[Kartbuilding] Go-karts

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Wed Sep 2 23:46:18 IST 2009

Hi Stefan,

It's not realistically possible to put a lawnmower with a vertical drive 
shaft on its side. There would be big issues with the oil in the engine, 
and the gas/petrol for the carburettor. A few people have tried it, and 
while it might work for a few hours, the engine would sieze and stop 
working thereafter.

This is why I have used the system of pulleys and v drive-belt to transfer 
the power as easily as possible.

I hope this answers your question.
Best of luck,

On Wed, 2 Sep 2009, Stefan V wrote:

> Hi
> I have just found your website and was wonting to make a motor kart with a
> lawn mower engine I was wondering if you could have the motor standing up
> insted of having it facing down
> Thank-you

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