Monday, December 10, 2012

Go-Kart Surprise

Hey guys and gals. I am very excited for the holiday season, for what, EVERYTHING! I honestly love the Christmas season because of the good energy, and the only holiday that has its own songs that take over radio stations. I have recently heard that I will receive a "prize" if I finish all of my go-kart's system schematics by December 21. I have not a clue what it is, but I have been told multiple times that if I don't finish on time Mrs. Kolbeck will tell me what it is without giving it to me,and there is no way that will happen because I can just think about all the things it could be... I will be ready for it even if I have to work all night to get all of them done. I also feel saddened by the fact that one of our students, Monica is leaving to go back to Nicaragua this Friday. I may also have a good bye surprise for her. 



I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and any other holiday this season. Thank you for viewing I really appreciate it.     

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

3 Days of Thanksgiving

Hello, viewers. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As you can see I had three more or less Thanksgiving meals. My first "Thanksgiving" meal was a clash of two birthday parties at my grandmothers house on Wednesday. Doo, my grandma, proclaimed to be her Thanksgiving meal. We had two different types of pasta and three types of french bread. It was my cousin's and my sister's birthday party, but it was really my cousin's birthday. On Thanksgiving day my family went to Tony's, a friend's house Thanksgiving meal. This was the traditional kind of meal with turkey, corn, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and much more. I enjoyed playing with his younger kids who loved to play with us. Lastly, my other grandparents from Illinois showed up for a surprise visit to our house. Julie, my stepmother, didn't know that they where coming, but her sister Amy kept the secret. Amy has four boys that I took to the park with my two sisters to play football. After a long game we all came home to eat. We had ambrosia, turkey, ham, and the best bread rolls ever. Julie made enough for twelve or so people to have about three rolls, but we ate them all. I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Colorado

Hey viewers, this weekend I went to Colorado. I had a ball with my step-mother Julie. We drove to Estes Park, and did some sight seeing. When we got to Estes park we found this little town area with cool gift, toy, candy stores. Julie and I walked around for a while to look for some gifts for my sisters(Emma,and Grace) and my cousin, Victor. We found a shirt for Emma and Victor, and an awesome blown glass necklace for Grace. Victor's shirt is his birthday present, SHH! I also finished my book in Colorado, and if you knew me you would know that is an accomplishment. Here are some Colorado pictures.





Thank you viewers and followers.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Professional

Hey viewers, how are you. On Monday I went to Byrd Wielding & Fabricating to ask for professional advice for my go-kart plan as seen below. He told me that this wasn't even half of what he needed for the go-kart plan. He suggested that I made a side view of the kart to show more depth of the whole cart, and he though that I should make a lift area in the back for the reason of my engine would scrape the ground when I installed it and drove it. Also, he was thinking that I should get steering and brake kits. It would be very complicated for me to build a brake system with little knowledge of what I am doing. As a result of that feedback I looked around some websites to find kits for that kind of thing and came across SpiderCarts. I found some cool decently priced kits, but it was not exactly what I was looking for. If anyone is out there comment me a good go-kart parts website. I will be very thankful for that.






Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween and Day Of The Dead

Happy late Halloween and early Day Of The Dead, viewers. I have some pictures to show you Quinn and I's Jack o' lanterns that are meme faces. We are also making sugar skulls, and I know you are jealous. Well, hope you got some candy, and had a happy Halloween.


My NO meme face 

Quinn's Genius Jack o' Lantern 

Lucy is cool with me 

The sugar skulls 

The "paint" icing 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Books and Schematics

Hello, viewers. just the other day I finished the book "World War Z" a post-apocalyptic oral history of the zombie war. I know what you are thinking,"Will finished a book, Please," but I really did. I also found out that there is a movie trailer out for WWZ. I am not sure if that is the real video or not, but it has the actors that are famous in it. I strongly suggest reading this book, but not before bed.

I have heard from some people,"Why is the blog's name Go Kart Go if I never blog about my go-kart." Well, today that is going to change. I have gotten down some pretty accurate schematics for the frame. I think with a little tweaking and good professional advice, I will be able to get on to the next step. I am also thinking that if I can get the frame done then I have something physical to work with, and being a tactile learner that helps a large amount.



