[Kartbuilding] Fwd: Kart plans
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Mon Oct 9 10:26:26 IST 2006
Cheers for the mail.
If you are going to make the dirt kart with light aluminum frame with
700 acres, you will want to do it justice with a good engine. I would
definately look for a motorbike engine with gears and a clutch. A
scrambler engine or something similiar of 20hp would be the job. Your
4 point harness and roll cage would then be put to the test!.
You are definately right to get your mate to make the chassis for you.
I done the same with my first kart, and it makes it so much easier.
I would definately be interested in seeing some pictures when you are making it.
Cheers for the Offer of Texas, hopefully sometime I will be able to
arise out of here for a while.
Talk to you again.
On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 14:12:36 -0600, Boatman, Paul J SGT DACH-FT HOOD
> Thanks for the plans for the dirt Kart, My kids and I are going to make it a family project. I have to admit that I will cheat some, I have a friend that owns a machine shop and he is going to make the frame for me for the cost of the metal ( he offered me a good price on some aluminum tubing that he swears will be heavier duty than the steel with half the weight), but I dont know if that will be HD enough for the 700 acres behind my house. I was going to use an old 7 HP lawnmower engine I had around but after reading your website, I think I will look around for a horizontal shaft motor. i AM ADDING A 4 POINT HARNESS AND ROLL CAGE TO THE FRAME oops sorry for yelling. I am hoping to take pictures as I go and will try to send you some. Hey if ya ever make it to texas I will be glad to take ya out back and let run some good texas scrubland. Anyway, thanks again for the plans and I hope life treats you well.
> Jeff Boatman.
> (feel free to write back and give me feedback on my thoughts.
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