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Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"This Beauty is up for grabs again! The BIGGEST trophy of the night for the hardest working, try hardest, needs encouragement, did well but boy you were slow award.  Who's up for it next?"
Nov 2
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"I cant follow you Maximus!  Where's the Victa gone?  You seem to have a split love for all things little and 2 stroke.... but I love the fact you have a REAL vintage kart."
Nov 2
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Ok Heath. If you were donating the prize, how would you rule it....? For me chainsaw vs mower sounds very grassroots simple and separating rear from sidewinders. Victa's are starting to make some sweat by the sounds of it.... I reckon they just…"
Oct 2
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Is that Villiers a rotary valve or reed?  The top end looks like the 3F I was looking at out of a Danarm chainsaw...  I got myself a useless  Pope rotary valve for another day. Anyways good to see another era 1 happening...I am sure…"
Aug 30
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Is Captain Slow under threat??? It's unthinkable that one would have toys and not play with them!!! What child is this???"
Aug 27
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Looking good for a real kart motor. Victa I would assume. See it at Numurkah 2017?"
Aug 26
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hey thanks Jason I will PM you. This is just a little 125 Pope rotary vslve slugger that was run originally in my kart."
Aug 11
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"I am guessing most real karters are at Ipswich at the moment but what I am after is a really really good person that travels through a place called MELTON STH in Victoria to pick up an old kart motor for me....the bloke wont ship it!  I can pay…"
Aug 11
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Doug that looks like another motor again with so much power you bent the crankshaft!!"
Jul 20
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Newcastle ...what a great couple of days! Finished well but not before blowing a head gasket. My shoulder was getting hot and I thought I was on fire..... just a bit of blow-by haha!  Apparently you can only anneal and reuse copper gaskets 3 x…"
Jul 17
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Yep Newy sounds good for a go!  Especially since I live there.  Big news .. I may have ditched the Mikuni for the Tilly...woohoo. Fixed up some air leaks (realised why the Mikuni was so hard to tune now). Nearly ready."
Jul 10
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Just speaking with Doug Mappo and he confirms that Fri 14th and Sat 15th July will be a Vintage all era's practice day (in amongst modern karts) with plenty of runs available. That's at the Newcastle track Cameron Park."
Jun 23
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Mark! how do you get away with it....my wife would have a fit at the suggestion of putting a lathe in the lounge room!!!  and a motorbike... Nice....happy dayzz"
Jun 13
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Happy Birthday John Goodes .... hope you are putting #MM3 to good use and we get to see you lot in the future...60 is the new 50 but I just saw that you will need a doctors certificate from now on to have a licence....."
Jun 9
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hi Mark, we are looking at from memory nearly 12 mm or 26.5 degrees.  Whats your thoughts... my understanding this is around about right the shorter broadens the power band but reduces the peak but a longer blow down results in more HP but its…"
May 26
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"I  unfortunately compromised the bore where I didn't clean out the acid and it etched in...not good. Lesson learned for next time."
May 25

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My involvement in karting:
Racer
The class(es) I race:
Vintage
My best results:
turning up and finishing a lap
And people should also know:
Into Rear engined Karts. Bring on the Victa's also have a modified Pope rotary valve kart motor.
Have also got a T82 Birel needing a motor. Guessing that is 1982

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Currently building a mac munching Victa....well give them a run anyway! Still looking for suitable frame.

Ahh have the frame now just need more time to get into it. Still need front wheels to complement the 4" Olympics on the back or turn them into front ones and get new rears.

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At 8:54 on December 19, 2015, Noel Watt said…

Thanks Mike, the Grenfell track gave us some better wheel lifting, see how we go at the next meeting!

At 22:02 on August 16, 2013, Mark Mansell said…

At last I can say the modified foundry pattern (the first one was no good) was delivered to the foundry today and they will do some trials and come up with a price for each casting. Then the machining price and then the sell price. This has been a very expensive exercise for me and I do appreciate your generous patients.

At 17:27 on August 24, 2012, Mark Mansell said…

Good question Mike. I have been meaning to ring the foundry and find out how they are going. Because the pattern is at the foundry I can't measure the diameter for you. If its any help, the picture that advertises the up coming Tamworth meeting has a picture of the same head so you can get a fair idea from that.

Mark.

At 22:42 on August 14, 2012, Philip Parkinson said…

Mike

feel free to email me on my normal email

philipparkinson@pip.com.au

At 22:41 on August 14, 2012, Philip Parkinson said…

Hi Mike, Not sure about era correctness, Maybe ask Chippo or I'll ask around. There were a lot of ribbed tyres used on early karts but those are probably shot anyway. Its a bit hard to see if the rims are bolt together type, What size are the rears on your kart?

At 8:53 on July 17, 2012, Glen Gray said…

Hi Mike

Just asking? I grew up with a Mike Burrell.

I brought my Kart in the mid 70’s It had a 160cc 0n it and was very old then, we, my brother and I ran it around the Branxton oval and all over the paddocks etc: My daughter at the age of 10 asked if she could have a go? And that is when I restored it, found the head and megaphone, sourced a Carby and got it up and running, I then took it to Coffs Harbour to meet Mervin and Russel hearing that they sometimes displayed their old karts at the over 40’s meeting. And this is where the VHKA started with

Mervin as President and myself as secretary, it was slow beginnings but am pleased it has become something a lot of people enjoy, again good to hear that you are working on a Victa, as there has been a increase in Victa following.

I don’t use the Reads on the Kart any more as I have had to use them and another kart that I helped restore, and I am using a battery and car coil as ignition and is VERRY reliable and has seen MANNY demonstration runs.

All the Best

Glen Gray

At 17:24 on July 16, 2012, Glen Gray said…

Hi Mike

Just wondering if you are the same Mike that lived near Branxton in the 70's and early 80's?

Glen Gray

At 22:44 on July 10, 2012, Glen Gray said…

Hi Mike

Yes I have that Victa, I am in Casino Near Lismore, Byron bay.

The Victa go's well,   Victa Rules!!!!!!!!!

Glen

At 21:51 on July 9, 2012, Glen Gray said…

Hi Mike Good to know that there is another Victa Fan.

Welcome hang in there you will find something for that Victa.

Glen Gray

 
 
 

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