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New Students and Hydraulics

Hey guys and gals, check this out yesterday our school got two new students. We received Ella, a 11 year old girl, and our ten year old student Abrie aka Brie. Although I said that we got both of them yesterday, we didn't. We got Ella a day earlier than Brie, so it was the day before yesterday. The old HoneyFern had three students, but now we have five (Quinn, Monica, La petite, Bree, Ella, and Me).

Also, yesterday Ella, La petite, and I all attempted at building a hydraulic car made out of thicker popsicle sticks and hydraulics. What we did was got two syringes, a tube, and some hot glue for the hydraulics. For the base (the easier part) you would make a triangle and have supports for the axles each end. It took us a whole day to get some what close to finished, but it was very fun


Thank you viewers

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

MRI

Hello, viewers. I had my first MRI ever today, and it was weird. I had to get it for personal reasons, and obviously I am ok to blog this. I also had an IV put in which is pain in the butt. I had two sit in the Machine, and at  most stay still for five minutes for each test. I only came out to get my IV and to leave.

It was very hard to stay still, but they only had to redo my last test. I was thinking before I got there," What am I going to do stare at the inside of the machine?" I later found out we could watch a movie by using mirrors to see the television. I watched the first bit of King Kong, the 2005 version, while being told to stay still. Last part about the MRI is that it, is, loud. The whole time it was buzzing and making weird noises. Half of the time I was inside of it I couldn't hear the movie.
Most of the machines are different, but this is sort of what mine looked like

Once I got out of the MRI I went to a little room for an IV. I had this older lady and she tried to get it in my hand, but I told her before to go in my left arm. She missed a couple times then pulled out the needle. It hurt for a little while, but I was ok after she put some gauze on it. She put the rubber band around my left arm and there pops up the vain. I secretly wanted to say," I told you so," but she had a needle. We finally got the IV in. It was ten minutes later that I would leave, and take out the needle again. 
Thank you for viewing and don't be afraid to comment something.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Car Ride

Hello, viewers. I have had fun few days. In the recent days I have visited the Manvilles some dear friends of our family(In Lorton, Virginia. Right by Washington, D.C.), wrestled in the Tyrant Duels, and visited Wyoming Seminary. After a nine and a half hour drive with my dad in a tiny car where finally at the Manvilles house. Later, we were getting settled in I noticed that I forgot my wrestling bag at home, so I was laughed at by everybody for a day or so. A while later everyone got on the speed boat, and Carson, Pierson, and I went inter-tubing. Following a couple hours on the water we went to National Harbor, and got a snack. Then we had dinner and drove to the Tyrant duels.
The Tyrant duels where in Delaware, so we had another long drive. After weigh-ins and dinner that same day we finally got some rest. The next day our team met up on mat 9, and we stayed there all day. I wrestled very well, and went undefeated, winning seven matches. The best part of the whole trip was the voted best burger joint in Delaware, Two Fat Guys. It was the best burger I have ever had. I had the half pound blue cheese burger, and it was so rich I couldn't eat it all. 
Lastly, I visited Wyoming Seminary. It is a prep-school that I have been interested in for a while, but haven't had time to visit till now. I want to go to prep-school to get me ready for college academically and athletically. What we did was walk around the campus with a lady from the office, listened to people talk about the school, then tour the campus with a student going into his/her classes. I later went to practice with a top ten ranked wrestling team in the country. It was a hard, work your butt of kind of practice. We had three main parts, a jog and gymnastics workout, hard and fast drilling, then live goes. I "survived" and with that my dad and I where on our way home(Georgia).

After the tour, my dad surprised me with this sweater

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Future and Past Go-kart

Hello, viewers. I am super excited. The whole school is going to Mountasia. For the people that have never heard of it before, and the ones that forgot what it's about. It is a place where you can play put-put, arcade games, and the main reason we are going, go-karts. I can learn about the shape, build, and size to help me draw accurate blueprints for my kart. Not to mention an awesome afternoon of fun.
Just some go-karts at Mountasia 

My mom was in town this past weekend. She lives in Bellevue, Washington, and she can't always come across the country because of the airline prices. Anyway, she came in town to visit my sisters and me, but mainly to celebrate her mothers birthday. While at Petite Auberge, a French restaurant I remembered that my grandfather, a.k.a. Grampy, used to build go-karts and dirt track race cars. I was in shock thinking about why haven't I talked to him before. Today I am going to call him and see if he has any tips for my blueprints. Also, I hope that in the future he can help me with the building of the kart. 
Thank you viewers.      

