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  memberships not activated need to be fixed new members please read.
Posted by: David Luciani - 05-16-2022, 09:41 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

hi guys, as usual there are a ton of membership applications with fake names or handles.
 once again this is not allowed.  Confused
you will be given a membership only if you use your real name. 
any issues with sign up get in touch with
 dave l 
at 
vintage.karts@aol.com 

below is a list of membership apps i just deleted. 
you can re-apply properly with real name and i'll activate your account. 
thanx guys dave l

DedicatedKarter

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72BoattailRivGS!

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TimsterBlitz

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duckypickle

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tech1955

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erniehemi

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  1099 DEBACLE
Posted by: Blaine Robert Young - 05-14-2022, 08:16 PM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

THE AGENCY THAT GOT CHEATED OUT OF OVER $100 BILLION DOLLARS WHEN IT PASSED OUT THE PANIC VIRUS FUNDS IS GOING TO RECEIVE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF WORTHLESS 1099S.  50% OF PEOPLE PAY NO INCOME TAX IN THE U.S.   VIRTUALLY ALL OF THEM WILL STILL NOT PAY TAXES RENDERING THE 1099 MEANINGLESS.  FOR THOSE WHO PAY TAX, THE IRS DOES NOT TAX GROSS RECEIPTS, BUT PROFITS.  FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU SOLD A GO KART PART ON EBAY AND THE IRS WANTED TO TAX THE PROCEEDS THEY WOULD HAVE TO CLAIM YOU WERE IN THE VINTAGE KART PARTS BUSINESS.  SO YOUR 10 OR 15 PERCENT THAT WENT TO EBAY WOULD BE A DEDUCTION.  WHAT YOU HAD IN THE PART WOULD BE A DEDUCTION.  IF YOU ARE IN THE BUSINESS THEN ALL OF YOUR EXPENSES FOR GOING TO THE RACES WOULD BE MARKETING EXPENSES, ETC. ETC.  YOUR TAX PREPARER WOULD PROBABLY GET A BIG CHUCKLE WHEN HE SAW HOW MUCH MONEY YOU LOST BECAUSE THE IRS DECIDED YOU WERE IN THE KART PART BUSINESS.  

I HATE TO SEE THE FEDS SNOOPING INTO ANYTHING.  THIS NONSENSE VALIDATES A PIECE OF WISDOM ONE OF MY FAVORATE PHILOSOPERS PROVIDED, "STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES".

SMOKEY

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  Is This The End
Posted by: John Wolkiewicz - 05-14-2022, 08:15 PM - Forum: General - Replies (11)

I know this post is going to be controversial but I have been one of the supporters of both sides and have fought for the reemergence of the two groups here in the northeast.  I have understood vintage karting since 1977 as my Pop shared stories of the local kart guys.  I finally built a Kart for myself and got my dad involved in the Northeast VKA. We had a few great years, making friends, going to dinner and breakfast "Mothers" if ya know, and then dare I say competing with one another on the track.  I felt the excitement and there was a huge growth in participation at the time, 2018ish, it pushed me to be a better driver, mechanic and teammate to the guys.  Then came the  separation of the two sides, we all know the story.  The split in participation has separated the people entering in events and in turn has declined the excitement.  They have there guys, we have ours and a few of us go to both.  Well I have been treading water for a few seasons now and I actually feel I have my best running kart yet, but there is such a small group of guys on both sides, its lost its excitement.  I actually got thru practice today and was ready to pack up and go home because there was no one to really race.  I had more fun at Nicholson last year for the turkey race and both sides were present than I did today.  Hmmmm?  Its funny as I talk to the guys in the pits, all that can be said is I just wish we were one group again.  Its truly amazing how the powers that be control the people, but the people don't get what they want?  I am not sure there is a solution as I spent hours on the phone with both sides.  But I guess I have to keep trying to get everyone together. Come on fellas, there is just not enough of us to be separated.

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  Tucson Vintage Playdays November 4,5,6th 2022
Posted by: DEAN KANOCZ - 05-12-2022, 01:25 PM - Forum: General - No Replies

The Tucson Vintage Play Days will be here soon.

November 4,5,6th 2022 at the Musselman Honda Circuit. 11800 S Harrison Rd., Tucson Az. 85747

All are welcome. Drivers 40.00 per day, pit pass for spectators 10.00 per day.

Plenty of track time with your buddies on a great, smooth and wide track. We run a portion of the track due to its size.
There are 3 covered grids, covered eating area, real flush toilet restrooms.

There is drone footage of us running under the lights on You tube under TMR racers.


Kart show, raffle and BBQ Saturday.



Camping is permitted.




Hope to see you there.

