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fatfendertruck Tony Sanchez
Show Low, AZ, USA   USA
---Hello cyclekart builders. I started building this cart in 2002 put it in storage, dug it out three weeks ago and started the completion phase.
My name is Tony I live in Southern California am retired and have been enjoying my hobby of metal shaping. For the last 12 years I have been a member of MetalMeet.com and WestCoastMetalShapers.com and have been very active in the metalshaping community. In July of this year I will be setting up the third annual Cuesta metal meet in San Luis Obispo, Ca. I hope to have this CK mostly finished and running and a second frame ready for the meet in July. My intentions are to build a second CK body at the meet. I will be teaching student metal shapers how to shape the various parts and assemble the body.
I am building this CK as per the original rules except for the front springs and I will be using dual breaks on the rear. The front springs will be quarter elliptic, therefore I have hair pins on the front. The rear axle will be split, therefore dual breaks.
Hopefully this CK will be running soon. I will post more photos soon.
---Tony



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KartBuilder29 Michael Droll
Houston, USA   USA
1920 CycleKart Pre War "Burgundy Betty"
Very neat looking kart. thumbs up

could you take some more pictures of your front suspension? looks very different than the typical setup.



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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"
Welcome Tony. If Metalmeet can build a car in a weekend, I don't think a cyclecart will be any problem. BTW great looking cart.

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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"
fatfendertruck Tony Sanchez
Show Low, AZ, USA   USA
---A couple of more photos of the front suspension.


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

Welcome to the Cyclekart Club.
Your kart is a wonderful piece of artwork. I love the front axle support rods and the detail at the chassis end. Very nice.
2002...your kart is almost in the historic category.smileys with beer

Looking forward to seeing more pics as you progress.

David



David

1960 MGA 1600 Convertible,
Gold Coast, Australia.

fatfendertruck Tony Sanchez
Show Low, AZ, USA   USA
---Here are a couple of photos of the steering system that I am using on my CK.

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

You have wonderful workmanship on your CK.
I love the way your front axle "floats" below the chassis. Very nice.
What brand is the little steering rack?
How do you plan to support it?
And what distance in movement do you get when you step onto the kart?

David.



David

1960 MGA 1600 Convertible,
Gold Coast, Australia.

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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"
I looked at a couple of those little steering racks but felt they were too expensive for my cart build. I've limited my budget on the cart to 2 grand and there is some other features I'd rather have.

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fatfendertruck Tony Sanchez
Show Low, AZ, USA   USA
---Thanks Guys, for all of the kind words.
The steering rack does not have a manafacturers name on it. This rack was in a jr dragster. I bought it at a swap meet for $35 and felt that it would fit in my budget. I am also trying to keep the cost down as per the original guidelines.
I will probably weld in another cross member with some angled brackets. There is probably 4 to 5 inches of up and down movement in the front. With all of the weight being in the back I don't expect for the front suspension to drop more than two inches with a passenger. The quarter elipictal springs do provide a better suspension on the front. I worked on a couple of carts that had full elipical springs on the front and the suspension travel was minimual.
---Tony

fatfendertruck Tony Sanchez
Show Low, AZ, USA   USA
---Here are more photos of my CK build.


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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"
Beefy tie rods, but flimsy looking spindles, what's up?

fatfendertruck Tony Sanchez
Show Low, AZ, USA   USA
---The tie rods are 3/8 inch all thread with a section of round tubing slipped over the all thread. The spindles are 10 mm, kinda small but I am going to try them. Most of the weight is on the back wheels, I would say 85%. So I am hoping that with two wheels and two spindles the 10 mm bolts will be sufficient.

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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"
What size is the inner race of the wheels that you have? I used bearings that are 37mm OD and 20mm ID and got a couple of axles from a street cruiser that were 20mm and welded them up to make the spindles. With the terrain I intend on driving on I wouldn't be able to trust a 10mm spindle.

There is 20mm bolts that you could use, that is if your wheels will take that size of an axle.

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gypo Doc J
powys, wales, UK   GBR
I feel your spindles will need to be about 20mm not because of the weight but the amount of side wards thrust when turning etc. The front spindles do take some punishment.

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