Friday, September 28, 2012

Blood Work

Hello, viewers. A few days ago, I was in the doctor's office. I had to have my blood drawn for a test, so the nurse put me on an IV. I had to sit in a chair with my arm strait for two hours, but it is not that easy. After about two or so blood drawings, I started cramping up. It was super painful but I didn't want to show it, but the the kid in the next room was not holding his breakfast back. My dad was worried that I would react to the test like the other kid, because my friend, Jeremiah, had the same experience as that other kid I mentioned. Even though I made the whole thing sound terrible, but it wasn't that bad. I was sitting in a 5 year old La-Z-Boy watching watching my movies. Although I had my own movies they were scratched, and I had to skip key chapters in the movies. 

My "Battle Scar" two days later

After my blood work, Julie and I went to Old Navy to get my family jeans. We were soaking when we got inside the store. I got a pair of khaki pants and a pair of jeans for my sister. Julie and I kept looking around for anything that we wanted, and I found nothing. 

Although I did not find anything to wear I bought a bouncy ball in my sister's volleyball team colors. 

Thank you for viewing my blog.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Rube Goldberg Machine

Hello viewers, today my classmates (La Petite and Quinn) and I were trying to build a Rube Goldberg machine. What is Rube Goldberg Machine? Well, they are many types of them, but the main goal is to make a multi-step process for something simple as opening a door. There is an annual contest for eleven years of age and up. Of course there separate divisions for middle school, high school, and college, so you won't be out of your age group. The video I posted below is a draft of what is to come. Our teacher, Mrs. Kolbeck, told us to just draw it out, but what fun is that? We where studying and building for a good part of two hours.

video
This is.... The Draft 
(Don't make fun of it please)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

3 Unusual Days

Hello, viewers. Over the past few days I have biologically monitored a stream, watched my sister play a awesome volleyball game, and said good bye to my dad for a week or so. Mrs.Kolbeck and everyone except Quinn where at Olly creek, the adopted stream, to basically look for different micro-organisms. For example this little unknown bug. We did this for school purposes, and to test the health of the stream. We rediscovered that Olly creek is terribly unhealthy. It is unhealthy because a leaking landfill is running into the stream.
    If you know what it is please comment and tell me. Thanks.

 Well, I have to say I have never been more proud of my little sister than the previous Saturday. Grace, my little sister, had 11 points and two aces in a row. Her team lost that game, but they were still very happy with her performance. Her first game was at nine am, and then her second game was at twelve pm. In between the two games Grace said she felt like she was on cloud nine, and so was I. The best part is when we came back everyone was telling Julie, My stepmother, and I how Grace was the best player on the team. 

Lastly, today before our family's 12:30 mass we said good bye to my dad. My dad is a contractor that does whatever jobs need to get done to keep our family going strong. He used to work on houses and was good enough to get his best work in to home and architectural trends magazine, a very prestigious magazine for contractors. After a while the housing market went down my dad started building or remodeling parts of houses instead of the whole house. Somehow he got into building paint booths and he got a job in South Carolina. Now he is gone until Friday of this week, but he has to leave again for another week after that. 
Thanks to every one who views my blog, and please keep reading.    

Friday, September 14, 2012

One armed Quinn

Hello, viewers. I am proud to say that my classmate, wrestler,and friend is back at school. I am glad to have him back. While I was waiting for Quinn I did not do anything on Monday and Tuesday, but I did do my schoolwork just no playing around. The reason that Quinn has been gone is because he hurt his shoulder wrestling. Our schedule was to work out in the morning go to school then practice, but since Quinn was hurt he had to speak to doctors and have a MRI. Therefore, he could not come to my house to do anything but school. For the first time in three or more weeks Quinn is back, and he can work out a little. For example this morning he rode a bike like machine while my dad and I lifted weights.

