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#3
definitely not a Tecumseh, not even a Briggs...maybe a Predator!
Good point. Hate to shoot up a good old engine that's not at fault, it's the mechanic fault for not getting it to run.

Maybe deer season was coming up and didn't have a fake deer for target practice so used mini bike instead! All those shots would have been kill shots with a deer....
 
#10
You minibike veterans have some good eyes. I didn't notice the large paint stir stick under seat! ha-ha that is funny.

Just to be fair to the ebay seller this was the third bike of a 3 bike lot. The other 2 bikes were good. Think the price was fair for all 3 bikes as a package?
 

Lizardking

Well-Known Member
#13
maybe different guns because a few went clean through
Different calibers and or distances were used.

I'm digging that patina, bullet hole cover and would try to make everything else on that engine look like it.

I've seen a 23 window VW Bus riddled with bullet holes and patina that was just cleared coated as is. It was found in the woods and everything redone except for the body. Was selling for 90k if I remember correctly.
 

joshua. c.

Well-Known Member
#14
I got my go kart because someone trashed (smashed up) the engine because it wouldn't start. I found a Briggs 5hp all smashed to bits near the abandoned railroad tracks in my home town. so I took it home to salvage parts. Someone saw me take it home and asked me why, so I told him and I asked If he new where it came from, he said It was off his kart he told me he had gotten mad because it wasn't running right and had smashed it. I asked about what he planned for the kart his response was he was going to junk it so I offered 40$ and it was a deal. It started with a free parts motor and ended with a go kart purchase. and I got the kart running the next day with a spare engine I had in the basement. I still have the kart and my friends and I have gotten years of fun out of it and there are many more to come.

What I've done to the kart so far is I replaced the tires and rear sprocket and stretched the frame to fit a large seat, added a roll bar then replaced the 5hp Briggs with an 8hp Tecumseh.


In this case someone trashing an engine had a happy ending, this kart may have been scrap otherwise.

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f4radar

Well-Known Member
#16
I got my go kart because someone trashed (smashed up) the engine because it wouldn't start. I found a Briggs 5hp all smashed to bits near the abandoned railroad tracks in my home town. so I took it home to salvage parts. Someone saw me take it home and asked me why, so I told him and I asked If he new where it came from, he said It was off his kart he told me he had gotten mad because it wasn't running right and had smashed it. I asked about what he planned for the kart his response was he was going to junk it so I offered 40$ and it was a deal. It started with a free parts motor and ended with a go kart purchase. and I got the kart running the next day with a spare engine I had in the basement. I still have the kart and my friends and I have gotten years of fun out of it and there are many more to come.

What I've done to the kart so far is I replaced the tires and rear sprocket and stretched the frame to fit a large seat, added a roll bar then replaced the 5hp Briggs with an 8hp Tecumseh.


In this case someone trashing an engine had a happy ending, this kart may have been scrap otherwise.

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Good story. I’m thankful I learned at an early age that acting out frustration is usually counter productive. It’s one of the lessons I want to teach my grandkids.
 

toomanytoys

Well-Known Member
#19
Putting holes in metal is just a little hobby of mine. 1\4 inch steel plate 200 yards 55 grain .223 in a 20 mile an hour cross wind. Just staying sharp.
It's surprising how mild steel will not stop pretty much any rifle round minus a 22.

I dont shoot much these days. Still have a lot of stuff but don't use them at all. I'll never sell I always consider it a little nest egg worth of items.
 

mustangfrank

Well-Known Member
#20
I miss my abandoned gravel pit access, they started working it again a few years ago and I rarely go to the range. Shooting "stuff" is so much "funner" than paper targets...and educational too ;)
 

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