[Kartbuilding] Fwd: Hi there from New Zealand!
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Mon Oct 9 11:14:15 IST 2006
Thanks for the info. Here is the first of our 2 karts we designed and
modified here in Whangarei, New Zealand. This one is 'Monsta'
with a 500cc Xr Honda engine, 5spd gearbox and no brakes.
Action pics and pics of the second kart are to follow if your
interested or need them for your site!
If you want to temporairly attach the engine to the chassis while
setting up the transmission, I would advise "Clamping" the engine
using G-Cramps or G-Clamps or two vise-grips. When the belt or chain
transmission is ok and in line, then you can drill holes to bolt the
engine to the chassis. Make sure not to drill holes through the
actuall chassis tubing. Weld a lug or small piece of metal to the
frame, and drill through this lug to attach the engine.
There are some plans on the Off -Road kart section on the website.
For the gear stick, If you had access to a woodwork lathe, turn a
gearstick from a piece of hardwood.
You could also turn one from aluminimum bar, however it is more difficult.
Attach the seat what ever way you can. Decide whether you want to be
able to move the seat afterwards to suit different people of different
Best of Luck
On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 13:42:50 +1300, Daniel Garton wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
> Want to say what a fantastic website I stumbled across looking for
> plans of a go-kart. Me and a few mates have some flat grassy area to race and
> are thinking of building one each.
> A few questions: Do you have any tips for finishing off the kart, i.e.
> mounting the engine to the frame and making the gearstick; also is it
> easy to attach the seat and do all the finishing details?
> Thanks very much, even if you don't reply your site has been most
> helpful and informative.
> Daniel Garton,
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