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  Avon Vintage Event Count
Posted by: Scott Kneisel - 07-06-2020, 07:51 AM - Forum: General - Replies (8)

Hi All,
We are trying to get an idea of who plans on attending the Avon VKA event in two weeks.
If you could please let me know if you think you are attending.
This is just an estimate, so far we do not have many pre-registrations so it would help us greatly if you could let me know.

Pre-Registration gets you a lot of benefits with no risk at all.

You get the Test and Tune Thursday and pizza party for free (savings $20)
You get $10 off on the driver registration fee.

Most of all, if you can't make it, we will refund your check.

It all boils down to zero risk to preregister.

We are looking forward to seeing our old friends in two weeks so please let me know if you think you will attend.

Just so you know we will be doing our best to promote reasonable social distancing at the event, masks are encouraged but not mandatory. We would encourage you to do your best to help us keep New York opened up. The reason we have done so well combating the virus is because most New Yorkers are doing a good job complying with CDC guidelines. 

Above all if you are sick, do not attend.

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  Chinese Wheel Hub
Posted by: Bob Alexander - 06-23-2020, 06:10 PM - Forum: For Sale/Wanted - No Replies

I am looking for one of these old wheel hubs for a live axle fun kart.  Bolts are 7/16" and in a 3.125" circle.  Help me out if you can, thanks

Bob Alexander

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  Bendix brake cooler
Posted by: Brad Rose - 06-23-2020, 09:00 AM - Forum: For Sale/Wanted - Replies (1)

Looking for a bendix drum brake cooler in good condition.

Also a period correct engine for 61.


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  Rick Violet parts
Posted by: ted johnson - 06-17-2020, 05:23 PM - Forum: General - No Replies

I hope you guys have been looking over Rick Violet's eBay vintage kart repop parts. He has beautiful repop Azusa style air stacks for old style and new style HL Tillys, stacks for HR and Mikuni type three hole carbs, and more. He has the cast bases for the West Bend style engine mount, steel side plates for these and more. I mentioned to him that I would like to see the steel side plates for the 610/820 engines with longer chain adjustment slots, and he made a pair of them up for me. They look great. Anyhow, I just thought I's give Rick a plug. His eBay handle is: ricksrelics2013 I don't have a dog in the fight, I just like to see a good supplier get credit. Ted

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  293A carb
Posted by: ted johnson - 06-16-2020, 08:23 AM - Forum: General - Replies (4)

There's an HL293A carb on eBay now, item 313116092244. Are not all 293 series carbs Hartman, and all drilled for alcohol? If so, might this be a good buy for one of our gang? The 293A's were always some of the best carbs going. I'm aware that the blueprinted Hartmans had their logo on them, but even the non-blueprinted ones run very well. So far, the price is very low. TJ

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  Quincy (Jul 30 - Aug 1) ENTRY FORM
Posted by: Rolf Hill - 06-16-2020, 06:07 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

The Quincy (Jul 30 - Aug 1) ENTRY FORM is posted on VKAkarting.com under the Events Tab and here.

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  Quincy (Jul 30 - Aug 1) Flyer
Posted by: Rolf Hill - 06-15-2020, 03:03 PM - Forum: General - No Replies

Quincy (Jul 30 - Aug 1) Flyer is now posted on VKAkarting.com under Events Tab and here.

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  Crankshaft wear update
Posted by: steve welte - 06-13-2020, 07:55 PM - Forum: General - Replies (5)

Doctors update. At the end of 2018 I took 5 of our West Bend 820's apart. Each one had a failed taper crankshaft. The crank pin on each one had a chatter/wear mark right at 11 o clock. After some head scratching and doing things like Rockwell testing I was not sure what was the problem. I had been running 10 oz of Klotz KL 100 (80% synthetic 20% castor) in alky. I decided to make a switch. I started the 2019 season running 11 oz of Klotz BeNol straight castor per gallon. So this week I've finally gone through all 4 of the 820's we ran as duals in 2019. I'm happy to report that all 4 crank pins look perfect.

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  Rupp on BAT
Posted by: DEAN KANOCZ - 06-13-2020, 05:36 PM - Forum: General - Replies (2)

It is great to see a rear engine kart on BAT fetch 8700.00. 

Not so great is the flipper who sold this failed to disclose what the original seller did. A very rust pitted frame filled with putty.

The restorer did a great job! And was honest about what he did.

The flipper Well....??????

How would any of you would like this machine next to you or your kids and the frame split in half at speed?

Draw your own conclusions.

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  Saltillo Flyer/Entry Form
Posted by: Rolf Hill - 06-12-2020, 07:42 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

Saltillo, MS, Entry (9/3-5) Form and Flyer are posted on VKAkarting.com under the Events Tab and here.

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