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Sometime in the last 2 weeks a question came up about the new chain guard rule.
Peter Ward. You and Allan King said that the new rule quoted that chain guards had to be fitted. You showed photos of chain guards fitted in the 60's.
Well - sorry, but my interpretation of this rule is that the fingerguard, namely sprocket, has to covered as well.
I just want this rule to be verified, as there are different standards on it from what I can understand.
Maybe someone from the Vintage Committee can verify this to me and all the other members.
Someone came up with the bright idea that a slide carby would do the job. Well hello, one of our members loss part of a finger because the bloody carby fell off!
Please give us all the right answer.
The two orange karts, apart from same steering wheel and 4" wheels, both have a small flat panel at top of steering hoop which steering shaft goes through. The pic Ian posted of Comet/9E appears to share all
these features....so good chance orange karts are Comets. DT
To those that showed interest in the old Repco / Offy / etc speed cars of yesteryear.
I made contact with Cullen Bullen, those cars ran at their last meeting and will not be there again until next season.
Looks like we missed them for this year but the guy will keep me advised for next season.
Any literature on the Hotrod, Don?
That one looks to be the same unit, Don.
Note the later model Villiers 9E Comet at the back with the seat rails extended further forward. Also the non standard push bars. I think I owe my current bad back from lifting and pushing these heavy monsters. There was no worries about making any weight limit in those days.
The karts left and centre are both Comets. The kart on the left has the original cast al pedals. If you magnify the picture you might be able to see the logo "Comet" on the original upholstery. I agree the Comet was a very similar design to the Victa but I think the seat hoop is taller on the Comet. I don't remember that I ever saw a Victa kart in Melbourne but there was quite few Comets on the dirt tracks back in the early 60;s. The Comet did not have the plate to attach the seat hoop to the seat sissy rails as the Victa has. The early Comet seat rails used to join up with the steering hoop cross member but because of fracturing caused be overly flexing at that junction point the later model rails were moved further forward.
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