Month: August 2011

GFB to be “WordPress” Powered

GFB to be "Wordpress" Powered

The site will now stay as a “WordPress” powered site and not as a “Tables within tables” HTML site… WordPress provides easy install plugins and archives plus loads more, GFB will be online and better looking from now on.

 


What will GFB site be??

What will GFB site be??

Nathan has deemed this site to be a “Blog-Type” site and a bit of fun at the same time! , In the future we will post up updates on Kart jobs and whatever else to do with them on progress of adjustments on them or modifications like new engines or tyres and hopefully time trial times when teething problems are sorted with the new kart.. for now keep checking back here now and again see how life on a weekend at GFB Developments goes..

Future jobs known of are engine mounts on new kart, Leebo’s Polo to be possibly lowered and spray job on the Corsa to be completed.. after that we could end up starting back up on the MG Midget!


What is GFB Developments?

What is GFB Developments?

GFBlogo1GFB Developments… What is it?? Car garage? MOT station? Classic Car restorers?? NO, NO, and NO! GFB is a place in Ravenshead Nottingham where an old friend lives, Nathan Butler! Although with similar looks to “Pit-Bull” and a collector of retro/classic cars in a way Butler is an old friend of many other friends and vice versa! Normally on a sunday his place is often visited by these mates normally on the car subject, fixing problems, doing engine swaps, spraying panels or even sometimes whole cars, and when the weather is good and the equipment is rideable we get out the Go Kart to blast around the big garden!

Recently another Go Kart has been purchased and although it has teething problems here and there it makes for another good edition to its 30 odd year old predecessor “Old Faithful” as its come to be nicknamed lately.. Above is a recent video of the “Old Faithful” kart enjoying its new engine supplied by Lee Chamberlain in which he donated his old unused generator for use on the kart, thus doubling its recent old engines power..(Video on the GFB Developments page)


GFB Go Kart no.2 Engine Move..

GFB Go Kart no.2 Engine Move..

On Bank holiday monday the newest addition kart was pulled out and started on, due to the previous design of it having its side mounted engine which in time snapped the thick threaded bar which held it.. as of now the engine now sits behind the driver like “Old Faithful” kart engine does, the kart also had its main frame points taken off at the rear axle so it would sit higher after a re-weld underneath of the frame. The Kart now sits like a dragster and may have to have a weld or too to take it off the floor as its only millimetres off it now at the front end. No doubt work will continue until its right. Although “NGFB” boggers off to Magaluf soon so it will have to wait.. GFB will be extremely quiet until mid September! Makes a change!