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Stephen Moxon commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Come on fellas, we do not need anyone else to be injured. Apart from matching the kart to the log book, this is really the only safety device to be looked at. I do not think "bead restrainers" are required, maybe "brain…"
9 hours ago
Don Singline commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Bob Wanless you are absolutely correct , all this chest beating , is only drawing unnecessary attention to the Vintage Concept. What will some with the "do-gooder" outlook want next , "bead retainers " on Spun Alloy & Nylite…"
13 hours ago
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Allan, I bought my last one off Mike Best, Maybe he can organize some more? Max."
18 hours ago
Allan Savins commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Max, Those chain guards came from the UK. I bought a few for my motors. Can't remember exactly how I found the seller... eBay? Allan"
yesterday
Robert Wanless commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"So guys Who is going to be the lucky Vintage scrutineer that is going to be responsible for the implementation of this chain/finger guard rule & what happens if someone is injured if their kart does not have an appropriate chain/finger guard…"
yesterday
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"OK, All fitted! I think I originally bought this of Mike Best, who had them made? Mike do you still have any, or can you get some more made? I could handle at least 2 more? Max."
yesterday
Allan King commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Max, My understanding is only slide carburettors constitute a "guard" to the extent that the sprocket is physically blocked by the slide housing but with a butterfly carb the sprocket is still exposed and would require a separate…"
Thursday
Malcolm Cooper commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Well the chain guard saga has taken off, hasn't it!  For me the devil in the wording is if you call it a "chain guard" or a "finger guard" and then there is "nip points" and "sprocket…"
Thursday
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Rod and All, I agree, however I am still not clear on the requirement for Rotary Valve motors. Is the Carburetor accepted as OK? (as a finger guard) Or is there now a requirement for something else / extra? Regards Max."
Wednesday
Rod Williams commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Thank you Heath and Allan and all others for your response to my questions. We need to use this site more often for queries or questions we need to ask. Once again thank you. Regards RodW."
Wednesday
Heath Butt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Sorry - KISS was not meant to be a reference to the comment above by others but as a simple statement of what we can all only hope to achieve."
Tuesday
Heath Butt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Part 2 (only allowed 4000 characters in a post) Addendum Just read some comments this afternoon.  I think this one could not be said any better on this point  – “The rule in the book which is new for this year, I posted…"
Tuesday
Heath Butt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hi Rod and thanks for your question I apologize for a late reply but have been busy cremating dinosaurs   After the last incident with a finger in 2017 at a state based vintage kart club meeting, it was discussed how affording some form of…"
Tuesday
David O'Brien commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Due to the fact, that I feel this topic on chain guards has come about mainly because of an altercation I experienced when last at Grenfell, I feel the word chain guard was the incorrect choice of word from the start, all my karts and…"
Tuesday
Peter Ward commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Any one used to rotarys could put their hand straight int the sprocket on a reed, with these stupid helmets we have to were it is net possible to see the motor,"
Tuesday
Allan King commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"My main concern is I have two sons who have limited experience with karts other than driving in vintage so I simply take the view that I have to make it as safe as I can for someone like that.....rules or no rules. The incident we're talking…"
Tuesday

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Racer since 1973. Currently racing Auskart Subaru 4-stroke.
Also restore and drive karts from the '70s & '80s

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At 18:11 on January 10, 2016, michael carlton said…
Have you got any pictures or info on your McCulloch engine with the Victa starter cup intake??
At 15:15 on September 30, 2013, Damian Cesario said…

G'day Mike,

 

Member Tom Manly mentioned that a while back you posted an online kart magazine link, of a test between Ayrton Senna's kart vs a current day rotax kart. If you don't mind, could you please re-post it as I would love to read the comparatives of both the karts.

At 13:23 on May 26, 2013, Randy Greenhalgh said…

Hi Mike.  My son and I are new to karting and I saw on the AUSKART website that they do a come and try at their race meets.  How much notice is required ??  My son is 7 yrs 8 months old and I would like him to try it out.  Who should we contact to make this happen ??  I ask you because I've seen you in discussions about the 4 stroke guys at Lakeside.

We have a non-running kart that we've picked up and I am investigating which direction we should take with him.  The kart came with an S-80 Comer.  We will use the Comer for practice purposes, and for Sam (my son) to learn how to drive.  Once he is good enough, or the engine craters, we will decide what engine/series to go with.  I like the idea of the 4 strokes, as I believe they are longer lasting and we won't need to spend the $$$ getting it blueprinted etc for him to be competitive.  It also looks like the AUSKART series is based more on having fun while competing.  

Please let me know when you can.

Cheers

Randy

At 19:11 on April 27, 2013, Raymond Harrison said…

Hi Mike,

Are you entering the 135cc Hutless in the Robert Harrison Memorial Twin Supers event

at the Australian Vintage Kart Prix?

Looks like there will be a top turn out of 130-135cc karts.

I think we will put a trophy up for these spec karts too.

At 12:19 on June 1, 2012, Liam Jensen said…

ok,thank you for replying. i was just looking for kart parts  and it pooped up so i just gave it to u guys to see if it where a vintage kart or not.

Thanks,

Liam.

At 11:16 on December 22, 2011, Raymond Harrison said…

Mike,

I have been buying quite a bit of stuff from DAPWTR and finding him reliable and prompt with delivery, am bidding on some other items of his at the moment.

At 17:50 on July 31, 2011, Robert Howarth Peterson (Bob) said…
Hi Mike, That would be great. I cant find the comment you sent with your email address, could you please send it again. I will forward all the photos i have and i am also in the process of getting some old 8mm film changed to DVD and we prety sure it is of karting in the 60's to 70's. When i recieve it and see what it is i will let you know and if you would like a copy i will send it to you.

Thank you
Rodney Peterson (Robert Petersons son)
At 21:50 on February 23, 2011, richard littler said…

Hi Mike

Are you intending on going to Warwick and if so would like some mg

tyres., which I can bring with me for you.

Regards

At 17:05 on November 20, 2010, Heath Butt said…
Hi Mike,
Happy for you to add kart to site, we just don't think that it is truely worthy of a place on the site as it is a bit of a hybrid. Will leave it with you to make call.

Heath
At 23:32 on September 18, 2010, Matt "Cotton" Picken said…
thanks mate will do
 
 
 

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