|>>my point is these are race karts meant to be raced. so get busy and get er running first with whatever engines handy. don't worry about factory correct or perfect - have fun. your best place to find good fair prices and lots of parts is At A Vintage Race. also you can enjoy the point of your kart which is to run it.
Everyone has a different approach to this hobby. Some like to do what you do and just find any old kart and engine and get it running and race around the track, while some people like to restore their karts better-than-new, and others never run them at all and just hang them on a wall in their basement. All of it is ok, and no one way is the right way, everyone has to do it the way they like to. Also, some people are lucky and live in areas where there are lots of karts and parts, and other people live where there is nothing. There's no way to generalize about this hobby, nor is there any way to say how someone else should be doing it. It's all about doing it the way that makes "you" happy. I also have been very fortunate to find a good supply of karts and parts in my area, but I've also been looking for a particular kart for almost 3 years with no luck. If you have a particular rare kart or engine you want, it could easily take 5 years or longer(if ever) to turn one up, and how long it takes depends a lot on how much you can pay for it, and what condition you want it in.
Last edited on Tue Apr 22nd, 2008 12:51 am by Bill Pryor