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I have been working on my first go kart build ever this year after one of my kids asked for a go kart. This thing has become my new addiction and I am loving the vintage karts of the 60s. Since building my kids kart has become my kart I have bought a basket case Manco Fox for the kids and the build now I hope to become a vintage racer. I started a post in the wrong place many months ago and now I think its best to just start a new post here. I will just add the photos of my progress to this thread.
 

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I have made many mistakes and there are things that still need to change but it is coming along.
 

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Here are some photos of the steering spindels. I think I will need to make new ones with a grade 5 bolt instead of the grade 8 i used. I also want to make metal jig for the next ones I make.
 

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Here is where I am on the kart at the moment.
 

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The grade 8 bolts should be ok as long as you let them air cool. Nice ride by the way. While you are at it you should look up Ackerman Principal.
 

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Thank you Denny. I did let the welds cool in the sunlight. As for Ackerman i decided to use the old Mcculloch kart steering to help with the typical front steer reverse ackerman issues that most of the old Karts had.
 

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Off of work and school so I got to do a little work to the kart.
 

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I recently bought a real Rupp and I see that I have made a few mistakes. I am thinking about cutting off the rear setup portion of the frame to narrow the rails and copy the flex mounts from a Grand Prix.
 

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What wheels are you using on that kart?
The wheels are Old Margay wheels from the late 60s or early 70s. They are not what would have been on a Rupp stock but I love the way they look. I'm not sure but Margay may have sold them as a aftermarket upgrade.
 

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What wheels are you using on that kart?
The wheels are Old Margay wheels from the late 60s or early 70s. They are not what would have been on a Rupp stock but I love the way they look. I'm not sure but Margay may have sold them as a aftermarket upgrade
 

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