Can I build a Go Cart with a 488cc Snowmobile motor : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread

I have a 488cc snowmobile motor and i want to know if i could build a goo cart with that motor??????? hopefully its not too big i don't mind tons of power or speed the motor runs beautifully

-- Andy Peebles (, March 29, 2004


you can using the stock centrifcul clutch on the snowmobile engin and buying an torque converter kit. I have on that has a 96 cubic inch Harley evolution engine on it that ive hit 90 on with alot left

-- Tom Damon (, April 01, 2004.

hey tom you fag your a lier! the 488 is out of a yamaha phazer so it's fan cooled which means it will over heat my bet is take the fan housing off to cool it down and build a huge frame with a roll cage cause that thing is gonna fly and you will kill your self!

-- dan (, April 04, 2004.

actually a 488 is out of an polaris indy 500 which is liquid cooled, a phazer was fan cooled but it was a 485. but of course if it is out of a polaris indy trail it would be a 488 fancooled twin. get your facts straight before you misinform somebody

-- jeremy wright (, June 26, 2004.

it will work all you have to do is re jet the carb so it wont over heat (even if it is liqid coold). you send more fule to cool the engen down. i found out the efrcts ove over heating a 2 cycle engen in my dirt bike ( the side of the piston melted off and went out the eagsast. it was my first major carbwork done on a engen and didnt know what i was doing. i lernd now but it was pricey.

-- brian pohlman (, December 29, 2004.

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