[Kartbuilding] Weed wacker or eater engine
stephen at sburke.eu
Thu Jul 12 22:58:54 IST 2012
A weed wacker engine is quite small. It will be just able to power a kart.
A weed wacker engine has an output drive shaft to the side (horizontal).
As a result you can use a chain drive. There may be a "clutch" already on
the weed wacker engine, so when the engine speed goes up, the drive shaft
If not, you'll need to get a centrifugal clutch:
As the weed wacker engine has a horizontal drive shaft, you don't have to
put the engine at the rear of the wooden kart (as on:
Instead, you can modify the above design so the engine is above one of the
rear wheels, connecting up with a sprocket and chain drive. You'll have to
use a chain drive from a motorcycle. The chains off a bicycle are too
small and will come off.
There are a lot of bits involved. Read through the website:
I'd make the wooden kart first and then see about connecting up the
Best of luck,
On Thu, 5 Jul 2012, Christian Ochoa wrote:
> Dear kartbuilding
> Hi, I would like to know how to put a weed wacker or eater engine on my wooden go kart? And can you tell me what kind of
> supplies do I need to make a wooden go kart with a weed wacker or eater engine, please.
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