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Author Topic:   What it takes for a good, reliable, fast kart engine?
jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted July 26, 2001 10:51 AM UIN: 16262997
Just looking for parts in general.

jammin

sideways
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted July 27, 2001 10:44 AM
4cycle.com has a very good "do it yourself"column on the Briggs racing engine.You can also order Jimmy Glenns book.I have not seen it but more reading material never hurts.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted July 27, 2001 01:48 PM UIN: 16262997
I know that 4 cycle is a good site, but I want info on the engines here.......I would like to get as much info to help everyone as possible on here. I am starting my son in karting soon and would like to hear anyone's input. I dont think we need to go anywhere. I see the registrations that are coming in, we have many kart enthusiasts on this site. Come on guys, help me out here. I am new to the kart deal and need any input I can get.

jammin

sideways
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted July 27, 2001 04:07 PM
O.K. O.k.I cannot list everything cause of time restraints.Here are a few basics.Good cam for purple plate motors 95-6Dyno set valve lash by what the card says or degree in cam to find what works best on your block.I prefer dual bearing blocks.With alum. bore, steel bore is good for long time wear.Although they are scarce.If you have a plain bearing block have a bushing put in it.Old orange tiller blocks seam to flow well.I prefer old blocks over new because they have aready been "seasoned" so to speak.I will do what I can.Kart guys help us out I cant do it alone.

30owner
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted July 28, 2001 09:53 AM
The last purple plate motor that I built has 2 wins and 2 2nds. in 4 races. It has a Dover carb, an RS-2 cam from Ark's Racing Engines, and a RLV-5419c pipe. I've also had good luck with a PC-145 cam for purple plates.

30owner

englishfan96
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 100
posted August 21, 2001 09:24 PM
Best thing to do rder an eradicator cam from Turk Brothers dual bearing block with a steel boar,alum. boar will have u with a piston welded to the block,also order a machined head,offset the timing 3-5,and order a Killer carberator,get that and u will be in good shape.
P.S.I just ordered a complete engine from Turk.
http://pub56.ezboard.com/btennesseedirtracingforum

sideways
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted August 21, 2001 09:59 PM
In my opinion alum. blocks are faster because of equal expantion of the cyl. and piston both alum.I have only seized one and it was .100over and bored wrong.If1seizes you have other problems I have built some killer open motors with alum. bore.Turk bros. is a great place to buy motors and parts.they also have a kit motor.just my 2 cents

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