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  Directions for posting an entry.
Posted by: David Luciani - 01-18-2016, 04:33 PM - Forum: Rules for 2016 world wide vintage kart build off - Replies (2)

heres some simple directions for each entry posting.
1.post ALL your posts in a single thread.
so if you have updates just put it as a reply to your first post.

2. post links to any video we'll have the utube channel easy link ready shortly and after it's up and running we will want the videos posted on the vintage karts america utube channel.

you of course can also post them on any other channel you like. the purpose of the vintage karts channel is to have as much content as possible in the channel we'll be promoting all over the web. we want to grow vintage karting by raising awareness of it.

3. post at least one update per month.
if you happen to build the kart out and are running it post an event pix or something!!!

more to follow as i think of them
dave l.

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  My latest Xterminator project
Posted by: Mike Anderson - 01-18-2016, 12:45 PM - Forum: Member Entries - Replies (7)

        Happy New Year all,
Thought I would try posting a few pictures as it goes along from start to finish my latest Xterminator. Nothing fancy just the parts as they get repaired and go together. Hope it works out.
Later Mike

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  Our karting beginnings
Posted by: ted johnson - 01-17-2016, 02:44 PM - Forum: Member reminiscences about karting early years - Replies (3)

Great Idea, Dave. Pop and I were interested in roundy round Early Model Modified racing, and by extension, hot rodding. Pop bought a '32 Ford roadster with an outrageously built OHV Caddie V-12 in it. He began buying Hot Rod, Rod and Custom and Car Craft magazines. Through R&C, we saw some Lynn Wineland articles about karting. Pop had built a quarter midget several years earlier, for the local Ford dealer. I was hired by them to drive it, but QM's bored me, so I gave it up after about three years. Karts really seemed much more interesting, as they turned both directions, and had two cycle engines. When we saw the first Bug, Pop immediately called Tom Pierson and became a dealer in West Melbourne, FL. I got my first dead axle Bug Custom with an A400 in 1958. Pop bought a dual A400 dead axle Bug. I ended up with a dual dead axle Bug with twin E-65's on it. Pop got a late '59 Wasp with an Mc5, and we promptly got outrun by a kid with a Wasp and prototype AH 58 PP. We were already Mac saw dealers, so Pop called Bob McCulloch direct, and in a week, we had a preproduction Mc6 conversion kit. No more getting outrun! I took a dead axle Bug and installed a Reed Eng. live axle kit and sissy plates with pads. I put a VERY early Mc6 on it. It was such a simple kart that it probably weighed 90 pounds all up-even with the heavy Hands wheels. It was very quick, and would beat most dual West Bend 580/700 karts. We progressed from there. I took over the kart dealership in '61 when I turned 17. We added Go Kart in '61, so we had Bug, Go Kart, Clinton, Mac, Homelite and PP to work with. We were Yazoo mower dealers, so we even sold a couple Yazoo Dragsters. We were taught by one of the best engine men in America to build modified Macs, and were very successful. As karting mostly went away in late '63 and '64, I closed the kart shop and went to work for Pop in the lawn mower end of the building. I also ran his hobby shop for him until I went to work at Cape Canaveral in '66. I thank Paul Martin for telling me about the vintage movement in '01. Ted

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  WTB...Big J Lancer app 68-72
Posted by: Gary Wlodarsky - 01-17-2016, 01:38 PM - Forum: For Sale/Wanted - Replies (1)

]WTB looking for a Big J Lancer.....preferably a right hand drive,,would consider as dual...condition not to important..MUST BE A BIG J..dates app 68-72

yes, I know ,I had one , but its the one I gave to Adkins Track to help get it back up and running....I tried to buy it back from the winner but he is a total...a**...he has never seen it , other than when he bought the ticket,,he'll never use it,,,

I know another guy in Fremont that has one,,but he fits the same category.....guess hes waiting for the prices to go back up...

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  My entry to the build off. New Alley Kat dual
Posted by: steve welte - 01-17-2016, 09:36 AM - Forum: Member Entries - Replies (6)

Click for a Y outube video. This was started just before Christmas 2015. Hopefully it inspires people to get to work.


Big Grin Idea Tongue

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  WTB Hartman Clutch Drum
Posted by: tom dandes - 01-17-2016, 09:03 AM - Forum: For Sale/Wanted - No Replies

I'm looking to buy a Hartman 9 or 10 tooth clutch drum for the Mac engine I'm trying to finish. I'll buy or trade parts for it. Must be in good condition. PM me if you have something. Thanks Tom

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  WTB: Horstman Axle Clutch for 1" Axle
Posted by: Terry Armstrong - 01-17-2016, 08:46 AM - Forum: For Sale/Wanted - Replies (1)

Finally putting together my Quicksilver Enduro for Roebling Road in March!

Looking for a Horstman Axle clutch to fit a 1 inch axle.  Check your spare parts and let me know what you've got.



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  My entry, david Luciani,Go Kart 400 , catagory restoration
Posted by: David Luciani - 01-16-2016, 01:07 AM - Forum: Member Entries - No Replies

no pix yet but i'll get to it!!!

dave l.

heres a link to p-bucket with gk400 project entry #1

gokart 400 before pix

 dave l

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  Warning Level....YO DAVE !!!
Posted by: carl haydt - 01-11-2016, 08:41 PM - Forum: General - Replies (3)

Hey Luciani,While I was signing up I noticed my "warning level" was 0%.....................Like my racing I want to improve on that................ so this is for YOU!!!   [Image: butt-head.gif]        ........................................That should make me the first one in time out,yes??

 oh yea,by the way,Great Job,you and Brian are doing on this site !!!

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  WTB - Digatron Device
Posted by: sterling brundick - 01-11-2016, 08:01 PM - Forum: For Sale/Wanted - Replies (2)

I'm looking for a Digatron system along the lines of the DT-6E which tells heat & RPM.  Certainly open to one a little more modern.  Before I go and buy one off ebay or direct from Digatron, I thought I would ask here (both sites actually) first.

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