West bend 820

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Mark Poos
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Re: West bend 820

Post by Mark Poos » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:30 pm

I got a hold of the engine builder too late and it has the compression release. No worries there with the recoil now. It's a small black button that releases when the engine starts seems like it will be handy for me. I'm 64 and not as strong as I used to be hahaha. A big thank you shout out to Ted for his help upgrading my clutch to the proper one. And to Jim Donovan for kindly offering me the parts I need for it. Looking forward to meeting Jim while he's in town.
I heard he's the king of karting. No offense to any other experience karters here of course. Looking forward to meeting all of the Vintage karting guys at the big one. Try not to run over me on my bug Kart, as I'm a newbie LOL merry Christmas mark

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Re: West bend 820

Post by ted johnson » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:56 pm

I ain't saying Jim's the king of karting, just the king of clutches for vintage karting! ;) You'll like him. Ted

Mark Poos
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Re: West bend 820

Post by Mark Poos » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:09 am

Aha...king of clutches. ...got it..my bad ...oops. :o

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Re: West bend 820

Post by stan wauthier » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:51 am

I don't want to scare anyone but I put a recoil on an 820 once. Pulled the rope 2 times, removed it and never looked back. and that was with the compression release head. :)
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Mark Poos
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Re: West bend 820

Post by Mark Poos » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:33 pm

New pictures 820.
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Ready for Quick Care down with Tad and new piston rod and a few other slick tricks
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Shop getting full of projects

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Re: West bend 820

Post by REAR » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:05 am

Mark,

You have plenty of room, can still see the floor.

Always remember the golden rule....there is no such thing as too many projects.

R.E.A.R.

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Re: West bend 820

Post by Mark Poos » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:38 pm

Hahaha.. I sure have a million projects going that's for sure 6 or 7 mini bikes and three karts out there two karts are complete and finished thank goodness. Margay 1981 expert good old Briggs Flathead. Ole blue is up for discussion as there's lots of different opinions on what it is but I'm very happy with it ..totally restored but with current Briggs lo206 power and high performance brakes. And a 67/68 bug Sprint I'm in the middle of , West Bend 820 totally rebuilt and restored ready for installation , new seat original style coming, slicks being ordered tomorrow, Needs powder coat, brake system and cables . As far as mini bike projects 1969 K&S hornet, Bonanza mb300, Bonanza BC 1200 , new Taco 100b built by Taco thank God nothing for me to do , good old baja db30 6.5 HP upgrade , Manco streaker ready and running + a few others... like all you other guys still looking everyday lol.. got to keep the grandkids interested is what I tell my wife. Thank God I have a warehouse for overflow :-)
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Bunch of Ole stuff
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Almost forgot about the old motorcycle
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1971 Rupp rascal all finished up

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Re: West bend 820

Post by Mark Poos » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:45 pm

Margay expert 1981...Flathead power.

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Re: West bend 820

Post by Mark Poos » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:49 pm

Pictures of a couple Ole karts..
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Margay expert Flathead ... finished up. Need to install faring
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