 Yesterday my sisters, Emma and Grace, played wiffle ball in the unforgiving heat with Quinn and I. We all could tell that Quinn was the best at it after he slammed the ball two houses down the street. At first it was girls vs boys, and that did not go too well with the girls. Eventually, it was Grace and I playing as a team, and we got three scores. Then, I struck out Emma, but I still had to pitch to the one armed Quinn. I had a foul ball and one strike on him when my dad said,"  Let me pitch to him." I went to get my bag for wrestling practice and my dad was throwing wicked curve balls that ran away in different directions. He got Quinn out twice in ten pitches., and I was so shocked. I was thinking that dad can pitch, and he is really good. Later he taught me to throw it like that,but I still am having troubles with it. I was very glad to be with Quinn and my dad. If you would like to have as much fun as me you can go to a wiffle ball store and buy a set. If you don't understand what Wiffle ball is go to wiffle.com to learn how to play.

Thanks to my viewers, I will post tomorrow also with more topics, and enjoy the video of some wicked curves.


 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Flex Day

Hello viewers, today I have put in almost all of the bolts in the dune buggy engine. I am very proud of myself that I have gotten this far. I have chosen my history topic for the school year, and I love it.  It is the study of Sparta, berserkers, Jihad, and kamikazes. Now don't get me wrong, I don't like the persons themselves. It is  the mentality that I like. For example, the spartans would rather die than surrender or retreat. It is also going to be a challenge to make football like cards to describe their stats. Such as how many kills or attacks they accomplished during their life span.

The Kat 150cc engine 

Back to the go-kart/dune buggy. I am almost ready to remount it in the frame and start it up. I have high hopes but no throttle cable. If anyone of you have a one for a Kat 150cc engine I will gladly accept it. I also think I have found the website for the part layout list. The list of different manuals are on "The list" link. It is one of the 1150 models.
Thank you all of my viewers, especially the ones from Russia. Didn't know I was that popular, but thank you to all of my viewers.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Chess and more!

Yesterday I was told that I would be able to sleep in, but I would have to be up by eight o'clock to get prepared for school. I was thinking about glorious sleep when I was woken up by my parents at six-thirty am. I was confused on why I had to wake up so early. I had to have blood drawn. I later figured out that I also had to wait until after my appointment to eat breakfast. After waiting what seemed like forever with my stepmother I finally got in a room. We got everything done pretty fast and were out of the door. My breakfast was waiting in the car, and I was starved. My breakfast was a mini-bagel and an applesauce. I was very hungry and inhaled the food. Then finally I was off to school.

At school I brought my greasy clothes that I used for disassembling the dune buggy, so I could finally get to the riding lawnmower engine. I took out the main bolts that hold the engine to the frame, but the bottom part of the engine is holding it down. I cannot seem to get it off, but that will not stop me. I have found that I will  need a new air filter and cover for the engine. It is not looking pretty.

I have also revisited one of my hobbies, chess.



I have played four games with my schoolmates and won three. I am very proud of my victories and losses. I beat my classmate, la petite, three out of three times on her tiny chessboard. I felt so accomplished after not playing for a year. 
     
Have a nice Labor Day; bye!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Greasy Days

For the past few days I have had my hands full of grease. I have finally fixed the dune buggy engine. The funniest part is the very first thing I took off the engine was the the problem. The whole time I was looking at the belts and other stuff while the whole time it was just the rockers. 

I have also removed the bolts that hold in the engine on the lawn mower that is for future go-kart . Also, I have been told that the engine runs, but I have not witnessed it myself. Ironically, there is no functioning battery in the mower. I have plans to either turn the engine into water/salt water engine or vegetable oil. I had a discussion with my teacher. Even before I studied both engines she asked," Which one do you want to use?" I actually said,"The faster one, of course."

I also have some sad news. After working so hard on my persuasive letter, I have failed at getting Lucy to become my dog. My dad was going to make the final decision, and he said it was my best piece of writing I had ever done. Obviously, I was not satisfied with the response, but if it was an arguable topic I think there is more pros than cons. We both had very good points, but at the time I just felt shot down because he did not even bother with Labor Day weekend idea. Here is the paper if you are interested.     

