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Old 03-22-2010, 04:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up It's a Kart - First Go Kart today!!!

Today was my first go kart ride. Everything went great except for my shifting . See if you can hear when. And yes... I know I was dragging the rear left tail light harness. No damage was done.

No leaks and the wheels even stayed on. PS and Power Brakes feel great so far.

Also, I made some baffles for the exhaust and the result is nice.

Enjoy!

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Old 03-22-2010, 04:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Outstanding! Looks and sounds great. Congrats,
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Very nice and Congratulations!! I heard nothing but an awesome sounding FFR rolling down the road.

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Sounds awesome Dave - Brian sure makes some nice engines! I'm planning on firing mine up this week sometime, if I can get my fuel pressure issues sorted out, which I think I have.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Congrats on getting to the mile stone of go-karting
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Looks & sounds sweet! Congrats...
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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AWESOME. I hope to be go-karting in a week or so. Your ride looks and sounds great and well built. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for the comments guys - Now it's time to start buttoning some things up. This week will be all about finishing the install of a few panels, and starting on the interior.

Still up in the air on what wiper system but I have a little time to figure that out.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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WoHoo Dave!!! Nice!
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Congrats on the go kart. That sounds so sweet - did you have baffles in at the time of your go kart ride?

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Old 03-22-2010, 09:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yes... Baffles were in..

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Congrats on the go kart. That sounds so sweet - did you have baffles in at the time of your go kart ride?

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Yes. They were in. About 7" long, made out of fiberglass insulation, with a screen and an end cap.

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Old 03-22-2010, 09:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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sounds wiked
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Dave,

Sounds great! Outstanding job! I am very interested in your build, as mine is going to be similar. How is your aluminum flywheel at takeoff? I am going to be running the Comp XE282HR cam in my 331, same cam that Howard(CobraDVM) is using in his new 408 stroker. Should be slightly more radical in a 331.

Also, did you see my post on your registration thread? I read through the bill, and I don't see where windshield wipers are a requirement, unless I missed it.

Congrats on the awesome progress!!

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Old 04-03-2010, 05:17 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks Robert,

The Alum flywheel is just great. The engine revs quick and I did not even think about it when I go karted until afterward. These cars are so light that I guess it does not cause the issues you can see with heavier vehicles. Just be sure to buy quality.

The XE282HR is a big cam for a 331. Are you going injected or carb? Single or Dual plane intake? With a single plane, on a street 331, it will make good power but you may end up low speed drivability challenges. If you want an off the shelf cam, the XE27HR is fantastic for a 331 with AFR 185s, and will pull real hard to 6k. It's a tried and true 425hp combo. My cam is slightly hotter than the 274 but not as radical as the 282. I also have the LSA tighter at 110.

228/236 .544/.568 110LSA - I can PM you the source.

Saw the note on the reg thread. Wipers are not in that doc but are in the regular vehicle code.

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Old 04-03-2010, 05:36 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Congrats on the Milestone! Sounds fantastic.
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Congrats on the milestone. Looks and sounds great! How about a few pics of the engine bay?

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Old 04-03-2010, 06:25 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Dave,

I am going carbed, single plane intake, with Trickflow twisted wedge heads.
We will see how it works out. With my 3.73 gears, I think it will work well. It is just slightly more cam than you have there.

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Congrats Dave...sounds great.
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:21 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Sounds great! Congratulations!
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I musta missed this the first time around. Looks great! Sounds Great! Awesome progress!

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Cool beans, congrats. More and more of us in the PNW!
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Dave, Congrats! What kind of tires are you running?

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Congrats on the milestone. Looks and sounds great! How about a few pics of the engine bay?

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Here's one quick shot I took today JT:

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