[Kartbuilding] Wooden kart

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Thu Sep 16 00:53:51 IST 2010

Hi Marvin,

Thanks for the update.
I'm glad to hear you got the clutch working with the 3rd pulley wheel. 
Having the 3rd pulley wheel to tension the clutch makes for much smoother 
taking off and stopping of the kart. If it wasn't too much bother, it 
would be great if you could send on an image of the clutch setup. It is a 
common question I get asked. Before you had the 3rd pulley wheel/clutch 
how did you start the kart? Push start it? Pull start the engine cord 
while giving the kart a push? That is another advantage of having the 
clutch as it makes starting the engine easier.

Thanks for all the real-life info and images on your experiences making 
this wooden kart.


On Tue, 14 Sep 2010, Marv wrote:

> Thanks for your email the pulley wheel on the axel is off a motorcar it works ok as for your question about the engine being electronic ignition.no its a pull cord it just says that on the cover/the cover is off something else.ive also managed  to make a clutch out of the third pulley wheel by drilling a hole and connecting a wire cord and a lever.once again thankyou for my kart.

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