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Caliper clocking?

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Caliper clocking?

Post by Roundybout » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:36 pm

My sons at the point on welding up the caliper mounts on his kart. Are there any pros and cons on where its mounted? I know the bleeder needs to be the highest point but that won’t be a problem with any way it’s clocked on mock up. Did a ton of reading online and I’m basically inclined to believe it doesn’t matter. Is there any difference in braking/steering feel if they are mounted at the 9 o’clock as opposed to the 3 o’clock position? What about the 6 o’clock position to lower the center of gravity?

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Re: Caliper clocking?

Post by af2 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:23 pm

Roundybout wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:36 pm
My sons at the point on welding up the caliper mounts on his kart. Are there any pros and cons on where its mounted? I know the bleeder needs to be the highest point but that won’t be a problem with any way it’s clocked on mock up. Did a ton of reading online and I’m basically inclined to believe it doesn’t matter. Is there any difference in braking/steering feel if they are mounted at the 9 o’clock as opposed to the 3 o’clock position? What about the 6 o’clock position to lower the center of gravity?
Front or rear?
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Re: Caliper clocking?

Post by Roundybout » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:57 pm

af2 wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:23 pm
Roundybout wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:36 pm
My sons at the point on welding up the caliper mounts on his kart. Are there any pros and cons on where its mounted? I know the bleeder needs to be the highest point but that won’t be a problem with any way it’s clocked on mock up. Did a ton of reading online and I’m basically inclined to believe it doesn’t matter. Is there any difference in braking/steering feel if they are mounted at the 9 o’clock as opposed to the 3 o’clock position? What about the 6 o’clock position to lower the center of gravity?
Front or rear?
Doh! Fronts. Rear is a single caliper with the disc mounted on a solid axle. That’s mounted at about the 3 o’clock position.

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Re: Caliper clocking?

Post by Charliesauto » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:17 am

Roundybout wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:36 pm
My sons at the point on welding up the caliper mounts on his kart. Are there any pros and cons on where its mounted? I know the bleeder needs to be the highest point but that won’t be a problem with any way it’s clocked on mock up. Did a ton of reading online and I’m basically inclined to believe it doesn’t matter. Is there any difference in braking/steering feel if they are mounted at the 9 o’clock as opposed to the 3 o’clock position? What about the 6 o’clock position to lower the center of gravity?
Makes no difference relative to the braking/steering feel.

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Re: Caliper clocking?

Post by j-c-c » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:44 am

Since you never have water immersion concerns on this application, and if you can make the bleeder work close to the 6 position, that's what I would do,

No point mounting ANYTHING higher then required.

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Re: Caliper clocking?

Post by Roundybout » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:07 am

j-c-c wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:44 am
Since you never have water immersion concerns on this application, and if you can make the bleeder work close to the 6 position, that's what I would do,

No point mounting ANYTHING higher then required.
That was my feeling too. Try to get the center of gravity as low as possible. Just wasn’t sure if by doing that anything would be effected negatively. Upon looking at the other competitors karts, they’re mounted all over the place. Any little edge I think could help at this point. Thanks.

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Re: Caliper clocking?

Post by af2 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:53 pm

Roundybout wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:07 am
j-c-c wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:44 am
Since you never have water immersion concerns on this application, and if you can make the bleeder work close to the 6 position, that's what I would do,

No point mounting ANYTHING higher then required.
That was my feeling too. Try to get the center of gravity as low as possible. Just wasn’t sure if by doing that anything would be effected negatively. Upon looking at the other competitors karts, they’re mounted all over the place. Any little edge I think could help at this point. Thanks.
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