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JeffroJ



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:15 am    Post subject: Questions Reply with quote

Hi everyone, I am getting everything ready on my kart for Sunday and have a few questions, which some of them I will find the answers to when I get to the track, but this is my first time to a kart race and I would like to be prepared.

1. Do I need to buy a transponder, or can I rent one at the track?

2. The kingpin is the front wheel's spindle, correct?

3. Is engine temp. a big concern on the clones? I am thinking I will just run with a tach, to prevent floating a valve.

3. Where does everyone park at the track? It must be pretty crowded with cars, trucks, and trailers, right?

4. Where do I put my kart when other classes are racing?

5. Is there any rules for safety gear, flame retardant suit, snell helmet, etc.?

Thanks and look forward to racing with all of you,
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Darrin Tebbe
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:38 am    Post subject: Re: Questions Reply with quote

I've answered your questions below:

JeffroJ wrote:

1. Do I need to buy a transponder, or can I rent one at the track?

You can rent a transponder

2. The kingpin is the front wheel's spindle, correct?

Yes the kingpin is the vertical bolt that secures the spindle

3. Is engine temp. a big concern on the clones? I am thinking I will just run with a tach, to prevent floating a valve.

Just follow the jetting suggestions in the FAQ and you will be fine on temp.

3. Where does everyone park at the track? It must be pretty crowded with cars, trucks, and trailers, right?

Plenty of parking space

4. Where do I put my kart when other classes are racing?

You move it back to your pit, wherever you decide to set up

5. Is there any rules for safety gear, flame retardant suit, snell helmet, etc.?

Abrasion resistant jacket or suit (usually condura nylon), neck collar, gloves, and a quality helmet (would suggest Snell)

Make sure all steering and brake bolts are drilled and safety wired, if you have ballast (lead) you need to drill that bolt and safety wire it as well.


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Doug Austin



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeffro,did you say you were getting it ready for sunday? we hope to see you on saturday....Darrin can we double nut with lock nuts..
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WKA has always allowed double nuts on ballast weights. Also, weights need to be painted white.

Jeff
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Mac Norman



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing I've been running double nuts years. Laughing
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Darrin Tebbe
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff Sikes wrote:
WKA has always allowed double nuts on ballast weights. Also, weights need to be painted white.

Jeff


You are right. I could have sworn that they changed that a year or so ago.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to double nut all weight, if it is over 7 pounds it must be double bolted and double nutted or safety wired.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Mac Norman"]Laughing I've been running double nuts years. Laughing[/quote]


same here Mac but mine ain't over 7 pounds !! Laughing Crying or Very sad Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff: arrive early (*:30) so you have plenty of time to get set up and comfortable. You are more than welcome to pit with me. If you do not have something, someone will. Everyone is more than happy to help.

My only rule is that you never pass me no matter how fast you are. Laughing

See you SATURDAY! cb
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone, I just now have to weigh the kart, I will either be filling my pockets with nuts and bolts or strapping a dumbbell to the front of my kart. Why does the weight need to be painted white, am I missing something?

Chip, it would be great if I can pit with you, can't make any promises on the passing though.

Also, do I need a mount for the transponder? or can I just stuff it in my pocket?
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