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Old 07-30-2020, 08:57 AM
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Default Pics of the Kohler K91

Garbage picked this a few weeks ago at our community clean up.

Got the Kohler K91 running, did some painting and now working on a better engine mount.

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Old 07-31-2020, 08:31 PM
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Engine starts right up. Kill switch works. Throttle and idle working. Now for the brake.
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AWESOME!

too bad you went for matt black.. the original glossy black would've given it that "original" appeal..

Anyways.. it's a twin two stroke kart usually..
and while it'd be next to impossibel to find two identical (ideally mirror twin) engines for cheap,
you might still want to look if you can find at least one

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PS great kart, if properly restored it'd be worth quite a lot.
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AWESOME!

too bad you went for matt black.. the original glossy black would've given it that "original" appeal..

Anyways.. it's a twin two stroke kart usually..
and while it'd be next to impossibel to find two identical (ideally mirror twin) engines for cheap,
you might still want to look if you can find at least one

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PS great kart, if properly restored it'd be worth quite a lot.
I believe the Wildcat has the two engines. This model is single engine.
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this is a '61 hellcat with both engines mounted
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(see it mentioning the twins very prominently and notice the location of the engine mounts especially with the tiny rear view )

So, no, the hellcat was a twin engine (capable) kart
best with two mirrored twins (as seen above)

but true, the hellcat was most often shipped with a single engine (seperate mounts)
and the wildcat had afaik fixed mounts (and two of those)

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Kool kart!

I was doin' some research on 'em a while back
...& here is some info I found on 'em

https://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=42463
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Kool kart!

I was doin' some research on 'em a while back
...& here is some info I found on 'em

https://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=42463
Thanks for posting that! Interesting! It looks like mine has had a few original pieces removed over time. and some added.
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Done enough for a road test! Tried to use all the parts that came with it as found.
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so far so good..

I'd remove those home-made additions and
replace them with some professionally made parts when you get to it.
the engine mount is not exactly nice and the brake mounting rail is even worse.

it's a very nice kart that you got,
for rescuing it in it's current state;
but IMHO it deserves even better...
bring it as close to the original state as you can (slowly is fine).

That'll pay off if you ever decide to flip it.

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so far so good..

I'd remove those home-made additions and
replace them with some professionally made parts when you get to it.
the engine mount is not exactly nice and the brake mounting rail is even worse.

it's a very nice kart that you got,
for rescuing it in it's current state;
but IMHO it deserves even better...
bring it as close to the original state as you can (slowly is fine).

That'll pay off if you ever decide to flip it.

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You have lots of great ideas. If you're offering to fund the project, let me know!
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