''GO STEELERS'' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I74 Definitely looks like the Steelers QB should of practiced with his receivers ''a lot'' more recently. 2 weeks ago
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Smokin Joe Wow! Talk about a bad 1st quarter! Unreal! 1 week ago
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I74 Browns hit the ground running right out of the gate. 1 week ago
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I74 shared a photo. 2 weeks ago

Did a ''temporary'' - ''very rough set up '' on my Kart tonight,, just to check it out.

Smokin Joe That frame looks good stripped down! I did a harley a few years ago. Sanded it to bare metal and then I just clearcoated over the bare metal. Gas tank and all! People loved it! 1 week ago
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I74 Thanks Joe ! . The only thing that is going to have paint is just the frame itself. All the chrome, king pins,, steer shaft assy,, seat mounts,,, titanium bearing casettes ,, & hardware,,,,, will all stay unpainted. .Color I ' am using for the frame is,, Krylon - ''candy blue raz metallic''.. Got the frame all ready to paint. 1 week ago
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I74 Added,, the unpainted stuff ,, I just use good paste wax, ''no clear cote''.. Every time you wax that stuff,, it gets smoother & shinier.. I love the look of ''bare'' - polished / waxed metals. 1 week ago
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Been busy refurbishing on my Buddy's Margay … I made the aluminum master cyl. lid by hand. .. We are placing a ''big'' order for parts & stuff,, later today. - feeling cool

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Smokin Joe Nice and clean! 1 week ago
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Smokin Joe I see the Panther on the steering wheel! That's a nice wheel. Too nice to have been a dirt kart. 1 week ago
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I74 That's for sure … I ruined 2 white cotton polishing towels getting that spiffed up,, but it was worth it. 1 week ago
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I74 Just learned something … The embroidered cat on the steering wheel is a ''Margay'' . They are about the size of a average house cat, look like a miniature Panther,, & reside in south America... They basically live in trees, & are classified as a cat that thinks it's a monkey . . I never knew that there was so many species of ''small'' cat's in the wild. 11 hours 47 minutes ago
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Joe,, I sent you a PM. The Wifey deleted your e - mail before I got to read it. ''Go figure'' … I sent you my own personal e - mail address, use that one for now on,, ok ? Thanks,, Ian

Smokin Joe No Problem! 3 weeks ago
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Well,, my Raiders are out & they ''suck''... Should of stayed in Oakland... I will be rooting for the Steelers now,, & hope they give Mahone's an ''@$$'' woop'n in the playoffs !!

Tony Hallo I hope you're right. 3 weeks ago
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Smokin Joe Chances of that are "very slim" lol! 3 weeks ago
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I74 Hey,, if the Raiders beat them once, & almost twice,, this season,,, Steelers can do it also. 3 weeks ago
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I74 Added,, if anything good came out for the Raiders this season,, it was beating Mahone's in KC ! ''LOL''. . Definitely a feather in the Raiders hat !! 3 weeks ago
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I74 I also remember after that game,, Mahone's didn't even congratulate the Raiders, & instead just went straight down to the locker room... ''What a sore looser'' ! .. I want to see it again .!!!!!!!!!. ''LOL'' !!!!!!!!! 3 weeks ago
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Been busy today …...

Tony Hallo Any progress? 4 weeks ago
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I74 Yea Tony,, I got my frame stripped, & rebuilt my master cyl. & caliper.. Plus a lot of resto. finishing & polishing on parts. 4 weeks ago
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Tony Hallo Looks like you need some new rubber. 3 weeks ago
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I74 Since they are going to be just large subdivision street cruisers, we are putting Carlisle 15/6/6 turf saver -2 tires on the rears, & 13/5/6, Turf saver 2's on the fronts. they are 2 ply tires, & don't have a lot of tread,, & will give some rebound suspension feel,, plus road clearance. Tires are only around 16 bucks ea! 3 weeks ago
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Smokin Joe That is cheap. I used to remove the valve stem on the back and polish the rims while it was running. switch the front back there and after high speed polishing with mother's, mount the rubber and air them up. Lasted half the race season. 3 weeks ago
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Smokin Joe I recognize that frame. Mine was the same color blue until I painted it. Really good kart. 3 weeks ago
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I74 I figured you would recognize the Margay, Joe. Best we can tell,. it's an 82' Xpert - Sprint. 3 weeks ago
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I74 Bet that type of polishing with Mothers,, made them rims look like mirrors ! 3 weeks ago
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Smokin Joe Yep, and the gas throttle did all the work! 3 weeks ago
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I74 Think I'll do that to ours also before I mount the tires. I will do the sprocket & rotor hubs also. Good time While I' am at,, to dress the rotors,, using adhesive back sand paper stuck on a large paint stir stick with them turning.. 3 weeks ago
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Research shows that this is pretty much what the chassis looks like I 'am picking Sun.,, just not as nice,, ''yet''... Pretty sure it's a later 80''s Coyote ''Bullet ''sprint,, ''not a Margay''... Am making it into electric,, & the frame will be electric blue metallic..
Guy has so many Karts,, I don't think he remembers what half of them are anymore.... LOL.
For 250 bucks,, I feel this is an awesome X-mas present to myself,,, & is going to be a frigg'n blast when it's done !
Even will have reverse !!

