[Kartbuilding] Speed

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Tue May 3 19:51:51 IST 2011

Hi Conor,

Typically any lawnmower engine that you can get your hands on will do.

If you are going buying or sourcing an engine, it would be best to get a 
"General Purpose Engine" from a water pump or generator as these engines 
have a "horizontal" output drive shaft and this would make things easier 
as the drive belt wouldn't have to twist.

A 5HP engine would be good to start with.

Best of luck,

On Tue, 3 May 2011, Conor Sholdis wrote:

> thanks, would you be able to suggest a particular engine model/make/size etc
> On 2 May 2011 15:42, Stephen Burke <stephen at sburke.eu> wrote:
>       Hi Conor,
>       Depending on the power of the lawnmower engine and the size of the belts
>       and pulleys, the Wooden Kart should do around 30mph.
>       There are photos and a video submitted from fellow kartbuilder. You can
>       find them at:
>       http://kartbuilding.net/gallery/v/OtherPeoplesKarts/Marvins-Kart-with-Lawnmower-Engine/
>       If you have any questions, just ask.
>       Best of luck,
>       -steve
> On 01/05/2011 17:21, Conor Sholdis wrote:
> > Hi. I was wondering what the kind of maximum speed would be with the
> > Lawnmower Powered Wooden Kart? And are there any photos/videos of the
> > completed kart would you be able to send me them for reference when
> > building my own. Many Thanks Conor Sholdis

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