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Modifying a few engine castings

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July 13, 2017 It's only been a few months since I happened onto this Web Site......WOW, these are just the kind of vehicles I have been working with for Shriners, racers, and handicapped individuals....small gas powered vehicles to use in parades, for towing race cars or travelling the pits, or for getting a fisherman or hunter into his/her favourite spot when the old legs don't work!!!. Most of the vehicles I have built are no more than 60-66 inches long and about 30-36 inches wide, but usually powered by a Honda GX160 or GX 200 (or their clones). I have always used Comet Torque-a-verters ...

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PICT3693 6 26 2017
This car is one of four that have been gestating for a decade or so. I'm one of several guys who have tried to bring them to fruition. One builder (Denny Jamison, HammerArt in Indianapolis) has completed one car. This model is approaching completion, built in half size and intended for static display. Engine is a dummy 255 Offy, built with the liberal use of stainless, polyester resin, and modeling urethane. The Halibrands and Firestones were molded in fiberglass from hand-made molds (which were in turn made from hand-made master plugs). Front tires are 15.75" in diameter, rears ar...

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Connetti 1958 Ferrari styled
First-time user here ... I build, restore, and in another lifetime raced open-wheel cars. Retired to the garage. I know vintage quarter midgets pretty well. A 60-yr-old scaled fiberglass body showed up for repairs - never saw this one before. About the same size as a quarter-midget, measures a 48" wheelbase. It's a full-body (with a removable decklid for engine access), dropped onto a purpose-built chassis. The dating of the car precedes go-karts, so it is by no means a 'yard-car'. It was sold for kid use. The more time spent with the body, the more it appealed to me ... excel...


Well here goes... I have been researching and pondering and now I have decided to just go for it. My car will be based upon the 1930 Bentley Blower and will represent the biggest challenge I have set for myself in terms of DIY. I am an active plastic model builder and recently completed a 1:12 scale version of the same vehicle. I am going to use that model as my reference for the build. Hopefully in a years time I will have it complete. The CycleKart community is very limited in the UK, so far I have only seen two or three UK based forum members but you all seem very generous and ...


I started building a cyclekar in Brooklyn at my job I am an elevator mechanic in a maintenance shop we take care of commercial building that has loft some of these loft are so big that you can run cyclekart inside the build so I can't wait to finish building my cyclekart to run them inside and outside the buildings I will be posting pictures or videos of my cyclekart work and the buildings


Just signed up after discovering these super cool cars. Have a friend that is building one while talking about another type of build project. These are just so neat, so I look forward to checking out all the threads and formulate some kind of plan for a cart of my own. Love the old Alphas, Audi and Mercedes and just about anything with a boat tail! David


OK, it's just three days til the Great (I added that) First Northeast Dustoff! And I have to work tomorrow. But I made good progress and have a workable CK! It's been said that if you're not making mistakes, you're not making progress. So yesterday, I made a lot of progress (ahem). I forgot that aluminum and enamel don't stick together without a primer layer in between, so all the painted parts of the body (the whole front bits) had to be stripped and re-done. Not that I needed that time to finish this CK, or anything. NOOOOO!!!! Anyway, In the past two days, I did that, put on t...


BasicWoodChassis Body Lines2
Yeah, well, nothing causes issues like a time-bound task, either. When things go right, OK, and when not, AUGGHHH!! Anyway, regular readers will recall that I, in a fit of inspiration, scheduled the First Northeast Dustoff got June 3 (and event to get together CKers hereabouts, so as to establish this hobby/sport in this corner of the US, and not let the northwesties and southwesties have all the fun). So, that means a little prep is required: a course of course, some food and drink, but mostly, get my CK project done. So earlier this month (May 2017), I got it running and even posted a sh...


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Test drive today


1927 Salmson GP Right
OK, so I decided last Fall (it's now Spring 2017) to get into the Cyclekart game. I picked a 1927 Salmson GP as my prototype, if only for its unfamiliarity (lovely though Bugattis are, I favor distinction), but also for its unusual radiator grille. Being a newbie, I took advantage of an abandoned project that was an almost running chassis built by Michael Bikel. Still, with the pressure of day job and such, I spent most of the winter gathering parts and making plans (among those plans is the imminent First Northeast Dustoff - first I hope of many meets in our area). Step one was laying out...


I started gathering parts for my first cycle kart. Its pretty exciting to try to find the parts and the solutions to anticipated problems. I bought 4 Honda CT90 wheels. the front wheels have good tires, the back do not. I have a Predator 212 6.5 hp engine already, but I am going to get a Mikuni carb for it. I also have a bunch of rectangle tubing for the frame. I bought a set of pedals, rear axle bearings, and a clone TAV drive system. I was going to build a front axle out of 1 1/4" heavy wall pipe and spindles that I purchased, but I was worried about getting the bends right for the drop axle...


I have translated my drawings into the final model, glad I did, found some design issues during the process. My next step is to start ordering parts. Let the fun begin!


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Well I am another new guy , my name is Wayne..... retired so I can pursue what has been my lifes interest . Art and Cars . ever since I could pick up a pencil or a wrench , any thing with the two became inter twined. Mechanics became my vocation in life and a way to support my family . Along the way I have done some racing (10 speeds to cars ) built some stuff and found there was many ways to get around the money issues in doing all the aspects of it. I don't usually hang my hat at any club or web site, but rather wade though the insane amount that the two of my interests has to offer...


Hello everyone, Now that the database upgrade is nearing completion, and I finally have the ability to do "hot backups" without taking the website offline for maintenance, I'd like to give everyone a little bonus. Effective immediately, all Private Message (PM) storage limits are now doubled Free Members: 500 -> 1,000 Silver Members: 750 -> 1,500 Gold Members: 1,000 -> 2,000 Platinum Members: 1,500 -> 3,000 Hope this makes everyone's life a little easier, especially for you vendors out there that use PMs a lot! Thanks for your support, Skye Nott Webmaster

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