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upnorthdogg
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Jul 19 2012, 03:44 AM #1

Ok finally posting some pictures of the kart. Sorry havent been around alot going on lately. Upnorthdogg doesnt do too well (too heavy) in the races I catch the guys in the corners, but they walk away on the straights. Tomorrow night there will be a different driver 140 lbs. 90 lbs less then me so we will see if he can stay with the pack.





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robbieracer
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Jul 19 2012, 02:24 PM #2

Very cool North. What is the hp of that kart?
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Jul 19 2012, 03:49 PM #3

yeah north lets have some details please.

any track/event pics available?

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Jul 19 2012, 05:43 PM #4

Wow looking good North! :thumbsup: Love the red bodywork and black wheels, that was the way mine was setup too. :D

Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the back of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall.
BUT Torque is how far you take the wall with you!!
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upnorthdogg
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Jul 19 2012, 06:13 PM #5

6 1 /2 hp clone on gas anybody have any input for mods on this motor let me know, or if you know someone that can tell me what to do to get an edge. FYI the other guys are already cheating I just want to run in that pack.
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Jul 19 2012, 06:37 PM #6

It is only cheating if the officials catch it.
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Jul 20 2012, 12:50 PM #7

Very cool, seeing those pictures really brings back memories
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Jul 20 2012, 03:57 PM #8

Xane might be able to help you with Engine Mods
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Jul 20 2012, 06:34 PM #9

Hey north. Xane is never on these boards but I do talk to him on the phone once in a while. Do you want to pass on your phone number to him? let me know. He is the go kart king. You could talk to smooth who is brilliant when it comes to motors as opposed to the steering end of the car...lol. I know of no other small motor guy as good a smooth..
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Jul 21 2012, 12:10 AM #10

North one of the guys that I slot car race with is into home made mini bikes big time, anyways he knows all about these exact same Harbor Freight motors and his is modded. He said there are even billitt parts for them, I think he said he's getting about 12HP out of his and there are guys pushing them over 20HP.

I'll talk to him and find out what web sites are out there for stuff. I'd think just like we were doing with the Briggs start with a performance cam. :thumbsup:

On another note North; I still have my Digitron DT-32KT3 Gauge Tach/Temp and EGT with memory and limit set. Thinking I should sell it so if you know anyone that might be interested let me know, have the steering wheel mount and all probes.

And like Zip said brings back the memories and wishing I could get back into it again but that is another life.

Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the back of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall.
BUT Torque is how far you take the wall with you!!
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upnorthdogg
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Jul 21 2012, 01:14 AM #11

Cool. My cyl. head temp wire broke so all I use is the RPM cant even look at it racing so the memory is nice after the race. Ive see lots of mod stuff for the motor just dont know what combination would work. Ive got 2 of the blue clones from Harbor Freight. Yea let Zane know Robbie he might have some info for me he can pm me on the URL. I might try to get ahold of Lance Eckvall he might have some info. Im sure you remember them KJ. Heres what Im hearing in our group. Alcohol just makes the engine run cooler no different that gas otherwise. Im pretty sure there is some HP added just running alcohol. Ill let the guys know about the Digitron KJ.
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Jul 21 2012, 02:03 AM #12

From what I remember Methanol doesn't really add any more power. It is right that it runs the motor cooler to a degree but you have to flow twice as much as gas through the carb and I think add some more timing. Pyro could probably add some to this, would be the same for the V8's too. :flag:

I'll try to get a hold of the guy I know this weekend. :thumbsup:

Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the back of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall.
BUT Torque is how far you take the wall with you!!
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