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Riverside 2014 at Adams Kart Track

2014 RIVERSIDE VINTAGE KART REUNION SYNOPSIS – by Louie Figone “Best Riverside event ever” was expressed to me by many participants. The weather was perfect: Thursday was sunny and 72 degrees, Friday was foggy in the morning with an overcast day- temperatures in the mid 60’s, Saturday was an...
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2014 VKA Guidelines

The VKA has released revised guidelines for 2014. 2014 VKA Guidelines 2014 VKA Board of Directors Jeff Campbell – President & Website – jscampbe@comcast.net Ernie Shores – Vice President – es4fire@cox.net Louie Figone – Secretary – louiemtb@aol.com Pearl Gamble – gamble16@columbus.rr.com Jim Donovan – Treasurer – jim@maxtorque.com Jim Thompson...
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$19 new carb option for vintage karters

WOW !! … a new carb for the price of a rebuild kit! I recently stumbled upon a low cost carburetor option for use on vintage karting engines … Stihl large chainsaw motor replacement carburetors. These carbs are either clone Tillotson HL-324A carbs, or actual Tillotson carbs sold as...
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Fitting axle bearings

Here is a trick I practice to free up rear axle bearing when mounting them with vintage style stamped flanges. Those flanges can place excessive pressure on the outer bearing race, since the tolerances are not closely controlled, a little tweeking as shown in the video below solves this....
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Brake project – “one off” retro style

The early days of karting were full of many homemade one-off designs, as talented machinists were attracted to the opportunity karting presented for spinning their best ideas into something new to try at the racetrack the next weekend. In the late 50′s and early 60′s, designs were hand drawn...
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Replacing points with ignition module

Ignition points and condensor can be replaced on older kart motors with universal ignition modules. Sometimes setting up points, or even finding them can be a hassle … and then there is the reliability factor… one solution is to use an ignition module instead. The vintage appearance of your...
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