How to make a go kart with a snowblower : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread

I have a snowblower and want to make a go kart. Is this possible? Any ideas would be appreciated. I also have an old lawnmower and engine.


-- Mickey Bunn (, June 13, 2002


a snow blower? lol You are getting desprit (?) for a gocart

-- (, May 23, 2003.

a snow blower? lol Man you are desprit for a go cart.

-- (, May 23, 2003.

well i think its a great question becuz id like to know my damn self ...Email me with an answer too !!!

-- katherine (, June 23, 2003.

its better with a edge cutter

-- yeah right (, June 26, 2003.

well dude, a snow blower could work with alot of manhours and many expensive parts. just do what i did, use an old riding mower engine. i tuned mine just right and i can go about 60mph. 30mph offroad. must make sure you get the right conversion kit for the accel....i learned that one the hard way

-- jason adams (, June 27, 2003.

well i would like to know because i got a lawnmower that we dont use asnow blower that we dont use and an a honda that we dont drive so i need some fucken answers

-- D.J. Jones (, June 27, 2003.

Is a not such a good ideea but you can try. I want to build a kart by taking the motor from a motorcycle and make the frame my self!IF any one have plans with karts ,the simpleast they can be,with dimensions please sent them to me via e-mail! Thank you! P.S.Do you have pic with your snow blower,old lawmower and engine?pls sent them via e-mail(if you have)

-- Codrut (, July 21, 2003.

yeh I've been making go carts for 15 years and they are very easy to make I can make the whole cart for around $100 tires engine and frame and all.I just buy the full lawn tractor for $25 to 50 and make the frame from the differentail to using the complete steering system tires to complete roll cage I will be making plans by fall for $5.00 each with step by step detailed information and complete phone number incase if problems arise

-- jeff morse (, September 20, 2003.

it is not as easy as one might think. lawnmower engines have a few problems. here are a few of them. 1) the Lawnmower uses the blade as a flywheel to keep the engine balanced. without it they tend to shake like a leaf. 2) lawnmowers use direct vertical drive shafts, this means that to hook it to the axel system you need either a transaxel which tend to be fairly expensive. or you have to use a series of different angeles gearing systems. which cut out on your power and decrease your torque. lastly the most important thing is this....lawnmowers are made to go about 5 mph most go karters like to go faster than that. the speed conversion kits run about 900$. you might want to consider just buying a GO-KART engine for around 250$, they ususally come with a number of parts you will need anyways.

-- SAINT (, October 01, 2003.

if you want a go kart bad enuff you can build one with a trans axil out of a lawn mower and you dont haft to spend $9oo on a speed kit thats bull shit im 14 years oldand i built one with a transaxil you just change the pully on the transaxil to a small one and put a big one on the motorshaft and boom you can put it in 1st and you go about 7mph you put it in the higest gear and you go about 35mph well hell you take the govnor off the motor and you can squise out about 50mph so try that you can build one for about $15

-- matt childress (, October 26, 2003.

hey i dont really no much about go karts but i think it shud b possible 2 make it out of a leaf blower juss bodge it up a bit its only a bit of fun ne ways am i right? ne 1 no the best way of making a simple go kart ? (any answers e- mail me plz at

-- jonny (, November 17, 2003.

my boss told me when he was a kid they used to put lawnmower engines on bicycle frames. only problem was they didnt have brakes and had to stop by dragging their feet.think about it, bicycles wiegh less. less wieght = more speed!

-- harry hoo (, November 29, 2003.

Hey guys

if any of you guys know any thing about Go karts is it possible to make one from a motorcycle engine and if so what would be a good frame to use?


-- Lewis Cutkelvin (, December 12, 2003.

Is it possible to make a mini bike out of a weedeater engine or a leaf blower engine a if so how much horsepower would i need to actualy move.

-- Matt Schnella (, December 23, 2003.

Hey, does ne1 know how to make nething out of an old pushmower engine? Im lookin for sumthin to make preferably a scooter or sumthin have ne ideas or plans to make one please email me ! Ty.

-- Charlie (, December 29, 2003.

I now the basics of making a go kart with the snowblower it is not hard email me

-- Loise Harvendous (, January 28, 2004.

does ne 1 no howta make a scoota or a gokart usin a 20-25cc brush cutter engine?

-- chase (, February 22, 2004.

does ne 1 no howta make a scoota or a gokart usin a 20-25cc brush cutter engine!?

-- chase (, February 22, 2004.

does ne 1 no howta make a scoota or a gokart usin a 20-25cc brush cutter engine!!?

-- chase (, February 22, 2004.

does ne 1 no howta make a scoota or a gokart usin a 20-25cc brush cutter engine!!!?

-- chase (, February 22, 2004.

does ne 1 no howta make a scoota or a gokart usin a 20-25cc brush cutter engine!!!!?

-- chase (, February 22, 2004.

does any1 know a website that has plans for a gokart made out of a lawnmower engine? email me

-- jake (, February 29, 2004.

you fucks need real speed get a car a dick a girl or guy if your like that fuck the go kart and get a car that has real speed

-- tiny and bubba are gonna get ya (, March 03, 2004.

i was wondering if you could help me make a cheap go cart with a lawnmoer engine.could you help me by giving me some plans.i am realy stuck and just starting

-- john (, March 13, 2004.

hey dudes

does any 1 know how to take a lawnmower engine and put it on a go- kart? i have a frame and i have a engine but sure how to put them together, if any one has any plans or ideas please e-mail me down below, thanks

-- justin m lee (, March 13, 2004.

This is comepletely possible. All you need is a 25 dollar centerfugal clutch and a good chain. The rest can be made, except for tires. It;s simple how it works.Just attach the clutch to the axle and get a throttle cable, when push the throttle the clutch engages making you go.

-- ffasdfaf (, March 13, 2004.

I have a sport bike that i found at a junkyard it is fairly new and the engine turns ..... i got the engine and motorcycle to work. i dont want a motorcyle i want something differenet. how would i go about making a "go-kart" out of all of the parts of the motorcycle. WHAT WOULD I NEED TO BUY.

email me if you have any ideas

-- J-tizzy (, March 14, 2004.

hey every1

im 11 and i really want a go kart but i dont no how to build 1 i need plans or maybe some1 to build it for me.i always liked bikes and cars but i never got to drive anything whit a motor on it and i would really like to.

so if u got any ideas for plz e-mail me!!!

-- brandon denevon (, April 07, 2004.

subject:do u guys kno how to make a gokart from an old skidoo engine.Im really stuk on how to go about puttin the engine on the go- kart and on how to make a frame to support the engine weight?

email me at if u can help me

-- chris macilroy (, April 11, 2004.

need plans for how2 make a gokart usin a push mower

-- bufli (, May 06, 2004.

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