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Old 01-26-2009, 12:42 AM
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Slick work. I like polish, vs PC. PC will look like plastic.
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:13 AM
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Yeah, the PC on our minisprint wings does give them a plastic kinda look,but it sure is low maintence and resists little rock dingy's, this karts gonna be a competition tangerine orange color on the frame,tryin' to visualize what would look right and flow well. a polished look will give the pods kind of a fighter aircraft wing tank look, I like that, maybe polish and clear PC them...?
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:28 AM
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Polishing seems like so much work when they'll just be pitted and murky looking from gravel and brake dust etc. after the first run. Plus, I'm a powdercoat guy.

OR!!!! brush it and clear it? Still the raw steel look, but not as shiny to get all dinged.

Also, I still love this build.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:21 AM
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Life got in the way for a couple weeks .. back at it . took this aerial pic , she's gettin' that stealthy look about her.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:38 AM
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Very cool! I am definitely digging it!
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:06 PM
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Any progress recently ?
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:17 AM
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Yes , there has been a little more work done, I have been bad about finding time to put some serious fab hours in on the lil hotrod, she keeps staring at me in the shop everyday as if to say , Hey dude, I need some attention tooo....LOL the side pods are done the radiators are done, currently fabing up the fuel tank. I know alot of you are patiently waiting.....jus not enough hours in day... :)
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:32 PM
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Jezzz time fly's,, the Super kart is still on track, have a few more pics, my race parts biz and the day job are eat'n up my fun time workin on the kart ,, Hey slow but steady,. the shifter is done , the rads and side pods are done the fuel tank was made to fit under the seat, started with the fuel cap and a sheet of aluminum. The cap is an old brass fuel cap left over from my Formula Ford days, its vintage early 70's british stuff. had to fab the filler plate for the cap. I'm working on the headers now, been useing Chris's header pro program,, pretty sweet.
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:38 PM
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Very cool! I've been wondering if we would see something new on this one...it's a very cool project. I know what you mean about not being able to find time. I look at my notes on what I was working on last, and it was a couple months ago...doesn't seem like that long. Life happens, I guess...

How many gallons is that tank? I like the baffles. How does aluminum stand up to pump gas?

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Old 10-13-2009, 06:03 PM
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I'm guessing it will hold about 4 gallons, it is foam filled also.
never had a problem with gas in aluminum, have you..? I was gonna use stainless for the tank, because I planned on running alcohol, but the SCCA rules prohibit alcohol. Race gas will be fine.
the super is lookin sweet too. very nice work.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:15 PM
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Actually I haven't tried gasoline in an aluminum tank...just curious, thinking about building a hot rod because racing is too expensive. All of the race cars I've been around run bladders, and alcohol.

I would think race gas would be fine, I doubt they add all the nasty stuff to it (like Ethanol) that's in pump gas.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:52 PM
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I have a sandrail with a spun aluminum tank,, pump gas works fine in it.
A hotrod would cool , ya get more seat time, and you can insure it, in case ya bounce it off the wall...LOL
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:40 PM
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i know i use the word awesom alot, but this is AWESOM.
absolutly love it, serious amount of planing and work going
into this project, great job,
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:48 PM
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I also run an aluminum tank on my street strip car with no problems. Your stuff looks very cool.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:14 PM
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Thanks for the kind words guys, the fun part is build'n this stuff ,right..? :)

visit our (my son & I ) website,, www.600RRRacing.com
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:45 AM
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id realy like to see some pics of the engine, how its mounted, and the drive terain, whats the rear axle setup?, is there any plan for suspension?
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:49 PM
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Roco,, page 3 of this thread has pics of the mtr mnts, chain drive, (sprockets not shown yet) the axle is an 1 1/4 dia 4130 chromoly minisprint axle, no plans for suspension ,its a kart, the tires are the springs, castor/camber adjustments are eccentric bushings in the spindle yokes. understeer/ oversteer tuning is done with tire air pressure frt/rear, and adjusting rear wheel track width in or out, brake bias is done with balance bar pedal linkage.
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:47 PM
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This Kart is BAD!!!!!!
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I have been lovin' this thread for a longtime now. How's it coming? The only other project I know of taking this long has been my desert car(FINALLY finished). LOL!!!! Just kidding ya!
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hey i noticed you have a Lincoln PT225 how do you like it? im soon to buy one.....
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