[Kartbuilding] Weight of Kart

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Sun Jul 24 23:48:48 IST 2011

Hi James,

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
>       wheels.
>       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,
>       -steve
> 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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