I guess it was a blessing in disguise that I never heard anything back from you, as I’ve been learning things hands on about my kart.
Got my seat mounted, figured out that my seals were gone and my pistons were sticking, making the calipers hard to spin freely. I also unfroze the front wheels with a lot of wd 40 and a socket wrench.
I pull it out every weekend, just to start her up, run through the gears. I do intend on having the brakes cleaned up and gone through professionally, as the brakes are one item on the kart that have to be right.