[Kartbuilding] ASK

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Sat Dec 13 16:48:09 GMT 2008

Hi Wayne,

I have made kart frames with no idea where I would put the engine. Once I 
did have the frame made, I found a place to put the engine. The easiest 
way to mount the engine, is to firstly bolt the engine to a piece of 
plywood 3/4" (or 20mm) thick. Once you have the engine secured to a piece 
of plywood, you can then clamp/bolt or fix this to the chassis in whatever 
position you need to connect it up with a chain.

Another idea would be to get some chalk, and to draw the frame out on the 
ground. Put your wheels down on the ground, and draw chalk lines in 
between. Also get somebody to sit down with their legs out in front, like 
they were driving the kart. Again, trace around them. Plan out where the 
wheels, driver and engine will go firstly. Then cut pieces of steel 
tubing, placing them on the ground on the chalk lines and weld together.

Best of luck,

On Sat, 13 Dec 2008, Wayne Zhu wrote:

> Hi,
> I want to make a go kart with my classmates.But our biggest  problem is how we can stick engine and frame.
> l hope you will write to me soon.
> Thanks.
> Wayne

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