[Kartbuilding] price, lawnmower engines? etc.
sburke at burkesys.com
Wed Jun 20 11:42:47 IST 2007
If you have an engine already it should only cost between 50 and 100 euros
to make a metal racing/off-road kart. If you are making a wooden kart, it
may be cheaper. To keep the costs low, use "bushings" (
http://www.kartbuilding.net/epbimages/axlebush.jpg ) instead of buying new
bearings. Read http://www.kartbuilding.net/Freeplans/axle.htm for more
Similarly, a simple plastic seat with some side supports as on:
http://www.kartbuilding.net/Freeplans/seat.htm will suffice and keep costs
low, at under 50euros.
As for turning a lawnmower engine on its side! - If you did manage to do
this (which I personally have not), it will significantly reduce the life
of the engine.
There was a person I knew who managed to take off the carburattor and
combined petrol tank, mount it horizontally (to stop the petrol from
spinning) and reconnect the intake port to the carburattor. Also - there
are 4 possible positions that a lawnmower can be placed on its side. There
is one position which is better at allowing oil flow and lubrication
within the engine. I *think* it is the position where the piston is moving
in a horizontal direction and the inlet and exhaust valves are below the
position. This of course can change with engines. The lawnmower engines I
worked with and that the person I knew managed to get working was a Briggs
and Stratton engine - 3.5hp.
I never got the lawnmower engine working on its side however, and instead
just used belt and pulley drive, as outlined:
You could also use a
http://www.kartbuilding.net/PlAnS/45degree_gearbox_unit.jpg if you managed
to get one.
Best of Luck with it all,
On Tue, 19 Jun 2007, jordan eustache wrote:
> hello how much do u think this might cost? how do i turn a lawnmower engine on its side?
> please reply.
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