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New member Help Identify Vintage Kart

Post by Mark Poos » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:32 pm

Hello,
Help me Identify Make ,Model& Year please..
Would like to restore. .
Paint looks to be original
Wheels are hard plastic?
Tires are Carlisle Super Slicks.
Any help or advice appreciated.
Happy holidays, Mark from Phx.
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Re: New member Help Identify Vintage Kart

Post by Mark Poos » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:35 pm

Another shot of kart. What is it. Mark
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Re: New member Help Identify Vintage Kart

Post by Mark Poos » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:37 pm

Last photo. .
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Re: New member Help Identify Vintage Kart

Post by Rob Voska » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:36 am

Looks like a Bug Sprint to me. Is the master cylinder tab original or added? The plastic wheels point to early 70's. Looks like a nice unmolested kart!

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Re: New member Help Identify Vintage Kart

Post by ted johnson » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:40 am

Kart is a Bug Sprint, mid to tale sixties. Others can pinpoint the year. Wheels are Nylites, original equipment to the kart. One of vintage karting's best handling karts. Engine is a Briggs and Stratton four cycle, not allowed in most vintage kart circles. Karts of this era had two cycles for racing. Find a nice McCulloch, Power Products, West Bend, Chrysler or Homelite two cycle, some skinny, hard tires in place of those wide monstrosities and go running. There are tons of photos out there of Bug Sprints for copying the upholstery at a good local shop. Bug built a reproduction of this kart in the 2000's. I had one, and liked it a lot. I will try to attach a picture of mine to show you the upholstery. Nice kart, aside from the roto tiller engine. Ted
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Re: New member Help Identify Vintage Kart

Post by Rob Voska » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:49 am

Rear wheels may have spacers in them that can be taken out to narrow them as Ted suggested.

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Re: New member Help Identify Vintage Kart

Post by Mark Poos » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:49 am

Rob Voska wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:36 am
Looks like a Bug Sprint to me. Is the master cylinder tab original or added? The plastic wheels point to early 70's. Looks like a nice unmolested kart!
The tab is original. .does that help date it?
Thank you Mark

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Re: New member Help Identify Vintage Kart

Post by Mark Poos » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:03 am

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ted johnson wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:40 am
Kart is a Bug Sprint, mid to tale sixties. Others can pinpoint the year. Wheels are Nylites, original equipment to the kart. One of vintage karting's best handling karts. Engine is a Briggs and Stratton four cycle, not allowed in most vintage kart circles. Karts of this era had two cycles for racing. Find a nice McCulloch, Power Products, West Bend, Chrysler or Homelite two cycle, some skinny, hard tires in place of those wide monstrosities and go running. There are tons of photos out there of Bug Sprints for copying the upholstery at a good local shop. Bug built a reproduction of this kart in the 2000's. I had one, and liked it a lot. I will try to attach a picture of mine to show you the upholstery. Nice kart, aside from the roto tiller engine. Ted
Thank you ted..
any suggestions where I might just purchase a seat like that "ready to go." The Snaps are all still there. The front tires look skinny enough and they're still in good shape being from the 60s. The back rims may have spacers under there I'll find out when I take off those wide Slick's to replace with the correct ones. I have a nice McCulloch out in the shop that's been totally rebuilt from bottom to top and back in the day performance parts. I'll throw a pic on here. Any advice is always appreciated and your expertise is great. I have quite a few projects but I think I'll be moving this one to the front of the pack. Thanks again. Mark
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Re: New member Help Identify Vintage Kart

Post by Mark Poos » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:18 am

Rob Voska wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:49 am
Rear wheels may have spacers in them that can be taken out to narrow them as Ted suggested.
I'll check on the spacers. .removing the rears as there shot.
What size tires do I need to be correct?

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Re: New member Help Identify Vintage Kart

Post by Mark Poos » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:22 am

Rob Voska wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:36 am
Looks like a Bug Sprint to me. Is the master cylinder tab original or added? The plastic wheels point to early 70's. Looks like a nice unmolested kart!
What tank is corrrct.

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