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Post by Chopperman on Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:24 pm

Scored this project at a local swapmeet for 40.00. It's everything you would expect from a used 40.00 go kart

Not as vintage as we wanted, but that stuff is CRAZY money. This is for my 6 year old son(hes gonna have to sell alot of legos for parts)

So far we are thinking about the following
- older 3.5 briggs straight piped, non recoil starter with an oilbath would be ideal
- white wall tires (if we can find them )
- gold flaked frame
- gold flaked steering wheel or black butterfly (not sure yet)






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Post by Chopperman on Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:45 pm

hmmmmm... Not sure if this has the umphh though.. Old maytag maching machine engine

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Post by Chopperman on Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:17 pm

ohhh yeahhhh

a spark plug and can of carb cleaner later

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Post by BIG BLING on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:14 pm

looks like a great father son project...take that baby to moonrocks and let him rip

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Post by no-idea on Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:43 am

sweet!
i have snowblower motor ive wanted to use on a project like this. if you want it you can have it.

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Post by ghettowheeler on Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:45 pm

Right on that will be a fun project you guys,
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Re: Kart Build

Post by Chopperman on Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:26 am

upgraded the 1/2 to a 76' 2HP brgiggs. Freebie !!!!




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Post by Chopperman on Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:53 pm



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Post by BIG BLING on Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:52 pm

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON both wearing flip flops in the shop Very Happy that is awesome RJ ur a good pops.

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Post by oldyellercj on Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:56 pm

sporting the sick TAT too

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Post by BIG BLING on Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:12 pm

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=898375

check this one out

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Post by Chopperman on Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:28 pm

Found the briggs manual on E-bay that I gre up wrenching with and bought one for my son.

After a little studying, we tackled a minor tune up. No electrnic uograde here. Points all the way




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Post by Chopperman on Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:22 pm

straight pipe is good for at east 1HP more

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Post by snowshoebrue on Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:23 pm

if nothing else it will annoy the heck out of the neighbors
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Post by Blackdog on Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:28 pm

Yeah, like RJ doesn't already have enough stuff to annoy the neigbors! Very Happy
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Post by Chopperman on Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:58 pm

OK, so we are still a ways off from our target concet vehicle, but we just had to ride. The frame was REALLY tweaked so it needed some straighten'. I went a bit over board on the throttle peddle with dual stops and springs !!. I can remember when I was kid, I would always be broken down because of torn throttle cables due to no stops.

Still need
Tires
Period Correct Seat
Paint

I'm keeping an eye out for all the parts we need to go twin 2HP!!

Quick VIDEO of him bashing it a bit.
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