[Kartbuilding] Old karts

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Sun Feb 11 20:23:48 GMT 2007

Hi Stephen,

Well you could split the gearbox unit and remove the connecting rod. I 
didnt however. I cut off the connecting rod as close to the crank as 
possible. I then welded it to the crank so it wouldnt come loose or get in 
the way. I was not too worried about it. It was a quick and dirty solution 
which may work for you too.
As for the original clutch assembly - I recommend using it as is. There 
should be any need to use your Comet torque converter. Unless the clutch 
is not working inside the gearbox, and in which case it'd be possible to 
get a second hand clutch for the motorbike engine for 20 bucks. You could 
simply remove the clutch from the gearbox if you are not using it. It 
should be easy enough. Just make sure you dont damage any bits off it - 
just in case you have to put it back together!
If you want to use your Comet torque converter, I would place it between 
your engine and the gearbox and connect with a chain etc.
If you have any photos I'd be able to give you a better idea.

Best of Luck,

On Sun, 11 Feb 2007, Stephen Wilson wrote:

> Alright So I got the top end and piston removed but how do you get the
> connecting rod off the crank?? Separate the two halves of the gearbox and it
> should unbolt from the crank right?? What do I do with the original clutch
> assembly? I want to either use my Comet torque converter just the Clutch
> (driver) to the gearbox or something to run a chain to the gear box like
> just a normal go-kart clutch? Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Stephen
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Burke [mailto:sburke at burkesys.com]
> Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007 8:00 AM
> To: Stephen Wilson
> Cc: kartbuilding at lists.burkesys.com
> Subject: Re: Old karts
> Hi Stephen,
> I previously discussed connecting an engine to a gearbox, as you mentioned
> on this email which is archived at:
> http://lists.kartbuilding.net/2007-January/000344.html
> I hope this helps. You might have to correctly copy and paste the Image
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> Best of Luck,
> -steve
> On Fri, 9 Feb 2007, Stephen Wilson wrote:
>> Hi, I have been thinking about making a new go kart  I have built a few
>> karts from 3 wheelers and such and I have a Honda 110 semi-auto engine
> with
>> a 4speed but the engine was no good so I want to see if you could see me
>> some really good picture of how you hooked the gear box to the engine. I
>> know it'll be a bit of a task but that doesn't bother me a bit. So if you
>> could get me some good pictures and some advise on how to and what not to
>> do. Thank you very much.
>> Stephen Wilson

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