[Kartbuilding] Steve - one quick question about 2 optional Torque Converters -
sburke at burkesys.com
Wed Jul 11 16:07:40 IST 2007
I done some looking on the www.northerntool.com website.
It looks as if you choose the Torque converter method, you *will* have
some adaptation to do, to get it to suit your engine.
There are two methods:
1. Torque Converter
2. Centrifical Clutch
The Torque Converter will need a transfer(middle) axle to transfer the
power via chain to the rear axle. Even if you choose the 5/8" type Torque
Converter for your Engine shaft, the other part of the TQ will not fit
onto the rear axle. A intermeditory/trans axle will have to be setup, so
the power gets transferred to the rear axle.
It seems as if the torque converter is meant to bolt onto the engine, but
the power must then be transferred to the rear axle using sprockets and
The second option is the Centrifical Clutch and is way easier (however not
very efficient). This option can be seen on the www.northertool.com
website. Look under the "accessories" section on:
I previously wrote an article covering centrifical clutch drives on
http://blog.kartbuilding.net Specifically the article is at:
I suggest that if you are not willing to do much modifications and work,
to go the centrifical clutch route.
Best of Luck,
On Tue, 10 Jul 2007, Norm Chambers \(fiber.net\) wrote:
> Steve - I'm assuming I have to buy the Comet 340 series, since it's offered
> in a 5/8 " bore, which would let me let it mount directly on the horizontal
> shaft of the engine I already have.
> Or would it be better to get the Comet 30 or 20 seies and somehow adapt it to
> the existing 5/8 " shaft?
> If adapting, how's that usually done / what parts should I search for?
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