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PostSubject: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeTue Mar 31, 2020 4:19 pm

So through a trade deal, I'm repairing my cousin's dirt bike and atv and in return I required back my homemade go kart.  It doesn't have a clutch right now but I'm debating whether to just throw a centrifugal back on it or go with a torque convertor.
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeTue Mar 31, 2020 5:49 pm

Looks fun. Go with a torque converter. It's amazing the difference those make. My go kart will climb about anything now. They're not expensive either.
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeTue Mar 31, 2020 6:31 pm

bit issue with Torque convertor is that I only have 1-1/4 of crankshaft. That’s pretty short
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeTue Mar 31, 2020 8:02 pm

Saw your video earlier! Man been a year since you youtube last! Great stuff!

Not sure of the strength but could spacer be put in there to take up the space?

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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeThu Apr 02, 2020 1:41 pm

Get your machine shop buddy to bore out a chunk of keys shaft, V the end of the existing crank and the new piece, run a bolt through into the existing shaft, line them up with a key. Use a good bushing with a hole in it to keep it strait, use the hole to zap a few tack welds with the tig. once tacked in and strait, weld a little here, weld a little there, let it cool off and repeat! lol!

Crude.... but it would totally work
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeThu Apr 02, 2020 4:35 pm

@TheBeal I may just have to do that.  I also have an interference dilemma I need to figure out with the chain and CVT.  I pressure washed it, fixed the flat tire, moved the seat backward and figured out the top speed will be 28 mph.
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeFri Apr 03, 2020 1:29 pm

Today I cut the motor mounting plate loose and built a mount from bed frame angle iron to relocate the gas tank.  Now there's plenty of room for the CVT if it ever gets here.
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeFri Apr 03, 2020 2:15 pm

Cool little cart
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeFri Apr 03, 2020 3:25 pm

Nice job rehanging that tank. Looks like it will be easy to service there and still easy looking to get to the pull start.

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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeSun Apr 19, 2020 3:54 pm

It moves!
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeSun Apr 19, 2020 9:04 pm

Awesome to see it driving!

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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeMon Apr 20, 2020 10:05 am

Nice! If you paint it white and put one of those radio antenna things that looks like a satelite dish on the front on a pole, you'd have a mini lunar rover.
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeMon Apr 20, 2020 5:43 pm

LOL you're right is does look like that.  I brought it in to the basement to finish weld it today and did the ten year challenge with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeMon Apr 20, 2020 5:49 pm

Does that have front brakes or do the hubs just look like that. Looks like that frame should be good for some heavy pounding if nessesary.
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeMon Apr 20, 2020 7:27 pm

Nah black rims on silver hubs. One advantage of a CVT is the engine braking, I"ve barely had to use the band brake in testing. I need to take it out to the farm soon for a real test. The frame is really heavy 1x1x11gauge.
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeTue Apr 21, 2020 11:11 am

Worked on some more finishing touches.  I was troubleshooting the CVT.  It needed just another 100 rpm to fully shift up so I just bent a little tab on the throttle plate and that worked well.  I installed a fuel filter, duct tapped up the tear in the seat, welded on a tab to re-connect the brake bracket to the frame, installed the fenders and notched out the clutch cover for the chain. It rides bumpy so going to try 3 psi in the tires.
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I want to give this a few good laps out at the farm and do a top speed test before I pull the motor and touch up the paint.
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeTue Apr 21, 2020 1:53 pm

I'm gonna guess 14-16mph with those sprockets.  Homemade Go Kart Revival 2731072446

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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeTue Apr 21, 2020 2:00 pm

Looks good carl! I kinda think bumpy is just how go karts are, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeTue Apr 21, 2020 3:42 pm

@MightyRaze So I've actually measured the RPM of the axle with one of my tachometers, did some math and got 28mph! which is what I calculated in one of my videos. I'm dying to see what the Top speed app says though.
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeTue Apr 21, 2020 4:16 pm

@Crazy_Carl That's awesome!  About perfect actually!

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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeWed Apr 22, 2020 7:16 pm

Well turns out these torque converters do have a slight overdrive because this is the top speed measured with a GPS:
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade Go Kart Revival   Homemade Go Kart Revival Icon_minitimeWed Apr 22, 2020 10:44 pm

Very nice. More than I expected.

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