Cheap Racing Kart Revival and Thrash!

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11 ամիս առաջ

We bring back an old Margay racing go kart I bought for cheap a few years ago! This barn find go kart was used by the previous owner as a racing go kart for his son (hence the small seat). Today, we fix the stage 1 Predator 212 engine, install new (better fitting) wheels and tires, fix the steering, and more. I crashed this go kart in a mini build off Ike and I had a few years back, so in today's episode, we're fixing the broken parts and going for a rip!
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BRADY Wright
BRADY Wright 19 օր առաջ
This video alone is the reason I wanted a racing cart so I bought racing cart from my friend and I thought it was old but I never realized until know it's a vintage margay😲,it's badass and I love it
BRADY Wright
BRADY Wright 19 օր առաջ
I have the same problem tho no brakes...and no money for brakes, so I just have a stock 212 predator,still very fast tho
BagpipekilR 3 ամիս առաջ
Where do you guys get your wheels? Every single place I have looked is 100 percent out of everything online and all company's have been on backorder for almost a year now? Are kart rims a thing of the past? Like wtf...
Mark Marvin
Mark Marvin 4 ամիս առաջ
That was awesome!!! :) \m/ Mark Marvin \m/
FaZeTImSwEeNeY 7 ամիս առաջ
That motor was the first predator on the channel
Preston Janak
Preston Janak 8 ամիս առաջ
That vid was so funny.I am glad John did not get hurt.
SportbikerNZ 8 ամիս առաջ
4:09 just a dime a dozen casual garage fire, nothing to see here folks.
Mason Rowe
Mason Rowe 9 ամիս առաջ
I just bought a go cart and I love it! But I’m looking for another one as well. I want one just like this that has the engine in the side. Everywhere I look they are either racing karts or 1,000 dollars. Where could I find an old builder that needs work?
Matthew Parsons
Matthew Parsons 9 ամիս առաջ
What do you do when oil is coming out of your valve cover breather and bogging down
XLTJeff 10 ամիս առաջ
Doing the alinement you can use 8 foot florescent light bulbs for your straight edge
Thomas Haley
Thomas Haley 10 ամիս առաջ
I’m 29 i been feeling like I’m too old to buy me a go kart and build I’m so glad i found this channel I’m buying one this weekend
Ethan Aycock
Ethan Aycock 11 ամիս առաջ
I like that water boy reference “I think you zigged when you shoulda zagged”
Zach Lucas
Zach Lucas 11 ամիս առաջ
Hey guys! I picked up a similar cart with a predator 212 on it off craigslist. Motor is in a crate but I was able to get it started. I need motor mounts, brakes, brake lines, exhaust pipe, clutch, and probably some random nuts and bolts I'm sure once I get into it. Was just curious as to where the best place is to buy parts? This is my first cart project and excited to get it running. Thanks!
Austin Patrick
Austin Patrick 11 ամիս առաջ
Love seeing you guys go back to your roots 👍 I've been here since the 9 reasons to buy an old go cart video first came out.
Jordan Peron
Jordan Peron 11 ամիս առաջ
Hey i got a honda propane engine 11 hp. I want to put it on a kart but its a vertical shaft any ideas on how to make it work
Evan Wolfe
Evan Wolfe 11 ամիս առաջ
Or even just some old pit bikes or something I feel like you guys would get a kick out of those
Evan Wolfe
Evan Wolfe 11 ամիս առաջ
Another good video guys good job, but I do think you guys should slowly try investing in a bit more dirt bikes and quads👌. Other than that nice job
Charles Hulsey
Charles Hulsey 11 ամիս առաջ
670 one wheel peel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 11 ամիս առաջ
If you guys ever need anything plasma cut I would do it for you. I have a CNC plasma cutter I'd just ask you to pay shipping. I'm in Canada, not sure where you guys are but send me an email at if you are interested.
DIAVLO 666 11 ամիս առաջ
I wanted to say I love the videos made me buy a go kart myself. I want to ask you do you guys take off the governor on all your motors because I have a Briggs and Stratton 206 motor with a big sprocket on a live axle. I hate the fact that the motor redline so fast and I was thinking of taking the governor off but I don't want to blow the motor since the motor is expensive. What would you recommend me to do I will be using it to race and just drive it around.
DIAVLO 666 11 ամիս առաջ
@Isaac it'll be fine I guess I'll leave it as it is, Thank you.
Isaac it'll be fine
Isaac it'll be fine 11 ամիս առաջ
I havent modded one of those engines yet so im not confident in my advice on that engine
Rovid Bouski
Rovid Bouski 11 ամիս առաջ
Needs tires!!!
taken2810 11 ամիս առաջ
Sitting in firehouse and i look up to see Issac... Fighting the urge to go full fan girl (imma dude) and just letting the man enjoy his meal. Its. Not. Easy.
