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Old 02-06-2010, 08:04 PM   #1
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Default Vintage go kart id help

I picked this up today at the Kzoo swapmeet. I have spent the last 4 hours looking all over the net and cant find any other one's like it. Dose anyone out there know who made it and what year Im thinking mid to late 60's

Any help would be great
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:17 PM   #2
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Can't help on the idea but if you web in gokarts.com they will probably no
I just built one for my grandaughter
It's a RUPP and just picked up a monza ss that I'm going to restore and give to her on her second birthday this May.
good luck on the find I'll check and see if I can find out something on yours and get back to ya
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:40 PM   #3
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Can't help on the idea but if you web in gokarts.com they will probably no
I just built one for my grandaughter
It's a RUPP and just picked up a monza ss that I'm going to restore and give to her on her second birthday this May.
good luck on the find I'll check and see if I can find out something on yours and get back to ya
FRANK

Thanks let me know if you find anything out
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:55 PM   #4
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Thats a go left kart for sure maybe a margay or a bug???
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:34 PM   #5
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I seem to recall a company in the late 1960s called "BUG" and their go-kart chassis name was "STINGER". I believe the company was in Inglewood, CA.
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:45 PM   #6
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BUG was one of the early kart makers. Was it Duffy Livingstone? Old age sucks. Don't know who made yours but I like it. This was one I had in the 80s. Got the frame from a friend and built the rest. Had an XS650 Yamaha for power. A little rocketship!
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:56 PM   #7
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Don't know what it is, but it isn't a Margay.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:04 AM   #8
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it's badass, that's all i know.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:06 AM   #9
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I think it is highly modified for circle track racing, and cannot see enough to make more than a guess at the original manufacturer. The narrow front hoop supporting the steering does look like Bug. They were/perhaps are in Azusa, Calif. on Irwindale Ave down the street from Go Kart Manufacturing. Tom and Faye Pearson were the founders.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:26 AM   #10
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throw a 125cc Honda motor in it, should do about 100 mph.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:20 AM   #11
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Bug Engineering is still alive and well in Azusa, Ca. on Foothill Blvd. It is still in the Pierson family who started the company in the late 50's. Tom and Faye's son, Tommy runs the company now.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:57 AM   #12
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K & P Engineering is still in business (Bug Karts) in Azusa, still run by Faye (Lady Bug) Pierson, and her sons John and Tommy. They are reproducing the Bug Sprint karts from the 60's. Duffy Livingstone founded Go kart Manufacturing Company in Irwindale, a competitor to Bug. I just saw Faye and Duffy last weekend at the Vintage Kart Reunion at Adams Kart Track in Riverside, Ca. We had about 150 vintage (pre 1975) karts, races, a kart show, celebration of the Adams Track 50th anniversary. Google Vintage Karts for more info-
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:42 PM   #13
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Well thanks everyone Anyone have a pair of rear hubs for a 1in axle?

It dose have Twister stiched into the seat if that can help any of you guys ID it. From what I can tell it looks all stock but the motor and motor plate look to be changed not long ago. There is also little rubber biscuits between the upper and lower rails in the rear.

It's going to get all taken apart sand blasted and painted heavy flake or some Candy not sure. Motors going to be a B&S Animal should be fun to drive around here and the shows
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:00 PM   #14
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Post some pictures on one of the Vintage Kart websites- someone might recognize it- judging by the heavy chassis, it may have been a concession (rental) kart in the late '70's- you'll also find sources for parts over there. Try Azusa Engineering in West Covina (they have a website)-they have lots of stuff- good luck!
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:15 AM   #15
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I found out it is a 69-71 Red Devil Side-winder Sprint Kart

Got it all striped and ready for some primer. I just want to have it done by spring
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:09 PM   #16
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Call Terry Ives in Sacramento. He knows from first hand what all the old karts are and he probably has all kinds of parts too. He has gotten really big in Vintage karting.

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Old 02-26-2010, 01:34 PM   #17
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i want one
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:21 PM   #18
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I agree with it being a Red Devil. I bought a new one from Dismore's in 71. Blue instead of orange with a modified Komet K88
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:55 PM   #19
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Its NOT a red devil I had a guy call me it was build by a guy here in michigan some time around 72-73 he made about 20-25 of these
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:13 PM   #20
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I have a go kart kind of similar to that. It is a lot lighter (it weighs around 65 lb with the engine, and when you lock up the brake it slides even if you only go about 5 mph.) There is a plaque that I think used to have info about the kart on it, but it's all worn off except for "erill" or something.
If any one knows anything about what it might be pleas let me know.

PS I will try to post some pics of it. Good luck with yours!!!
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