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Old 05-05-2009, 04:34 PM   #21
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Default Re: 1950s Craigslist Go Cart

Looking at the pictures you've posted now, I would have definitely given $400 for the cart, if they would have gone that low, that's a seriously neat machine!

As far as fat guys and go carts, let's just say that my landlord couldn't figure out what the crescents in my lawn had been cut with Carts are hot rods distilled to their barest essentials, motor, wheels, steering, go!
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:42 PM   #22
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It's called a quarter midget. They were way popular in the '50's before go-karts
There was originally a tail piece that fit on it that made it look like a sprint car. Did you get that ? Probably lost after it was taken off to mount the bigger motor.
Look closely and you should find a tag from the Mfr.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:01 PM   #23
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Wow, great find. I would love to have somthing like that.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:09 PM   #24
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Heres a lil race cart ,,there are a few out there that were built to look like actual race cars ,,by how narrow your front end is I would thing the radius rods are some what functional ..Old Homelite motor would be about right

My dad was on the Homelite team in 60-61
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:26 PM   #25
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Kool kart! That will be my next project! Maybe a Radio Flyer!
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:30 PM   #26
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My dad was on the Homelite team in 60-61
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:43 PM   #27
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Nice.....sweet little kart. Are the nose section and panels 'glass?
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:53 PM   #28
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bitch'n kart, I had one similar when i was a kid..
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:54 PM   #29
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motor isn't too "Vintage".But those are great, strong running motors.Trick it out!!
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:21 PM   #30
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No fiberglass, all steel body
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:37 PM   #31
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Cool Cart! Wish the one I had as a kid was that neat, Dad bought mine for $250 at Western Auto 3 1/2 hp.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:18 PM   #32
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Kool kart! That will be my next project! Maybe a Radio Flyer!

Perhaps you'll enjoy this video of our Radio Flyer built by me and my two boys. She's fun to drive and she's scary fast!!!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6wPDtFlx-k
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:25 PM   #33
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I have no idea who build this incredible work of art. Maybe one of our HAMB masters. I lifted the picture from somewhere else.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:30 PM   #34
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Then I saw this. Remembered tipping over and getting head skinned when I was 5. Back in '63.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:57 PM   #35
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I think that's an old Hudson shift knob.....
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:33 PM   #36
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something like these..... http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/1157196560.html
and http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/clt/1157228117.html
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:48 PM   #37
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Nice kart! I bought one about 8 years ago with intension of restoring it. I haven't got to it yet. I attached a picture hopefully it worked. The research I've done, seems to be what they call a Junior Midget, built before they started calling them Quarter Midgets in the 50's
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:57 PM   #38
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i have a 1940's briggs zz motor i think it would look cool on a old cart or mini bike, ti is a 4 hp but it is very hevy all cast iron
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:24 PM   #39
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way cool.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:27 PM   #40
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looks like old Indian girder was used for the radius rods
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