[Kartbuilding] wooden go-kart powered by a lawnmower engine

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Sun Feb 5 12:06:07 GMT 2012

Hi Hamish,

I've gotten the wooden go-kart with lawnmower engine up to between 
25-30MPH. That was with a 3.5HP lawnmower engine with a 3:1 gear ratio on 
the v-belt pulleys.

If you are looking to go faster, you may have to use a different steering 
setup than that at: 

If you have any questions, just drop us an email.

Best of luck,

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Hamish Bullock
> Date: Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 10:17 AM
> Subject: wooden go-kart powered by a lawnmower engine
> To: "kartbuilding"
> Hi I was wondering what lawnmower you used and how fast did the go cart go?
> Thanks

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