[Kartbuilding] I'm building a cart using ur plans....I have a question!? (fwd)

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Tue Dec 20 20:04:29 GMT 2011

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Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 00:06:47
From: Jesse Grumbles
To: Stephen Burke
Subject: Re: I'm building a cart using ur plans....I have a question!?

Wow. As much as I would like to say that surprises me.....it really doesn't. Some people are just sad. I really appreciate you getting back to me so promptly. Out of all the plans I have checked out this one just stuck out like a sore thumb.....it looks great, easy to assemble, and seems it will function just as good as it looks. Its great to hear that the square stock I have left will work for this project, and I appreciate the pointer on not putting any holes in in it,I hadn't thought about that at all. I have 2 guys I work with in my union that are building karts too....I definitely will have to show them your site on Monday. I'm thinking of putting a b&s animal motor on mine, still not sure though, just know I want it to be killer fast!.......if i have anymore questions or run into any problems during the build I will definitely be in contact with you.....thanks again for the help, when I'm done I'll have to send you some pics.....have a good one!

Jesse G

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On Dec 17, 2011, at 2:15 PM, Stephen Burke wrote:

> Hi Jesse,
> I'm glad you like the kart plans. Yes, there are few people on the Internet who seem to volunteer kart plans. I know people took the plans off my website - kartbuilding.net and started selling them on ebay!
> Anyways, onto your question. It will be OK to use 3/4" box section. You will have to cut all the angles as it is very difficult to bend box iron.
> (Even on one of my karts with tubing, I cut and welded the joints. See: http://kartbuilding.net/racingkart/Old_Racing_Kart/chassis.htm )
> As long as you don't put too many cross braces, the chassis should be able to flex sufficiently. Make sure to not drill holes in the chassis. It will weaken it too much. Weld on lugs if you need to bolt/attach something to the chassis.
> For an idea on a similar kart made from box section, see: http://kartbuilding.net/gallery/v/OtherPeoplesKarts/OscarForand/
> While having square tubing may not look as nice as round tubing, if you have it left over, then you might as well put it to good use.
> Best of luck,
> -steve
> On Thu, 15 Dec 2011, Jesse Grumbles wrote:
>> Hello
>> I recently decided to build a racing kart using your plans....I just want to start by thanking you for publishing your prints online at no charge.....it seems everyone is out to make a dollar these days and it saved me at least $30.00! It seems like a awesome setup and I can't wait to drive it.....anyway.....my question is as follows.....I know your directions state to use 25mm circle tubing to build the frame.....I happen to have a bunch of 3/4" square tubing left over from a different project and I'm wondering if that will work just as good as the circle tubing to build the frame? Will it change the rigidity and flex of the frame? Will it handle the same as using circle tube? I know it will work but my main concern is the flex of the frame while cornering....hope to hear from you soon and thank you!
>> V/R
>> Jesse G
>> St. Marys county, Maryland

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