[Kartbuilding] Regarding GO-Kart
sburke at burkesys.com
Thu Dec 13 21:40:10 GMT 2012
Tyres and the rims/wheels for them can be very expensive!
I used tyres and wheels from a wheelbarrow.
( http://kartbuilding.net/pictures.htm )
I got them for free ($0).
You could also see if you could get wheels and tryes from a small
I don't know where you would get cheap tyres in Dubai/Thailand to be honest.
Be careful of shipping costs. You could try and use whatever tyres from
an old trolley/wheelbarrow for the moment, and when the kart is running
good, you can spend some money for proper tyres.
Best of luck,
On 09/12/2012 14:46, Qasim Ahmed wrote:
> Hey Stephen,
> Thanks for taking out time.It will surely help me a lot.
> Can you please also tell me where i can get cheap tyres from? I have
> googled much and i have'nt come across anyone in Thailand where i
> thought it would be cheaper so im getting them from London now,I live
> in Pakistan and they are'nt available here,do you think i can find
> them in Dubai or somewhere near?
> Best Wishes,
> Qasim Ahmed
> On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 4:53 AM, Stephen Burke wrote:
> Hi Qasim,
> I suggest you use Mild Steel. It is easier to work with.
> Galvanized steel splatters a lot when welded and ideally requires
> the areas to be welded to be ground clean.
> If you wanted, you can use Mild Steel to make the chassis, and
> then get the complete chassis dipped in Galvanize afterwards.
> As for what type of welding, I myself use Manual Metal Arc welding
> (also called Arc or Stick Welding), because that is the welder I have.
> If you are creating a light chassis with thin walled tubing, then
> a MIG Welder would be more suitable.
> Some people who are very serious about their chassis use brazing
> on all chassis joints.
> As for your last query on electric welding galvanized steel and
> that it may be weaker.
> If you do not clean off the galvanised coating from the tube,
> before welding, then it would add impurities into the weld and may
> cause it to be weaker than if using clean Mild Steel tubing. If
> you properly cleaned and treated the areas to be welded of
> galvanised pipe, then it should be as strong as welding mild steel
> untreated tubing.
> Best of luck,
> On 19/11/2012 17:48, Qasim Ahmed wrote:
>> I hope you are fine,I"m making the following go-kart acccording
>> to your plan,
>> I would be very pleased if you could answer my poblems;
>> 1. Should i use Mild Steel or Galvanized Steel?
>> 2. What type of wedling should be done for Gavlanized steel and
>> Mild steel?
>> 3.I have heard that welding Galvanized steel via electric welding
>> is weak and it breaks,is that true?
>> I hope you can take out time and look into it
>> /Qasim Ahmed/
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