Registry: 1921 CycleKart German

Don Nothwang/c's 1921 CycleKart German – “Chitty”
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Scratch built from a picture of chitty.Took me from Jan 1 2015 till now to where it is,still much to do but I have driven it at Tieton which was the first time I had really driven it.Has a live diff axle from Northern tool,6.5 from harbor freight with some misc upgrades.It is made of cedar fence board cut down to 1/4" then bent to fit,the rear fenders are from 55 gal drum,the steering wheel was made from scratch out of pine shelf board

Vehicle Information

Owner: Don Nothwang/c   [fly44]
Location: Hillsboro, OR, USA USA
Status: Running

Model Year:1921
Build Date:2015-01-01
Current Colour:black/wood
Engine Type:6.5 predator
Last Updated:2015-10-11 13:20:16


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Member Comments on Registry: 1921 CycleKart German   ↵
Rated 9.3 out of 10 based on 3 ratings
2015-10-12 14:08:06 # 29729
Comment by Zoran R. P.
Don - congratulation on your unorthodox and magnificent CycleKart! Zoran
2015-10-12 21:11:20 # 29738
Comment by Don Nothwang/c
Its not the best looking but its FAST!!!
2015-10-13 06:55:55 # 29743
Comment by Zoran R. P.
... you know how it is fast - but, I tell you that it is the Best Looking! Zoran
2015-10-13 07:57:46 # 29744
Comment by Don Nothwang/c
The people didnt even give me but one vote when it came to judging on Sat afternoon,that told me alot.I really dont care,it was just plain fun to be there and talking to all the different Kart owners,seeing all the different builds.When someone needed help the guys would help out when they had a free moment.Had a couple with motor problems,tire problems,just misc stuff going on.My kart is far from being done,I had to rush the last 36 hours to be just able to be there in Tieton.I was up all night puting the last few boards on,puting it all back together and a quick drive around the yard before loading it up.I had a chain problem on the second lap,then again during the relay race.I got it fixed later then to be pushing it back from the orchard couple miles out of town from a burnt up belt(too tall of gearing),it was closing in on 90 degrees already.Didnt have extra parts so I headed home.Thanks for the kind words Zoran,its not my best work but it drives!!!
2015-11-10 17:55:40 # 30317
Comment by Frank V
That is a nice looking Kart with character , it was cool to see it in Dennis You Tube videos from Tieton. Hope to see more of your build, get back at it and have fun with your Kart.
2015-11-10 19:24:15 # 30322
Comment by Don Nothwang/c
Im still working out some bugs and it still hasnt been unloaded from my trailer since I had gone.I hope to have it out soon before the snow hits so I can finish up with some of the detail work,I have a new belt,a new basket for the rear,some seat supplies,and a few other items.The windshield frame has yet to be made,I want to refit the hood,make some headlight buckets,change the steering some,put the hubcaps on ,get it painted before I take it out again
2015-11-11 06:47:03 # 30331
Comment by Zoran R. P.
Rating: 10/10
... that is never-ending project, triumph of imagination and craftmanship! Don, keep dreaming and building - rolling, too! Regards, Zoran.
2015-11-17 18:48:08 # 30442
Comment by Don Nothwang/c
Here it is almost thanksgiving and its still in the trailer.Damn,I need to find some free time!!! Seems like just when I get a minute something else happens!!!Before you know it Christmas will have come and gone
2015-12-05 13:01:39 # 30748
Comment by Don Nothwang/c
Well its Dec 5th and still havnt found time to winterize my trailer,put up Christmas lights,I did somehow find time to decorate the tree and put the plastic snow man in the yard!!!
2016-01-13 17:03:49 # 31518
Comment by Don Nothwang/c
Here it is Jan 13th 2016,still in my trailer,when am I ever going to get some free time???Now im dealing with divorce crap,she owes me around 8k in repayment of bills she didn't pay.Im here at work waiting for parts to show up!!!
2016-04-08 16:32:09 # 33649
Comment by Don Nothwang/c
Rating: 8/10
Finally got the divorce crap out of the way,$7300 was the final bottom line,then gave $1550 to my lawyer.Quad is paid off too!!!!Hope to dig it out this weekend to do some repairs from last years racing
2016-04-08 17:01:12 # 33652
Comment by Zoran R. P.
Don, everything is good that finished good! ... even divorce, if it is necessary... as suportive, understanding and tolerant wife is one of the main condition for every DIY project - you are now free? Good luck in following life, keep building and driving! Zoran

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2015-10-11 13:20:16

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Date Owner ID Notes
Jan 1, 2015 Don Nothwang/c  USA Added to Registry (ID 31149)

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