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Greg C
Keizer, Oregon, USA   usa

Just a Quick hey from out here in the Beautiful Pacific North West, Keizer,Oregon,USA. I would like to build one someday,but for now it'll be a lot of lurking and gathering info.

I stumbled across these CycleKarts while researching what to do with an old lawn tractor i have.Looks like everyone is having a blast,and it seems like a good hobby to get into. Greg C
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David Lake
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia   aus
1935 CycleKart Great Britain
1960 MG MGA "Dads Car"

Greg,

Welcome to the Cyclekart Club.
Start collecting info and pits and pieces so when you hit the start button you can get going on your build.
Do you have a dream car you will base the build on?

David



David

1960 MGA 1600 Convertible,
Gold Coast, Australia.
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phoenix, arizona, USA   usa
1919 CycleKart Lightweight "A.V. Monocar"
1925 CycleKart Speedway Racer "Old Number 27"

Hi Greg, Welcome to the club! I see you live in Keizer, it is a small world, I grew up in Salem and went to Mcnary High class of 74! I live in Phoenix now where is warm and only rains 10" per year instead of 50". I hope you decide to build a kart. David is right, do your research and start collecting bits and pieces. We need more builders and we would love to see your ideas.
Dennis



Link to Cyclekart videos http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh0MOBj4QLAYsl4XsfXHfWA/videos?flow=grid&sort=da&view=0

Link to Old #27 build photos
http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/DThomas1925/library/Old%2027%20Build%20photos?sort=3&page=1

Link to Monocar build photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/105511132@N04/

Link to BMW Roadster build photos
http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/DThomas1925/library/1930%20BMW%203-15%20PS%20Wartburg%20Roadster%20build%20photos?sort=3&page=1
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Greg C
Keizer, Oregon, USA   usa

Thanks for the info David, I'm really at the dreaming stage now, but dreams do become a reality.
I was thinking about something like this.

Dennis, I guess I just missed you at McNary, my freshman year there was 1976. The rain lately has been relentless,
it's good to hear that people can and do escape the rain.

lots of good info on here,it's like getting in on the ground floor of a new hobby/sport.Thanks for the web page.

I mentioned to a retired friend of mine about cyclekarts, thinking I might spark an interest in him. He's built a
cedar strip kayak, and was wondering if the same could be applied to cyclekarts.

also,it sounds like a cheaper alternative needs to be found for the Honda CT90 wheel shortage.

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Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   can
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"

Greg, I pondered the use of the compact spare tires that are in most cars today. I found that the Ford tires have a four bolt pattern, don't know if they match a cart hub though.
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David Lake
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia   aus
1935 CycleKart Great Britain
1960 MG MGA "Dads Car"

Greg,

To get you started here is a blueprint side elevation for the car.
Found lots of images of a car i have never seen before. Very interesting.

David



David

1960 MGA 1600 Convertible,
Gold Coast, Australia.

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Greg C
Keizer, Oregon, USA   usa

Thank you very much, now how do i scale it?

I've always been a Buick,Olds,Pontiac kinda guy. The Bug 60 jumped out at me first, but the other 2 are equally plausible.1903 Olds Pirate, and a 1926 Pontiac
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Greg C
Keizer, Oregon, USA   usa

oooops, didn't get the Olds in the post

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Sam A
geneseo, Illinois, USA   usa

Its just me but that olds would make a awsome cycle kart. I mean the weight would be low, you could maybe get a little higher powered engine, and larger wheels and you my friend, have a full scale car. The olds has my vote. It would just be a awsome car.
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Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   can
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"

On both of those cars you would have to have the low slung engine. No other place to put it, and have it still look like the original. That is the whole fun of cyclecarts.
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Greg C
Keizer, Oregon, USA   usa

Things that make you go hmmmm....

I got a 650cc suzuki savage, might make a good doner for a cycle car.
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Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   can
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"

In reply to # 481 by T-Ruxx Things that make you go hmmmm....

I got a 650cc suzuki savage, might make a good doner for a cycle car.

A side shift would be kinda cool. Keep in mind too much power on a cyclecart is not a good thing. Even though you can go faster all the drive train parts have to be beefier.
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Sam A
geneseo, Illinois, USA   usa

Yeah not to much, the real one only had a 7hp single cylinder engine. I think if you went 13 you would have plenty of power. Or even this get a old 4 stroke dirt bike engine and you have your shift and some power, sounds cool too. Just a thought, either way would be a awsome car!

Sam
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Greg C
Keizer, Oregon, USA   usa

the space saver spare looks like a good possible option,

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Nate Sawyer
Port Orchard, USA   usa
1903 CycleKart French "Mors Dauphin"
1935 CycleKart American "Spare Wheel Special"

I must say, that is a magnificently styled wheel!
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Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   can
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"

Pick n pull has the regular compact spares for like 15 bucks with rubber on them.
Nate Sawyer
Port Orchard, USA   usa
1903 CycleKart French "Mors Dauphin"
1935 CycleKart American "Spare Wheel Special"

Interesting, I may have to look into that myself...
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