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  • #44088

    Dan Brown
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    I bought a kid kart for my 5 year old son to race this season. Appears to be a typical DAP Kid Kart, red frame, 50cc Comer,etc but this kart has a fully adjustable heim front end similar to what the dirt karts use. I have searched the web but can’t find a single kid kart with a heim front end, and can’t find any identifying numbers or name on the chassis at all. Seller thought it was a Coyote, and he lived close to the Coyote company in Rochester, so I will give them a call on Monday. Any body seen anything like this before? I can take some pics if needed.

    Dan

    #44089

    Gary Lawson
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    Send me some pics. I’ve seen a couple and may be able to tell you what it is. It’s not a coyote for sure.

    garylawson25@yahoo.com

    #44104

    Dan Brown
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    I will take a couple after the NASCAR race is over and send them to you Gary. Thanks.

    Dan

    #44186

    Dan Brown
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    http://s950.photobucket.com/user/hotshothauling/library/El%20Diablo%20Racing?sort=3&page=1

    Pics here of the kid kart. The yellow bodied and red bodied kid kart are the same, I just installed a new red body last weekend. You can clearly see the heim joints on the front end in the pics. I believe this was built this way and not an aftermarket add-on kit, as the welds and paint on the frame all look original. Any ideas?

    Dan

    #44219

    Gary Lawson
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    It was definitely built that way and not modified. I don’t recognize the kart but by the looks of it I would say it is more than 6 years old and that it likely was built by an oval kart manufacturer. 99% of karts with heim front ends are oval karts

    #44221

    Dan Brown
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    Thanks Gary. I agree its probably more than 6 years old. Most oval karts do have the heim front end, but most  are an offset chassis though so it did seem a little odd to me that it was built this way new. I searched but couldn’t find a straight rail kid kart built for ovals. Guess it really doesn’t matter though, I will set it up for sprint racing and turn him loose on it when the snow melts. Thanks for your help.

    Dan

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