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WEEK 3 2019 CPR KART-BEAT UPDATE

PaulsFace Hi there!

Welcome to our weekly quick-update!  We shoot this quick, short to-the-point email so you know what's happening here first. Here's what we've included:

EXCLUSIVE (SECRET) SUBSCRIBER SPECIAL we'll include a secret link to an exclusive special (only for subscribers) - if you were emailed this update your secret link awaits you below!

LATEST DIY GUIDE we'll include our latest DIY guide on all sorts of things including assembly, tips and tricks, and other great stuff.

FRIDAY NIGHT FUN - in these awesome segments we'll showcase one of our client's DIY projects using CPR gear - follow these guys and girls as they build interesting and exciting new things!

NEW PRODUCTS - and for those of you who want to stay up-to-date with the latest products, we'll be including in each issue the latest items to arrive and one or two hot products of the week.

SHIPPING INTERRUPTIONS & HOLIDAYS - if we've got an interruption to our shipping schedule or a public holiday coming up, keep an eye out for these emails to stay informed.

If you prefer not to receive these emails, click the unsubscribe link at the top of this email - and if you want to keep receiving our emails then you don't need to do anything at all! Just sit back and check out the fun each week!

Oh, and don't forget to jump online and check out our store to make sure you've got everything you need to race this coming weekend!

NEW!  EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBER SPECIAL

 

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If you're a subscriber to our weekly update, we're now giving you an EXCLUSIVE special each week. 

This is a unique opportunity to get a discount or a freebie on our popular range that ONLY EMAIL SUBCRIBERS receive. 

The only way you can access our special is through the SECRET LINK below (if you're reading this online, you will not see the secret link - but if you subscribe you will receive your very own secret link in the next update - find the secret link in our weekly updates by subscribing - click the following link to sign up: https://www.cutpriceracing.com.au/store/SubscribeToOurFreeGuides/ ).

The link will be available for a non-disclosed period of time - it could be 1 hour, or several days.  While the link is active you can purchase the special as many times as you wish.  If you cannot access the link, the special has expired.  Remember to get in quickly so that you don't miss out!


 

PaulsFace We've just received HEAPS OF NEW PRODUCTS!

 

 

This week we've got some awesome new products to show you - they're sure to be of interest - we know because you've asked us for them!  So scroll through and enjoy - and let us help you Drive Faster!


NEW SIMULATOR COCKPITS!

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NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU CAN'T GET OUT TO THE TRACK?

NEW! RPM Club Race Simulator Chassis!

Have you been searching for the best value chassis with solid, rigid build quality to give you the ability to connect a direct drive wheel now or in the future?

We're proud to announce our new distributor agreement with RPM (Real Parity Motorsport) to offer you the impressive new range of RPM Club Racing Chassis.

These are the EASIEST chassis to assemble - they take around 10-15 minutes to put together - THAT'S FAST!

WITH SAME DAY DISPATCH you won't be waiting around - your new chassis will be in your room and set up in no time flat!

MODULAR SYSTEM STARTING FROM $329 DELIVERED!
RPM Club Chassis modular system allows you to buy your simulator chassis without a screen mount then add one later. Or you can buy it complete with the adjustable 1 to 3 screen mount straight away and enjoy the view!

- Base unit without screen mount is perfect for the lounge room.
- Screen mount provides single or 3-screen mounting options.

FULLY ADJUSTABLE
With a dazzling array of adjustments, the RPM Club chassis can be manipulated to suit almost any driver for a comfortable and immersive experience.

- Fully adjustable seat back/forwards & backrest angle.
- Steering wheel height and screen height (with optional screen mounts).
- Chassis length & pedal height/angle adjustment.

EXTREME STRENGTH AND RIGIDITY
Our RPM Club series chassis has been engineered to provide premium grade strength and rigidity. Quality powder-coated components provide extended life and ensure your chassis gives you years of trouble free operation and excitement.

- 35mm Square Tubing for Super-High rigidity.
- High tensile locking bolts reduce loosening from vibration.
- Flaw-less black powder-coating for premium rust resistance.
- Strong enough to accommodate high-torque & direct drive steering wheels.

COMPATIBLE
*STEERING WHEEL FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY - NO ELECTRONICS INCLUDED IN THIS KIT

Designed for use with popular steering wheel, pedal and shifter packages so you can get racing right-away!

- Pre-drilled ready for Logitech G25, G27 & G29.


