[Kartbuilding] Basic kart

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Fri Nov 27 21:13:56 GMT 2009

Hi Jamie,

So what you are looking to do is to make one of these:
or a pedal go-kart?

Unfortunately I don't have any plans or details on those type of karts.
Would you be able to use an old plastic childrens tractor or similar 
trike? If you could, then you would see how the steering is setup and also 
how the drive is done with a chain. Even if you went into a shop etc. to 
look at how one of these pedal karts are put together, you would see all 
you need to know.

(P.S. there is another way besides using a chain. See: 
http://lists.kartbuilding.net/2006-December/000307.html It would require a 
little more work however. I suggest you get an old broken pedal tractor 
etc. and use the parts of that.)

Best of luck,

On Tue, 24 Nov 2009, Jamie wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm looking for instructions on building  (or converting) a simple wooden go kart to one that is powered with pedals and has steering capabilities.  I understand a bike chain would be needed but am not sure how to go about doing that.
> Thank you,
> Jamie Kuntzman

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