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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, Arizona, USA   USA
1932 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME Special"
Here is an update for you all that care...

Saturday I Finished up the throttle cable install and brake cable install, then performed a highly accurate, laser precision Redneck Alignment

Sunday, I fabbed up the exhaust system, Tightened up a few things, Then started it up for the first time with the drive train installed...'





And you know what came next....took it for its Maiden Voyage...





And for all the folks that say a cart will under steer terribly with a live axle.. you are not doing something right....

winking smiley



Bow

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SteveV Steve Vinson
Phoenix, Arizona, USA   USA
1924 Ford Model T "Viscount Vinson Special"
1927 CycleKart American "Mono Wasp"
Great Progress.

Bring it out to race with us in Nevada September 2 and 3rd and or SoCal October 21 and 22.



Steve Vinson
Arizona CycleKart Club

Design-Build-Race-Repeat

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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, Arizona, USA   USA
1932 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME Special"
In reply to # 25828 by SteveV Great Progress.

Bring it out to race with us in Nevada September 2 and 3rd and or SoCal October 21 and 22.
Thanks Steve!

Nevada? Don't think I'll make that one...

Where in SoCal?



Bow

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SteveV Steve Vinson
Phoenix, Arizona, USA   USA
1924 Ford Model T "Viscount Vinson Special"
1927 CycleKart American "Mono Wasp"
Victorville, .ca.
I put an event on our Facebook feed. And also a post in the custom kart forum.

Would be awsome if you can run with us.



Steve Vinson
Arizona CycleKart Club

Design-Build-Race-Repeat

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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, Arizona, USA   USA
1932 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME Special"
Wow... that is almost to LA!



Bow

Cut it with and Axe, Beat it to Fit, Paint it to Match

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CmdBentaxle Silver Member Dave D
Federal Way, Washington, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
In reply to # 25824 by Bow Here is an update for you all that care...

Saturday I Finished up the throttle cable install and brake cable install, then performed a highly accurate, laser precision Redneck Alignment

Sunday, I fabbed up the exhaust system, Tightened up a few things, Then started it up for the first time with the drive train installed...'





And you know what came next....took it for its Maiden Voyage...





And for all the folks that say a cart will under steer terribly with a live axle.. you are not doing something right....

winking smiley
Even with one wheel drive, I heard about all this understeer. Frankly I haven't seen enough of it to
even mention.

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Ok, I gotta be the first one to ax I guess. What's that muffler ya'll got on there Rev?????

dg

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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, Arizona, USA   USA
1932 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME Special"
Howdy Danny,

That there is a EMGO Shorty Muffler...

It is a straight through perforated tube, glasspack Muffler with a removable baffle... if I really want to pay back my neighbors and their rug rats with 2 stroke dirt bikes... spinning smiley sticking its tongue out



Bow

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
Those little four strokers don't make a lot of noise even with a straight pipe, unless you're right behind the guy.

Cool muffler tho, I like it!

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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, Arizona, USA   USA
1932 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME Special"
Thanks Vic...

It gives it a different sound



Bow

Cut it with and Axe, Beat it to Fit, Paint it to Match

Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Okay Bow
I am so jealous!
That is where I should be with my build right now.
Have been holidaying too much.
Woody

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Tanks Bow. Looks real nice and doesn't sound that loud on the test run.
Only problem I see is the 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" openings. Also as big as it is
means it has to be hung from the frame. Wonder if there will be a problem
with cracking from vibration with a long exhaust rigidly attached to the frame.
Keep us posted on that as time goes on Bow and as you accumulate some time
behind the wheel.
dg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-08-09 01:29 PM by Denny Graham.

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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, Arizona, USA   USA
1932 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME Special"
Danny,

The ID on the inlet is 1.5", the outlet is 1.75"

I found and purchased a Stainless Steel 1" to 1.5" adapter to attach the muffler to the Header

The Engine is hard mounted to the frame, and the exhaust is hard mounted to the frame, it really can't vibrate.

Also, the muffler is mounted low for 2 reasons;

-It gives me room to lift the engine up at accommodate a larger rear sprocket
-It gives the look I was going for.



Bow

Cut it with and Axe, Beat it to Fit, Paint it to Match

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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, Arizona, USA   USA
1932 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME Special"
Got a chance to throw down some padding on the seat area, play with the caster, and take the BME RIP Special out for a Rip Snort this evening...

You know... "Cruisin'...on a Sunday afternoon..."

Found out narrow tires and loose sand are not cool... and I think my GTC TC2 is slipping under load...

GPS on the phone says top speed was 40 MPH, as I ran out of straight away... time for a re-gear.... I never topped 2800 RPM

I was playing with Movie Maker as well...



New front springs are inbound, couple different rates and hopefully not as coil bound...



Bow

Cut it with and Axe, Beat it to Fit, Paint it to Match

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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, Arizona, USA   USA
1932 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME Special"
Tonight was sacrificed to the spring Gods...


But I am coil bound no more and up to about 1.5" of suspension travel...

The 48 Lbs/In spring I ordered where too light and compressed under the weight of of the empty Kart, but they happen to fit inside the old, too long springs very nicely....

So I cut the old springs to 3' to match the new set and bingo... winner!

I also braced the front suspension setup and have adjustable caster, because I found out Sunday night that 7 degrees is perfect, and 0 degrees is down right squirrelly!

Oh, and I got dome Valve Cover Bling for myself...

I'm waiting for my Sprocket Hub to get here, I need to re-gear it...



Bow

Cut it with and Axe, Beat it to Fit, Paint it to Match



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