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Vintage Go-Karts

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

  1. I miss that track. When we moved to carrollton it was still vacant, made a bunch of laps before they put the shoping center there.
     
  2. K-88 ghost
    Joined: Nov 5, 2009
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  3. graysgarage
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
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    from central IL

    Just picked up this cool old kart...Anyone have any info or know the year? I 'm guessing late 50s , Called a wonderbird roadrunner,I even got the original assembly manual but not dated. Has a clinton engine & it runs. Body panels are old fiberglass. Any info appreciated.....
     

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  4. mosher
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    Pictures of my gokart when I was 15.

    Bob Mosher
     

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  5. paddybuilt
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
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    from SoCal

    Bob, My brother and myself had a blue 1960 Bug kart with a Mac 10 on it Just like yours, sure would like to find one like it, great times! started driving it at 6 years old and have been hooked on speed since
     
  6. The kid next and I had one. There was a great parking about six blocks away. We had a blast and the cops were after us all the time, I found an old junk onr that I got running for my boys. I am realy glad I did they have had hours of fun with it. Soon dad will get it back and we'll re do it correctly.
     
  7. RABs32
    Joined: Nov 14, 2009
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    from new jersey

    Graysgarage,I have something similar to yours that I found on clean up day by where I work after a flood. The info I found says mines a '58 by the look of yours it could be older but maybe this info can point you to a starting point in your research ,It took me 9 months to come across my first picture of mine, now I just have to get the time to work on it......Rich
     

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  8. K-88 ghost
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    from Nevada

    RE: post #66
    Naw, I quit in '74 Ran C-open reed. that looks like he is runnin christenson B-boombs.
    Sounds like he is running "slipper" clutches (oil filled clutches)
     
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  9. Do you have any of your kart stuff left ? I am always on the the hunt for old kart parts.
    Brian
     
  10. K-88 ghost
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    from Nevada

    All I have left is some 8mm (buried some where) and a lot of memorys.
    Would love to get back into it tho. :(
     
  11. Did you see our Fox kart in our alblum here on HAMB ?
     
  12. K-88 ghost
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    from Nevada

    Nice kart, I started out with a sprint kart then went to enduro karting for the next 10 years. then had to give it up. :cool:
     
  13. eye bone
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  14. mike budniewski
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
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    i have 3 carettas in my collection. a original paint early one with 2 580 5 ports, restored 1961 with 2 nos 820 west bends. and a restored 1963 laydown -sprint with a mc7.this one has go power wheels. a lot of vintage kart paper-catalogs magazines. the whole collection is for sale. pics for serious buyers.thanksmike
     
  15. K-88 ghost
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  16. daddylama
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
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    i always stumble across threads like this just before a big swapmeet...
    last year it was the mini bike thread. it reminded me how much i wanted one... swapmeet came, and i went home with two of them.

    now... it's go karts. i used to have a montgomery branded kart as a kid. it was a blast... now i have kids, and they have no karts. they've got mini bikes, pedal cars, all the other cool stuff...
    but now they need karts, too. it's for the kids, not me.

    (doubt the wife will buy that story this time, either... but i aim to come home with at least one kart project after next weekend)
     
  17. For the drag racers ,,, 4 mac motors on a drag kart

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJsAnV3FJLE

    The Kendick dragster .
    Its a restored kart that was originally built in the mid 60's .
    It was claimed to run the 1/4 in the 12 second range .

    Brian
     
  18. Aircooled1
    Joined: Feb 1, 2008
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    I have a small collection of Vintage Go Karts,in the mid 1960's when I was 15 I ran an old Go Kart 400 with a Mc10 engine and a 1963 Bug Wasp with a Mc7 engine at the Mormon chuch parking lot up the alley from our house in East Bremerton Washington. Jim Anderson
     

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  19. Hi Jim
    I know you , I have bought from you Anderson Aircooled !!!
    Great collection , you should bring one out to the track.
    Brian
     
  20. bcowanwheels
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    I had a century "speed" cart in 1965 with a techumsy 7hp , 2 cycle engine & disc brakes with slicks. It was scary fast. My dad lengthened the gas linkage so i couldnt top end but i learned to reach behind me and throttle manually on carb shaft........
     
  21. voxnut
    Joined: Oct 30, 2008
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    Glad to see you still have the GK1200 I did for you!

    Dean
     
  22. two488
    Joined: Nov 16, 2010
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    I saw this one at a local cruise night this past summer. 'Turbonique' cart.
     

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  23. rambunctious
    Joined: Mar 20, 2010
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    I have my original Margay racing cart i got at age 10
    Dad bought it with a blown Mac10. was a full modified engine, ported, polished, head milled and filled. ....

    I learned how engines work with my dad with this cart
    we rebuilt it. I drove the mac 1 time and he blew it up 3 times :D
    that thing was FAST
    we then got a briggs which is still on it today !!

    I still have it. my 12 year old son has run it down the drive for two summers.
    we plan to rebuild the briggs so he can learn how engines work.:D


    p.s. when I worked for Ford motor company in the early 90's , I had a suppler of seat components( in St. Louis) that I went to see. we spent one hour on business, then went across to his other company.... MARGAY !!!
    as far as I know they are still making carts.
    while at Ford. I ran in the famous Ford thunderbird cart club at Flatrock speedway. This was a modern Cobra chassis, running birggs 5Hp running on Alcohol, floating the valves at 6000 rpm ;)

    Ramb
     
  24. loco 52 ragtop
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    i have a body just like itMobile Uploads
     
  25. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
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    HOLY SHITTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek::eek::eek:
     
  26. Craig Owens
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
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    Vintage karts are cool, indeed...I still have an early 70's Meyers Lancer kart that barely qualifies as a true vintage kart, but I've had a couple nice 60's Dart karts and a really nice all original 62 McCulloch 200 kart. Unfortunately, I sold the three older karts to help finance my hot rod habit.

    The earliest karts were often times powered by hot two stroke engines pirated off big chain saws. It's low-buck fun to cannibalize an old McCulloch saw to make up a kart engine. Here are some pictures of the two Dart karts I had, and the Lancer kart I still have. If you check out the engine on the yellow Dart, it's a 1959 Super 44A McCulloch chain saw engine I converted. It made for a pretty good neighborhood terror, but wouldn't have been any competition for a Mac kart engine.
     

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  27. Ga55er
    Joined: Aug 6, 2010
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    from Texas

    I did up this retired racer as a custom job for the lead singer of Slobberbone. Move over Monkee Mobile! Total investment $215!
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    I didn't hack it up it was that way when I got it
     
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  28. allanfalls81
    Joined: Mar 29, 2011
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    from Arizona

    I totally dig vintage go karts. I feel like going back from the past. Just a little different the kart im using in the track is an electric and those vintage karts are still faster.


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  29. voxnut
    Joined: Oct 30, 2008
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    from sacramento

    Here are a few of the vintage karts that have passed through the garage to be rebuilt... Had to sell them off (except for my son's) to keep the wolves at bay, but I'm working on a 1961 Fox Flyweight and a 1960 Go Kart 800 is in the rafters waiting to be done next.

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