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    Racing and Friends!!!

    Got invited to a road race track by a great friend, Ed....He's on the board here.....As a die hard roundy round racer, I have to admit that the road racing I saw today was outstanding!! The ones I enjoyed the most? The little ones!! 5, 6 and 7 year olds kickin it!! THEY PUT ON ONE HELL OF A...
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    looking for 420 predator hemi head

    Send me a pm....I have a bare hemi head...
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    Fuel Pump and Top Plate....

    So i'm looking at this hunk of metal called a top plate and wondering....does it have to be this big and wide? is there any reason for the fuel pump to be mounted to it other than convenience or can it be mounted to say the side of the blower cover? if you mount it on the side, does the length...
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    Side Cover and Block Issues....

    So...i'm posting this under the clone heading, but it's an issue with the predator as well. i built two new engines at the start of the 2014 racing season. both were built using stock side cover bolts. although the bolt issues have been hashed and trashed on here, this isn't about the bolts...
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    Clone Cam Info and Help

    when we pulled my sons engine apart because we lost the side cover bolts, we found a lobe on the 356 cam was cracked....just a very small line right where it would have been welded and then cut down. maybe it's still good, maybe not....don't want to risk a new motor. so I went to my local kart...
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    NR Racing - Great Customer Service!!!

    Called NR Racing Tuesday morning to check on side cover studs and new chains...ordered online Tuesday afternoon. Got everything in the mail exactly as described online today. The guy I spoke with (don't remember who) was very nice, checked on the stuff I needed right away and promised that if I...
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    Sad Day At Fort Hood

    For all you military types out there....give a thought to the loss at Fort Hood yesterday. Its a sad day for all of us..... Thoughts and prayers from JM Racing, Bonaire Ga., and a retired Air Force NCO to the families and soldiers at Fort Hood......
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    Mounting Champion Rockers

    Decided to pull the champion rockers out and mount them on the 730 heads. how much do i need to tell the machinst to cut from the rocker perches to accommodate them? i'm running a 356 cam in one and a 275 cam in mine.....both engines will use 5.175 chrome moly pushrods......both heads will be...
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    Customer Service at ARC Racing......

    Just got back from visiting ARC Racing in Albany, Georgia....got to give it up for Jody and his awesome customer service!! helped me get the parts I was looking for, offered suggestions to help me run decently and went so far as to show me a few tricks on porting and polishing a head!! awesome...
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    Engine Prices WOW !!!!!

    i have a question concerning a comment on here.....what do you consider to be a "real engine builder"? i am an engine builder....and i'm just as real as the guy doing this for a living. my engines may or may not outrun a snail, but they are mine and they are real....sometimes really fast and...
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    Engine Prices WOW !!!!!

    I like this thread....but I have to ask....dynodon....how can I get a few of your stickers? i'd love to put them on my kart, just to show off!! make people think!!!
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    Engine Prices WOW !!!!!

    oh you in trouble now sneakers!!! no decal, no sponsorship money....no sponsorship money, no racin....no racin, momma's gonna have you washin dishes and cleanin potties!!!
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    Engine Prices WOW !!!!!

    precaite it kart43...naive? i'll agree to that...i haven't been around karting long enough to really see how "store bought" engines compared to what we do in the back yard shops. your right in one respect....rules do get changed based on what happens week in and week out. although a lot of it is...
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    Engine Prices WOW !!!!!

    engine builders will do whatever the customer wants. you want that extra .1 horsepower? it's going to cost due to time and labor. everything an engine builder does is according to the rules and according to the wishes and desires of the customer. i don't think that there is one engine builder...
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    Engine Prices WOW !!!!!

    supply and demand will always rule what the final costs are going to be on anything. that's why i said that we are our own worst enemies. this is not a knock ont he engine bulders...the more that people want from them, the more it's going to cost. they can't afford to build any engine for $200...
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