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Mark Underdown

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Re: Frazer Nash Norris Special
« Reply #75 on: 15 Mar 22, 11:12 am »
David, that’s a good price, looks like new old stock and it is 1:1 ratio, which may work but may be too high gearing.

They do come up mine was £14 on eBay new old stock.

Mark Underdown

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Re: Frazer Nash Norris Special
« Reply #76 on: 26 Mar 22, 09:18 pm »
Happy day today, I got to drive my cycle kart for the first time.

I went into the workshop at 7am determined to only come out when I could drive out in the Kart.

There seemed to be a huge list of small jobs, welding the exhaust up, quick release steering wheel, fixing the steering UJs, bleeding brakes, putting a floor and seat in, building an accelerator pedal assembly, tensioning chains etc etc.

By 4pm I had it pretty much buttoned up and flying round our gravel yard.   The accelerator turned into a bodge that needs reworking when I get the cable clamps but it worked well enough for a test drive.

The steering worked much better than I expected and was much lighter once I pumped the tyres up!

Looking forward to moving on with the body work now, I have started making a plaster buck for the front end.

Chris L

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Re: Frazer Nash Norris Special
« Reply #77 on: 26 Mar 22, 09:51 pm »
Exciting Moment Mark , Driving it for first time . Great work . Looking Gooooood.  Well done !

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Re: Frazer Nash Norris Special
« Reply #78 on: 26 Mar 22, 10:23 pm »
God damn. That’s pretty!

Jimr1999

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Re: Frazer Nash Norris Special
« Reply #79 on: 27 Mar 22, 06:11 am »
Shaping up well!
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Re: Frazer Nash Norris Special
« Reply #80 on: 27 Mar 22, 12:03 pm »
Happy day today, I got to drive my cycle kart for the first time.

That must be an epic feeling! Congratulations, Mark!
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Mark Underdown

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Re: Frazer Nash Norris Special
« Reply #81 on: 27 Mar 22, 03:20 pm »
Thanks guys, now to try and make it look a little more finished and start playing with the grp on the nose and rear cover.

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Re: Frazer Nash Norris Special
« Reply #82 on: 27 Mar 22, 07:37 pm »
Really impressive. Well done Mark.
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Mark Underdown

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Re: Frazer Nash Norris Special
« Reply #83 on: 22 May 22, 03:21 pm »
I have been crossing all the small jobs off the list to get the kart ready for its first outing.  Work has been really busy so there is a very hastily made engine cover which can be replaced when I have some spare time but will hopefully make the kart safe enough to use.

helper springs added at the front the single leaf seemed quite soft on its own.

The exhaust I purchased was ridiculously loud so I spent a bit of time altering it adding internal drilled tubes and baffles and it seems to have worked.

It’s amazing how much time all the small jobs have taken to get it up and running, hopefully now I can get on with some more cosmetic jobs. 

 The front nose cone is Kubota grey because I was painting some parts at work that colour the other day and it got in the way.  Just looked better for now than bare fibreglass.

Hopefully it will be out on Tuesday.

Jimr1999

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Re: Frazer Nash Norris Special
« Reply #84 on: 22 May 22, 03:37 pm »
That is looking really sorted on the front end now Mark. I bet you are itching to get it around a track.  :)
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Mark Underdown

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Re: Frazer Nash Norris Special
« Reply #85 on: 22 May 22, 03:45 pm »
That is looking really sorted on the front end now Mark. I bet you are itching to get it around a track.  :)

Very keen!  although a little worried what will fall off first.   :)

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Re: Frazer Nash Norris Special
« Reply #86 on: 01 Apr 23, 08:53 pm »
Bit of a project update, I’m trying to get finished up before the first event of the year.

I have made the  body of the kart 50mm narrower overall to try and make it look a little better, this meant cutting the bonnet in half and making a new nose cone.

While I was at it I have dropped the seat 70mm with an aluminium tray to get the centre of gravity down a bit.

There wasn’t much time to worry about cosmetics last year, so louvres have been added that will hopefully will make it look a little better.

A new rear end was todays grp project, last years bent piece of aluminium fell foul of the endurance race where it fell into one of the rear wheels!

Hopefully next weekend will see some paint applied to the body, ready for the next event!


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Re: Frazer Nash Norris Special
« Reply #87 on: 01 Apr 23, 10:04 pm »
I like the louvres,  very nice !
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Re: Frazer Nash Norris Special
« Reply #88 on: 02 Apr 23, 05:21 am »
That's looking pretty mean, low and cool. Hope you can get it done for Stretton and we can have a good race around.