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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JimSwann, May 5, 2009.

  1. mctim64
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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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    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!!! :cool:

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6wPDtFlx-k

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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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    Then I saw this. Remembered tipping over and getting head skinned when I was 5. Back in '63.

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    I think that's an old Hudson shift knob.....
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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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    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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    looks like old Indian girder was used for the radius rods

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    that is bad ass

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    Thanks! It was a great father and sons project. We are currently building another one that will be powered by a 14 hp. West bend two stroke. Should be quite the handfull!
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    Jimmy, what's your dad's name, do you have any vintage Homelite stuff? Tom

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