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Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I’d take the GX390 any day. Bigger displacement,...

I’d take the GX390 any day. Bigger displacement, plus there’s actually a considerable aftermarket parts market for the 390.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Some pictures of what exactly you’re trying to do...

Some pictures of what exactly you’re trying to do will help everyone else. I can’t help, but pics will help someone who can.
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs Today, 02:05 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 16,708
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I'm baaaack!!

So I started high school and stuff, so the Hothead got parked for a while. Ya know, life happens. But I haven't forgotten my plans! I still drive it occasionally when I can, but I'm still planning...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Ya the corrugated stuff would work, but I believe...

Ya the corrugated stuff would work, but I believe those recalls were more about hair getting caught in the sprocket and chain......

My solution? Get a haircut. :cornut:
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log Today, 01:50 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,078
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Soooo, how many engines have you put on this...

Soooo, how many engines have you put on this thing?
Forum: Using Tools and Welding Today, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 131
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
IMO I'm in the Krylon camp. Admittedly I haven't...

IMO I'm in the Krylon camp. Admittedly I haven't fiddled around with many other brands at all, but I got the Colormaster(now Colormaxx) flat black 2 in 1 primer/paint and painted my build off kart...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 07-31-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Wow, I'm late, but nice kart!

Wow, I'm late, but nice kart!
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-13-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 467
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Typically there is a hard linkage between the...

Typically there is a hard linkage between the carburetor and the governor arm, and a spring between the cable plate and the governor arm.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-11-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
My research shows that this Searon tachometer is...

My research shows that this Searon tachometer is the best, about $20:...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-11-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 467
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Check compression. Try a new head gasket(easy to...

Check compression. Try a new head gasket(easy to replace, just make sure to torque the head down to spec), maybe check valve sealing. Try pulling out the spark plug and squirting oil in the cylinder...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-09-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 251
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
So let me get this straight: Engine 1...

So let me get this straight:

Engine 1 (P212), got you to 30 MPH

Engine 2 (P212), got you to 25 MPH

Engine 3 (GX200), got you to 25 MPH

Is that correct? If so, I think it's safe to assume...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-09-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I can say without a doubt that stage 1 upgrades...

I can say without a doubt that stage 1 upgrades make a noticeable increase in acceleration. I haven't been able to measure it, but it is certainly faster. With Predators, I think the gains really...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-09-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
I believe karl has experience modding the Kohler...

I believe karl has experience modding the Kohler Command series, he'll probably chime in soon. If he doesn't, you could shoot him a PM.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-09-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 251
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Hemi vs non hemi would NOT make that much of a...

Hemi vs non hemi would NOT make that much of a difference, but the EPA certified one would be weaker.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-09-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 467
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
That's why my tuning sessions involve me driving...

That's why my tuning sessions involve me driving around the neighborhood with a screwdriver in my pocket. Fortunately the knurled Flo-Jet adjustment screws can be turned by hand, so I frequently...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-08-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 467
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Hmmm, Ok.

Hmmm, Ok.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-08-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 251
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
One thing that hasn't really been tossed around...

One thing that hasn't really been tossed around yet:

Did you buy the "EPA certified" version? They're designed to run lean for less emissions, but that kills top end power.

Either that or one...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-08-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 467
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Try doing what this thread says:...

Try doing what this thread says: https://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=737

Also, the site just got moved, so there may be a few bugs. But try that first.

And yes, a low oil sensor wire...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-08-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Glad to hear it! Happy karting! :thumbsup::auto:

Glad to hear it! Happy karting! :thumbsup::auto:
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-07-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 467
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Go on Ebay and search for "briggs and stratton...

Go on Ebay and search for "briggs and stratton 397358". Make sure to get an OEM part. :thumbsup:

Hmmm, I think we can rule out a carb issue then. Have you checked for a low oil sensor? Look for...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 07-07-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Now THAT'S what I call a restoration! That thing...

Now THAT'S what I call a restoration! That thing looks MINT!

Ooo! Ooo! You even saved the original Tecumseh AND the differential!! Totally awesome! I'd say that's THE BEST Bird Eng. restoration...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-07-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 538
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
:roflol: Wait, how the heck did it even RUN...

:roflol:

Wait, how the heck did it even RUN without a retainer??
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-07-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 663
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
The craft store, assembled by you. :roflol: ...

The craft store, assembled by you. :roflol:

Seriously, there's not a lot of options for kart seats. My solution involved some T-nuts, plywood, a staple gun, and a yard of marine vinyl and foam...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-07-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 467
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Ok, that's a 1994 Briggs, so you've got an...

Ok, that's a 1994 Briggs, so you've got an electronic Magnetron ignition system. Sometimes when they fail, they'll act up, like dying randomly. So it may not be a bad idea to replace the coil so we...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-06-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 467
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Post up some pictures of the engine, and the...

Post up some pictures of the engine, and the serial codes.
Not all Briggs have points, to know if you have them, remove the blower housing and check for a black wire going behind the flywheel. If...
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