CKC

CycleKart Tech Forum

First cyclekart build '20-'30s racer.

AutoShrine Sponsor
AutoShrine Sponsor

Torro123 Avatar
Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
I mada a hinge on the hood,only one side opens the other side will come loose by unscrewing a couple of screws.
On the other side of the hood i made two air outlets which are functional.
Started to make a cover for the rear axle and made a filler cap on the boattail.
More to come one of these days,stay tuned.
René

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <

Attachments:
IMG_1218.JPG    42.1 KB
IMG_1218.JPG

IMG_1219.JPG    33.7 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
IMG_1220.JPG    48.2 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
IMG_1225.JPG    46.5 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
Torro123 Avatar
Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
In the background of the filler cap picture you can see another project which is almost done,a '58 Benelli moped which i restored over the last 3 years.
And a couple of the CK almost ready to race.


Attachments:
IMG_1224.JPG    55.7 KB
IMG_1224.JPG

IMG_1222.JPG    47.2 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
IMG_1226.JPG    50.3 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
IMG_1227.JPG    46 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
Torro123 Avatar
Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
Made the exhaust,as i don't have a bender i used the "cut and weld"method to give it the bends needed,i banged a fishtail-end out of alu sheet which came out the way i wanted,batterd,used and repared.
The exhaust will be functional as you can expect with a front engine kart

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <

Attachments:
IMG_1281.JPG    60.6 KB
IMG_1281.JPG

IMG_1282.JPG    44.3 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
IMG_1283.JPG    50.4 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
IMG_1284.JPG    58 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
Torro123 Avatar
Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
Also mounted the headlights,really old lights i found at a fair a couple of years back .
Mounted the horn,original '20s horn,probably from a model T


Attachments:
IMG_1280.JPG    59.7 KB
IMG_1280.JPG

IMG_1285.JPG    57.4 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
IMG_1286.JPG    41.7 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
carChips Avatar
carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
That's awesome! Those lights even have a little vintage petina on them. Are you going to make a heat shield for your exhaust pipe where it comes down near the chain? It will save you a lot of grinding on those welds.

Torro123 Avatar
Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
In reply to # 26201 by carChips That's awesome! Those lights even have a little vintage petina on them. Are you going to make a heat shield for your exhaust pipe where it comes down near the chain? It will save you a lot of grinding on those welds.

I am gonna grind the exhaust,later i will decide a heat shield or wrapping it

RROLDSX Randy R
Delta, BC, Canada   CAN
How are you holding your pants up now? LOL. Seriously creative and nice build! You are very talented.

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <
Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Man it looks GREAT!
Hope you can cruise the streets with it without bother.
Woody



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-08-23 11:26 AM by Woodysrods.

Neto Ernest B
Berlin, Ohio, USA   USA
In reply to # 26205 by Torro123
In reply to # 26201 by carChips That's awesome! Those lights even have a little vintage petina on them. Are you going to make a heat shield for your exhaust pipe where it comes down near the chain? It will save you a lot of grinding on those welds.

I am gonna grind the exhaust,later i will decide a heat shield or wrapping it

I was curious about the exhaust - is only the front tube the actual exhaust? Denny's thread (about 'canning' the sound - I totally missed his meaning - thought the rest of the sentence got cut off, like Can the sound WHAT?) got me thinking about getting a better sound out of these one lunger engines. (I think now he was either talking about having a recording running from the car, or else to just dub the videos, still not sure.) Anyway, I wonder if it would be possible to make some sort of rotating valve in the exhaust pipe that would divert the exhaust into different length & shape pipes, or 'headers', if you will, to vary the sound more. Since what I'm hoping to build is basically a tractor, I think I'll have an exhaust stack pipe coming up out of the hood. Previously I was thinking more of trying to quiet the exhaust sound as much as possible.

Anyway, it's looking good. I really like the way you have the sides cut down in the 'cockpit' area, and I also think that having the engine in the front allows you to keep the proportions more in balance - with not such a long tail section as is required with the rear engine position.

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <
Torro123 Avatar
Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
The front tube of the exhaust is blinded and used as a mounting point to support the exhaust,the fourth pipe is open and will be connected to the original silencer.
I don't want it to be loud(actually i want it very loud..........)because i have neighbours with very sensitive ears and loud mouths who make complaining a goal in their live.
With a front engine you have to have a exhaust which sends the gasses to the back of the CK.............

carChips Avatar
carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
A heat shield over that bend right above the sprocket will protect it from excessive heat and your leg if you get in or out on that side.

Torro123 Avatar
Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
Did some more


Attachments:
IMG_1289.JPG    46.7 KB
IMG_1289.JPG

IMG_1290.JPG    45.7 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
IMG_1291.JPG    53.8 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
IMG_1292.JPG    44.8 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
Torro123 Avatar
Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
Rear axle cover,hoodstraps,dash,exhaustrings and exhaustsupport are done


Attachments:
IMG_1293.JPG    41.2 KB
IMG_1293.JPG

IMG_1294.JPG    59.6 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
IMG_1295.JPG    58.2 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
IMG_1296.JPG    47.9 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
Torro123 Avatar
Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
Started painting,i want a "patina"look..........maybe i can sell it later as a barnfindgrinning smiley


Attachments:
IMG_1306.JPG    50.7 KB
IMG_1306.JPG

IMG_1307.JPG    46.5 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
IMG_1308.JPG    43.9 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
IMG_1309.JPG    55 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
That''s quite the patina job Rene, does look rather well ridden then put away wet.
Have you weighed it yet?
I'm very interested in the weight distribution of the front engine karts, of which there
are several now having been built by the members here. I know most guys don't
have 4 scales around the shop, but I would sure like to see how much different
the weight distribution is on each wheel over the rear engine karts. Of course
with the driver seated in the cockpit there would be an entirely different set of numbers.
I've been trying for more than a year to gather that sort of data on various Cyclekarts
but have only been able to get a couple of guys willing to make the effort and take
the weight measurements.
If one is limited to one bathroom scale, switching between the one scale and using
three blocks of the proper height, that is, the same as the scale would give you a
pretty close reading at each for corner.

Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <

To add your reply, or post your own questions

Members Sign In   or   Create an Account

Registration is FREE and takes less than a minute!


Having trouble posting or changing forum settings?
Read the Forum Help (FAQ) or contact the webmaster





Join The Club

Sign in to ask questions, share photos, and access all website features

Your Karts

1920 CycleKart Pre War

Text Size

Larger Smaller
Reset Save

Sponsor Links