his frame.
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    Completely unnecessary but hopefully cool bar stool racer - Texas Edition

    TimATX, May I ask what rear axle you bought? I want to know the width. I’m basically building my own kart from scratch.
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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    I’ll choose a rear axle width and make the frame fit the axle. I watched a video where the width was 36”. So my question is this. If the axle is 36” wide, then I presume the racing style wheels and hubs add a little width, right? Pic is for reference.
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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    Absolutely. I joined this forum to see what advice folks have and to share my build. I’ve owned mini bikes, dirt bikes, Harleys, classic cars/trucks . . . but now I NEED a bar stool racer. I can weld and wrench pretty well and I understand the mechanics of the build. Just need the parts and...
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    Bought this stuff. Gonna make a bar stool racer.

    Just bought this older frame and whatever else was included. I mainly wanted the frame to make a bar stool racer. Axle has been cut, so that’s junk. Tires and wheels seem to be from a lawn tractor. Steering shaft and wheel might get used. Trying to keep my budget down. I will likely narrow the...
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    New guy here - Bar Stool Kart - that’s my plan.

    This is the goal (internet pic), but with a lower seat and shorter steering column for an overall lower center of gravity. For me, the wheels and tires make the statement I’m looking for!
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    New guy here - Bar Stool Kart - that’s my plan.

    I will definitely want the wide racing style wheels and tires with the three hole bolt pattern. I can build my own frame. I guess I need to decide on axle width nd clutch and sprocket. My 10 hp Briggs & Stratton engine has a 1 inch shaft. The kits sold on Amazon seems to be poor quality. I have...
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