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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
      Participant

      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
        Participant

        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.

    • #27238
      Larry Stewart
      Participant

      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
      Participant

      Hi Larry

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

      Ian :-)

    • #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 :-)

      • #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

         

    • #27495
      Larry Stewart
      Participant

      Ian

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

    • #27511
      John Benson
      Participant

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

    • #27567
      Larry Stewart
      Participant

      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
        Participant

        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
      Participant

      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.

    • #27110
      Ian Harrison
      Participant

      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 :-)

    • #27405
      Ian Harrison
      Participant

      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
      Participant

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

    • #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 :-)

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