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by ted johnson
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors

Charlie and I were at Brodhead in, I think, about 2012. There was a guy there with a very nifty 400 with dual "round" West Bends on it. I can't remember which steering wheel it had, bent rod or cast aluminum. It had steel wheels. I really admired that rig, and I considered modeling it in Pro/E and m...
by ted johnson
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors

Bob, I hope your friend has recently sat in a 1200. I drove one in '62, and it was the best handling REAR engine kart I've ever been in. I bought a 1200 frame in '04 to restore. Spent a year building it in the living room of my apartment. I got it all back to how it would've looked in '62. When we b...
by ted johnson
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors

There are the later cast aluminum steering wheels out there somewhere. A couple friends of mine bought the repops for their later 400's. The early ones just had a "W" shaped bent steel bar, but that didn't last long. If I had the numbers, I could whip one up on Pro/engineer. The brake would be the t...
by ted johnson
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors

Hey, Bob. They are so simple it might be quicker to just build one. Ted
by ted johnson
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors

Hey, Russ. Hope you are well. Don't forget they were all candy colors. My 1200 was candy blue. My '61 800 was candy red. Also, by '63, Fox owned the Go Kart brand. The Flexo 1600 series came along in '63 with the basic 1200 frame. The '63 Fox Go Kart was a different kart altogether. The '62 was the ...
by ted johnson
Mon May 31, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Old Geezer DID IT!
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: The Old Geezer DID IT!

I remember how unhappy I was many moons ago when they brought in Castroneves and Kanaan. I thought: Here we go: MORE goddam foreigners in our AMERICAN racing series. Both of those guys completely won me over through the years They are both gentlemen, and full of talent, poise and fun. It was good he...
by ted johnson
Sun May 30, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Old Geezer DID IT!
Replies: 2
Views: 205

The Old Geezer DID IT!

Senhor Castroneves struck a blow today for all the Old Farts who still hold a wheel in a racing machine! He did a beautiful job with an upstart team, and there was the Spiderman fence-climb and the Million Dollar Smile. Great job, Helio! :D Ted
by ted johnson
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I get by with a little help from my friend
Replies: 1
Views: 788

Re: I get by with a little help from my friend

Bobby, great stuff! Now if they would only add castor oil to it. We were using the same stuff sixty years ago. The engines would sort of huff and puff and make funny noises. Pop used to tell me to hand him the can of "Startin' Fartin". Ted :)
by ted johnson
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat for Scott Kneisel
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Seat for Scott Kneisel

Guys, I'm still hoping for someone that's going by here and heading toward Scott Kneisel's place. My health won't allow me to be out and about any more. I'd sure like Scott to have the Cheetah seat. Thanks. Ted Johnson
by ted johnson
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airheart Brake Bleeding
Replies: 20
Views: 2482

Re: Airheart Brake Bleeding

Rob, definitely NOT O rings, but also not standard brake cylinder cups. I don't know if Pruit got around to machining his old pistons to accept the available cups. I figured he'd send me a sketch so I could make a CAD model and machining drawing, but so far he hasn't had time. There's no reason w co...