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Stolen Subaru kart spares - Qld

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Future of Karting?
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Mark Mckeddie commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"One of the best vintage meets on the calendar."
9 hours ago
Mike Best replied to James's discussion Kx21 or clubman/rotax for novice
"Depends how modified they are. A Chonda - Chinese Honda clone - requires more mods than a Honda but is a cheaper initial purchase. Both can be made faster than a standard KX21 but anything modified will require more maintenance. Although the KX21 is…"
yesterday
Mike Best replied to James's discussion Kx21 or clubman/rotax for novice
"Rebuild costs for a KX21? Virtually nothing. I've owned 2 since 2008 and changed valve springs once or twice a year and a spark plug once a year. Oil change every two races. Choice of engine can very much depend on where you race. If a standard…"
yesterday
Michal commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hi, I picked Dino 288 and need some parts. Is it still possible to get them for this vintage kart? Thanks, Michal"
Saturday
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Wayne, Thanks, it is an old IAME Piston port that I have had given to me and I wasn't sure. Now I know it is close to 100, I will put some effort into it. Thanks Max."
Dec 9
wayne gilby commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hi Max I worked it out to be 96.8 cc using those measurements."
Dec 9
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"OK so I am no tech genius so correct me on this plese guys, STROKE 49.83 BORE 49.9Is Is that 96 / 98cc approx.? (Vernier measurements so they are not that accurate?) HELP!! Thanks Max. Max."
Dec 9
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
wayne gilby commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hope these help"
Dec 4
wayne gilby commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
Dec 4
wayne gilby commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Nassau panel"
Dec 4
wayne gilby commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hi Max that ones different to mine but as with anything there would be heaps of different designs . the one I have is a lot squarer. "
Dec 4
wayne gilby commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hi Max that ones different to mine but as with anything there would be heaps of different designs . the one I have is a lot squarer. "
Dec 4
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hi All, This one is fiberglass and would be very easy to replicate if it is correct. Max."
Dec 4
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
Dec 4
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Wayne, Is this close to being correct?"
Dec 4

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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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