 Dear Dad and Julie,

I have recently discovered that Mrs. Kolbeck has a dog Lucy that doesn’t get as much attention as the other animals.  They have wanted to find Lucy a good home, but haven’t stumbled upon until now. I would love to be the owner of Lucy. First, I would like to point out that Grace is the only person with her own pet not once, but twice, and I would like to change that.  I have also noticed when Luna is around another dog she tends to stop itching. When there is another dog around Luna also seems to be more playful, so you won’t be fetching the ball every time you throw it. The best part is she is a Dachshund and is not even two feet long.

First, I understand that everyone loved Tommy and Alec, but why does only Grace get a pet? Honestly I can see why you would not trust Emma with a pet for reasons that are off of my topic. What I am asking is ‘Why does Grace get a pet and I do not?’ I am a responsible, trustworthy kid that knows how to feed, walk, and clean up after a dog. Owning Luna has taught me how to take care of a dog. I know how to it will not be your problem. Of course I am the one who cleans her, walks her, and more.  One way to show that I am responsible is to watch Lucy on Labor Day weekend and see how we like it. Also it is a good way to see if she likes Luna. 

Another important benefit would be that one day you could not have to worry about Luna itching, right? Well the last time Rusty was here, Luna was happy, playful, and wasn’t itching. With Lucy, Luna would have a younger playmate that can distract her from itching all of the time. With that said, she will be more active.

Lastly, she can stay in my room like Luna stays in your room. She doesn’t even take Two square feet when she sleeps. I know Julie has a soft spot for little Lucy she/you said,”I know, she is cute.” I know that dad/you had Dachshunds and the best part is that Lucy loves everyone who pets her, so there is not a favorite person.  It also helps when the playmate is very small and movable. Also when you think about it she has almost no poop and Dachshunds are tiny and easy to pick up. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bath Day

Today I washed a dog and a lawn mower, and I know what you are thinking lawn mower stuff, right? No I won't bore you with that, but I had an action dirt packed day. I cleaned a lawn mower, a dog, and my lunch box I was starving after a morning pool workout (I was almost sure that my dad was out swimming me, but I could not tell because I had three pounds of chlorine in my eyes). When I came to school it looked like I was sick because when my eyes water I sniffle.
(she loves me)

I have enjoyed my two weeks of school so far. I have been looking for a good site for 3-D modeling to build a go-kart model on, and I think have found it! It is called Wings3D, and it is super cool. I have only scratched the surface on what I can do with the program. I have one cylinder for the tire, and I have much more to go. I believe that this program is going to take as long as the actual building process, but it is entertaining and it is better than trying to use my terrible drawing skills. I also am almost done with the dune buggy engine and hope to find what is wrong with it today or Monday. Have to have some X-Box time somewhere in there, I was born a gamer. I will post more because I think I have found my inspiration, Funk radio on Pandora Radio. I love it! I will post later.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Test Engine

Since the last time I published a post I have been trying to take apart a XTV 150 dune buggy engine.


(This is not my actual dune buggy)

This buggy was under floodwater for three days, and I am trying to disassemble and clean the engine, because my school project is to build a go-kart from scratch. My dad has helped me a lot by doing most of the heavy lifting and heavy work. I have reached the point where I finished my math early for school and just went to look at my "go-kart"and have been yelled at to do school work even though this is my school project. I actually had the oil get all the way down my arm and forgot that it was on my arm; just before I washed my hands my dad shook hands with me, and his hand was all sticky and black after I let go of his hand.

I am down to the last few screws on the engine, and it will be finally disassembled.  Then I will clean up the engine and reassemble it. I will later sell it, so stay posted for a great deal. I also will post pictures to show you how far I am in the project.   

Friday, August 17, 2012

Day 1 on Blog, Day 3 on Project


Hi, I am Will Moss, and I am building a go-kart from scratch for a school project. I started this project two days ago and know next to nothing about building, repairing, or driving one of these things, so I went to this video series and learned just about all the basics I need to know on brakes, transmissions, engines and so on.

This doesn't mean I can build it now, but it is a work in progress!

Now I am thinking about reusing an old, off-road go-kart to make one super fast street kart! I will need supplies in September, though, and if I fill my supplies list and make a successful go-kart ,you guys and gals will see my skin get blown off my face.

And who would want to miss that?