Isaac it'll be fine
Isaac it'll be fine 11 ամիս առաջ
Lol. Should have said something
i suck Pinkies
i suck Pinkies 11 ամիս առաջ
nice work brothers.. 100 goldsboro here!
Mitch Thompson
Mitch Thompson 11 ամիս առաջ
Did anyone burn their arm on that pipe?
Mitch Thompson
Mitch Thompson 11 ամիս առաջ
Isaac it'll be fine - I thought you melted a hole in your coat right there...
Isaac it'll be fine
Isaac it'll be fine 11 ամիս առաջ
cole thomas
cole thomas 11 ամիս առաջ
bring back the 440cc 2 stroke
Trevor Wilson
Trevor Wilson 11 ամիս առաջ
Are you guys gonna try out the new juggernaut pulley from GPS? I'd really like to see that if you guys still run a 30 series TAV on anything lol
L0uis 8372
L0uis 8372 11 ամիս առաջ
Do you think you would ever do a giveaway? 😂
I realize that this is off topic and not related to this video. But I would love to see you guys make a video of the Predator 173cc vertical shaft engine and really push for performance kits for them on gopowersports. From what I know they are a great engine and it would really open up a lot of great opportunities for the race mower community
motor life
motor life 11 ամիս առաջ
Flip the tire 😂😂😂
TLC Tinkerin
TLC Tinkerin 11 ամիս առաջ
You guys need both an off road and paved go-cart tracks!!!!!!
Dollene McDougald
Dollene McDougald 11 ամիս առաջ
black wido 670 vs drag rail w 670 winer gose agenst x kart winer vs 900cc dukarty
Bruce D
Bruce D 11 ամիս առաջ
I vote “Jeep trueacane”
Andrew Harvey
Andrew Harvey 11 ամիս առաջ
What sprockets are you running on this cart? Thanks
Andrew Harvey
Andrew Harvey 11 ամիս առաջ
@Isaac it'll be fine thanks trying to build my kart and just working on the gearing. Currently running a 12t to 72t and tons of torque but top speed is terrible. Thinking about just getting a torque converter if I can squeeze one on it, tight fit frame is a old Bug Stinger
Isaac it'll be fine
Isaac it'll be fine 11 ամիս առաջ
I think it was a 12 tooth clutch and either 53 or 58 axle sprocket. #35 chain
Jamie Bryant
Jamie Bryant 11 ամիս առաջ
How would you mount a bigger tire on a basic yard kart non live axle
Jacob Sebastien
Jacob Sebastien 11 ամիս առաջ
It needs a Tillotson 212" 💪😏
Skott LeFever
Skott LeFever 11 ամիս առաջ
I have a very similar go kart that was in the back of Johns truck. It’s a Manco Phoenix? I think. Mines just the frame with everything except an engine.
Michael Ray
Michael Ray 11 ամիս առաջ
I didn't get a really good look, but I believe that is a Margay ProX from about 1979. Was one of the best handling (fastest) karts of it's time. You should consider putting a 2-cycle kart engine on it and take it to place where you can run on asphalt.
505 Street Cars
505 Street Cars 11 ամիս առաջ
What ever happened with the AWD cart?
505 Street Cars
505 Street Cars 11 ամիս առաջ
Bring it back please!!
Isaac it'll be fine
Isaac it'll be fine 11 ամիս առաջ
chris mueller
chris mueller 11 ամիս առաջ
i got a predator 212 on my mini bike that i got on a trade and i would like to drill some holes in the airslean cover to get more air will that be ok or damage it thanks cm
David Kelm
David Kelm 11 ամիս առաջ
All these low slick carts build a paved track 🏁
bacon 11 ամիս առաջ
I have a 4 wheeler atv and I've been tuning and upgrading the motor but still have fixed the rear brakes
Eugene Russell
Eugene Russell 11 ամիս առաջ
28.9 John was right in between complete control and losing it all.
Know Bull5hit
Know Bull5hit 11 ամիս առաջ
So when are we gunna see some 2 smoker twin action? Didnt you guys get 2 or three of them?