FAST AND EASY TO SET UP!
Our RPM Club series chassis has been carefully planned so that it’s fast and easy to assemble. The Club TV model takes around 10-15 minutes to assemble making it a breeze to set up – start racing sooner!

- Simple slot & lock system used on the entire frame is fast and easy.
- Only requires a 10mm and 13mm spanner – all other tools included.
- Solid double-bolt locking system improves rigidity and strength.

COMPACT SIZE WITH FOLDING SEAT
The super-small footprint of our chassis means you can stow it away easily then slide it back out ready for racing action!

- Footprint 90cm Long x 51cm Wide with pedal base removed.

You can get yours today by clicking the ad picture above.




NEW BATCH OF TIE ROD KITS!

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NEED A SHINY NEW SET OF TIE RODS FOR THE 2019 SEASON?

PRECISION MACHINED ALLOY
CPR Hex extruded alloy tie rods are crafted from the finest materials to offer unbeatable value and provide superior strength for accurate steering plus they look incredible when fitted to your race kart.

FULL RANGE OF LENGTHS
Available in pairs from 190mm through to 300mm our rods cover the majority of race karts being used in Australia so we'll have the right ones in stock to correctly set your steering so you can drive faster

COMPLETE KITS
Our complete kits include a pair of rods, as well as full set of rod-end bearings, all fitting bolts required along with vivid countersunk washers so you get everything you'll need to get your kart steering completed, up and racing.

ROD ENDS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY
Just need a set of rod ends and locknuts? Easy! We've got them available in our store - you can buy them in pairs, or a full set to do the whole steering assembly!
Find our rod-ends by clicking here: https://cutpriceracing.com.au/store/Steering-Bearings/

RODS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY
If you just want to replace your rods, or have a spare set in case of a bingle, you can buy those in pairs just by themselves too!
Find our rods here: https://cutpriceracing.com.au/store/Tie-Rods/

SAME DAY DISPATCH
Getting your gear from CPR Kart Parts means you'll get our famous same-day dispatch - just ask anyone who's shopped with us and they'll tell you they get their stuff fast! That's because we work hard to make sure you're ready for race day - so you can stop worrying about getting your parts, and start worrying about what matters - driving faster!

Find our kit's in our store by clicking the picture ad above.

 

 

 


THIS WEEK'S DIY GUIDE

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GUIDE - Why Do I Need An Aluminium Flywheel?

If you're contemplating, or have already removed a governor from a stationary engine, especially the honda GX range of engines (GX160 through to GX390/420) then your engine is most likely at risk of catastrophic failure including the chance of deadly injury to the driver and spectators.

Why?

Most 'cheap' stationary engines are delivered with a compromised steel flywheel.  Stationary engines were only ever designed for a maximum RPM usage of 3600.  The attached flywheels are well over-engineered for this RPM and can easily run practically forever but they are not designed to be reliable over this speed.

Standard flywheels are made from cast steel.  At high speed revolution (in excess of the 3600rpm governed limit), the centrifugal forces acting on the wheel stretch it and create hairline fractures in the cast steel at weak points where the casting may have some impurities or voids (air bubbles).  Once these fractures start, they begin to grow more rapidly - just like a crack in a windsheild on your car - until they finally completely crack.  The flywheel then explodes like a grenade and sends shards of steel through your engine and into the air in all directions.

Some engines have better quality flywheels than others, but essentailly they will all fail at various points from 4000rpm up.

When you remove a governor, depending on the quality of the engine, it can rev in the range of 5000rpm up to 6500rpm.  Most of the time the valve springs installed in a good quality well built engine willl restrict the rpm to a non-dangerous level but that is not true for all engines - espcially a $150 eBay special which will almost certainly include a low quality cast steel flywheel in which minimal care has been taken with the casting due to the purpose of pushing them out the door at a rock bottom price.  Treat cheap eBay engines with care - just the removal of the governor alone will almost certainly cause the flywheel to detonate at high rpm.  As a side note, installing high pressure valve springs (such as 18lb or 26lb springs in a GX200) will result in even higher RPM - so a valve spring upgrade with a standard flywheel is extremely dangerous.

It stands to reason then, that the best way to solve this issue is to use a flywheel that is either stronger, or lighter, or both.  A lighter flywheel significantly reduces the centrifigual forces as the weight of the metal pulling itself outward is less so the force is less.  Additionally, using  CNC Machined billet (a solild block of material machined to shape) will increase the strength by ensuring that there are no impurities or casting voids (air bubbles) in the wheel.

