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Forums => Members => Topic started by: CKGB on 18 August 2020, 10:45:54 am

Title: New member Justo
Post by: CKGB on 18 August 2020, 10:45:54 am
Welcome to Justo.

Please reply to this post and share a little about yourself especially location (not your specific address though!), interest and experience in cycleKarts, any particular skills you might be happy to share...etc
Title: Re: New member Justo
Post by: Justo on 18 November 2020, 08:42:04 am
Hi

I am an engineer interested in building a Cycle Kart with my  sons- I have built various contraptions before - with various levels of success , but always enjoyable. I am based in NI - are there any members over here and any events?

Justin
Title: Re: New member Justo
Post by: Marek.Z.N on 18 November 2020, 06:01:06 pm
Welcome to the forum. I dont know of anyone there but others may do. having worked on the Bugatti with dad and him helping with welding and that sort of thing with my Delage i can guarantee that cyclekarting with your dad/son is great fun
Title: Re: New member Justo
Post by: Justo on 20 November 2020, 03:37:18 pm
Thanks for the welcome. I saw the build diary - it looks great.

Justin
Title: Re: New member Justo
Post by: TheGiantTribble on 20 November 2020, 04:09:22 pm
Welcome, and yes as a father son project these things are great.
The kids learn lots, and have fun all at the same time...however
don't suggest they choose the inspiration car, they will choose
the most difficult build possible, I speak with experience!  ;D
Title: Re: New member Justo
Post by: Justo on 24 November 2020, 09:05:32 am
I found this while browsing

https://vdocuments.mx/cyclekart-preliminary-plans-1926-ford-sprint.html

Does it count ? Looks like just what I would like to build

J
Title: Re: New member Justo
Post by: ChrisS on 24 November 2020, 02:05:50 pm
I think these plans are Dennis Thomas's. if you go on the American website I expect you will find the build.
Title: Re: New member Justo
Post by: Justo on 25 November 2020, 01:53:46 pm
I had a look - some really nice Karts there.

Wheels ??? any advice on this - I see 17" with a 15mm shaft are easily got. I was thinking they may not be robust enough for long term use, might do as a starter though? Any thoughts from anyone?

I have an engine and a torque convertor - so gathering pace :)

J
Title: Re: New member Justo
Post by: Chris Brown on 25 November 2020, 02:58:36 pm
The bearings are easily changed for ones with a larger bore, I've attached a tabulation of the available bearings.
Title: Re: New member Justo
Post by: Justo on 25 November 2020, 09:09:56 pm
Thanks Chris
Title: Re: New member Justo
Post by: Chris Brown on 25 November 2020, 10:33:25 pm
You're welcome, it's been posted several times on the site, just easier for me to put it on again than find a post and add a link.