[Kartbuilding] How did you build a klatch - Idler Pulley Clutch Drive

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Sat Oct 14 20:15:32 IST 2006

Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 20:56:02 +0200
From: Avishay Batzir
To: Stephen Burke
Subject: Re: How did you build a klatch - Idler Pulley Clutch Drive

Thank you verry much!!!

On 10/12/06, Stephen Burke <sburke at burkesys.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> If you are talking about a "Clutch", then it depends on how you are
> driving the kart. By Chain? By Drive Belt?
> If it is using a Drive belt, then it can be done.
> Check out these photos:
> http://www.kartbuilding.net/PlAnS/idler2.gif
> http://www.kartbuilding.net/PlAnS/idler3.jpg
> There are also details on these websites:
> http://manuals.deere.com/cceomview/OMGX20482_J4/Output/OMGX20482_J49.html
> http://www.bedair.org/Projects/chipper3.html
> Basically, you setup a driver pulley wheel on the engine, a driven pulley
> on your rear axle. Leave the belt loose on these pulley wheels. Then put a
> 3rd pulley wheel - on a LEVER which can be moved in against, and away from
> the drive V belt. When the lever with the 3rd pulley wheels is moved
> against the drive belt - the belt tensions up and grips the driven pulley
> wheel and the kart moves forward.
> If you are using a Chain drive, then you can adapt a "CENTRIFICAL CLUTCH"
> from a petrol chainsaw to drive a Kart Chain.
> Best of Luck,
> -steve
> On Thu, 12 Oct 2006, Avishay Batzir wrote:
>> Hello
>> I'm building a kart and I ran into a problem:
>> -how did you build a klatch

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