Tony Hallo What type of motor? 1 month ago
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I74 48v - 2000w ''1109'' brushless, with 2 - 13s-4p Li packs, wired in parallel,, ect. ect. Rpm's on the motor are rated @ 5,500+. 1 month ago
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I74 Added,, AUW of the bare Kart chassis is supposed to be around 90lbs. Both packs together weigh 9 - 10 lbs. The motor weighs around 9lbs, & the alum. axel I' am getting,, weighs only 3 lbs. My goal is to keep the total AUW @ under 120lbs.!!! .. Think it's ''very'' doable,, & will be extremely light for one of these types. 1 month ago
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I74 Added again,, If I put wings on it,, it would probably fly ! ''LOL''!! 1 month ago
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Tony Hallo Well did you get it? 1 month ago
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Smokin Joe It looks like fun! We went through tons of those racing. My oldest son was the Eastern United States Burris Champion. 1 month ago
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Smokin Joe I think I got some rims and slicks up in the barn. I'll take a look. 1 month ago
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I74 Got my bullet, & my buddy stole an early 80's ''Margay'' Xpert. also for 250. !! They are well used but complete. 1 month ago
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I74 Pretty rough, but still 2 Gems !! 1 month ago
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I74 The Guy traded us out the 9'' rear rims for 6 1/2's. All the rims are 6'' dia.,, but some are pretty rough. We would gladly be interested in some nicer 6 - 6 -1/2 rims, Joe,, if you have at least a couple. Don't need the tires though. Also,, The brake systems, are the obsolete ''Enginetics'' - duel line, duel piston caliper ones. Plastic rectangular master cyl. lid on his, with ''4 corner... Show more 1 month ago
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Hey Joe,, do you have any decent 6'' solid aluminum ''Kart'' tubeless rims,, 5 - 6 in wide ''or so'',, that you might want to part with ??

Smokin Joe Probably, I'll have to check! Pretty sure I got some. 2 months ago
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Got a late 80's ''Margay'' - ''complete'' racing Kart chassis lined up for a ''winter project'' - electric conversion.
Am ''stealing'' this for $250 bucks !!.. It's a 3 hr. drive,, but will be ''well'' worth it.
My Buddy is going with me to get it,, & the Guy also has a bunch more Karts that are not listed for sale. He is going to offer my Buddy one also. - feeling cool

Smokin Joe When we raced gokarts back in the day, I have a Margay Panther X! I will hunt for some pics. Won many races with it! 2 months ago
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I74 Very cool Joe !.. I did a ratio/ mph chart this morning. RPM'S on the motors is 5,200. We gott'a go with 6' rims, so we can run 14.5 in. tires on the rears,, to keep clearance for running on the streets in our subdivision, like where we run the Mini's. 2 months ago
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I74 Added,, Came up with the best all around gear ratio so far of 6.8 - 1, with those tall tires. Top speed is only going to be around 34mph, but the speed limit here is only 25 - 35. . These are just going to be cruisers anyway, & that ratio would probably be the alll around best efficiency set up that I have figured ''so far''. Thinking of Carlisle 15 / 6.5 / 6, ''Turf saver 2'' for the rears,, &... Show more 2 months ago
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I74 Added again,, They will be powered by 48v - 1800w BLDC motors & controllers, like in the last Mini I did,, but with bigger packs. The packs will be 2 - 13s 4p ones, with 52 - 3000ma 18650 cells in ea. pack,, & then ''of course'',, 2 packs in parallel. 2 months ago
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I74 Real cool thing with going electric on these Karts that I forgot to mention earlier,, The controllers have reverse function in them, that have 2 wires allotted out of them to go to a switch for reverse. Basically when the 2 wire circuit is connected, the controller reverses the motor @ around 40% power capacity. 2 months ago
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I74 Frigg'n posted before I was done. . . Anyway,, it will be really slick to back these up under power & not have to roll out & push them. LOL. 2 months ago
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Haven't been following football much this season until recent. I see the Steelers are killing it this year ! If they end up playing the Chiefs,, I hope they put a ''big'' woop'n on Mahones. They lucked out beating my Raiders, that was a real good game though, Sunday night in Vegas. It's funny that the Chiefs got most the penalties & played dirtier. ''That's a switch''. LOL.

Smokin Joe Yeah, hope steelers win! 2 months ago
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I74 I hope so too !! Raiders totally sucked against the Saint's. Couldn't even watch the game. Raiders beat them selfs. 2 months ago
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I74 Raiders almost blew it against the pretty much ''worst record team'' - Jets. Scraped by for a win by the skin of their teeth. Was still embarrassing . 2 months ago
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No reply's or likes ?? What's going on Guys??

''Note'' :,,
ended up with a 6.1 - 1 gear ratio on the 48v Mini.
10t on the motor & 61t on the rear.

Tony Hallo Not much happening in the Hood! 2 months ago
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Smokin Joe Yeah, it's been a slow year at the flyfield. Everyone is too busy to fly I guess. 2 months ago
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I74 shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 3 months ago

Got it all buttoned up & took it for a couple of ''chilly'' shake down rides. ''It flies'' !! Not as quick as my ''Purple haze'' GX-200 Mini,, but every bit as fast. AUW is only around 75lbs!

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Mike Wilson Nice job! 2 months ago
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I74 Thanks Mike !! 2 months ago
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