For engines running less than 11,000 RPM cast aluminium is generally strong enough, and many flywheels such as our stage 1 flywheel (CLICK HERE) has been tested in excess of this by US authorities (up to 17,000rpm) successfully for long periods of time without failure.  So as a rule, for the vast majority of stationary engines being used as race engines a cast aluminium flywheel is sufficient.

There may be circumstances where a billet wheel is desired, and for premium builds it offers the absolute best quality at a price.

WHAT IS THE BEST ALUMINIUM FLYWHEEL FOR MY ENGINE?
That's a great question, and it does depend entirely on the level of your...........

READ THE REST OF THE GUIDE by clicking the picture above.



FRIDAY NIGHT FUN

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FRIDAY NIGHT FUN - THIS WEEK WE UPDATE YOU ON GEOFF'S POPULAR MINI LOTUS 7 PROJECT!

This week, Geoff builds a fuel tank for his awesome scale Lotus 7.

If you love Geoff's build (like us) then you can show him your support by subscribing to his youtube channel - juscozcustoms - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lcbp5BfujE
 



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You've seen that dream car - the deep gloss paint glistening in the sun, beckoning you closer to touch it's smooth surface - to open it's door, jump into the driver's seat and turn that key (or press that button if your dream is a bit more modern). And then the reality hit's - it's not yours - and worse still, you can't afford it. It's the reality most of us motor enthusiasts suffer on a a daily basis. BUT WHAT IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO JUST DREAM?

That's when Geoff decided it was time to change the rules. Affordability didn't have to get in the way of his dream! He chose to build his own - a 1/2 scale version of a Lotus 7. BRILLIANT! We agree! Thinking outside the box or square or circle is what Geoff is also talented at, and because his project is going to be just as much fun, he's decided to take us all along for the ride! Thanks Geoff!

This is Geoff's thread. Using CPR Kart Parts components, Geoff willl build his very own 1/2 scale Lotus 7. Keep an eye on this thread AND subscribe to his youtube channel to keep updated! We'll also be sharing his videos on our facebook page.

Want to know more about Geoff? Here's a bit of a run-down on the man behind all the fun:

What is this awesome thing you've built?
"1/2 scale lotus 7"

Why did you decide to build this project?
Thought it would be cool and can't afford to build a full size one YET...

What is still left to do to finish it?
"Lots of little things then body work."

What are you going to do with it when it's finished?
"Glorious drifts using a pair of cpr drift rings and maybe even get it on a gokart track"

Why did you buy your parts from CPR?
"Good quality parts at an affordable price "

What was the best thing about the CPR parts you used?
"I can't fault them. The machining and finish is perfect"

What other motorsport stuff are you into?
"I build custom cars not necessarily race cars but they can go fast"

You can follow Geoff's build along with us on his thread on our site, including all the videos as they are posted on youtube here:
https://cutpriceracing.com.au/store/PROJECT-Geoff-Garth-s-1-2-Scale-Lotus-7/

LET US SHOW THE WORLD YOUR PROJECT!

Have you got a project you've completed using some CPR parts that you'd like to show the CPR Kart Parts community?

Send us pics or video of your project and we'll try to feature it in the coming weeks!

FB Inbox us your photos/video or

Email your photos/video: [email protected]

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HAVE YOU GOT SOMETHING YOU'D LIKE TO SHOW THE WORLD?

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Have you got a project you've completed using some CPR parts that you'd like to show the CPR Kart Parts community?

Email your project to [email protected]

along with a quick write-up of what you've done and why and we'll try to feature it in our future newsletters.

 

And remember, we're here to help you get out there racing!

You can always be sure your items will leave the same day you order as long as you've made payment by 2pm that day. Sure, it's a big claim, but I know shopping online is all about getting it before the weekend race day, and that's why I'm absolutely dedicated to getting our gear out the same day you order. I believe so strongly that this is a critical component of our business that I've devoted the last two hours of the day to ensuring just that. Don't be surprised if I can't get to the phone during these times as we're probably flat out! Just leave me a message and I'll call you back asap.

I know if you've bought from us before, you've had a great experience. Nothing's changed with our focus - we still want to help the average Australian race, but we're expanding our range every day so I'd love for you to check out our latest website updates and see if we can help you again, today. Go on, visit our store at www.CutPriceRacing.com.au - I mean, surely you've got a couple of minutes for fun?

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Cheers,

Paul Jones
Managing Director