[Kartbuilding] Fwd: Simple Wooden Go Kart Plans
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Fri Oct 6 19:04:03 IST 2006
Even though it may not look correct at first - the belt drive does work.
If you put a small pulley wheel on the lawnmower engine. A small one out
of a washingmachine etc. about 50mm (5cm) diameter. Now you will have to
bolt this small pulley to the VERTICAL drive axle of the engine.
If you then put a large pulley wheel on the rear axle, perhaps 200mm
(20cm). This will be on the HORIZONTAL rear axle.
To join up/connect the pulleys you use a V-belt to transfer the power from
the engine to the rear axle. BECAUSE its a V-Belt - it shouldnt come off
and SHOULD TWIST 90 degrees as it moves.
Its hard at first to get your head around it. Keep looking at the site and
take a look through google. It would also help if you setup a mock-up etc.
and test it out.
Best of Luck,
On Wed, 14 Jun 2006, pinnola4life0 im.com wrote:
> hey im 15 years old andme and my friends are looking into building a summer go kart. Your plan is the only one that makes any type of sense to me. The only question i have is how does a regualr belt go from the lawnmower engine to the pulley on the rear axel. When i looked at you color drawing on the page it made a little more sense to me but i dontsee how that would work. If you can get back to me i would appreciate it.
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