[Kartbuilding] Fwd: Pulley?

Stephen Burke kartbuilding at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 19:01:48 IST 2006

It doesnt matter what sizes of pulleys you use, BUT the one on the engine
MUST be 4 or 5 times SMALLER diameter than the one on the rear axle.
Usually the larger the pulley wheels - the less slippage of the drive
Id say a kart would do 30mph with that lawnmower engine.

Best of Luck,

On Tue, 20 Jun 2006, Jonathan Olsen wrote:

> Hello
> I was looking at your plans for the wooden cart and they really look cool.
> But One question. What size pulleys are recommended? Are you supposed to buy
> them according to the tire size? Does it have to go from big to small? And
> One more question. How fast would it go with this lawn mower engine? Here is
> the link.
> http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1340831&cp=1254884.1255125.1971557&parentPage=family&searchId=1971557
> Please get back to me as soon as possible.
> Unanimous name

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