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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
"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
"Victa Rocket. Mark that's a piece of work! Have you had it on the track yet? Most of us would like to know what you are up to and how it's going! By the way you have an integrated module. Standard now on all coils."
Aug 17, 2016
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"All good runs well. By swapping the wires on the coil I suppose I changed the direction of current to suit the back to front flywheel. Instead of running north to south I am the other way round. Got no idea what if means or really how it works. I…"
Aug 17, 2016
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"I Just posted a vid of this amazing ignition that needs no module on YouTube https://youtu.be/g_CSFyFdFdw I found when I spun the motor the opposite way the spark was way stronger and came on at lower revs. So since this video was done I swapped the…"
Aug 16, 2016
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"May be onto something Pete. The timing would sometimes change and caused some frustrations. But that's another issue. The original Module was dud so I used a Chinese cheapo, I'll have to think this through. Mark my comp is not overly high.…"
Aug 15, 2016
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"I tried not to laugh cause it was not funny but the more i thought about it and realized it was true I cracked...good on you Chippo"
Aug 15, 2016
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Whats the difference with a 2 legged coil to a 3 legged one? Can you interchange these? No funny's right now! This is serious."
Aug 15, 2016
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Hi Mark...no it will not spark or start with wire disconnected. Its an older coil with a separate module. Quite amazing how nice it run without it say for 30 seconds or so and then just die...not sure if it was when I brought the revs down or…"
Aug 15, 2016
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"I dont understand this??? The Victa picked up revs,,ran smoother I looked down and the wire to the module had shaken off....so it can run without this. I thought this is very Mac Maverick or is it now a glow plug engine?"
Aug 15, 2016
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Mark I used a timing light up set that. Set the coil to centre of slotted adjustment and moved flywheel around till it fired 2.5 mm btdc. I have run the motor to check now have to drill into crank taper to fit the pin as the locator for the…"
Aug 13, 2016
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"All good. Just needed a new module. Sparks like an arc welder."
Aug 9, 2016
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"I have just Googled it and it appears that it was common to accidentally have the old saw to run backwards...so maybe it is OK???"
Aug 9, 2016
Mike Burrell commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"I have mounted this chainsaw flywheel ignition system...and its back to front!!! I could not get any spark and then realised chainsaws run on the other side... is this a problem I can I simply (maybe) turn the coil over?  Any clues welcomed."
Aug 9, 2016

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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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