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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
Denny,
Haven’t had much time to do more than skim over the posts I’ve been working with some friends preparing cars for a show in Pomona California. All three took 1st in their class plus other awards photo attached.
To answer your questions, I had some issues in Tieton that were resolved by replacing the rod ends with larger (5/16 to 3/8) and better-quality units. The Ross box has been problem free and smooth it’s easy to turn from lick to lock and after driving it for a while at speed I don’t find the need for anything more than a half turn or less unless I really get stupid sideways. More time will tell if that remains to be true. One thing I did do is install a thrust bearing under the sector shaft nut that did reduces the drag. It would be even better if you put one on the other side as well and still maintain grease seal tension, a little machining would be required but I think the box would be perfect. With as much caster and camber as is in the my CK without it arm fatigue would set in quickly but it’s not an issue.
Thanks Dave and Brian for the compliments on it's handling.
Al
Something I missed lock to lock is 1.75 now was 2 your right changing arm lengths is the trick.



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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Model 'A' Coupe and '40 Mercury coupe? Way, way out of my class.
Looks like some really, really big buck cars and some stiff competition.
I take Old Blue, my '50. to a lot of shows, not to show her, cuz she's
just a real rough driver with some real rough restoration being done
to her. Since she a vintage vehicle they let me on the field and that
way I don't have to walk a mile from the parking lot.
Is that show at the The Fairplex? I heard just the other day from a guy
that just moved back here from southern Cal, that a lot of the drag strips
out there are shutting down but Pomona's still goin' strong. That's no doubt
one of the very first and most prominent drag strips and areas where street
rodding and drag racing got its start.
Thanks for the up date on the steering gear, and thanks again to Dave and
Brian for the report. Great tip on the thrust washers, I'l; make note of that.
I'd planned on making some major changes to the gear were I'll be extending
the pitman shaft out the side and maybe supporting it. I've got the welding and
machine shop tools and experience so the only factor that's a problem is time.
Ya see, I'm on the down hill side of life and time's running out on me at an
alarming rate! That's why I'm only sleeping 4-5 hours a night.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Wow! No wonder I had to adjust. I'm 1/3rd lock to lock!
More than 5 times quicker!

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Speeddemon Louis Poleet (Suspended)
Roslindale, MA, USA   USA
1970 CycleKart Custom "Rose"
Hi al congrats great job you did on building dream ck i fully injoyed reading and following your post/thread .cheers

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
Louis,
Thanks for the nice comment.
Al



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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Al
So going back in this, your build thread, and looking at those wonderful tie downs you got to
outfit your CycleKart trailer.
Can you hook me up with where I can get a set???
Might be handy if I am able to get my CK show worthy for Spokane in April?????winking smiley
Good Roads
Brian

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
Brian,
Check out the web site: www.macscustomtiedowns.com look at dragster Packages or wheel nets style. The drag pack that will get you into the are.
I selected the quick release hold down but other options are available. Make sure you mention it's for a cyclekart.
Al



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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 29600 by Notso-Chinsee Brian,
Check out the web site: www.macscustomtiedowns.com look at dragster Packages or wheel nets style. The drag pack that will get you into the are.
I selected the quick release hold down but other options are available. Make sure you mention it's for a cyclekart.
Al
Thanks Al
Is that the one you got (dragster package?) or did they custom make them for you.
Brian

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
Brian,
I had seen them on a belly tank salt flat car several months early it's the same basic pattern as the front ones in the dragster package.The Drag pack was the style but is custom for the wheel diameter, weight and attachment method I chose. I had the luxury of visiting the shop and they fit them the wheel size I have.
Al



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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Al
I spoke with them this morning,
They seemed very accommodating.thumbs up
So you did not just buy two sets of their dragster front wheel kits.
Do you think they will have your info on file for future CycleKart guys like me??
Do you remember who you dealt with?
Brian

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
Brian,
He is on the road for most of the summer doing shows all over the US. I will PM you with the information.
Al



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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
This one is ready for the Spokane Speed and Custom show one more to go.



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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
I had an incident with the guardrail Saturday and the right front spindle axle was the victim. Some details about the spindle assembly. The axle was a grade 5 bolt cut to length. The un-threaded end was true. The spindle was made from A36 steel plate formed from one piece with a 1-1/4 dia x ½ thick disk welded to the formed spindle(see #41 for sketch). The weld assembly was drilled and reamed to a press fit with the axle and it was welded on the inside. The cart was up on 2 wheels the axle failure accursed at impact with the guardrail.
Al



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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
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Rhysn Rhys Nolan
Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK   GBR
That is an unbelievably clean break! Was it threaded at that point Al? More importantly, are you OK?

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