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by ted johnson
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 4th
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Happy 4th

Mike, COME TO TUCSON! We are hopeful of seeing Mr. Bob Kurkowski there. Having you and Kathey would make it complete! Ted
by ted johnson
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 4th
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Happy 4th

Happy Fourth to you, to Rob and the rest of the REAR crowd. Hope to see you at Tucson. Ted
by ted johnson
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted to Buy
Topic: Nike Zeus repop
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Nike Zeus repop

nike_z_28.JPG nike_z_26.JPG If anybody is interested in a most unusual vintage REAR engine kart, my Pro/Engineer CAD designed '63 Nike Zeus is for sale. It is all 4130 tubing with the steering wheel raised and pushed forward from stock Nike position for the larger driver. Weld jigged by Ron and me,...
by ted johnson
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Kart
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Mystery Kart

WTF, Alan, it's a COOL kart! What diff does it make if it has been modded? Buy it, run the heck out of it and enjoy it. Heck, the Photon I run is a total home design by Pruit Ginsberg and me. We decided to build a good looking REAR kart that could easily have been built back in the day. I love drivi...
by ted johnson
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Kart
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Mystery Kart

Rob, the Simplexes I've seen have a brace from the lower side tube to the upper tube, right in front of the seat. Also, this steering hoop is sort of a hairpin shape. Simplex hoops had parallel hoop tubes. This hoop looks to have been replaced, maybe. I DO remember that a lot of the live axle Simple...
by ted johnson
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Kart
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Mystery Kart

Alan, you can see from the two different engine mounts, and one yellow shroud and one unpainted one that I didn't have a lot of money at 17 years old. That old 800 won a load of races, though! When the 1200 came out, I got one, and Pop took the 800 over. He ran a modified Mc30 in Super Heavy. He won...
by ted johnson
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Kart
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Mystery Kart

Bug Bat Wing pedals. Bug used them for years. You could flip them right for left to put the "bat wing" inboard or outboard to suit where your foot would rest. We all used them on everything. The chrome and dip treatment was optional. I even put them on my Go Kart 800 and 1200 to replace the CHEAPIE ...
by ted johnson
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Kart
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Mystery Kart

The rears appear to be 6" Azusa. Even the bolts appear to be the original Azusa bolts with the compass symbol on the heads, unless my eyes are fooling me. Must be a real bear tying to stay planted in the seat with that low sissy rail and no sissy padding. When I built my Nike, I built the sissy pad ...
by ted johnson
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors
Replies: 10
Views: 413

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: 413

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...