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  • #27025

    Larry Stewart
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    I just got an Anderson chassis around 2004. Dose anyone know where the serial number is?

    #27042

    Ian Harrison
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    Hi Larry

    You don’t say if it’s a Maverick (3 axle bearings) or a Mirage chassis (2 axle bearings), but it will be stamped on a small rectangular plate that’s tack welded onto the chassis at the front. Usually stamped Anderson across the top with the number underneath. Sometimes (but not always), the year will also appear on the plate in smaller numbers.

    Best Regards

    Ian :-)

    #27104

    Larry Stewart
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    Ian

    Thank you for your reply, it’s a 3 bearing , so I guess a Maverick. I can find no plate on the frame anywhere. I was told it was an Anderson, but have on real idea. I don’t know why you would take the plate off, but there you are.

    #27110

    Ian Harrison
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    You could put up an image. I could identify it from that

    Here is a shot of the front right of a Maverick chassis showing the number plate position (it’s not always exactly there).

    One of the Maverick’s distinguishing features is the mounting stub for the bottom ball joint (Rod-end). You can see that at the left of shot.

    Best Regards

    Ian :-)

    #27238

    Larry Stewart
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    Ian

    You will have to give me your email address for pictures as I can’t post pictures to the forums. I am computer illiterate.

    #27335

    Ian Harrison
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    Hi Larry

    Send to sales@viper-racinguk.co.uk and I’ll have a look/post them up.

    Ian :-)

    #27405

    Ian Harrison
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    Hi Larry

    Seems like the consensus on this side of the pond is we haven’t a clue!! Maybe a home built effort that someone has used a few ideas from different manufacturers.

    Perhaps someone on your side of the pond knows something?

    Here’s the pictures of your chassis

    Larry1

    Larry2

    Here is what Russell Anderson (Anderson CSK Supremo) said, “Don’t recognise this Ian, sure looks a bit of a mish/mash. No welded in steering, brake mounting. Home Brew then. Not Anderson”

    Here is what Boyd Barrington said, ” I think this could well be a modified Spyda. We didn’t make two the same so it’s difficult to be certain, but we did do one (or more) with bolt in T at the front. The seat mounts would have been welded in to match my seat and the conversion to 125 mounts and an airbox(?) bracket are later mods I guess.

    Best Regards

    Ian :-)

    #27486

    Paul Traver
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    Looks like an ADE chassis. I use to have one that looks identical.

    #27492

    Ian Harrison
    Participant

    Hi Paul

    All the ADE’s that I’ve seen had an oval V-shaped stub to carry the bottom ball joint not a tubular mini ‘A’ Frame.

    Ian :-)

    #27495

    Larry Stewart
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    Ian

    Thanks for all your good work. I’ll just have to work with what I’ve got. One piece at a time.

    #27507

    Paul Traver
    Participant

    Hi Ian,

    The  ADE that I had, has the triangle bottom mount like in the picture. Also the bolt in tee for the rack and brake cylinder which can be seen in the picture.

    Paul

     

    #27511

    John Benson
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    Paul, I thought about your old kart first thing when I saw the pic.

    #27534

    Ian Harrison
    Participant

    OK Paul, I defer to your personal knowledge . . . . . but . . . . is it possible yours was a Swift!!

    I now have it on good authority that Larry’s chassis is a Swift, manufactured by Doug Sheppard in the UK.

    The only Swift I was aware of was one that was very similar to the Anderson AK (or perhaps the other way round), but my informant assures me that he used to race one of these A-frame versions and also sold a few along the way to local racers in the South-West of the UK.

    In fact in my search I came across this thread, which I contributed something to a couple of years back and also involved Larry, I presume on a previous kart: http://eknclassic.com/viewtopic.php?t=118460&sid=b0a8345c00c614a8b06face493b7b305

    I believe that quite a few Swift 257’s were sold in the USA and perhaps there was even a series for them, which is confirmed by Mark Croslyn in the above thread???

    The 125 conversion is probably a later addition by a previous owner.

    Best Regards

    Ian :-)

    #27567

    Larry Stewart
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    I still have the Swift. I had a disagreement with the turn 4 tire wall at VIR last year and bent the right front brake rotor along with some fiberglass.  The glass I can fix or replace, but the rotor is a problem. I borrowed the new kart to race until I can get the Swift fixed. I won’t drive anything until I take it apart and check everything. That is where I am now. A big pile of parts.

    #27571

    Paul Traver
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    Hi Ian,

    I’m sure that my chassis was an ADE. It was raced on the west coast by two other owners that claim it’s an ADE.  However after looking at Larry’s pictures closer I don’t see the front seat mount tubes for the PVP seat brackets that mine had. I have also looked at a Swift and can see that my old chassis is quite different from a Swift.

    Paul

    #27575

    DENNIS CRITCHLEY
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    It looks like a Swift 2000 model, it has a long caster bar as you can see by where the rear bracket for the caster bar is welded so far back on the frame.Almost a copy of the Anderson

    They are still a few on the West coast and, were very successful in the right hands
    Calvin bought them in not sure how many!!!
    Dennis

    #27642

    Larry Stewart
    Participant

    Now I’m looking for parts.

    I need 3 rawl nuts that are 13mm x 32mm. Those hold the bottom steering column cross member. I also need 4 rawl nuts that hold the back bumper on. They are two different sizes and I can’t find them right now. What a wonder. I never loose anything.

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