Thread: Rupp Go Kart
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:37 PM
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Default Rupp Go Kart

Picked this up a couple of days ago. I've been looking for a vintage kart for a couple of years. Wife says I'm in my mid-60's going on 12 years old. I'm ok with that. Guy I bought it from thought it was a 1964 or 1965 Rupp Lancer GT. I realize the gas tank and obviously the engine aren't correct. Trying to figure out what it is. Any ideas?

Got it running today. Has some issues.

First issue is that the right front spindle arm is hitting the tire on turns, see pic. I put a straight edge on it and measured the front end. Everything appears to be equal and not bent. I'm guessing that either the spindle arm is bent, wrong wheel spacers or front tires are too wide? Any ideas. Left side tire is close, also.

Second problem is that the brake disc hub is loose on the axle. Can't find any set screws to tighten. Are these hubs pressed on the axle? Any ideas?

The third problem is that the kart hops a little on hard turns, left wheel. It is a two piece frame and the adjusters on each side are not equal. More threads showing on the adjusters on the right (opposite) side of the frame. Locking nuts were also loose. Any thoughts?

Where is a good place to get vintage Rupp parts or am I at the mercy of eBay?

Kart was surprisingly fast with the clone engine. I look forward to all comments, information and advice. Thanks
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