My Latest Restoration

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Scott Kneisel
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Vintage Karting items owned: '63 Rupp Grand Prix, 66 Rupp Chappy, Mc6's, Mc8, Mc10's, Mc20's
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My Latest Restoration

Post by Scott Kneisel » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:53 pm

Well,
My first vintage kart restoration was a 1961 McCulloch R1 which I sold a long time ago, now I have done it again with another R1. This time I pretty much went all out with mostly original restored parts and a couple upgrades including a 5/8" splined steering shaft and a 1/4" wide brake disc using the original caliper spaced to accommodate the wider disc.

Power is coming from a matched pair of stroked Mc10 engines with NOS blocks and cranks and updated mac rods. Intakes are Palmini with pyramid reeds, small gas flatbacks with exhaust handled thru a couple of custom header/mufflers Sam put together for me. Engines are now 5.8cu in and should perform as good or better than a pair of stock Mc20's.

I am excited to try her out which will happen next week on the 15th at Avon. I will also be bringing her to the Avon Vintage event on the 23rd.
Just thought it would be appreciated on this site, a true vintage machine.
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ted johnson
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Re: My Latest Restoration

Post by ted johnson » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:51 pm

Very pretty, Scott. A good set of 5.8 Mc10's should easily put a hurtin' on twin Mc20's. You're a real artist! Ted
P.S. You're gonna make a mess of the inside of those head shrouds!

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Re: My Latest Restoration

Post by REAR » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:57 pm

Scott,

Beautiful job. Thanks for saving another piece of Kartings history.

Looking forward to see her on the 23rd.

Bob

Terry Sullivan
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Re: My Latest Restoration

Post by Terry Sullivan » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:25 pm

Not bad for an old codger.
Kidding - very nice work!
Come help me restore my old Harley

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Re: My Latest Restoration

Post by louie figone » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:54 am

Very nice Scott!

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Re: My Latest Restoration

Post by Dick Teal » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:06 pm

Great job as always. I bought a new one with a pair of 20's. I only had it for about a month.

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Re: My Latest Restoration

Post by steveohara » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:25 pm

Scott,

Beautiful job. I have one that I plan to restore and I will need new upholstery.
Yours looks new.... did you have new made for it?
If so, I would like to get the source to see if I could get a set.
Regards,
Steve O'Hara

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