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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 05:57 PM

My friend Steve has been wanting to make something to go faster than a tractor and I had a chance to pick this up today for $10. Needs a few things, including a motor. Plan to stretch the frame about 6" for us taller folk.
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Also looking to put a live axle under it. Should be a fun toy.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 05:59 PM

Wow Kenny, Now you got you a real speed machine. You may want to add a roll bar. Be careful!!
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 06:02 PM

Sweeeettt !! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :thumbs:
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 07:00 PM

Just don't go getting that thing wrapped around you in the quest for more speed. Good luck on the modifications.

Great buy for ten dollars too.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 07:29 PM

Awesome!!!! If you extend it I will need blocks on the peddles to ride it LOL. Congrtas will be interesting to see your final results!
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 07:51 PM

Looks like you'll need correct rims for the back too. I see no way to mount a sprocket on the driven side rim.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 07:57 PM

You are correct, Daniel. I need to pull these and see if they have keyways.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 07:57 PM

Kenny, be careful. We don't want to loose you to a go cart forum!
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 08:01 PM

You are correct, Daniel. I need to pull these and see if they have keyways.


They shouldn't have keyways, as it's not a live-axle drive, just the left rear wheel does the pulling. That side rim should have a way to colt a sprocket to the inside. Looks like some rims pulled off a riding mower have been put on it.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 08:16 PM

That's right, Daniel. And if they have key ways, great. I plan to go live axle with this.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 10:37 PM

Sounds like a fun project Kenny. Just be extra careful when you get it into actual use.
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 10:41 PM

Since you can't put a mower deck on the 56, are you going to put one on here LOL :p
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 10:42 PM

My Wife had one of those when she was growing up and never got over how much she enjoyed it. I never owned one but I sure spent a lot of time drooling over them.
Have fun.
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 05:22 AM

I always wanted one when I was younger but it ended up being a teenage dream. Have fun.
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Posted February 25, 2012 - 08:14 AM

Good start for the project- most go kart frames go for alot more money - should be easy to modify how you want it .
Id always wanted one over the years , my freind had one up in his barn loft , but couldnt sell it because it was his daughters. Finished ones were always so expensive.

A project i started but is on hold ( due to no time and other projects) is making a 80's MTD wizard into a 'go kart' since i like tractors, had this one lying around - i was like "Why not?" - planned on lowering it ( 4" ride height), using 6" rims, custom spindles , straight 1" rear axle and a horizontal 6.5HP motor - with go kart clutch and chain drive and a disc brake setup. I planned on beefing up the chassis for an eventual twin cyclender motor up grade. Its just to buzz around with when its done.

Heres what it looked like- its all stripped down at the moment :
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I got it free with a bad motor and no deck years ago , id planned on doing something with it eventually and the go kart idea hit me - being small it should run around pretty good.

Edited by dangeroustoys56, February 25, 2012 - 08:20 AM.





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