[Kartbuilding] hey,,

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Sat Sep 5 16:42:52 IST 2009


I'm glad you liked the 3d model. It makes things very easy to look at and 
understand. That briggs and stratton engine you have should be fine. Just 
make sure that the pulley wheel on the rear axle is 4 to 5 times the size 
of the small pulley on the engine. (The bigger the difference between the 
size of the pulley on the engine versus the size of the pulley on the rear 
axle, will depend on how easuly the engine will drive and move the kart.

Either way, the engine will drive/pull the kart, its just that you might 
need a little push off to get going, or the drive belt might slip and heat 
up a little.

Let us know how it goes. Feel free to send on a few photos of the kart and 
engine when you get it put together.

Best of luck,

On Thu, 3 Sep 2009, lars-martin nedrevåg wrote:
> Hello me again ,,,
> I checked your 3d model and it was awesome ,,, =)
> I have now made my chassis , and gotten the engine of the lawnmower ,, it`s a briggs and stratton 6,5 horsepower engine ..
> tomorrow I will put the engine on my chassis and take wheels on and try it ,,,
> So the question is ..
> Do you know the limit of how heavy my go cart can be  ??
> Because the wood is kinda heavy and I don`t think my little lawn mower engine will pull it =(
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