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    Help in figuring out this piece.

    That’s kinda what I intended to do with this kart but I got a little side tracked and wanted to get to ride it with my son so I did a quick sanding and rattle can paint job just to focus on making it sound enough to ride around our yard. I fired it up last night but it didn’t want to idle so I...
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    Help in figuring out this piece.

    Are you meaning to mount the pedal springs this way? Hopefully the pics show a clear way. I have the entire springs outside the pedal with the big center piece(pivot point) sitting around the nut of the pedal bolt.
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    Help in figuring out this piece.

    Thank you for your replies. I was leaning towards it being a parking brake but I wasn’t sure if it somehow acted as a support for the brake line. When I purchased the kart the previous owner had a self tapping screw drove through the eyelet on the piece and onto the side of the frame where it...
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    Help in figuring out this piece.

    So I’m slowly getting pieces back on the kart and this piece has me a little confused ie what does it do and where does it bolt. I’m not exactly sure I’m even doing the pedals right. I used the bolts that came in the pedal kit to bolt the pedals onto the frame. Also if anyone has any...
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    Help with rear axle assembly

    I’ve been in the process of fixing up a tired Manco 485 (I think) that has a 1” live axle. I took pictures during disassembly process but failed to take a detailed pic of the correct way to mount the bearing flangettes (if that’s the correct term). Does the flangettes sandwich the frame...
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    Restoration of my childhood Kart

    Just wanted to chime in as a fellow dad that’s currently redoing a kart for my son. You did a heck of a job on the frame prep and paint. Build is looking nice.
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    Hi new member looking for advice

    So, over the weekend I had a little free time to disassemble the rear axle. Luckily I’ve hesitated on ordering the parts because I would’ve ordered the wrong ones. I was expecting my axle to be the 7/8” hex variety (Manco PN 9323H) when it’s actually a 1” round axle, similar to what is found...
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    Hi new member looking for advice

    The axle looks to be straight. The previous owners put some plastic hose protector or wire loom around the axle and it’s bunched up in spots.
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    Hi new member looking for advice

    Yeah, the way that chain was running was one of my biggest concerns. I did order the TAV (30 series). I’ve since disassembled the kart down to the frame for straightening and prepping it for painting. I had thought about moving the engine back but mainly for the purpose of having a bit more...
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    Slowly disassembling the Manco

    I pulled the motor and seat off the kart last night and I noticed the throttle cable didn’t quite look right. I’ve already got the parts list made and am going with the hd pedals and springs kit. Correct me if I’m wrong but shouldn’t the cable should run from the pedal to the motor and not...
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    Thoughts/suggestions

    Thanks everyone for the input/advice/suggestions. I’m working on putting together a parts list as I get time to slowly disassemble the kart down to the frame for stripping and painting. I tried looking up the date code on the tecumseh motor (just for my own knowledge to put an estimated year...
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    Thoughts/suggestions

    I’m new to the go kart ways. After searching for awhile I picked up what I think is a Manco 285 possibly (I looked for the tag that’s supposed to be around the steering column on the floor but years of use and a few layers of rattle can paint jobs have left it undetected. The kart has the 6hp...
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    Hi new member looking for advice

    Sorry, for not responding to y’all in awhile. The wife had the idea of putting up a chain link fence in our back yard so I’ve been working on that when I wasn’t at work and just finished up today. I was able to find a 2 seater kart yesterday and we picked it up last night. I believe it’s...
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    Hi new member looking for advice

    Hope everyone is doing well. I have a few questions that have probably been addressed quite often but I haven’t come across any of the threads covering them. I’ve never owned a kart of my own but I rode the snot out of one of my childhood friends (the one that had all the cool toys) and am...
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