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Grizzlymi

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Found it in a shed at a house my buddy is flipping, curious if anyone has any info on it. Tires are solid rubber, no tubes or inflating. Thanks!
 

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yepp I agree.. appears to be a homemade clone of some yard kart
(IDK maybe Manco 400 maybe something else)
but it looks well made just badly mistreated over the years.

with some love I bet it'll make a solid fun kart with plenty of joy and fun left to be had :D

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Like everyone said with some TLC looks like it would be worth keeping and enjoying lots of go karting fun.
Who ever built I think they did a nice job.
 

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h definitely looks like a homemade Manco 400, just out of square tubing. But yeah wow out of all the homemade ones that one looks pretty dang good! Change out those tires though.
Small note - Looks like you won't be able to fit much else other than a flathead on there given how close the seat is to the engine plate. So if you wannt to run something like a Predator (which I think would look wacky on that neat vintage homemade frame), you'd have to either move the seat forward or the plate back and reweld it.
 

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h definitely looks like a homemade Manco 400, just out of square tubing. But yeah wow out of all the homemade ones that one looks pretty dang good! Change out those tires though.
Small note - Looks like you won't be able to fit much else other than a flathead on there given how close the seat is to the engine plate. So if you wannt to run something like a Predator (which I think would look wacky on that neat vintage homemade frame), you'd have to either move the seat forward or the plate back and reweld it.
He may be able to get by with a

Fully Adjustable Motor Plate​

 

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Thanks for all the responses! Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but if I decide to build it, I'll document it start a thread. Also got a 69 Cat 300tt mini bike from the same shed. Bonus bonus bonus!!
 
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