first time go kart builder

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Old 08-02-05, 11:02 AM
magicmcintyre
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first time go kart builder

i need help on making a go kart using a lawn mower engine and i dont have the first clue of what to do can someone help me?
 
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Old 08-02-05, 12:00 PM
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Is the lawnmower engine vertical or horizontal shaft? it's easy with a horizontal engine, but vertical, i have no clue, sorry.
 
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Old 08-02-05, 05:59 PM
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Unfortunately most lawn mower engines are vertical shaft whether from a riding or push mower. They make it more difficult since you have to convert the vertical rotation of the engines shaft to the horizontal rotation of the axel. Finding a horizontal engine (one with the shaft out the side) will make things much easier.
 
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Old 08-05-05, 08:20 PM
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look through this forum, somebody posted not to long ago a site wiht some great go-kart plans. look

 
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