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#31 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 09:22 PM

Kenny, can't wait for the ride along video. Thanks for the update.

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 03:53 AM

I fooled with the motor mount and brake yesterday. It's getting closer, slowly! I still have to get the pedal mounts removed from the other frame and attached on this one. Since I extended the frame, I am getting creative with the brake actuator. This is just the band type, but trying to keep it from rubbing when not in use.

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 05:20 AM

Sounds like you are making progress on it,Kenny.

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 12:49 PM

It's slow work Maynard. I spend more time looking and thinking than doing. Trying to weigh all options so it works like I want it to. I want to enjoy playing on it when I get it finished.
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Posted March 22, 2012 - 03:52 PM

Kenny, it sounds like your ascertaining it to perfection, if not, then dang near !, I figure it just like painting, you spend more time preping then painting but my god does it come out sweet and with a sharp shine, i think a good quality minded craftsmen thinks everything through like your doing.
Once the ball starts rolling everything will flow into place.

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 04:34 PM

Jesse, I don't know about perfection, but it will work better than before. Especially the brake. There was no support at the wheel end for the rod so it naturally drooped, causing drag. Since the rod is now too short to hook directly, I plan to add a lever at it's end. the brake band will hook to this lever and hopefully not droop so much. This will also allow for an increase in leverage as the pedal is pushed.

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 06:41 PM

That sounds like a good plan, a bracket drilled for a shouldered bolts for the lever to ride on ? have you worked out were to put the return spring for the brake foot petal ? if not there you could put it along side the rod so it's out of the way.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 05:03 AM

I got the pedals installed yesterday. Scratched my head after that trying to get things figured out. Then I had to go get some wire to move the air compressor plug-in. Not much accomplished after that. Here's a few pics. I reworked the seat, it was flat and wide. I bent the sides up so you don't slide around so much.There are 2 pieces that fit outside to keep you from sliding off the seat, had to remove them to extend the frame. They will go back on after the pedal linkages are set up.
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Posted May 16, 2012 - 05:01 PM

Well. Steve and I were bored today! So we got the go-kart out and gave it a few finishing strokes. IT LIVES! I finished all the welding. Got the throttle linkage hooked up and tweaked. Couple bottles of Green Slime so the tires stayed up. I had been soaking the drive chain in ATF for a few days. Put it all together and we played!!!!!!!
I think this sucker runs upwards of 25 MPH wide open. We'll have to find somewhere we can open it up and follow in a car. But it goes. Had a blast. Super quick steering. Brake is okay, no panic stops for sure.
WOOHOO!!!! Got a toy!!!!!!!!
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Posted May 16, 2012 - 07:41 PM

Good to hear it running around Kenny. Don't do anything crazy, you're not 20 anymore...
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Posted May 17, 2012 - 05:35 AM

Alan, I realize at this age I'm not Superman! I'm just glad all the upgrades I made worked great. I think the float is a bit high on it and I want to adjust the valve lash. My brake setup is great, just need a new band for it. It'll lay rubber, so the clutch is grabbing real good. First Tecumseh I've had that runs great!

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 12:18 PM

Glad you're up & running Kenny! We're never too old for toys are we!

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 01:10 PM

Glad you're up & running Kenny! We're never too old for toys are we!

NEVER!!!!!! That was fun to play with. Good distraction from everything else!

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Posted May 27, 2012 - 05:52 PM

i use to race karts a few years ago. was a blast
here are a couple karts i had. thats me in the white 61x and my boss at the time next to me
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my cage kart was a blast to drive
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Posted May 27, 2012 - 06:13 PM

Would you believe we sold it today for $200! Not bad for a $10 investment and a bit of labor and welding! I'd have kept it if I had more room to store it.




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