Evolution of a young hillclimber.

Re: Evolution of a young hillclimber.

Postby sachilles » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:31 pm

dsldubn wrote:I had a similar cart...but my parents never got us stuff like this...I had to wait until I was a little older and dumpster dive for parts and pieces. Our first cart was built from a pressure washer we found on the side of the road (must have fallen from a truck), an old lawn tractor, and a go kart frame that had been discarded at the dump. Front wheels were way bigger than the rear wheels, and it was 1 wheel drive too...but I got clocked at 31mph on it!

Anyway, great to see this..brings back a lot of memories, and also sparks ideas for a build for my daughter


Start keeping an eye on craigslist. just like the electric ride on toys, people neglect go karts to the point of ditching them for short money. Doesn't have to take a lot of money to get them going again in most cases especially for our group.
I paid short money for this thing and it was essentially ready to run, but the engine wasn't great.
A few placed make kart kits. If I could weld, I might have done that.
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Re: Evolution of a young hillclimber.

Postby hammer » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:39 pm

sachilles wrote:We did successfully convert it from one wheel peal to two wheel drive. As you can see it gives him plenty of grip out of the corners, but it's a little harder to steer.


I see he's getting proper training for when he purchases his first modified...
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Re: Evolution of a young hillclimber.

Postby Rabbit Farmer » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:36 am

Love the pic of with the wheel off the ground.

Mount some gopros to that.... one point fwd and one pointing at him.
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Re: Evolution of a young hillclimber.

Postby sachilles » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:32 pm

This weeks lesson is using the throttle to steer!


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Re: Evolution of a young hillclimber.

Postby sachilles » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:05 am

It's amazing what you can learn by watching Pixar's Cars movie.
Doc Hudson's advice " I'll put it simple: if you're going hard enough left, you'll find yourself turning right. "

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I love that I can explain to my son what opposite lock is, and he gets it.

wondering if I should do some chains, or ice tires for him. More than a little nervous to have him on a frozen lake, but I know he'd love it.
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Re: Evolution of a young hillclimber.

Postby Rabbit Farmer » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:43 pm

If you want ice racing screws, I have a lot of them. Short ones might be good for you.

I can bring to next meeting if you want them.
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Re: Evolution of a young hillclimber.

Postby Chief Geek » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:19 pm

Seth

I wonder if you can put a "splitter" on Andrew's cart that would also plow snow. 2 functions in 1.

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Re: Evolution of a young hillclimber.

Postby sachilles » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:24 pm

Good thought Paul. I have to say he's pretty good with a shovel already, so I will take that under consideration. Or I need to adapt the gear selector on the ATV so it fits him...then he can plow the driveway with that.
I figure he can tow the push mover with the kart as is.
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Re: Evolution of a young hillclimber.

Postby drummingpariah » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:20 pm

Now's the time to test that plow idea.

Also, it's not fair to send a PM to someone with PM's disabled on your account, Seth. That's just mean.
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Re: Evolution of a young hillclimber.

Postby sachilles » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:47 pm

They are enabled, and have been....as you've pm'd me before. Doesn't appear to be full.(84%). Who knows, deleted a bunch anyway just in case. :lol:
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