[Kartbuilding] Child kart.

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Tue Apr 28 20:02:03 IST 2009

Hi Louis-Charles,

Yes, you can put a small motor/engine on the wooden kart. The basic wooden 
kart will be the same.
On your motor/engine the drive shaft may be horizontal based. Therefore 
things would be easier, just connect up the two pulley wheels using a V 
belt (see image at bottom of:
http://www.kartbuilding.net/woodenkart/chassis_explained.htm )

Its safer and easier to use pulley wheels and drive belts. You can get 
these from an old car (or a car service garage). Chains are noisy and come 
off a lot.

If you have any other questions, just drop me an email. If you get the 
kart made, feel free to foward on a photo for the kartbuilding.net/gallery
It will be a great fun activity for yourself and your son.

Best of luck,

On Tue, 28 Apr 2009, Louis-Charles Bourassa wrote:

> Hi,
>  First of all, the site http://www.kartbuilding.net is really nice !
> Second, excuse my english... ;-)  Third, i want to construct a kart and i
> don't know anything about engine.  My objective is to learn how it works and
> take quality time with my 7 years old boy.  Since he's 7, i want him to
> participate and that's why i'm focussing on a wood kart.  Did the kart
> design here http://www.kartbuilding.net/woodenkart/chassis_explained.htm can
> be run with an old 49cc motor ( small pocket bike one ) ?  I don't want the
> kart to go very fast but i want it to be functionnal....  Using a 49cc
> pocket bike, i think i could use all the peaces ( chain, engine, breaks,
> shift.... ) to construct the kart.
> Thanks in avance for your time...
> Louis-Charles.

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