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BRAT shifter kart update, many new parts, engine purchased

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#1 subarubrat


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Posted 17 September 2004 - 09:28 PM

ENGINE--Just bought it, a fantastic piece of mechanical mayhem. Originally a 55Hp 2 stroke dirt bike engine, it has a 5 spd tranny and has been ported, bored, and fitted with a higher CR piston. I have a very trick carb and pipe for it. I will be right at 70Hp, about as much as a real BRAT. For reference, a 40Hp class kart pulls 0-60 times around 3 seconds.

CHASSIS--Frame kit came Wed along with hubs, bearings, spindles, pedals, hydrolic disks, bearings, tie rods etc. etc. etc. It has been raining and nasty all week so no progress has happened. I had to drop the wheels off at the machine shop to have the center hole enlarged to match the hubs.

BODY-- Coming along, still needs more sanding and painting but the fiberglass repair is done and the majority of the heavy scraping and sanding is done. The color will be the same as my BRAT.

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#2 moosens


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Posted 18 September 2004 - 12:05 AM

Kick starter....bitchin!!!!

Just curious,have you made out a last will and testament?
Rubber side down Bud,good luck.

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 01:26 AM

be careful with that kart! wouldnt want to wreck a nice brat body :-p It would be cool if this thing could fit in your big brat! but I guess you've got the fuel cell in there eh. Anyways, :cool:

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 08:38 AM


That was exactly the first word that came to mind while reading this.. followed immediately by 'holy ****! he's going to get himself killed'

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 11:57 AM

That's sweet! You're definitely going to have to get a video of you tearin it up in that thing! Good Job and Good luck!

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 02:50 PM

that looks like its going to be so much fun

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 07:29 PM

:slobber: :eek: :headbang: :burnout: :burnout:

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 09:34 PM

that really does say it all huh

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 09:46 PM

Weather is clearing off, I should have some updated chassis fab pics and pics of the body in the next few days.

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 08:50 AM

Subarubrat - I think you need to move out west - the weather's better and all of us west coasters could help you build all these fun things!:grin:

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 01:37 PM

What no turbine power?:)

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 06:38 PM

Freak my friend, I assue you as a fellow gonzo engineer that you will not be dissapointed. Take a ride in it at next years Carlsile second annual east coast Subaru show.

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 12:05 AM

Any pics of the brat shifter kart? I saw the two pics of your tires, but that was all I was able to find.

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 12:42 PM

:slobber: :eek: :headbang: :burnout: :burnout:

I'd like to third that!

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