Dude, that is awesome!! Cinematic brilliance! I laughed, I cried...two big
And thanks for the shout-out!
Have you had a chance to wring it out yet?
the music is really cool too!
When you re-do the end, you should swap in some good drift footage, or maybe put 'er up on two wheels?
After continuous chain derailment issues, I thought I'd better do something about it. Now, I must admit, I used a sheet of rubber under the engine thinking it would minimise slipping & damage to the paint but, it did exactly the opposite...
Every time it was driven, it would go no more than a few hundred metres (mind you, its never been more than 50 metres without stopping or turning) without the chain coming off. At first I thought it was a tensioner issue; fixed that, same problem. Then I though it may have something to do with the micro suspension but, the tensioner is supposed to deal with that.
After a closer inspection, I then realised that the engine had moved (so much for the non slip rubber mat). Adjust, ride, same issue; the engine had moved again. Time for the rubber mat to go...
When I removed the engine I found this:
Sorry about the dark pics, I can get more if you want...
It's sad to see a go kart with messed up paint. Drive it through some mud or dirt to cover up those blemishes
Sorry about the paint job; I'm even sorrier that I missed the rubber mat. If I'd caught it, I would have flagged it for you, because I've seen former machine repair customers try the same idea, with basically the same results (usually with a much bigger price tag for the repairs, though).
1. It's a street kart
2. a little bit worse than "blemishes", more like blisters
Thanks Pat. I don't think I publicised that point so, you can relax
The irony is it did exactly what I was attempting to prevent...
Oh well; the plan now is I'll sand back the engine plate & coat it with bedliner, let's see if that makes a difference...
Bedliner material may give you the same problems; I've seen to many hack jobs with the stuff to feel confident about recommending it. My personal experience with the stuff has been zilch
If you want to keep the motor from shifting, when you get ready to repaint, spray it; then sprinkle a couple of pinches of blasting media evenly over the wet paint