[Kartbuilding] Child kart.
sburke at burkesys.com
Mon May 4 21:55:24 IST 2009
Yes, you will be able to reduce the speed of the kart using that lawnmower
engine. You'll need a small pulley wheel to go onto the engine shaft.
You'll need a very large pulley (5 times bigger than the one on the
engine) on the rear axle. You can connect the two using a belt (v-belt
pulley). There won't be any shifting/gears. It'll be a direct connection
from the engine to the rear wheels. Once you start the engine the kart
will take off. (You can add a third pulley wheel after the kart is made,
and you can use this 3rd pulley wheel to act as a clutch).
Best of luck,
On Thu, 30 Apr 2009, Louis-Charles Bourassa wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
> Thanks for your quick response. I found this engine for the kart.
> Will i be able to reduce the speed even if there is no shift ?
> Thanks in avance for your time !
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Stephen Burke wrote:
>> 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:
>>> 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
>>> 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.htmcan
>>> be run with an old 49cc motor ( small pocket bike one ) ? I don't want
>>> 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...
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