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Tom Manley commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Doug, The shadow was about 76 and 25mm axle was correct. They did not come with a Nassau panel. Think hard about the original brakes ... I never found them reliable or safe until I replaced them with MKC units."
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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, 2018
Tom Manley commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"David, the answer is yes. Original rules required an on/off kill switch to be located in a position accessible to the driver."
Dec 15, 2017
Mark Mckeddie replied to Tom Manley's discussion Numurkah 2017 in the group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
Nov 4, 2017
Tom Manley commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
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At 20:30 on June 30, 2015, Jason Partridge said…

hi tom, enjoyed looking at your karts and quality workmanship, keep up the great work,cheers

At 12:04 on March 3, 2013, Frank Legge said…

Hi tom bit of an up date on my old kart with a victa. Found some old 125s heavy porting one nealy finished it allso doing a spare. (photos soon). Allso have a mark 4 160 cc , Do you blokes race with these motors

At 21:16 on September 7, 2012, Raymond Harrison said…

Hi Tom,

Love the colouring on that Victa Kart logo, I would like to use this on a T Shirt design as you can still choose any colour shirt and the logo will still stand out.

Just like to confirm it's okay.



At 21:54 on September 3, 2012, John Humphries said…

Gday tom---a few days ago you mentioned that you can make stickers---i have started to assemble the victa kart and i saw the victa sportkart sticker you posted in reply to raymond---if you have some or can produce the sportkart sticker i would like to buy some from you---regards jack

At 22:08 on August 14, 2012, Allan King said…

Hey Tom!

Not sure when you sent the message but great to hear from you.

At 10:05 on June 14, 2011, Mark Mansell said…
Good morning Tom. Just noticed the invite so here I am with bells on. Is there a road racing Vintage club or faction there-of ?. There must be a lot of vintage shifter Karts around. 
At 13:00 on May 9, 2011, Mick Kirwan said…

Hi Tom,

Yes I am very interested, making the mod's don't realy concern me for running twin motors as I have quite an extensive workshop and access to other machines but what is the worry is that from what I read from Greg Brewer's post that I would have to convert it back to Sprint specs, the Road racing configured kart in the pic is the one I wish to run with but if there is no vintage class for it whats the use, anyway I will have to look deeper into it but can you send me a pic of it and how much you are looking for it. Mark Mckeddi has some clutches and the motors still around so I hope its still a viable project.





At 15:40 on June 28, 2010, Justin Cosgrove said…
Hi Tom,
Have you started the frame for the MI kart? the side rails are quite time consuming. The Go Kart 400 plans you bought, were they from eBay for $10? as I got the same thing, I was able to complete my set, thanks to the help of a fiew people. As for the Ison plans and the Aus kart plans. If you have them on your computer I wouldn't mind taking a look.
The wheels I have already bought for my MI kart, I used steel wheels 4" front and 5" back with 450/310 slick tires. I am going with the dead axle and what I think is a 2.5hp Tecumseh (take a look at my photos!) I have been collecting period parts for the MI kart, even an old 1950s togle swith from a switch board for the kill switch. I will make a seat for mine, just a basic one like the go kart 400. Do you intend to race yours? I imagine you could, since it is a legitimate vintage.


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