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I need some good plans on building a go kart and is there stuff I can use at my local hardware store to build 1. Is there anyone who knows or has a cheap engine that I can use. Thanks

-- Joshua Welch (, March 23, 2003


First, find plans for a go-kart in a catalog (like Northern Equipment) and order the plans from there so you will a. have an easier time understanding them and b. you will also be able to order the parts that you need straight from the plans because it gives you the product number so all you have to do is call Northern and order your parts and build a go-kart that you like.˙

-- Big D (, March 24, 2003.

Thanks but does Northern Equipment have a web site?

-- Joshua Welch (, March 24, 2003.

-- someone (, March 25, 2003.

You need an engine what kinda price range. You can get a Brigg & Stratton from canadian tire or princess auto for realy cheap. Get a frame from a golf cart or soething and drill holes and mount the engine. It depends what engine you get but if its horizontal shaft you can run a belt or chan to a sprocket or pulley on the back axle. If its vertical get a gearbox that with run the axle.

-- Devin (, March 27, 2003.

I need a horizontal engine the cheaper the better, about 5 hp and atleast under 150$ prefer under 100 I can work with a 3 or 4 hp but a 5 would be nice.I have the plans and I am starting on the frame I am planning on using sprockets and chains. I live in USA do you know if they have a web site or a catalog I can get? Thanks

-- Joshua Welch (, March 28, 2003.

Hey go to google and search canadian tire or princess auto you could get an engine for less than 150 one thing you need a transmission if you want to use a sprocket and chain

-- Devin (, March 28, 2003.

I couldn't find much on but I went to and the had some 5hp hydraulic pump engines and I was wandering if you know if that would work or if any one knows if it will work.

-- Joshua Welch (, March 28, 2003.

Question: I'm looking to build a go-kart and need some plans(free) that i can get off a site or at my local hardware store. i would also like to know where I can find some parts..can anybody help me?

-- Geoff (, May 25, 2003.

I was wondering if anyone has FREE PLANS to build a go-kart for my 4 yr old? It has to have a roll bar or cage. I have searched the net and can't seem to find it free. Help from anyone please!!

-- Cathy Bristow (, June 20, 2003.

hey i have a ski-doo engen and it is a liquid cooled 440 and i was wondering if anyone has any plans to build a kart with that size of motor it has about 45-55 HP

-- Billy jeine (, June 29, 2003.

I am also starting a go-kart and was wondering if any one could send me a pic or give me any info on building the go-kart and help would be thankful.

-- thomas murphy (, July 03, 2003.


-- N/A (NAA@N/A.N/A), July 15, 2003.

I was wondering if anyone had go-kart plans they could send me or an old frame they would like to sell me cheap in the Buffalo area. Please reply a.s.a.p. Thank you

-- Zach (, July 17, 2003.

any of yal have a frame for a gocart you can send me...if u do i will pat s&h e-mail is you very much

-- Daniel Wurthmann (, July 23, 2003.

For cheap plans on how to build a go kart frame take a look at Diy den be sure to check out the free previews...

-- Don (, September 04, 2003.

For high quality free plans go here:

-- Bill (, September 09, 2003.

If anyone has any free plans they could send me that would be great. I also need an engine but dont know what kind to get. Im building a go-cart as a school project.

-- Marcus F. (, November 04, 2003.

go to smoke a blunt dot your ass come

-- woopin (, November 17, 2003.

HELP!!!! I need free off road kart plans for my brother who is 11 and wants to be a mechanic. A kart is a good thing to start learning a trade at a young age. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN, MAKE HIS DREAMS COME TRUE!!!

-- Ricky Baker (, November 22, 2003.

go to they have good plans

-- Danny (, December 01, 2003.

Northern Tool and Equipment have the cheapest prices on clutches and other go-kart needs. For free plans go to ( ) riding lawn mowers offer a good base. They have big tires, a transmission, steering and brakes. I picked one up for $50.00 and just built a frame from the buildyourowngokarts it is really simple.

-- tmiles (, January 07, 2004.

ive looked every where for some go kart plans ,if anyone can help by sendind me some plans it would be greatly appreciated

-- kris commins (, February 18, 2004.

well all u sooks out there asking for plans get out there and be creative! use ur heads and work out the plans 4 ursleves. thats wot i did and my go kart worked out exactly as i wanted it to. Build ur own personal kart to suit ur own personla needs dont get sumone else to do it for u! I built my kart for $250 australian using a old 5.5hp ride on briggs and stratt mower motor! I built the frame from scratch using no blue prints or plans and it goes real hard now!

-- BUILDER MATT (, March 11, 2004.


-- BUILDER MATT (, March 11, 2004.

hey goto for free plans how can i take a lawn mower engine and put it on a go kart

-- ryan pack (, June 01, 2004.

Hey, im looking for a plan to build a Go Kart. I am also looking for a list that has what you need to build a Go Kart. If anyone out there knows where i can get any kind of information related to my question email me.

thanks, much

-- Elliott Harris Mevis (, June 22, 2004.

Hi Im building a go-kart and i tried a lawnmower engine but i blue it up u need a horizontal drive shaft lawnmowers are vertical so you stave the pistons of oil also go to for free plans but i made up my own plans and its going great. Good Luck

-- John Taylor (, June 28, 2004.

Any one looking for FREE off road kart plans should go to however this kart does not have suspension but can easily be modded to include suspension.

Could anyone else who is willing to send me a copy of free plans let me no via email please.

-- Dan (, February 13, 2005.

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