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SteveV Steve Vinson
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1924 Ford Model T "Viscount Vinson Special"
1927 CycleKart American "Mono Wasp"
Hi All,
I have started to build a new frame for the "Viscount Vinson" Special. I am making it 2" narrower than the original so that I can drop the body down and mount it to the outside of the frame rails, drop the seat down about 3 more inches and add a differential and hydraulic brakes.

I have started a series or short build videos that I am posting to the YouTube.

Here is the link to the first video. This video shows how I am narrowing the frame rails at the front of the frame.

Video two is also up, it discusses building a frame jig or a layout for the frame.

As this project progresses I will add some more video content, if you have questions or want to see a specific step, let me know.





Steve Vinson
Arizona CycleKart Club

Design-Build-Race-Repeat

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Carlos Carneiro Avatar
PHOENIX, AZ, USA   USA
2015 CycleKart American "2015 VKC Italiano"
Steve, since you will be doing such extensive chassis mod, I'd like you to consider incorporating rollover protection to your chassis (in the form of a roll over bar and 5 pt seatbelt).


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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Steve
Thanks for your videos, I am sure they will be inspirational to future builders.
My son Levi makes a lot of youtube videos himself, and stresses the importance of "editing"!
He says the length of "how to" videos can not be too long, but the length doesn't matter as long
as they are interesting to the viewer..........and that they move along quickly.
I am attaching part 4 of one of Levi's how to videos for you to look at.
He says for it to have been a successful video, the viewer should want to link back to the previous
3 parts, even if the subject matter is something they had no real interest in before watching the video.
I hope this helps you out with your series of upcoming videos.
Good Roads
Brian




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-11-23 01:22 AM by Woodysrods.

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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
How right your are Brian....Although......I have no interest in making a Viking helmet,
watching that young man produce that piece really got the juices flowing and indeed
did make me thirst for more. And as soon as I post this I'm off to search out any and
all that Levi has posted. That's one talented young fella you've produced Bruce.
And...that video was very well paced and sooooo glad his choice of music fit the
period and wasn't backed up with acid rock like so many crappy videos are.
And I loved seeing the shop, 'very well equipped for building a Cyclekart body????
or....any body (auto motive like, not human) parts that one could imagine.
Thanks for the link and you know what I'll be doing for the next couple of hours
while I wait for the heat to come up in the barn.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Thanks Denny
I am very proud of him!
And yes he has some special talents and a GREAT work ethic!thumbs up
His shop in Vancouver is very well equipped and is a duplicate of his 1600 ft shop
he has here at the farm in Barn #1 (my 1600 sq ft CycleKart Shop is at the other end
of this 5500 sq ft Barn) which is also a duplicate of my main Street Rod Shop.
He is a Props Master & Armorer and we Movie industry.
He has many YouTube videos to choose from......so don't get hooked or you won't
make it back out to the shop as soon as you had hoped.
Thanks for Watching!smiling bouncing smiley...........as he does make royalties from these videos.
Brian (AKA Bruce)

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SteveV Steve Vinson
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1924 Ford Model T "Viscount Vinson Special"
1927 CycleKart American "Mono Wasp"
Here are some progress pictures.

Have the Peerless differential and motor plate welded and the rear of the frame completed.

Have the old body modified to fit the new frame.

Video #7 is on YouTube if you want to see how I am putting it together.



Steve Vinson
Arizona CycleKart Club

Design-Build-Race-Repeat


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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
I like the way the rear cross member angles downward in pic 9 to get the motor mount down lower. Clever and good looking.



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RROLDSX Silver Member Randy R
Delta, BC, Canada   CAN
Thanks for posting Steve, I too like your modified tail/engine mount. I might have to copy. I hope you take it as flattery.

Randy

RROLDSX Silver Member Randy R
Delta, BC, Canada   CAN
Steve:

Is there a video on how you built your belly pan?

Randy

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Steve
Looks great!
But, now you have me thinking of ATV clocking again.
I am so torn between longer wheelbase with motor ahead of axel vs shorter wheelbase with axle in front of motor!confused smiley
Must make that decision this weekend!
Brian
PS
And Randy
Have you been looking at pictures of the Austin Seven Chassis' posted?

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Nice refinement Steve. Same tav clock as mine.
Brian, don't give the rear engine location a second thought.
I weigh about the same as you, and my kart is very nuetral in oversteer/understeer.
Quit obsessing over it and make it look the way you like.

RROLDSX Silver Member Randy R
Delta, BC, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 37673 by Woodysrods Hi Steve
Looks great!
But, now you have me thinking of ATV clocking again.
I am so torn between longer wheelbase with motor ahead of axel vs shorter wheelbase with axle in front of motor!confused smiley
Must make that decision this weekend!
Brian
PS
And Randy
Have you been looking at pictures of the Austin Seven Chassis' posted?

Yes Brian, very nice and ingenious shackle setup. I’m going to stick to parallel springs for the KISS aspect of my build. I know my build time availability. I assume your talking about the front suspension aspect.

Randy

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SteveV Steve Vinson
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1924 Ford Model T "Viscount Vinson Special"
1927 CycleKart American "Mono Wasp"
The new frame is on its wheels for the first time this week.

I am very happy with this new setup, I took it for a quick spin last night and it was better than I imagined.

The turning radius is improved by about 5 feet and it feels like it puts down the power better in turns and the brakes are unbelievable.

I will have a wrap up video soon.



Steve Vinson
Arizona CycleKart Club

Design-Build-Race-Repeat


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SteveV Steve Vinson
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1924 Ford Model T "Viscount Vinson Special"
1927 CycleKart American "Mono Wasp"
Took this picture when I took it all apart to paint the frame.

Kinda looks like a model kit.



Steve Vinson
Arizona CycleKart Club

Design-Build-Race-Repeat


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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
That’s a terrific picture.



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