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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Great Job man!
Niceto see you driving it.
Your build has been a joy to follow.
Good Roads
& Smooth Tracks
Woody

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Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
Thanks guys,i have still to eliminate some technical bugs before i start the bodywork.
As overhere there are no cyclekart races or even come-togethers with other builders i don't have to worry about weight and speed.
My intention with the kart is to make it look like a small 20-30's racecar and take it with me on a trailer towed by my '29 model A Ford to car events.
On other days perhaps trashing around a big parking will be fun...........we see what will happen.

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chrisenamels Silver Member Chris Brown
Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, UK   GBR
Great to see you out and about in it René, only yesterday I wondered how you were getting on. It would be interesting to know the ratio on your steering, since I'm looking to do the same thing, when I eventually get my kart built.

Chris

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Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
Chris top sprocket 14t bottom 42t
Just used what was laying around

Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 25721 by Torro123 Chris top sprocket 14t bottom 42t
Just used what was laying around

My math has that at 3 to 1 winking smiley
Woody

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CmdBentaxle Silver Member Dave D
Federal Way, Washington, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
That, over here, is what we would call a stump puller.
Oh! I missread! No it is not!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-08-01 08:27 PM by CmdBentaxle.

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Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
3:1 sounds right,at first it was 1:1 but with the front engine weight i needed someone like Governator Arnold to turn the wheel.

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chrisenamels Silver Member Chris Brown
Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, UK   GBR
Thanks René, 3:1 seems to be the general ratio for those few who've geared their steering, all I'm aiming to do is to reduce the twitchiness, don't want multiple turns lock to lock.

Chris

DOMIT William Smith
Fort Worth, Texas, USA   USA
In reply to # 22481 by Torro123 You may ask why i choose the Yamaha wheels instead of Honda?
Honda wheels are difficult to get and expansive,these Yamaha wheels were 15 euro's a piece and when i asked for them on the Yamaha fs1 forum within an hour i bought them.
Including postal cost 84 euro for four wheels........
I am gonna use 42x20x12 bearings and they don't fit on both sides of the wheels,the outside has enough room for these bearings but the inner side where the disc was is too small,i made an extension piece on the lathe in which the bearing fits and is bolted too the holes the disc was bolted to the hub.
This makes it a wider hub and the bearings will be supporting the hub over a larger piece of the spindle,this will be better i think to carry the load.
The outside of the hub will be machined for the bearing another time,i have ordered bearings but still don't have them.
René

THIS ^^^^ is very clever!

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Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
Started with bodywork,made a frame for cockpit and boattail to attach the sheet aluminum.
To help me i hired a new mechanic....He works for scraps


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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
1911 CycleKart Racing "Yellow Peril"
Looks like he'd be handy with a bone too Rene' lookin very good......T

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Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
Bodywork is coming together


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Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
Still a lot of work to do but for now as long as the weather is nice take a ride on my 1932 Coventry Eagle motorcycle.


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chrisenamels Silver Member Chris Brown
Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, UK   GBR
Looking good René, it's always the "little" details that seem to take far linger than you'd expect. Don't blame you for making the most of good weather, at the moment we've got two days dry, two days wet. What I really need is a dry week so I can get the outside of the studio / workshop treated, that'll probably be in a fortnight's time when I'm away, knowing my luck.

Chris

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
Moving right along there Rene, hope you staying healthy.
Have you found a place to run the kart at yet?

I can appreciate where you're coming from. I took
a break from my forge/oven/quench tank project
today and took a nice long ride this morning on
'my' new toy.
Not vintage but still it looks mid-century, reminds
me of the Tiger Cub that my buddy had when we
were kids, lots of fun before we got our drivers license.
Or maybe the Gold Star lunger I used to ride when
stationed in Sacramento, CA.

Now.....back to work!
dg


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