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  Holy CRAP
Posted by: ted johnson - 05-11-2022, 04:49 PM - Forum: General - Replies (4)

304484552527
SIX GRAND for a Neal with a single PP58? Scott K does fine work on motors, but try $2500-2800. Much more realistic. Someone has been watching too much BAT! TJ

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  1099K IRS reporting for sales over $600 a year-eBay is fighting back-sign petition.
Posted by: Mark Loraine - 05-11-2022, 12:49 PM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

For those of you who have stopped selling karts and part like me because of draconian tax laws, this link will get you to the online ebay petition to fight and repeal this travisty.  I wont get anymore political-Not The Place. But many of us use eBay to buy and sell, but have stopped because of the new tax law.
Incidentally, have you noticed the lack of parts being sold on ebay as compared to last year?
Actually I stopped last June when paypal got tossed and everything has to go directly through the checking account, making it no longer an annonomous transaction the gov’t would have access to.
Anyways, here is the link if you want to speak out against the tax through eBay.
https://www.ebaymainstreet.com/issues/10...-reporting
Accepting a Paypal payment for $601.00 will automatically flag you as a 1099K tax status. Also the tax is said to be automatically taken, so you cant get around it.
So if you you aint standing in front of me with a fist full of cash, It’s’ still mine.
Please stay on topic if you feel the need to comment, Thank You
Mark L.  /  SWNY
 

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  Contacting Robert Stanton. Phone of Email?
Posted by: DeanRichards - 05-10-2022, 06:19 PM - Forum: General - No Replies

Hey all, trying to contact Robert Stanton to order some parts. Is it easier to call him or Email? Tried to call him this afternoon and his voicemail was full. I hope the number I have for him is correct. Thanks, Dean.

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  Wheel repair
Posted by: Kino B. - 05-05-2022, 02:55 AM - Forum: For Sale/Wanted - Replies (5)

Hello y’all. Are there folks that can repair wheels? I have a Hands Spyder wheel that has a small portion of the lip broken off. The piece that’s broken off is about the size of an almond.

Thank you,

Kino

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  www.retrokart.com.ar
Posted by: retrokart.com.ar - 04-29-2022, 08:38 AM - Forum: Vintage Karting Website and Facebook Links - No Replies

Hello!

I leave you the website that we made with my brother Martin, where we upload different information about retro karting in Argentina.

www.retrokart.com.ar

www.facebook.com/retrokart

Instagram: retrokart.com.ar


You can find our restorations, homologation sheets, videos, magazines and a lot of historical information to enjoy and share

I hope you like it!

Greetings from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mariano Saenz

(I speak very little in English, I use google translator, I hope you can excuse me)

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  Power Products AH-47 DUAL
Posted by: Terry Bentley - 04-26-2022, 06:10 PM - Forum: General - Replies (2)

Everyone has encountered this before. At least once or likely many times in your life already. I was moving some junk around when the bottom of that one heavy box let go and all the parts hit the floor. For more than 15 years I have been putting off this one project. Either deciding to just toss out the left over parts or finally set aside some time to assemble one of the many possibilities. Instead of junk laying around taking up too much space.

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So this was two days ago. Actually Sunday evening. I had just finished up helping a friend modify a 951 cc engine for one of his Seadoos. It is almost ready to drop back in the hull. Hopefully before summer ends. But that one month projected time frame last fall is just a little behind schedule. Only by 7 months and still counting.....

After he left, I was moving things around and cleaning up an area when that box let go. I pushed everything in a pile still undecided what to do with the parts. It would not take much to just fill up a trash can and carry it out to the dumpster.

One reason I had put a hold on this project is still needing to find a flywheel. The AH-47 engines have a couple of weaknesses. One is the reed petals have a tendency of breaking off. The engine does not digest these too well, so you find out the engine is locked up really tight. The reed plate for some reason is not intended to be rebuilt. The petals are permanently riveted to the plate. Other used ones I have are either hanging open or missing one petal.

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These are the reed plates. Most of them the petals are hanging open too far. The one I thought looked good enough to use is missing a reed petal. The plate on right has the upper right side petal missing.

I ended up choosing a new reed plate from a much later model engine that was built with a lot of AH-58 parts. The only thing different on this plate was pulse hole location had to be altered. It was a vertical shaft engine with a shorter stroke and very detuned from the original AH-58. It also did not have reed stops, which may or not make any difference when the petal decides to eventually break. 

Another weakness is the flywheels are prone to cracking and splitting in two pieces. The particular engine in question managed a double trouble. Likely the reed broke, locked up the engine and caused the flywheel to split at the keyway. Or the flywheel could have been cracked all this time and I was none the wiser.

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You can see the crack running from the tapered hole at the key slot all the way to outside diameter. Fortunately the shroud on these engines is fairly heavy duty and can keep the flywheel from doing any more damage than breaking in two pieces.

So two nights ago I went to the trouble to take an inventory of everything. It surprised me to find out I had already located a flywheel and tossed it in the box how many years ago?

The first night was just for separating the parts and choose the best pieces out of the lot. Then spend what seemed like forever cleaning them and making sure I had all of the correct screws, nuts and bolts.

Yesterday, I managed to assemble most of it together. The carburetor is a typical Tillotson like  used in the late 50's into the mid 60's. This engine could have either HL35, or HL-45 model. All of the ones used on most of the Power Products engines were basically the same. Most of the lower horsepower models have direct linkage for the carburetor. The larger ones have a governor to keep it from over reving and spinning the bigger chain too fast.

I prefer the gear reduction model chainsaws myself. Most of these use the larger 1/2 inch pitch chain that is hard to wear out. And getting rather hard to find.

So this morning I finished up the project and it actually fired up and runs great. Much easier to get started than some of my big Mac chainsaws.

Early this afternoon, I finished spray painting everything with a cheap HVLP gun. Just an hour ago I detailed the saw and then to final assembly. So you are seeing this saw while the paint is still drying.

So here are the pics of one finished project.

My DUAL bar David Bradley chainsaw.
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