[Kartbuilding] Kart Building

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Wed Mar 3 22:47:44 GMT 2010

Hi Thomas,

Thanks for your email.

It may be possible to use copper piping for the steering column, however I 
don't think it will be strong enough to last a long time.

The forces in a steering column can be quite high, especially if you have 
large wide front wheels. When the kart is stopped, it can be quite 
difficult to turn the steering wheel to turn the front wheels. I myself 
would be afraid that the copper piping may not be strong enough if a 
person goes too hard.

Now it may work, but I would be cautious.
Is there a reason you want to use copper pipe? Typically I found it easy 
enough to work with steel pipe.

Best of luck,

On Sun, 28 Feb 2010, Thomas Ryan wrote:
> Dear Stephen,I was just wondering for the steering column could copper piping be used?Thanks,Thomas Ryan-
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