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gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
11/26/23 9:14 p.m.

cleaned up the surround with an SOS pad and put the new lens on, looks pretty nice. managed to find a pair of the side markers for a decent price from a guy that sells used MG parts. they must be the most expensive part on a midget

gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
11/27/23 1:08 p.m.

axles were the part that were holding this up, but they're finally on their way back from the machine shop so I should be able to make more substantial progress soon. Pretty pumped to get it going, I'm taking some time off work coming up so I'm hoping to have it mostly finished by new years

TurboFource
TurboFource HalfDork
11/27/23 7:00 p.m.

Looking forward to seeing this on the move (mine too!)!

gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
12/7/23 8:59 p.m.

Put the alcantara headliner in (mostly), need to put in the headliner, A pillar trim, and dashpad before the windshield goes in.

gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
12/8/23 12:53 a.m.

also made a couple of straps for the fuel cell

TurboFource
TurboFource HalfDork
12/8/23 8:11 a.m.

I see the heater inlet is blocked off, what are doing for heat?

gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
12/8/23 9:03 a.m.

I'm not planning on having a heater, as my plan is to use it mostly on the track and occasionally on nice days in the spring and summer. If I end up having an issue with fogging on the windshield or something I'll probably just rig up something electric under the dash. (steal a hair dryer from a hotel and wire it in)

gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
12/14/23 5:28 p.m.

putting this info about the coilovers and oil  change procedure here for future reference.

gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
12/18/23 8:57 p.m.

the wheels finally arrived, after a long wait. I think they're about perfect

TurboFource
TurboFource HalfDork
12/18/23 9:17 p.m.

Nice!

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/18/23 9:34 p.m.
gixxeropa said:

the wheels finally arrived, after a long wait. I think they're about perfect

You are correct.

gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
12/19/23 1:37 p.m.

They weighed in at 9.5 pounds according to my bathroom scale, not bad at all. 13x6, not sure if I'm gonna use these as my street wheels or for track. I have a set of nascar steelies that are like 12 pounds that currently have my slicks on them.

gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
12/26/23 1:19 p.m.

the eagle has landed. Now things can really get going

gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
12/26/23 1:55 p.m.

First step is to get it ready for the body to go on. Partial disassembly then put the padding on the backbone. I'm going with closed cell neoprene foam

gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
12/26/23 3:25 p.m.

Viking custom coilovers forward neutral reverse gearbox 

Pedal box setup

TurboFource
TurboFource HalfDork
12/26/23 8:57 p.m.

I used 1/4" closed cell neoprene with adhesive backing off of Amazon... was easy to use

gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
12/27/23 11:31 p.m.

here's my plan for the shifter setup. Left one has a lockout, and will be used for forward/reverse. Right one will shift the motorcycle engines trans

rdcyclist
rdcyclist HalfDork
12/28/23 1:39 p.m.

Were you able to drive the Go-Kart? Maybe slap a coupla pieces of plywood down for a seat...

gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
12/28/23 2:15 p.m.

In reply to rdcyclist :


Maybe I could find space to ratchet strap on a fuel tank . But honestly it should be pretty quick to drop the body on, so I'll probably just exercise a little bit of patience 

Apexcarver
Apexcarver MegaDork
12/29/23 7:57 a.m.

I love it!  

Can't wait to see it with the body on. 

TurboFource
TurboFource HalfDork
12/29/23 9:01 a.m.

So does the "cage" get removed and reinstalled after the body goes on?

gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
12/29/23 11:38 a.m.

In reply to TurboFource :

Yes, it basically sandwiches the body between the frame and roll bar assembly thing.

gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
12/29/23 9:48 p.m.

shifter and cable mostly done. Put in some rivnuts for the shifter for ease of installation. Then put padding on the backbone of the chassis. 3/8 inch neoprene. Body will hopefully go on tomorrow if no issues are found

gixxeropa
gixxeropa Reader
12/29/23 11:23 p.m.

went ahead and cut out this rear panel for better airflow, still need to clean it up with the sander. Had been deliberating on it but decided I should go ahead and do it before the body was on so there's nothing behind it to damage. I don't know how I got on before I got an oscillating multi tool

Piguin
Piguin Reader
12/30/23 5:22 a.m.

Body off would be an ideal time for a quick test run, to make sure everything mechanical works as it should while you still have ample access to it... just saying.

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