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by ted johnson
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looking for kart identification
Replies: 12
Views: 1746

Re: looking for kart identification

Small pic on April 61 Karting World cover, engine is on the other side of the kart, but you may get some ideas. Remember, the Caretta had an enclosed live axle, so, if you want to run a Mac, it either has to be mounted on the right side of the kart, or you'd have to drive off the flywheel. Never a g...
by ted johnson
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airheart Brake Bleeding
Replies: 20
Views: 2754

Re: Airheart Brake Bleeding

Alan, you need only to use the upper bleed screw. Some guys tape a small bottle of fluid to the rear of the kart, lower than the caliper, and put a piece of model airplane clear fuel hose on the bleed nipple, and submerge the other end in the fluid. That way, you push the air out of the caliper and ...
by ted johnson
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looking for kart identification
Replies: 12
Views: 1746

Re: looking for kart identification

Dan, Rob Voska and Bob Kurkowski do a magnificent job with this forum. They run "The Big One" vintage event at Fremont Ohio on the Labor Day weekend. The folks on here are friendly and helpful. You also want to become a member on the other good forum: https://www.vintagekartforum.com/ Lots of good i...
by ted johnson
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looking for kart identification
Replies: 12
Views: 1746

Re: looking for kart identification

Most Carettas had McCulloch engines, though some had West Bend engines. Hopefully someone with more knowledge of early Carettas will let you know the exact year. The year of the kart determines what Mac engine it might have had. I lived in east Central Florida, so Carettas were not to be found near ...
by ted johnson
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looking for kart identification
Replies: 12
Views: 1746

Re: looking for kart identification

It's an Ingels/Borelli Caretta, somewhere around '61 to '62. Art ingels invented the very first kart in '56. This one is worth some pretty good money, though I'm not a good estimator. Highly desirable. My advice, for what it's worth, clean it up and do not restore it beyond what is required to get i...
by ted johnson
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faye Pierson RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Faye Pierson RIP

She really looked hot in those white pants with the "Bug" script on the behind! All the cast at Go Kart were super kind and fun, but there was something about Faye... TJ
by ted johnson
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faye Pierson RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Faye Pierson RIP

Such a sweetheart. Tom Pierson was a big, overall-wearing guy with a flat top haircut, and Faye was a teeny, pretty little lady when we first met them in '60. She never changed. Charlie met her after many years in Quincy, and she still remembered him from the early sixties. Folks like the Piersons, ...
by ted johnson
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat for Scott Kneisel
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Seat for Scott Kneisel

Hey, Rob. I don't think the Doc would like me getting on an airplane! I don't even want visitors. Hope you're well. Ted
by ted johnson
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat for Scott Kneisel
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Seat for Scott Kneisel

I have a Margay Cheetah seat that needs to go to Scott Kneisel in Farmington, Bew York from my place in Arizona City, AZ. UPS wanted $350 to ship it to him. Anybody who's headed that way and has room to get the seat to him, please get hold of me. Thank you. Ted Johnson
by ted johnson
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airheart replacements?
Replies: 0
Views: 689

Airheart replacements?

We have switched completely from the Airheart 150 to the small Wilwood caliper. It is smoother, stronger and far easier to rebuild than the Airheart. It also looks very good. I see that Wilwood also makes a 1.75 diameter puck caliper for micros and the like. It fits the same mount holes as the Airhe...