[Kartbuilding] Fwd: Question about using a lawn mower engine for the go cart

Stephen Burke kartbuilding at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 19:02:45 IST 2006

Hi Andrew,

You are correct - the Drive belt will twist! This is why a chain CANNOT be
used. A "V" belt will NOT come off the Pulley wheels while it twists
through 90 degrees.
Some Vaccum Cleaners use a "ROUND" pulley belt with round pulley wheels to
transmit power through 90 degrees of axle rotations.

Trust me - if you use a "V" drive belt and pulleys - it will work.

Best of Luck,

On Sun, 18 Jun 2006, Andrew Forward wrote:

> Hello,
> I had a quick question about how to get the vertical pully from the
> lawnmower to power the horizontal pully on the rear axle...from the diagram
> it looks as if the belt, or chain used to connect the 2 pullys would twist
> and not be usable...Im 16, so if you could explain in the smiplest way, it
> would be much appreciated. The specific diagram I am looking at is in the
> "Extra page for chassis" and its the first picture under "belt drive for lawn
> mower".
> Thanks, and I will look forward towards your response..
> ~Andrew Forward

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