[Kartbuilding] go kart axle
sburke at burkesys.com
Fri Nov 13 20:10:26 GMT 2009
Making the kart wider, and thus making the chassis more square shaped
(looking from plan) may affect the cornering.
What you could do is to make the kart slightly longer. Ideally the
wheelbase of the kart should be rectangular shaped. See:
I would say to try and make sure the weight is balanced and distributed
evenly. This would be more important, than making the chassis 200mm (or 8"
Best of luck with it,
On Thu, 12 Nov 2009, Nicholas McCarroll wrote:
> hi steve, thanks for the info on the axle just one more thing, i was drawing a lay out on a piece of plywood and realized i need to make it wider and dont know how bad itd affect the handling. i was thinking about making it 36" across. any thoughts would be apprieciated.
>> Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 23:01:32 +0000
>> From: sburke
>> To: mccarrolln
>> CC: kartbuilding
>> Subject: Re: go kart axle
>> Hi Nick,
>> You can use a 1" (25mm) diameter solid metal bar for the rear axle.
>> This is what I used on my first karts, and it worked very well.
>> Take a look at the following plans (which use a lawnmower engine).
>> Although the chassis is made from wood, a solid metal axle is used. You
>> can use a similar method to mounting and using a solid rear axle.
>> Best of luck,
>> On Sat, 7 Nov 2009, Nicholas McCarroll wrote:
>>> Hi my names nick, im tryin to build a kart and dont have an axle lying around so i was wondering if you knew where i could obtain one like yours.
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