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Stolen Subaru kart spares - Qld

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Anthony Harradine commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Are there any Era 1/2 kart owners who are considering coming to the Bolivar Historic Grand Prix 2018?I would especially like to see a pack of them lapping together to excite the crowd, making the noise only they can make - tails hanging out around…"
11 hours ago
Anthony Harradine commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"The Southern Gokart Club and the Adelaide group of the SA crew invite you all to the: Bolivar Historic Grand Prix 2018. May 4, 5 and 6, 2018. Southern Gokart Club track, Summer Road, Bolivar, SA. Come and drive the wonderful layout and enjoy a…"
yesterday
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"David, Certainly will, Long Legs, and Old age don't help getting in and out and the "Porch" should help tremendously."
yesterday
David Slade commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"That little front porch will make life more comfortable."
Sunday
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Remember this? Bought from a farm shed in Wagga , picked up when we were at Grenfell last year. Now maybe I am trying to turn a silk purse out of a sows ear (That's how the old saying goes?) BUT, Twin Victas? anybody got a spare Victa? Could…"
Saturday
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"David, Shell, ADVANCE Racing M I have used in all my motors. 16:1 Ratio, and never really had any problems that were "Oil" Based. Max."
Saturday
David Slade commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hi all, I was thinking of trying some castor instead of full synth in the next kart. Thoughts about this in freshened up old mower engines ? Chippo ? And what about the Mc10 ? Also, how clean do they need to be of one before switching to another…"
Saturday
Ross CHIPPERFIELD commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Yes he had to gear it right down as it was so fast in practice at Newcastle the tyres were growing off the rims   LOL I guess I had better shut up as we have not finished a meeting for a while"
Friday
David Slade commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Mower men. Does my sprocket look big in this ? lol."
Thursday
David Slade commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Interesting comments. Just go back to the future, like me."
Feb 11
Lee Howell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"(Page 2) Not all classes have to be 100cc, surely? PRD make a great 125cc engine for under $1300 rrp. What about the return of large single and/or twin engine classes? A twin Yamaha KT100S or PRD 125s would be very attractive and could be on the…"
Feb 9
Lee Howell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Couldn't agree with you more Max Laybutt!      (Page 1) Even when you don't take into account the oligopoly of the current regime for over-priced engines & tyres, the use of things like hollow axles in various tensile…"
Feb 9
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Just on another note, Son bought the very latest Marenallo, with all the good gear, and then bought and coupled a known performance Rotax onto it, Total Cost $OBSCENE....... Now my comment is, .................. "it is a long way from what us…"
Feb 9
David O'Brien commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"You hang in there Maxie, they all said you can't have moving pictures coming out of a box in your own lounge room once; Hey."
Feb 9
Tom Manley commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Max you better safety wire that and hold your breath. Or take some lessons in gas brazing. Tom."
Feb 9
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Don't you worry about Tom... he's just a bit cheeky.  At least you have a go.. So with this modern technology you have we will all be watching!  I use JB in a few areas of the Victa with no issues But just for filling not…"
Feb 9

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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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