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Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Sun Nov 18 18:13:40 GMT 2012


The steering setup on the Wooden kart is not suitable for high speed. It
would do around 25 miles per hour.
If you wanted to go faster, you would have to change the front steering
end. You would need a solid front axle with pivoting front wheels, a
track rod and a steering wheel.

For doing all this, you would be better building a metal chassis and
making a complete kart such as:

Typically most people start off making the wooden go-kart with an
engine, get a taste for things, and then build a metal go-kart with
bigger wheels and a bigger engine.

Best of luck,

On 13/11/2012 12:11, dimitris tanteles wrote:
> if not what are the ways in which I can improve the go kart so it can
> go faster?
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 4:01 PM, dimitris tanteles wrote:
>     Thanks. Will it go fast? 
>     On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 1:26 AM, Stephen Burkewrote:
>         Hi,
>         It is my opinion that the maximum size of engine for the
>         Wooden Powered Go-Kart is 5HP.
>         The wooden go-kart is designed to use lawnmower engines with a
>         vertical drive shaft.
>         http://kartbuilding.net/Lawnmower_Powered_Wooden_Go-Kart_Plans/
>         Lawnmower engines are typically between 2.5HP and 5HP.
>         Any bigger would be too heavy and the wooden kart would not be
>         designed for this.
>         Best of luck,
>         -steve
>         On 08/11/2012 16:31, dimitris tanteles wrote:
>>         I am talking about the wooden engine powered go kart
>>         On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 4:21 PM, dimitris tanteles wrote:
>>             which is the best engine I can use for the engine powered
>>             go kart? what is the maximum HP it can support?

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