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Forum: Engines & Clutches Today, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
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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 Today, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 119
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 Today, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 145
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 Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 145
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Hmmm, Ok.

Hmmm, Ok.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 119
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 Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 145
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 Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 198
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: 18
Views: 145
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: 243
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: 347
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: 576
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: 18
Views: 145
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: 18
Views: 145
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...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-06-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 347
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Bad luck. :roflol: Especially if it's the...

Bad luck. :roflol:

Especially if it's the one piece slip on retainer.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-06-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 145
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
More info on the stalling please. Do yo crank it...

More info on the stalling please. Do yo crank it up and then it immediately stalls? Does it stall when you try to rev?
Some Briggs have a low oil sensor on the front of the block, check for that,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-05-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 880
Views: 39,830
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
HOLY BBs!! I just got and tried a 9.6V Valken...

HOLY BBs!! I just got and tried a 9.6V Valken battery in my rifle, and I've awoken the beast!! I kid you not, it seems that ROF has been increased to 150% of what it was before!! Velocity is...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-05-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 198
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Hmm, never seen that site before, but they...

Hmm, never seen that site before, but they actually look pretty legit. At any rate, it's not a good idea to have heavy springs without billet components. I recommend throwing the stock springs back...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-05-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 45
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Well for one, $500 had better be getting you a...

Well for one, $500 had better be getting you a very lightly used Black Widow in very nice condition! American Sportworks, the brand that manufactures them, does advertise them as "Made in the USA",...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-05-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 198
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Where'd you buy said package from? Whoever put it...

Where'd you buy said package from? Whoever put it together doesn't know what they're talking about. Even 18lb valve springs is dangerous without billet aluminum components.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-05-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 880
Views: 39,830
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Hehe, yeah, when I look at the high end Evike...

Hehe, yeah, when I look at the high end Evike Customs(395 FPS, 29 RPS on the Custom AK), it's incredible how much people will spend on these guns! The said AK is over $1,000 alone! My reaction...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-05-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 198
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
No wonder! 26lb valve springs is nuts! That's for...

No wonder! 26lb valve springs is nuts! That's for heavily built racing engines! At most you should have 18 lb springs! Sounds like it's time for you to either downgrade your springs or build the...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-04-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 198
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
A 12/66 with 13" rears? That's my exact setup! Is...

A 12/66 with 13" rears? That's my exact setup! Is the new TC also a 12T sprocket?
Another thing to consider, a little less likely, is that heavier valve springs do allow you to rev higher, but they...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-04-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
You'd be surprised how useful a bandanna is when...

You'd be surprised how useful a bandanna is when wrapped around your forehead. It really helps cut down on the sweat pouring down your face.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-04-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 347
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
FOR THE RECORD: Flatheads can't drop a valve...

FOR THE RECORD:

Flatheads can't drop a valve like that! :cornut:
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-03-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 448
Posted By JTSpeedDemon
Well I mean, Flyinhillbilly's broken the cylinder...

Well I mean, Flyinhillbilly's broken the cylinder off the crankcase on a clone before, so I can't say I'm surprised!
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