[Kartbuilding] Need Help

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Fri May 23 22:10:31 IST 2008

Hi Nancy,

The following page on the Kartbuilding website outline how a Lawnmower 
engine can be used to power a simple wooden cart:

Ideally an engine with a horizontal output shaft would be best for a cart.
It is possible to use a vertical output shaft engine on a kart and the 
above webpage describes the method.

See also:

The setup uses a "belt and pulleys" method to transfer the power from the 
engine to the rear axle.

Best of Luck with the build,

On Fri, 23 May 2008, Nancy McCord wrote:

> I would like to convert a riding lawn mower or parts from it into a wooden
> go kart. Is that possible? From the reading I have done it seems as though
> the engine on the mower is vertical and I should have a horizontal engine.
> Is there a way to make the vertical work? Is there a way to just convert the
> stripped down mower into a cart? Do you have any plans you would be willing
> share or sell for a gas driven wooden cart?
> I would be grateful for any help. I have seen many of the web sites that are
> available but none of them seem to be much help to me.
> Thank you,
> Nancy

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