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Mark Mckeddie commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Only four weeks till the first of the year."
Jan 17
wayne gilby commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hi Paul try cut price racing they do fiberglass seats in white so you might need to paint it black and they are $99 including delivery. Just go to the website its better then his eBay shop. "
Jan 16
Paul Duquemin commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"HI Guys..  I'm chasing a Large Black seat unused for my Swiss Hutless K2000.. If any one out there has one or makes them.. Cheers Paul.."
Jan 16
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Thanks mate, I am sure there will be some around somewhere. Max."
Jan 16
gary kenneth robinson commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Max,go to motor bike wrecker, where you will get the pipe diameter and radius you require to make what you want.I did this on my K77 Komet and also the intricate system on  the yellow sub with the macs on.It is surprising how close you can get…"
Jan 16
Michal commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Looking for vintage Dino caliper. Just like this one. Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you."
Jan 15
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Thanks Allan, I will try some Kart shops, they are getting fewer and fewer these days? Max."
Jan 15
Allan King commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"or buy the bigger flex which is available from kart shops"
Jan 14
Allan King commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Max if I'm understanding you the engine uses a 50mm flex & the muffler uses a 48mm flex? You can go to an exhaust shop & they can make you a reducer for the big flex to fit into which will fit you pipe....or buy a pipe with a bigger…"
Jan 14
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"I have almost got the Komet 71 together, HOWEVER, it has a muffler that has a 50mm entry sleeve, and a header that obviously goes with it. QUESTION >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> WHERE CAN I GET THE…"
Jan 14
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Allan, Many Thanks, and at a brief read it would appear that the engine will fit into our current rules so all good to go. Your effort really appreciated. Max."
Dec 21, 2018
Allan King commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Komet%20K71%20Drawings.pdf"
Dec 20, 2018
Allan King commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"G'day Max, That engine looks like a Komet K71 which was devised & distributed originally by Lynn Haddock in the USA for  their specific piston port class. Attached is a history of the project & some drawings of the later variant…"
Dec 20, 2018
Anthony Harradine commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"The Bolivar Historic Kart Grand Prix will be on again in 2019.Friday May 3 - PracticeSaturday May 4 - Events DaySunday May 5 - Track open for competitors to lap at will.Southern Gokart Club, Summer Road, Bolivar SA.We hope to see you all."
Dec 20, 2018
Max Laybutt commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Question Please? IAME, BUT any other details would be appreciated. Max."
Dec 19, 2018
Mark Mckeddie commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"One of the best vintage meets on the calendar."
Dec 17, 2018

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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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