[Kartbuilding] shifter kart

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Wed Jun 29 18:52:41 IST 2011

Hi Mitchell,

Glad you got the kart wheels and tires, and that the kart plans are going 
good. It sounds like you have things 
well in hand with the king pin assembly.

It'd be interesting to see some photos of the finished kart.

Let us know how it all goes.

Best of luck,

On Tue, 28 Jun 2011, Mitchell Friedman wrote:

> Thank you fir the help, i wemt online and bought racing kart wheels and tires. I just finished making the king pin aasembaly and
> front stub axel. The plans are working out great! Me and my dad tweaked them a little bit and ill send u pics of the kart once
> its done!  Thank you!
>   Mitchell
> Sent from my iPhone
> On May 2, 2011, at 10:38 AM, Stephen Burke wrote:
>       Hi Mitchell,
>       Thanks for your email. I'm glad you like the shifter kart plans.
>       The Rear wheels were 12" (or 300mm) outside Diameter.
>       You can see some of the pictures of the wheels and hubs I used at:
>       http://kartbuilding.net/gallery/v/RacingKart_Sold/ and
>       http://kartbuilding.net/gallery/v/Commercial_Karts-Photos_and_Details/
>       The front wheels were a little smaller, but only in width. If you have money/budget to suit, you could just look to
>       buy a set of racing kart wheels from ebay or similar. See:
>       http://cgi.ebay.com/Go-Kart-Tires-Wheels-Racing-Bar-Stool-Radio-Flyer-/310314723217
>       But to be honest, for starting off any wheels will be fine.
>       For the front wheels, take a read of the following page:
>       http://kartbuilding.net/Freeplans/faxle.htm
>       You can also see some photos at:
>       http://kartbuilding.net/racingkart/Old_Racing_Kart/fullsteering.htm
>       http://kartbuilding.net/racingkart/Free_Racing_Kart_Plans_PDF/Main_Kart_Complete_10_Front_Wheels_and_Hubs.pdf
>       http://kartbuilding.net/racingkart/Free_Racing_Kart_Plans_PDF/Main_Kart_Complete_12_Front_Steering_End.pdf
>       The hubs for the wheels should have bearings in them. The hub then attaches onto the front stub axle and is held in
>       place with a large nut.
>       I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, just ask.
>       Best of luck,
>       -steve
>       On 29/04/2011 23:11, Coolio Kid wrote:
>             to Stephen Burke,
> Thank you so much for putting up your shifter kart plans!! i love them. me and my dad are going to be making one in
> a few weeks but i was wondering what the sixe of the weels were and what size hubs to get for the rear axel and the
> front king pin assembally. i also do not understand how the front wheel hubs are mounted on that king pin front axel
> thing with the barings. please help!
> mitchell

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