Al Michenfelder
Al Michenfelder 11 ամիս առաջ
Weld the set
found dead repairz
found dead repairz 11 ամիս առաջ
Hey guys I was wondering if you could give me some helpful advice with a carburetor problem that I've been having
Evan Wolfe
Evan Wolfe 11 ամիս առաջ
@found dead repairz yep
found dead repairz
found dead repairz 11 ամիս առաջ
@Evan Wolfe well thank you anyway
Evan Wolfe
Evan Wolfe 11 ամիս առաջ
@found dead repairz oh ok well I haven't worked much on those bikes I'm used to our quads and buggies and some stt400 so don't know what to tell ya
found dead repairz
found dead repairz 11 ամիս առաջ
Or maybe a sonic cleaning
found dead repairz
found dead repairz 11 ամիս առաջ
Its not just one .its a 4pack
James McGee
James McGee 11 ամիս առաջ
I want one!
james kauffman
james kauffman 11 ամիս առաջ
Jimmy DiResta is having a go cart build off at his go cart track in New York. May time frame.
Zach 11 ամիս առաջ
I'm always down for classic C&C.
Yummy Boarders
Yummy Boarders 11 ամիս առաջ
2, 670s gotta do it now 😂
Island Life
Island Life 11 ամիս առաջ
It almost wasn't okay
Matthew Cassar
Matthew Cassar 11 ամիս առաջ
I like the new hagerty theme music and style
Austin W
Austin W 11 ամիս առաջ
gotta love a good ol thrash session
juliano cesar
juliano cesar 11 ամիս առաջ
man you're crazy you almost get lost in the curve kkkkk like
jason white
jason white 11 ամիս առաջ
Get brakes
nick 11 ամիս առաջ
guys, i need to see more of that sweet ass boat. that big blue and red trawler yall got, whats up with it?
Isaac it'll be fine
Isaac it'll be fine 11 ամիս առաջ
The guy that had the house before me owns it
hershel_777 11 ամիս առաջ
We like Matthew.
Funner Than Before
Funner Than Before 11 ամիս առաջ
you guys should do a GY6 build on this kart... just a suggestion.
MACVSOG 5th SFG. 11 ամիս առաջ
Dude that thing was clapped
Henry Escat
Henry Escat 11 ամիս առաջ
I just want a mini bike... One day it will come.
CalvaryCustoms 11 ամիս առաջ
NOW HOLD ON a tick. Let's not just breeze by this "Two 670's in the Back" idea! 🤔
Down to a Science
Down to a Science 11 ամիս առաջ
Please move back into the old garage if you can, I don't mean to be rude at all but these videos have kind of lost their charm, and I can't put my finger on why.
fan1701 11 ամիս առաջ
I was gonna say it is getting faster as you go so it must be loosening up. Loose bolt and nut so I guess it was loosening up. LOL
Tacocat 11 ամիս առաջ
where do you guys even find karts like these for so cheap? i look everywhere and find nothing. you guys must be lucky
droptops2000 11 ամիս առաջ
I watch them all. This was so good. Need more shots/angles. U guys rock.
Brad Taylor
Brad Taylor 11 ամիս առաջ
Some of the best fun as a teenager was on such a cart. However, it sat so close to the ground that tall grass would slow it down.
peter debad
peter debad 11 ամիս առաջ
Too much fun!! Thanks guys!!
Michael shifflett
Michael shifflett 11 ամիս առաջ
Sooo convenient to have sheetz at a walking distance lol
Michael shifflett
Michael shifflett 11 ամիս առաջ
Sooo convenient to have sheetz at a walking distance lol
Brian Truck
Brian Truck 11 ամիս առաջ
Don't skip commercials 👉
Seth Gale
Seth Gale 11 ամիս առաջ
I wanna see another cross cart
Bri 11 ամիս առաջ
That vintage kart is amazing looking, I'd pay good money for that thing. You guys had some fun!
DavidBOSS21 11 ամիս առաջ
engine isnt fitting? PUT SPACERS! SPACERS FIX EVERYTHING!!! lmao
Donald Burkhard
Donald Burkhard 11 ամիս առաջ
You have so many karts and bikes, why don't you make a multi-level rack system to store and show off. Maybe movable ramp to get up/down.
GodschildinNC 11 ամիս առաջ
Love the old carts. That same style of frame I did 72mph on a track with. was able to carry 62 through the corners. Man that was fun.
Levin's Custom Builds
Levin's Custom Builds 11 ամիս առաջ
Y'all should do a kart give away!
