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#242676 - 12th Jul 2008 3:54pm Mi_Craig : Deavinsons Sprint (Haase)
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As a few may know, I bought myself a second vehicle Just before christmas.

Well, Here she is in the Flesh, Minus Wheels and an engine, and after some TLC, shell be right as rain...

Once the engines in, she'll do 80mph in one gear, and onto 18000 rpm..








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#242683 - 12th Jul 2008 4:32pm Re: Mi_Craig : Deavinsons Sprint (Haase) [Re: MGCraig]
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Very nice! Where did you get it from?

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#242714 - 12th Jul 2008 7:04pm Re: Mi_Craig : Deavinsons Sprint (Haase) [Re: NEWBOY]
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I bought it off the owner of Hooton Park, the Kart Circuit Next to Ellesmere Port Vauxhall. He was selling it on behalf of his son, who owns Modus Motorsport.


Cant wait to get it up and running though. But due to lack of funding, and availability, Im guessing thats not going to happen till Christmas, or even next summer frown
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#242731 - 12th Jul 2008 8:18pm Re: Mi_Craig : Deavinsons Sprint (Haase) [Re: MGCraig]
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Gutted you can't get it sorted soon.

Keep us updated on the progress.

Whats the plans for it? Just wheels and an engine?
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#242772 - 12th Jul 2008 9:22pm Re: Mi_Craig : Deavinsons Sprint (Haase) [Re: BMW Joe]
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Well I was thinking Tint The Windows... 17" TSW Volcanos..Lower it 3 mm...

Nah, Its pretty Much just Buy an engine for it. Ive got the wheels, but they werent available to pick up today. The Engine is a sealed Unit, and cant be tampered with, so no modifying performance wise...

Get my Kart Licence...one or two spares, and hopefully compete in a few races.


Only thing I need to replace is the Brake Disc, its warped, rusty and there are chunks missing from it...
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#242774 - 12th Jul 2008 9:33pm Re: Mi_Craig : Deavinsons Sprint (Haase) [Re: MGCraig]
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May I ask how much? Just interested in what price these go for, sounds like a brilliant little project laugh

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#242776 - 12th Jul 2008 9:44pm Re: Mi_Craig : Deavinsons Sprint (Haase) [Re: NEWBOY]
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No Probs. I bought mine for 275, without engine...

The engine is the expensive part. Project wise, buying a chassis then an engine is a great way to learn. However, for an easy time (But seemingly more expensive)its best to buy a complete package.

They go for all prices on Ebay, but are usually around 1000.

Different classes of kart are more expensive however. Mine is a Senior Rotax, which are sealed units. This makes the engines more expensive at first, but keeps racing fair..

TKM engines are cheaper, but they are not sealed, so anyone cn tamper with them, meaning basically, unless youve got like 5000 to spend, your not gonna win.

Sorry for the essay, bt prices really do range, depending on what condition theyre in. Its by no means cheap, Like all motorsport. Spares make up a lot of the cost.

Hope I didnt put you off...
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#242777 - 12th Jul 2008 9:47pm Re: Mi_Craig : Deavinsons Sprint (Haase) [Re: MGCraig]
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No am not put off, was just interested!

Keep us informed but I guess an engine update may take awhile unless you find 1k in the sofa

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#242780 - 12th Jul 2008 9:55pm Re: Mi_Craig : Deavinsons Sprint (Haase) [Re: NEWBOY]
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Precisely. Specially with having to help pay for rallying with my driver, and Being at uni as well.


If anyones interested by the way, There is racing on Tomorrow at Hooton Park...TKM, Formula Blue, and The Rotax Classes (Mine)

If your free, go and check it out...

Clicky For TrackNess
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#242783 - 12th Jul 2008 10:05pm Re: Mi_Craig : Deavinsons Sprint (Haase) [Re: MGCraig]
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wow cool! i want one! i use my bike right by the track most weekends

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#242784 - 12th Jul 2008 10:10pm Re: Mi_Craig : Deavinsons Sprint (Haase) [Re: Wheels]
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Christ man, how many gadgets have you got...you must be minted hahaha


Stop stealing from Ghost Dogs Wallet
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#242785 - 12th Jul 2008 10:18pm Re: Mi_Craig : Deavinsons Sprint (Haase) [Re: MGCraig]
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what can i say, ghost dog is kind to me. how much you reken it would cost to get everything i need to join ya?

i could use my new helmet cam lol

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#242787 - 12th Jul 2008 10:39pm Re: Mi_Craig : Deavinsons Sprint (Haase) [Re: Wheels]
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Well, no doubt if you had the time and money, youd be doing it before me...

If you want the whole package, this is what you want
Expensive / Easy Route


Or, you can do it as Ive done it...275 for the chassis with everything, except Engine, Radiator or exhaust...The Expensive Bits...
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#242789 - 12th Jul 2008 10:43pm Re: Mi_Craig : Deavinsons Sprint (Haase) [Re: MGCraig]
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2200! not paying tha

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#242791 - 12th Jul 2008 10:49pm Re: Mi_Craig : Deavinsons Sprint (Haase) [Re: Wheels]
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Motorsport aint cheap or easy Bud.

Have to do it my hard, less expensive more frustrating way of sourcing the parts you need..and having people with too much time and too much money snap them up before you can have a say
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