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Author Topic: US Vintage Kart Co French Style  (Read 4560 times)

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US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« on: 01 September 2019, 10:03:14 am »
Hello everyone,

Some pictures of my 3rd toy !

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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #1 on: 01 September 2019, 10:14:41 am »
looks great roger

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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #2 on: 01 September 2019, 01:03:59 pm »
Hello everyone,

1st real release this morning!

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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #3 on: 02 September 2019, 08:00:14 am »
Well the chassis is a work of art in it's own right...beautiful work.

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« Reply #4 on: 02 September 2019, 09:07:19 am »
Hi TheGiantTribble

Thank you very much, I try to do my best....
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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #5 on: 02 September 2019, 10:58:47 am »
Hi Little French....that’s some chassis!  If the steering rack is anything like the one I used, you should put it in the bin straight away! It is rubbish. Dave.

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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #6 on: 02 September 2019, 12:48:48 pm »
Dave. Gemini (it's about time I asked for a discount) sell the racks that they fit to their own off-road karts. I had a look at one the last time I was there, they have never had a problem with any apparently. 360 degree turn lock to lock on the unfixed rack.... this may be too slow for circuits such as Stretton?
In the meantime does anybody know where I can get hold of some steel disks 16gauge, about 50mm diameter, I need about 100? 🙄
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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #7 on: 02 September 2019, 01:57:59 pm »
Hi Little French....that’s some chassis!  If the steering rack is anything like the one I used, you should put it in the bin straight away! It is rubbish. Dave.

Hi Alice

Thank you for the warning!
In fact, I think to modify this rack!
I bought this cheap thing to keep the items interesting (pinion, rack, ball joints and tie rods Right and Left, steering column and gimbals) I think to manufacture the central part as my last rack made at home.


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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #8 on: 02 September 2019, 08:53:07 pm »
That new rack you have shown is interesting. I am going to make a new ‘box’ to house the pinion gear. Exactly how, I don’t know yet! I do have a lathe but no milling machine. Any tips on how I may go about it?

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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #9 on: 03 September 2019, 09:23:12 am »
I made mine with a metal lathe only
the plan is some pictures from us

http://www.cyclekart-fr.com/forum/index.php?page=post&ids=5621
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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #10 on: 10 September 2019, 07:29:22 pm »
I’ve modified my steering rack today. Put sone lathe turned bushes either side of the steel plate I put on last month! And, made a steel bush to support the other end of the pinion spindle. There was nothing to support it before, now a steel bush fits into the end cap and supports the nut (!) lovely and firm now.
Thanks for your drawings, Little French., but beyond my capabilities!

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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #11 on: 11 September 2019, 08:42:54 am »
Hi Alice,
Thanks for these informations !
I have not worked on changes to mine yet, But when I would have done that, I would tell you about it...
Currently, I finish the "bathtub" to position the steering column, the bearing, the seat and the steering wheel.

Soon
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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #12 on: 12 September 2019, 12:25:33 am »
That's nothing like a VKC chassis Fabrice. It's 10000% nicer.

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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #13 on: 12 September 2019, 02:26:39 pm »
Hi Rhys,

The chassis Vintage Kart Co was impossible to achieve
No laser machine for cutting Alu and no welding machine Alu either ....
So I made an "approach" to the French, But the overall dimensions are similar.
For moral or ethical reasons, I did not want to make an "exact" copy that would not have been correct on my part ...
This is also why I named my post "CK US with French style"
I have good relations with our American friends and I would like to continue ....

Fabrice
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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #14 on: 12 October 2019, 06:33:38 pm »
Hello Guys,

Some News !

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