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Shriner Go Kart
« on: December 01, 2022, 09:51:00 PM »
Hello everybody!

Needing a break from the radials I saw an ad on craigslist for a little 1/2 scale 1910 model T. These were cars built by snapper mower before they were snapper. They are 1/2 scale and were meant to be purchased as promotional tools and expensive toys for kids. Businesses would display them in the front window of there store. Some would purchase them and then give them away like Coke-a-cola, car dealers, and companies all over the globe.

Well I bought it. Then I bought another one. And then another one. 3 grand daughters so I need 3 cars! Well all 3 are now fixed up and we are waiting for the memorial day parade in may. I have no more room so I cant buy another. So I decided to make a 1/3 scale copy. I have a spare 1/3rd scale engine block and it is the same engine that these had on them new.

So here is the plan. Build the cart complete then actually finish the engines I started years ago.

Do not be like the cat who wanted a fish but was afraid to get his paws wet.

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Re: Shriner Go Kart
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2022, 09:53:26 PM »
Those are great!

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Re: Shriner Go Kart
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2022, 10:05:04 PM »
I have been at it for a couple weeks so I have the frame done. I did it in brass so it would solder easily. The body is well on its way. The hand controls are well on there way. Yes there are no pedals. The tow truck is this way so on the full size car I added a brake pedal. This morning I started on the front axle and all the parts to steer the vehical. Hope to actually finish this one some day.

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Re: Shriner Go Kart
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2022, 10:10:08 PM »
Will the MiniShriner be RC controlled? Or do you need to teach your shop elves to drive?

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2022, 10:11:52 PM »
Shop elves only. It is meant to be a fully funtioning model like the real thing. Hopefully it will turn out that way Haha.
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2022, 10:34:36 PM »
That awesome Steve!   I remember them running the cars at the 4th of July parade in my town.   I always thought they were cool

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Re: Shriner Go Kart
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2022, 10:51:42 PM »
I love both the 3 'half sized' and your own model  :praise2:

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Re: Shriner Go Kart
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2022, 12:44:44 AM »
Those are so cool!
As a retired firefighter/EMT Im kinda partial to the red one :Love:
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Re: Shriner Go Kart
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2022, 09:15:23 AM »
Those are so cool!
As a retired firefighter/EMT Im kinda partial to the red one :Love:
Cheers

I get that. When I got a visit from the police they had a disagreement as to who had to sit in the red one. They wanted to sit in the black and white.

The police car has a kill switch, push button start, head lights, tail lights, brake lights, emergency flashers, and a siren. That one is fun to drive.
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2022, 01:56:57 PM »
Those are some fine toys  :)  :)  :)  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1:
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Re: Shriner Go Kart
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2022, 02:28:06 PM »
But there are four people in the first pic. Which 3 are your grand daughters?

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Hugh

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Re: Shriner Go Kart
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2022, 03:33:49 PM »
But there are four people in the first pic. Which 3 are your grand daughters?

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Dang, those are big (and furry) grand daughters!     :lolb:

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Re: Shriner Go Kart
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2022, 04:59:58 PM »
Steve,
That looks like a really fun project! I forgot is that a Brigs or Tecumseh single?
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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2022, 06:33:21 PM »
Tecumseh 3hp. The same engine that is on the little mini bike. The only difference is the exhaust port exits the side of the block. The full size engine exits the rear of the block next to the carb. Should work out fine.

Hugh, they are the 3 in the fancy cloths.
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