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New member Mad Vlad
« on: 15 February 2021, 02:51:58 pm »
Welcome to Mad Vlad.

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

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Re: New member Mad Vlad
« Reply #1 on: 15 February 2021, 03:03:34 pm »
Salutations friends
I'm Mad Vlad, altho my real name is Yannick Verley
I currently live in Belgium, in Watervliet, tho I'm looking into moving countries so I can be with my partner.
I've only recently discovered Cyclekarting but from the things I've seen and heard it's something right up my alley.
I hope to find more people in my current country who love this hobby as well, but for the moment I'm just happy to learn as much as I can.
Currently I got my eyes on building a Fiat Mephistopheles or a Beast of Turin, since those cards intrigue me a lot.
Anyways, pleasure meeting you all and I hope to make many new friends here.
Kind regards
Ras

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Re: New member Mad Vlad
« Reply #2 on: 15 February 2021, 03:27:12 pm »
both of those cars would make for great, recogniseable cyclekarts. welcome to the forum.

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Re: New member Mad Vlad
« Reply #3 on: 16 February 2021, 01:56:49 pm »
Welcome to CyclekartsGB Mad Vlad.
Your choice of inspiration cars is excellent, these are two of the most wonderful cars of a great era in motorsport. I have a 1906 GP Renault Cyclekart which I finished last year. You may have seen it already on one of Mareks Videos.
Late last year I started my second Cyclekart and it is based on the Beast of Turin. If you join in the Builders meeting on Wednesday I will be bringing the group up to speed on progress.
I have lots of information and drawings on the Beast and you are most welcome to any of them. All are electronic so I can email them to you.
It would be great to see the beast chasing some of Portugal's Roosters around!
The Love of Life I think?

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Re: New member Mad Vlad
« Reply #4 on: 16 February 2021, 07:16:25 pm »
Thank you friend
I'd love to see your beautiful kart someday, I love 1900's to 1930's racers
And thanks for offering the drawings of the beast to me, I'd love to see them when I have a chance. I was thinking of painting mine a different colour and naming it 'The Monster of Watervliet' to the town I grew up in.

As for Mephistopheles, I need to figure out where to put the engine, as in pictures of that car, they're sitting on the rear axle, and if I place the engine behind that, I fear she'll do a flip if I try to accelerate. so I was thinking of putting the engine on the front, tho then I need to figure out where the steering goes as I have nothing of experience yet in kart building

And Yeah, I'd call it the Love of Life too, it would be lovely seeing Mephistopholes race through the farm roads.

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Re: New member Mad Vlad
« Reply #5 on: 18 February 2021, 04:27:45 pm »
If you do Mephistopheles you will have no problem getting the engine in the back. Its tight in the Beast as well but it will fit.
I have the Italeri 1/12th scale kit of the car and I keep thinking I'll build it but as the Land Speed Record car that ran on a nice tree lined road in Paris.
In that form it was a single seater and the cockpit area was quite different. Being black put ne off a bit though. Have a look at that, it might be a bit longer?
Looks good though.
Do you have a trailer long enough?
Have you read the article I did on building a cyclekart? It should put to rest any issues you may have with the steering.
Keep it simple and use 1/4 ply and light chassis rails. Its a big car but as a cyclekart it wont make that much difference.
email me at adrianspost@gmail.com and I'll send some Beatsly drawings.
:>)