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roadster1 Silver Member Allen Bass
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
forming the frame horns.
a few pics of the frame

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roadster1 Silver Member Allen Bass
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
If anyone is looking for cheap or free metal check out tractor sales. I picked up all the metal at a Kubota dealer for free in their scrap bin, they receive implements and parts on metal framed crates. you just have to cut them apart. The longest pieces were 91" long and 1 1/8" x 2 3/8" with a 1/16" wall thickness that I'm using for my frame. I picked up enough to build at least 3 CK's.
Hope this helps someone

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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
What is the inside width of your frame?
And are you going to run a Diff with 4 bearings?
Brian

roadster1 Silver Member Allen Bass
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
The frame width is 19" inside and I will be running an open diff. ( a Ford model T with a sprocket replacing the ring gear) with 4 bearings. I'll put up a pic once it is mounted

roadster1 Silver Member Allen Bass
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
So far so good, looks like things are going to line up. Now to take it all apart and start welding and bolting things in place.


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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
So did you use the Model T Axles?
And how much does a T rear end assembly, less ring gear and housing weigh?
Or should I go out and weigh one of mine.......I am a T guy.
So, are you into T's or how did you come by the T Diff idea?
At one point of my CK build, I actually explored the possibility of using a T front axle.
But.......even shortened and lightened it was way too heavy.
This CycleKart building is a serious game of weight control!
Good Roads
Brian

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roadster1 Silver Member Allen Bass
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
In reply to # 29570 by Woodysrods So did you use the Model T Axles?
And how much does a T rear end assembly, less ring gear and housing weigh?
Or should I go out and weigh one of mine.......I am a T guy.
So, are you into T's or how did you come by the T Diff idea?
At one point of my CK build, I actually explored the possibility of using a T front axle.
But.......even shortened and lightened it was way too heavy.
This CycleKart building is a serious game of weight control!
Good Roads
Brian

.I am using the model T axles (turned down to 1"winking smiley
The weight is 25lb. but I will be cutting about 12" off each end once I figure out my hub setup. I might go with tapered ends and incorporate the T hub to fit the CT90 hubs .
I will be using the wooden spoke hubs and sandwich the CT90 hub in-between. still just an idea.
My landlord is into Model T's (he has a bunch of them)
I was thinking of the model T front axle , but cutting the spindles off and welding my own axle to it.
the kart weight might be on the heavy side but we shall see

Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Allen
The T spindles are actually nice and can be turned down if you didn't want to cut them off.
But they could be slightly turned to accept better bearings than most of us are using with our 5/8" axle stubs??
Brian

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roadster1 Silver Member Allen Bass
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
In reply to # 29607 by Woodysrods Allen
The T spindles are actually nice and can be turned down if you didn't want to cut them off.
But they could be slightly turned to accept better bearings than most of us are using with our 5/8" axle stubs??
Brian

Once I get things laid out in front of me I'll have a better visual on what route I will be taking.

roadster1 Silver Member Allen Bass
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
It looks like this is going to work.
Initially was going to use Model T hubs and bearings but everything was to big. So I will be turning and shortining the spindles down to fit the CT90 front wheel with new bearings



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roadster1 Silver Member Allen Bass
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
This is what I started with


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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
So for the record you have 1926 - 27 spindles.
And yes, as I mentioned you cane turn them to accept 3/4" ID bearings if you can find them
with the correct Od for your wheels, or within reasonable tolerances to allow the wheels to be turned
to accept what you can find.
I quit pursuing them before I came up with a solution.
Thanks for posting pictures.
Brian
PS
New bushings and king pins are cheap!

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johnla Silver Member John L
Woodway, WA, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart French "1927 Delage Gran Prix"
Hey Allen, Welcome! That's a beauty! Here's a link to the Stanwood invitation for Aug 11, 2018: http://www.cyclekartclub.com/phorum/read.php?5,28853
John

roadster1 Silver Member Allen Bass
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
In reply to # 29764 by Woodysrods So for the record you have 1926 - 27 spindles.
And yes, as I mentioned you cane turn them to accept 3/4" ID bearings if you can find them
with the correct Od for your wheels, or within reasonable tolerances to allow the wheels to be turned
to accept what you can find.
I quit pursuing them before I came up with a solution.
Thanks for posting pictures.
Brian
PS
New bushings and king pins are cheap!

Ordered my bearings today ( 20 x 37 x 9 ) there is enough room in the hub to double up on the bearings because they seem a little thin at only 9mm.
also have new tires , tubes and liners on there way.

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