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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by VonMoldy, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. image.jpeg First kart I had was a Bird that that I paid for with a money order. It was shipped in a big box by truck, loved it. Moved up to a Dart after that with one Mac then 2, tried nitro, blew everything a few times. Loved the karts...
     
  2. Frustration
    Joined: Sep 11, 2010
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    Here's a couple of my son's Comp Coupe go-kart. 8HP Briggs powered. From Above semi complete.JPG From Above semi complete.JPG Lower Salford-20120305-00055.JPG M & H Tires.JPG
     
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  3. loudbang
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    Nice work DAD.
     
  4. rfraze
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    Thanks Nomad. My first was a Bird kit and a fab lesson from my Dad (RIP). I learned how to dress welds. (That came in handy as I learned.) Every kid in the neighborhood drove that thing in our alley, til we started going around the block and caught the attention of Officer Friendly. We then took it out to Whizzer (north of Carrollton, Texas), where everyone whizzed by me. I bought a Simplex with a West Bend and began my "Formula 1 career" at a track in Irving. Years later, I would do one lap on the same street with an Emmick powered by two DAPs. The kids would still come over to watch and hope for a ride.
    Thanks to Art Engels, Duffy Livingston, and The Good Lord for karts.
     
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  5. alaska2stroke
    Joined: Dec 18, 2010
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    Early Caretta's were made from 1010 cold rolled , this one is a 64 with Selby mild steel.
     

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  6. What was the name Tom Medley used for his vintage kart club, it was spelled backwards.
     
  7. Thanks Brian, just couldnt remember and a search showed nothing.
     
  8. Not a vintage kart but a 450 Honda powered Kart I built for my son in the early 80's man what a ride!!
    mikes go kart.JPG
     
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  9. Stu Padasso
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
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    Tihsepa Kart Klub (named in honor of Duffy Livingstone's Tihsepa Eliminator model T). Though we lost Tom Medley, and Randy Holt, the four remaining members (Gary Medley,Bruce, George, and myself) are still at it.
     
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  10. Bellytanker
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
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    I have had this hanging in my garage for years, and just thought of posting some pictures of it. Just looked at the lineups again for the first time in probably 50 years and noted the name of "Eli Vukovich". The memorial stadium in Fresno at the time of this race, was memorializing Billy Vukovich I think. Can't trust my memory any more, but thats what I think. IMG_0180.JPG IMG_0181.JPG IMG_0182.JPG IMG_0183.JPG IMG_0180.JPG IMG_0181.JPG IMG_0182.JPG IMG_0183.JPG
     
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  11. Raiman1959
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    My grandmother in 1961; Medford Oregon....she was a wild one!:) 2016-03-28 15.19.30.jpg 2016-03-28 15.14.08.jpg
     
  12. rfraze
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  13. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
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    Does anyone have an idea of what a one-owner Fox go kart is worth? No motor but set up for West B end engine. In storage since early 60s. Original slicks, mags, satellite seat, aluminum tank, etc.

    No pictures yet, but it looks a lot like the Fox cart in post #210. Same blue color, but with solid split mags.

    There is a nice restored Fox in post #269. It's the restored blue one with two motors. Same tank as the kart in question.
     
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  14. Like they say pictures or it does not exist . Just kidding. Those are my karts on post 269. A few years ago it could have been worth a fair amount of cash . Lately, the market has not been that good . I bought one for 500.00 and an other for 265.00 . Pictures make it easier to guess price. The wheels are a big deal . If they are the Lemans wheels and not chipped or broken . Then that is a plus . Last year a fellow had a hard time selling a nice McCulloch kart with dual Mc20 motors for 2500.00 . This kart was nice and McCulloch karts are highly desired . I guess if you want it bad enough , it is worth what ever you want to pay for it. If you are going to flip it , don't expect to make a lot of money unless it is pristeen .
     
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  15. plym49
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    What are the LeMans wheels?

    Yes, I will post pictures once I am able to get them.
     

  16. First if you want to increase the value of the kart . Pull that 4 stroke motor off it ..

    Go over to www.vintagekarts.com , register and post it for sale . You can always use ebay .
     
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  17. markl350
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  19. Jalopy Joker
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  20. I tried to register on that vintagekart site, but no luck of getting a response.
    I picked this up a few months ago, just wondering if anyone knows what it is? I know the briggs isn't correct. Kinda would like to restore it back to orginal.
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  21. DDDenny
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    (In my nicest tone of voice)
    If you submitted a photo of it; that may be why no response, that is kinda scary.
    I would like to think that those front and rear bumper mounts would be removed during the restoration. I'd bet it would probably not be used for more than just low speed kids fun, but those mounts could still hurt someone.
    I raced shifter karts in the early eighties when they were just starting and did some tech-ins also so I saw some questionable stuff being screwed together.
    Had a few mishaps too so I know how quickly things can go badly, still have scars from getting nerfed.

     
  22. tried to get on the site, wouldn't let me register.
    Yes, i know it's kinda scary, that's why i'm looking for info of what it is, so i can fix what someone screwed up
     
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  23. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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    Frame builder master Kent Fuller. The MagiCart with Fuller demonstrating his driving skills. Fuller built the MagiCart to ride on two wheels. "The inside of the track was always rough, so I built the chassis so it would lift the inside wheels on a turn, I could pass anyone on the inside of corners, won many races."

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  24. Too new to be vintage, but just got this one. 86 Emmick express with kt100. [​IMG]
     
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  25. 55reasons
    Joined: Jan 13, 2012
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    IMG_3459.JPG I found this cart in the woods behind a friends house in Virginia the other day.

    Does anyone know anything about it?
     
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  26. 55reasons
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  27. Blue Moon Garage
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    A few pics from the olden days, around 1973/74..........
     

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  28. Blue Moon Garage
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
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    Go-Kart Margay race cart.jpg Go-Kart racing.jpg Go-Kart.jpg ][/ATTACH] =full]3523372[/ATTACH] View attachment 3523373 Cart is a Margay, Mac racing engine. Pics are from 1973/74.
     
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  29. zooming46
    Joined: Oct 2, 2014
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    zooming46

    Looking for a rear sprocket assembly (60 or 72 tooth) for a Simplex Mark II Go Kart. A useable sprocket would be great but I can also use a sprocket with worn teeth, I can use the hub.

    Thanks for your help.
     

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