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My '29 Bitsa is coming together.

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tiopancho Silver Member David Dahl
Swansea Point, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
Hey take a day or two off, I got a bunch of catching up to do. Although I do have my front axle underway and done.

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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
So after some work on the rear axle, installation of a temporary throttle, and a wheel alignment, I fired up the engine, and away I went.

New motor with oil and gas, started on the second pull, settled into a fast idle.

Kart runs like a champ, can do a u-turn on our narrow street, it was wet, and the drive wheel threw a spray of mud as I tore up my steep side driveway. Brake was weak until I adjusted some slack out of the linkage.

Proper throttle assembly is on its way to me, with a kill switch and a few other bits. But I've got a rolling, driven chassis, it's comfy, steers and brakes fine, and gives me a big smile.

Now I begin the body, damn this is fun!


I have a two minute video, but can't seem to link to it.



1929 Riley Bitsa

PDXBryan Bryan Dickerson
Troutdale, Oregon, USA   USA
We're sending a surgeon! That's the only way you're gonna' get rid of that smile. Hold still, this is going to hurt......

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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
By direct email I go to see the Videothumbs upthumbs up
Definitely looked like on was enjoying the first ride......nothing like pinning the throttle right off the start and spinning that drive wheel all the way up the driveway before hitting the street!
Way to go Don!!!!!!!hot smiley
Brian

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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"
Don, you need a youtube account to post videos here, ala, Dennis Thomas.

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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
Test drive went fine, no troubles. Put a big grin on my face.

Them stripped it down, finished the welding, primed and painted it, now to put it back together and start on the body.



1929 Riley Bitsa

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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
So I painted all the steel black, and the wood with white primer.

Tomorrow I will soak some very thin plywood, a door skin, and replace that cardboard with bent plywood. This is new to me, but I watched some YouTube and now I'm an expert!

Nobodies having more fun than me!



1929 Riley Bitsa

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PDXBryan Bryan Dickerson
Troutdale, Oregon, USA   USA
Oh yeah!......well, I guess you're right.

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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
So I got a lot of work done on the body, fitted a proper throttle, and went for a ride. Everything is nice and tight, it's surprisingly quick as the throttle opens fully now.

This is seriously fun!

Now I start on the engine cover. Bonnet?



1929 Riley Bitsa

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CmdBentaxle Silver Member Dave D
Federal Way, Washington, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Hey Don, now you know why we shake our heads when guys who never drove a 6.5 hp cyclkart
talk about how underpowered they are. Enjoy the flying gravel!

Dave

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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
So you can see from the pic, that my rear motor cover will be done in macrame! This will give good cooling and engine breathing!

Getting close now...



1929 Riley Bitsa


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tiopancho Silver Member David Dahl
Swansea Point, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
Must be the old sailor in you!

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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
Well I now have a full bodied, driving CycleKart. Body is in primer, but I will be soon looking for BRG paint.

I'm now fabbing an exhaust, to get the muffler out from under the engine cover. I've improved my brake linkage, and disconnected the low oil sensor.

Lots of fiddly bits now, but it looks like the real thing. Got a big thumbs up from the neighbor as I tore up the cul-de-sac!

Who has more fun than us?



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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
Cool looks like the house is the same scale hope your shop is bigger Please LOL



Al Lies
The "Not-So Chinsee" guy

Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Well, at least there will be one CK running for the "Crazy Canucks" team at Tieton.
Well done Don!thumbs up
Went and looked at a cool abandoned subdivision that Vic put me onto here on the Westside.
It is just too cool and has future CK potential.
Good Roads
Brian

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