[Kartbuilding] Wooden Go-Kart

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Fri Sep 6 23:26:47 IST 2013

Hi Brian,

Sorry for not replying sooner.

Yes, you are correct. You may need to add an extra washer in-between the
front axle support and the main chassis member.

As on the following image:
Only 1 M12 Washer is indicated (Item 13).
If you could get an extra large (outside diameter) M12 Washer, then that
would be even better.
However on this kart which I made, I found that there was not too much
friction. Actually it was better when it was semi-tight. If the front
steering axle is too free and easy to move, then if you are going fast,
any accidental bump and the steering would turn extremely quick.
Also, it is the idea that the drivers feet operate and move the front
steering axle. It would be easy to move this front steering axle with a
persons/youngsters feet.

Best of luck,

On 24/07/2013 11:31, briedmo wrote:
> Dear Sir,
> I love the wooden kart you have made and the drawings are superb. May
> I ask one question and that is, do you need washers on the M12 Hex
> bolt between the front axle support and the main chassis member? I am
> concerned about the pressure exerted on the chassis member which might
> lead to excessive friction between these 2 pieces which in turn would
> make it difficult to move the axle support and hence difficult to steer.
> I look forward to hearing from you.
> Regards
> Brian Edmond

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