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i am trying to make a go cart but i dont know how to atach my horizontal engine to the wheels
can you plz help me
-- bruce (email@example.com), May 16, 2003
ok u cant tip it on its side unless u dont have a 2 stroke so that cause if u have a 4 stroke the oil will lek out but if u mount the engine like a lawn mover u need a verical shaft from a ride one lawnmover
-- steven v (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 17, 2003.
I posted this same answer to another question. But they make and sell go karts for small children that have horizontal engines on them I couldn't see how it was done by my guess would be running a belt face clutch, a belt pulley on a open posi traction rearend(the whole axle turns, not just a shaft inside a tube). That way the belt can run twisted so to speak. Just look at an old yazoo mower. It has a vertical engine on it and the belt looks almost like a figure eight to run the horizontal blade. But it works( I know I have and old Yazoo in my back yard.) Hope this helps some
-- Aaron (email@example.com), May 19, 2003.
-- YO GGG (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 23, 2003.
Just take the gearbox off of a tractor lawnmower and hook it up to it.
-- Dude (email@example.com), June 22, 2003.
i'm having the same problem but i can't find a clutch for this for a 12 horse engine if anyone knows were i can get one that would be great
-- nate andary (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 31, 2003.
i got an old roto tiller rear end and used that, its got a clutch reverse, and 3 gears, works like a pro after i changed the pullys
-- pot head (igottheke email@example.com), September 14, 2003.
any on e have a go cart blue print
-- chris (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 15, 2003.
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-- hary bob (email@example.com), October 10, 2003.
go stick the drive shaft up ur arse
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-- MoneyMakinMoe (email@example.com), November 13, 2003.
get a chick mate
-- fully (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 11, 2003.
To attach a horizontal engine to its wheels, purchase the following items: 1)From the web site (http://www.psep.biz/store/go_cart_max- torque_clutches.htm) measure and purchase a clutch that matces your drive shaft size. 2)Now purchase a drive chain that will fit the teeth number (10 or 12) of the sprocket that is on your clutch. 3)On your 1" or whatever wheel shaft, you will need a rotery plate sprocket assembally that will fit not only your shaft size, but make sure the sprocket teeth match the chain teeth number (10 or 12). All of the above parts can be found on that website mentioned. As for a engine 9.0HP and greater, you will need to use a torque converter (about $150.00+)
-- Dusty Bunz (Dustybunz@hotmail.com), January 13, 2004.
i also am wondering how to build a go kart out of a lawn mower. if any body has any plans they have all ready please send to me or post.
-- mike (email@example.com), January 21, 2004.
all you need is a sprocket you put the sprocket on the shaft then you need a chain you run the chein to the wheel that has a sprocket on it.
-- lrod (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 12, 2004.
hey get a trans for an old lawnmower take the gear out that spins the 2 gears on both sides weld the rear it to the drive shaft have it profesionaly done then tip the tranny on so that the its side enigin fits horizontaly then well do watcha need 2 do have fun
-- ineeda vongrip (email@example.com), March 08, 2004.