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Reed Valves

I like the pyramid  reed that David displayed but with a fiberous material that is less damaging to the motor when it breakes.Continue

Started Jan 8, 2016

 

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Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Thanks for the info fellers. It appears that a range of different shapes were used arround the second half of the 80's"
Dec 4
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Thanks Wayne and Paul. Were the after market Nassau panels fiber glass in the mid 80's to the early 90's? A photo would be a help Wayne."
Dec 3
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"The year of manufacture is 1987-88 according to the frame builder and his name I can't bring to mind at the moment. Thanks for info on the brakes I will check them. "
Dec 2
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Has any one got any pictures of the Shadow Kart? I was wondering what type and shape the Nassau panel was that they used. My frame diameter is 28mm with engine rails at 120mm centres and a 25mm diameter axle. Any help with this will greatly…"
Nov 28
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"It's seems that they have only picked on us as i believe ours was the only licence that went up. Why is any bodies guess. "
Mar 18
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"I would say yes if the reed valve is on the crank case. Mark Mansell uses a feeder line from the transfer port but he has no reed between the carby and the cylinder barrell. I have run mine originally with the feed hole through the reed box onto the…"
Jan 24
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hi All, Can anyone help us? Clive is restoring an Excell Kart frame. Where an who manufactured these frames. What colours did they come in? What era's were they produced in? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Doug"
Oct 3, 2017
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"We are going to Ipswich Ross. Clive, Trevor and Sue will head up on the other side of the great divide. I will be tacking the coastal run, not sure where I will stop over night on the way up. Do you want go in convoy? "
Jul 22, 2017
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Don't let this happen to you. Using and electric starter with an impact socket (long type) as well as 250mm extension bar and they remained on the sprocket retaining nut when the engine fired up instead of staying with the starter motor. It…"
Jul 20, 2017
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
Jul 20, 2017
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"About time Mike. All you need to do now is add a reed valve and place it on the crank case."
Jul 10, 2017
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"I been in Perth the last few weeks and return Tuesday and I'm itching to get back in the shed and finish my Victa project."
Jun 3, 2017
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Good details Mark. I hope we can inspire more vintage karters to did out their old Victa's and get them running. "
Jun 3, 2017
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Good details Mark. I hope we can inspire more vintage karters to modify the 125 Victa's. I still think that maintaining low down torque and limiting revs to about 8500RPM helps with reliability. I have been in Perth the last few weeks and I…"
Jun 3, 2017
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Mark I don't remember seeing any Villies 7F with removable transfer ports. Our motors had a governor system going through the crankcase and we got rid of that. Clive and I did not have much success with them and found working on Victa's…"
May 29, 2017
Doug Lacey commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"As far as blow down is concerned with the Victa while raising the exhaust port is needed but that is at the expense of power stroke. If you can lower the transfer ports and still 8 to 9mm it should work well"
May 28, 2017

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My involvement in karting:
I feverishly chew my nails while watching!
The class(es) I race:
Other
My best results:
to long ago to remember

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At 19:59 on March 30, 2015, Max Laybutt said…

Doug,

I will chase Phil up in the morning, does he have all the details?

Are you and the crew coming to Taree?

Regards

Max.

 
 
 

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