Anybody putting together new motors or karts for this year?

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Dick Teal
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Re: Anybody putting together new motors or karts for this ye

Post by Dick Teal » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:18 pm

This kart is a 1962 Fox with a 9.8ci West Bend 820. It also has 5" Lemans wheels front and rear.

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Re: Anybody putting together new motors or karts for this ye

Post by Rob Voska » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:05 am

Dick, were the 5" front Lemans wheels off a minibike or did Fox sell some karts with them?

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Re: Anybody putting together new motors or karts for this ye

Post by Mike Anderson » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:42 am

Dick Teal wrote:This kart is a 1962 Fox with a 9.8ci West Bend 820. It also has 5" Lemans wheels front and rear.

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Hey Dick,
You know what they say about green on racers. Be careful see ya in Sept.
Later Mike Anderson

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Re: Anybody putting together new motors or karts for this ye

Post by Dick Teal » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:32 pm

Rob,
The 5 inch front wheels were off of mini-bikes and only a few were made. The tool used to make them was for the rear outside wheel half with a different insert. I made two sets a few years back; not cheap but work great.

Mike,
Fox sold blue, red and green candy apple karts. The Fox green was darker than this kart. My Fox enduro is/was painted a lime green that was popular in the mid 60's. Won a lot of races with that color. My kids dominated Brodhead with the same color karts.

Hope to see everyone this fall; we're leaving for our Wisconsin home this coming week.

Dick Teal

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Re: Anybody putting together new motors or karts for this ye

Post by Kurt Bogerman » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:25 pm

The painted tank...

Yeah, that looks way better than it did before the paint. Thanks for the kind words, Rob! The hammered finish sure hides a multitude of sins! It matches the cast sections of the turbine wheels. I painted that stuff almost 15 years ago, and they've been wrapped in towels in a filing cabinet in my basement this whole time.

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Re: Anybody putting together new motors or karts for this ye

Post by REAR » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:51 pm

Kurt,

15 years ? You must be a very patient man.

R.E.A.R.

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Re: Anybody putting together new motors or karts for this ye

Post by Kurt Bogerman » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:31 am

Patience? Uh... Sure! We'll go with that. Life gets in the way, right? It certainly couldn't be procrastination!

I've made occasional bursts of progress over the years, but it was not till I attended the VKA event in Oreville, PA this past September that a real fire got lit. I saw a couple karts like my own for the first time. I not only was reminded of what I have, but also of what I've been missing. I am not sure if I'll be able to make the trip to TBO in Ohio this summer, but it's definitely on my radar. We'll see how the summer pans out.

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Re: Anybody putting together new motors or karts for this ye

Post by Kurt Bogerman » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:42 pm

Almost ready. The gearbox-to-engine mount is held on by barely a thread or two of engagement on the gearbox side, because I've had to add spacers to create clearance for the clutch assembly. I've commisioned a fellow karter to machine some sleeve nuts that will combine the functions of the nuts and steel bushings that comprise the original mounting hardware and that will provide ample thread engagement.
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Re: Anybody putting together new motors or karts for this ye

Post by Rob Voska » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:07 am

Kurt looking like a very nice ride.

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Re: Anybody putting together new motors or karts for this ye

Post by Kurt Bogerman » Sat May 12, 2018 2:33 pm

The maiden voyage took place at Nicholson Speedway last weekend. So. Much. Fun.
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