[Kartbuilding] Fwd: hi im making a little wooden go cart

Stephen Burke kartbuilding at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 18:57:01 IST 2006


The steering wheel is tough to get working on the wooden kart. You can try
and attach a bar with a steering wheel at the end of it, to the large bolt
joining the steering arm to the main chassis.
See Drg No. 11 in the link below:
You wont be able to bend or angle this steering column - it will have to
be coming up vertical/straight.

The only other option is to take the front steering from a pedal cart or a
pedal tractor etc.

As for the pedals - there is not much to them - see
Just tie the brake/accelerator cable to the tops of the pedals. Attach the
pedals so they can rotate forward/backwards, and it will pull the cable.
To quote the above page: "The outer sheathing, covering of the cable MUST
be secured stationary to the chassis, so that in effect the pedal will
pull the inner cable out of the sheathing/covering."

Best of Luck,

On Fri, 18 Aug 2006, Maxime Petrov wrote:

> And I was wondering if you knew how I could make an steering wheel instead
> of the foot turning, and a gas and brake pedal instead of the lawnmower
> ones. I'm making my wooden go cart completely by your directions on your web
> site.
> I'm pretty good with tools.
> Thanks, Maxime

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