[Kartbuilding] Weight of Kart
stephen at sburke.eu
Sun Jul 24 23:48:48 IST 2011
Ya, you should be able to order a v-belt and matching pulley wheels from
an auto parts shop. Hopefully they will be helpful and knowledgeable
enough to know old makes/models of cars with v-belt pulleys and belts
Best of luck,
On Thu, 14 Jul 2011, James Cotter wrote:
> The chassis is finished and so is the front axle, I am still working on the back axle, which, since I do not have a welder may
> take a while. Also, do you think an auto parts shop would be a good place to find a v-belt and pulley wheel, because I could
> not find one anywhere else.
> On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Stephen Burke wrote:
> Hi James,
> The weight of the wooden kart depends mainly on the timber used on the chassis, and whether it was wet or dry. Wet
> timber weighs a lot more.
> The type of wheels you use will make the kart heavy or light. On the wooden karts I made, I used light spoked
> As far as cutting down weight, if you've the chassis already made, there is little you can do. I'd keep going. You
> can always make a Version 2 of the kart in the future.
> Best of luck,
> On Tue, 5 Jul 2011, James Cotter wrote:
> Sorry, I forgot to mention this in my reply. The main reason I asked about output was because I just
> finished the main chassis and it was
> already feeling pretty heavy, so do you know any good ways to cut down on weight while keeping it from being
> weak? I am trying to think of ways
> I could do it, any suggestions are apppreciated.
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