[Kartbuilding] Materials and Measurements

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Fri Apr 17 21:40:51 IST 2009

Hi Kev,

The measurement system used for the chassis and the whole kart is 
"millimeters". There are 1000 millimeters (mm) in 1 meter.
I done up a very quick grocery list to get the kart to the rolling chassis 
stage. Basically I just went down through the plans on 
http://www.kartbuilding.net/racingkart/index.html and just wrote down the 
bits needed. They are all below.

Bill of Materials for Racing Kart to get it to the "Rolling Chassis" 

1. Lengths of Metal Tubing. Outside Diameter of 25mm (or 1 inch). You'll 
probably need around 10 meters.
2. 1 meter of 20mm (3/4 inch) solid round steel bar (for front axles)
3. 2 meters of Flat Steel bar. 25mm wide by 5mm thick (for king pins and 
steering drop arm).
3.1 1 meter of Flat Steel bar. 50mm wide by 5mm thick (for king pins).
4. 2 x Diameter 13mm Bolts x 75mm long. (For the King Pins).
5. Two 200mm x 100mm x 3mm flat steel plate for the Rear Axle Carriers
6. Round Steel Bar. Diameter 30mm x 1100mm long. (For the Rear Axle)
7. Two Roller Bearings. Inside Diameter 30mm. (For Rear Axle).
8. Two Front Wheels with hubs + bearings. The two front wheels should have 
bearings inside them to suit a 3/4inch (20mm) axle.
9. Two Rear Wheels with Hubs which can be fixed/welded/bolted/keyed to a 
30mm diameter axle.
10. 1 disc brake and calliper from a moped/scooter (small motorbike).
11. 1 large sprocket (40-50 teeth) and 1 small sprocket (10-15 teeth) and 
1 chain from a motorbike.
12. 4 "rose end bearings" for the front track rods.
13. 2 meters of 3/4inch (20mm) steel tubing for front track rods, and 
steering column.
14. 4 M8 bolts x 40mm long. (for front track rods).
15. 1 steering wheel

If you have any specific questions, just drop us an email.

Best of luck,

On Thu, 16 Apr 2009, kevin elliot wrote:

> Hi, i was thinking about building a go kart with some friends and decided your plan looked pretty cool, however i don't believe i know what most of the parts required are and if you could type up a 'grocery' list for this model at (http://www.kartbuilding.net/racingkart/index.html) it would be greatly appreciated that and in what measurement system are you using for the chassis (and the whole thing lol) thanks.
> Sincerely, Kev

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