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Dennis Thomas Avatar
phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1919 CycleKart Lightweight "A.V. Monocar"
1925 CycleKart Speedway Racer "Old Number 27"
1930 CycleKart German "The Boulevard Cruiser"
1937 CycleKart American "37 Studebaker Modified"
Here are a couple of photos of my kart taken in the last 2 weeks. I have been building on this kart since Feburary and it has been a great experience. I should be ready to take it on a test drive in a couple of weeks.



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://s1072.photobucket.com/user/DThomas1925/library/1919%20AV%20Monocar%20Build%20Photos?sort=3&page=1

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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DavidMGA1600 David Lake
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1960 MG MGA "Dads Car"
1961 CycleKart Race Car "Team Ferrari"
Dennis,

Thanks for the photos. I like the proportions of you kart as it looks very well balanced. Something i would like to replicate.
Questions.
Would you be able to tell me the distance from the bottom edge of the seat to the centre line of the axle.
And the centre line of the axle to the centre line of the output shaft, horizontal and vertical.

I will adjust my Autocad drawing of my kart to see how close my layout is to your layout.

Thanks.

David



David

1960 MGA 1600 Convertible,
Gold Coast, Australia.



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KartBuilder29 Michael Droll
Houston, USA   USA
1920 CycleKart Pre War "Burgundy Betty"
What are the clips you used for the rear cover? I have a similar design in mind for removing the rear cowling but with posts and R-clips similar to what is used on a trailer hitch but i like the way those look way better. Way cool.

this is what i'm thinking of




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Dennis Thomas Avatar
phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1919 CycleKart Lightweight "A.V. Monocar"
1925 CycleKart Speedway Racer "Old Number 27"
1930 CycleKart German "The Boulevard Cruiser"
1937 CycleKart American "37 Studebaker Modified"
Hi Michael, The clips on my kart are typically used in cabinet building (I am a cabinet builder by trade)and to hang panels on a wall. Some people call them French cleats but the manufacturer calls them Panel fasteners. Do a search on the internet....Paramount Extrusions Panel Fastening Sets...and you will find the information on top of the first page that pops up. Paramount is the manufacturer and the supplier (dealer) that I buy them from is Louis and Company- www.louisandcompany.com. They supply products to cabinet shops. Since we are on the subject of the rear cover...I built my cover early on before I installed the motor and as such it wouldn't fit once the motor was on. To make it fit I had to basically cut off the back half of the cover and rebuilt it around the motor. I attached a photo where you can see where I hacked it in half and I am reworking it. Look at the photos of Don's cart, he did it right by installing the motor first and building a frame around the motor to clear all of the components and then applying the skin. I think Steve did the same thing if I recall. Good luck with your build!

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://s1072.photobucket.com/user/DThomas1925/library/1919%20AV%20Monocar%20Build%20Photos?sort=3&page=1

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

Link to my Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/dennis.thomas.7564


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KartBuilder29 Michael Droll
Houston, USA   USA
1920 CycleKart Pre War "Burgundy Betty"
Many thanks for the info. As a matter of fact i went to Steve's with my body to see how I would do the front-end. When i designed the body i thought that he had used a 44" axle length but he used a 36". That's what i get for guessing. Lucky for me Northern Tools sells a 44" axle. If I went with 36" the tires would rub the body when turned all the way, I could put a stopper on the camber but i feel like I would increase the turning radius to much. My wheel base is also shorter than Steve's. His Kart looks way cooler than mine will when I'm finished, I really want to have good handling in sharp turns.

What size sprocket did you go with? I am used to racing through turns with a fare amount of drift in the back while in my sportline. Do these karts have enough power to drift from the power of the engine alone? (off road)

you can see my progress in the journals section, or HERE



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smcameron Stephen Cameron
Santa Clara, CA, USA   USA
Hey Dennis,

As someone once told me, if you turn the bolts on your rear wheels around so the nuts are on the inside and the bolt-heads are on the outside, it'll look nicer, and it's just as easy either way.

-- steve

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Dennis Thomas Avatar
phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1919 CycleKart Lightweight "A.V. Monocar"
1925 CycleKart Speedway Racer "Old Number 27"
1930 CycleKart German "The Boulevard Cruiser"
1937 CycleKart American "37 Studebaker Modified"
Hi Steve,
I have to admit that I don't like the nuts on the outside either. Swaping them around like you suggest not only looks better but it may solve another problem I don't like. The nuts (or bolt heads) don't lay flat on the outside of the honda hub. With the bolt heads on the outside I can probably grind on the underside of the head to make it fit the radius of the hub a little better. I can't really do that with the nuts.
It is possible that I am over thinking this one, the overall hub set up seem pretty stout now that I have put it together. Anyway, thanks for the tip,
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://s1072.photobucket.com/user/DThomas1925/library/1919%20AV%20Monocar%20Build%20Photos?sort=3&page=1

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

Link to my Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/dennis.thomas.7564

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smcameron Stephen Cameron
Santa Clara, CA, USA   USA
I just use big washers to protect the thin aluminum hub from the bolt head, but... my bolt heads don't lie flat. I thought about cutting a piece of pipe or something to make an "angled" washer that would interface between the bolt head surface and the hub surface, but I never did it, and it would probably be too fiddly as the angled washer would need to sit in a particular orientation to work right.

You can see mine at 5:06 in this video:


-- steve

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