[Kartbuilding] Simple Wooden Go Kart Plans

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Tue Apr 15 22:45:12 IST 2008

Hi Scott,

The easiest way to make a vertical engine drive a simple go kart is to use 
a belt drive and pulleys.

The following website describes the method used to convert the rotation 
from a vertical shaft (from a lawnmower) to a rear axle:

You can get old drive pulley wheels from the fan belt system in car 
engines and even old washing machines (albeit the latter are a bit too light for a gokart).

The more complicated method then of making a vertical engine drive a kart 
is to get a gearbox from a tractor/ride-on lawnmower and set it up using 
chains and sprockets.

I hope this information is of some help.

Best of luck,

Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 13:55:03 -0700
From: Scott_M_Harkless 
Subject: [Kartbuilding] Fwd: Simple Wooden Go Kart Plans

Do you know of a way to make the vertical engine drive a simple go kart?

Scott M. Harkless

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