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Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Sorry, but there’s virtually no options for that....

Sorry, but there’s virtually no options for that. For the cost and effort of doing that, you would have been better off buying a motorcycle engine with an integrated gearbox and more power to boot....
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 76
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
It looks like you’ve got the set screw less...

It looks like you’ve got the set screw less version, so yeah, a bolt in the end of the shaft, and some washers to keep it’s alignment. Try getting different diameter washers so you don’t get any...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 76
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
That mount is for racing engines, probably racing...

That mount is for racing engines, probably racing 2 strokes like a Comer. You need a weld on universal mounting plate. You’re building a kart from scratch? It’d help for us to see some pictures of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-07-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 43,311
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Compared to some of your projects, that’s...

Compared to some of your projects, that’s mint!:lolgoku:
Glad you’re not just erasing it’s history like many people do. A kart’s gotta have soul!!
Might wanna try removing the compression release...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-06-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 113
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Nope, valve float and valve bounce are different....

Nope, valve float and valve bounce are different. Valve float just means the valve couldn't close in time, so the cylinder's compression literally goes out the hole. Valve bounce happens as you said,...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-05-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 16,968
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Yep, this entire project has been very slow, I've...

Yep, this entire project has been very slow, I've had it for almost 2 years now. I want to get things done, but so far everything has gone down for the most part without a hitch, just slowly. My...
Forum: Site Announcements and Suggestion Box 08-05-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 32
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Interesting Note

Small note about the site now, but some of you might have noticed that before the site got moved, when you double posted, it would have a little line in the middle saying something like "Post added...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-05-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Maybe....just maybe......:idea2: I honestly...

Maybe....just maybe......:idea2:
I honestly don't really care if documentaries and interviews make my channel popular, I just want to save this precious history before it's lost!

Getting a lot of...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-05-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 16,968
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Jim White eh? Rings a bell....

Jim White eh? Rings a bell....
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-05-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 68
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Well then that's probably why it locked! :roflol:...

Well then that's probably why it locked! :roflol:

Fill the crankcase with oil, fill the cylinder with PB Blaster, let it sit overnight, then work on unlocking it in a day or two. I'd expect more...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-05-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Karting History GOLDMINE!

So I haven't collected any info yet, but I managed to do something AWESOME!!!

I made contact with the man who was CEO of Bird Engineering!!

I'm not going to share his information or anything,...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-05-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 16,968
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
:drool5: LUCKY!

:drool5: LUCKY!
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-05-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 68
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
*cough* FULL OF WATER?????!!! Well that's your...

*cough* FULL OF WATER?????!!!
Well that's your problem!
Oh wait, did it get filled with water after it locked?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-05-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
:ack2:

:ack2:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-05-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
IMHO there are two much better options here than...

IMHO there are two much better options here than rebuilding that thing as a kart.

One- fix up a vintage kart instead
Two- make that into a full blown racing mower

As you probably realized,...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-04-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
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 08-04-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 207
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 08-04-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 16,968
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 08-04-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
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 08-04-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,189
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 08-04-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
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: 358
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: 487
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: 244
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: 487
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...
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