Go Kart 400 Replica

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Terry Sullivan
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Re: Go Kart 400 Replica

Post by Terry Sullivan » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:11 pm

All you have to do now is: buy stuff, modify the stuff you just bought, fabricate more stuff, ask questions, paint, repaint, assemble, ask more questions, buy more stuff...
You know, small things like that.

good luck!

t

Terry Sullivan
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Re: Go Kart 400 Replica

Post by Terry Sullivan » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:16 pm

I think Phil Riley did some reproductions a while back.
Maybe he has some parts ?

Cheap Bering
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Re: Go Kart 400 Replica

Post by Cheap Bering » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:26 pm

I have a go kart replicia that I finished up several years ago for Barnesville to show but never run. It is powewcoated, upholstered and ready to go. Has 2 West Bend engines-willsellwith/without motors. I am selling off part my vintage kart collection. I have internal expanding brakes on the rear because I did not like the look of the paddle brakes but paddle brakes can be easily I installed, with exhisting hardware, adding a paddle, taking off the present brake internals. Kart signed by Duffy Livingston..you can’t reproduce this kart for what I’ll sell it for. Just want to get out of it near what I have in it. Shipping can be done. $995 or closest offer. Dr Chewp, Decatur, GA
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Re: Go Kart 400 Replica

Post by Cheap Bering » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:01 pm

This is an original I raced against at New Castle-shows no paddle brakes as does the plans-1958-first year-had paddle brakes...mine is a 1958, considered first commercial race kart built, dropped front axle, wiry caster..
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Re: Go Kart 400 Replica

Post by Timothy Klatte » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:40 pm

The pictures are awesome!!!!! I have been looking for GK400 pics and they are hard to come by. These are exactly what I needed for reference.
My plan (so far) is to recreate a GK400B using one wheel peel and a single Clinton Panther to start. As a matter of fact, I am going to pick up a 2.5 hp Panther tomorrow I found for sale somewhat locally. It needs an air cleaner, exhaust manifold, and gas tank-but the guy sez it has the original mount, good compression, turns freely, and has spark......and it was CHEAP.......
As for parts, I plan to use Azusa TriStar wheels (even though they're not authentic) and a 5/8" steering shaft with a splined hub and a 12" steering wheel for safety.
Azusa spindles, tie rods and a drum brake will finish it up. But the frame and steering design will be an exact replica-or as close as I can get it. No Ackerman steering....I have another project that has all that......and a West Bend 580......
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Re: Go Kart 400 Replica

Post by Cheap Bering » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:40 pm

Buy mine, please-you,can’t make one for,what I’m asking, materials alone-will sell without motors, roller only...c

Terry Sullivan
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Re: Go Kart 400 Replica

Post by Terry Sullivan » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:46 am

Chip (Cheap) is right. His is a good deal.
BTW - is that Duffy, or Lou looking at your kart Chip?

t

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