J Hawk
J Hawk 11 ամիս առաջ
I really like this cart. I want to build one bad. Cant find any decent carts around here 😒
Jackson Langley
Jackson Langley 11 ամիս առաջ
I’ve watched you guy’s video about old vs new go karts and I have a Coleman kt-196 and I want something fast so it doesn’t feel like I’m going about 10 mph what do you think would be the best place to look for one and what price would be a decent quality go kart
Rosko311 11 ամիս առաջ
Some of the new racing go-karts have 125cc Rotax engines, & I'm assuming by the sound they are 2 stroke. It would be awesome to see you guys do a build with a Rotax engine, they sound amazing.
twocvbloke 11 ամիս առաջ
That new kart needs to be painted banana yellow, because it's a banana, and also a bit of a lemon... :P
Richard Hatt
Richard Hatt 11 ամիս առաջ
99 miles away
99 miles away 11 ամիս առաջ
Ha ha, that was fun, john almost died.. 😂😂
toby o
toby o 11 ամիս առաջ
hi John and Ike how much of a budget do set when buying a used go kart ?
toby o
toby o 11 ամիս առաջ
@Isaac it'll be fine thanks
Isaac it'll be fine
Isaac it'll be fine 11 ամիս առաջ
They are around 400ish bucks in our area for yard karts
99 miles away
99 miles away 11 ամիս առաջ
Ha ha, that was fun, john almost died.. 😂😂
Maximum RPM
Maximum RPM 11 ամիս առաջ
Love this one
nstrack1017 11 ամիս առաջ
That's the same kart I raced as a kid except I had a 13hp methanol burning Briggs flathead, it sounds like you need a clutch with a higher stall, it would give you more power out if the hole...
Jude S
Jude S 11 ամիս առաջ
Can find any go-kart frame!!!
Christopher Haynie
Christopher Haynie 11 ամիս առաջ
Ike you said now ya'll have to do it. Two 670's on the back. 😜
Phil G
Phil G 11 ամիս առաջ
Brakes are for quitters. You ain't a quitter are you? 😃
Daniel Klix
Daniel Klix 11 ամիս առաջ
This was a cool video upload for me today! I really enjoyed it since it's my B-day and it was kinda reliving the "Glory Days" (which, at my age is something I do a lot) Thank you, J&I - you guys are some of my favorite people I've never met.
Isaac it'll be fine
Isaac it'll be fine 11 ամիս առաջ
Happy birthday
Mike Smith
Mike Smith 11 ամիս առաջ
Can I suggest a future project. How about a golf cart. I see Yamaha's can have a v-twin mounted in it.
Raymond Fisher
Raymond Fisher 11 ամիս առաջ
That was awesome guys.
neil grinder
neil grinder 11 ամիս առաջ
Guys need to make a decent worktable so you don’t have to work up the floor
Schroeder 11 ամիս առաջ
I’d like to see something other than a 212 engine or a 4 stroke, I’m not hating or anything just starting to find stuff boring because it’s always the same ol same ol.
TMC Gaming
TMC Gaming 11 ամիս առաջ
TAKE IT TO 60 MPH (safely of course) 😂
Daniel Mckenzie
Daniel Mckenzie 11 ամիս առաջ
Hi guys love your builds
Rick Perisian
Rick Perisian 11 ամիս առաջ
You guys are AWESOME
Tim M.
Tim M. 11 ամիս առաջ
I just picked up 2 ATV's for 50 bucks, 1 is a Polaris trail boss with a shot engine, but rest of it is great, I'd like to 2 stroke swap it as it has the CVT drive. The other is a Chinese type 250cc, engine is locked and I'm letting it oil soak to attempt freeing it up. I actually want to get the the 250 running as I find it unusual. Even though it's just a 250cc (well technically a 233cc according to engine plate) it's 2 cylinder with dual exhaust. From what I can find it appears to be a Lifan engine, which actually have some decent things said for them. If anyone has a 2 stroke engine laying around in the 250cc +range, for cheap or free.... please do let me know, I'd like to swap it into the Polaris.
Tim M.
Tim M. 11 ամիս առաջ
New update, the Chinesium 2 cylinder 250 is running and driving lol.
Tim M.
Tim M. 11 ամիս առաջ
Update, the 2 cylinder 250 has been freed up. Letting it soak in the oil through this week before I hook up electronics, drain and put in correct amount of oil. Then it's hope the plugs fire before converting to single carb and attempting start up. Still hunting engine for Polaris though.
Tim M.
Tim M. 11 ամիս առաջ
@Isaac it'll be fine 👍👍thanks man
Isaac it'll be fine
Isaac it'll be fine 11 ամիս առաջ
Keep your eyes open for a engine
jonkwilloughby 11 ամիս առաջ
There’s a bolt and a washer in the seat; a good time to stop..🤣🤣
220 Motorsports
220 Motorsports 11 ամիս առաջ
Coming in hot!!!!
James Glenn
James Glenn 11 ամիս առաջ
On fire John🔥, good drive. Glad you didn't hit those trees in the slow down corner at the end of your record run. When in doubt throttle out. 👍
Samuel Corbett
Samuel Corbett 11 ամիս առաջ
You guys need to do a stage 4 212cc vs stage 2 420cc vs stock 670cc which are all geared for the same top speed and see which one accelerates faster
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