[Kartbuilding] Go Kart

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Sat May 28 15:10:15 IST 2011

Hi Bryan,

I'm not sure how successful it would be to source the front steering setup 
complete, especially out of wood. You may be able to get a front steering 
setup out of aluminium or similar, however even then sizing may be an 

A fellow kartbuilder emailed me previously about a gravity racing kart. 
It's a good read. See:

You might get some good ideas from the above emails. It would be good also 
if you could see what other people are doing on their karts in the race.
You will probably end up making the front steering, and in which case you 
will have to be careful, using correct bearings and lightweight wheels.

Best of luck,

On Wed, 25 May 2011, bryan morrison wrote:

> Hi Stephen,
> My neighborhood is having a go kart race.  These are strictly gravity powered / hill races.  We're required to have a steering
> wheel.  I'm comfortable with building the body but would like to buy the wheel, axle and steering assemblies.  Preferably I'd like
> these to be meant for wood go karts so that attachment is easy.  Do you have any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Bryan
> --
> Bryan Morrison, AIA, LEED AP

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