go cart engine

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roughly how fast would an 11hp 400cc 4 stroke briggs go if i got the gear ratio right. What gear ratio would be the best thank you

-- Tom (a_life_behind_bars2@hotmail.com), April 02, 2004


i have a model 19 briggs 10 hp and if you put a good gearbox and aluminumshaft and body with the right tires im sure you can reach 60mph. i have a very heavy gocart and i weigh more than the gocart and it can do 50 but stearing is hard and you have to take out the govenor and put a gear box in and have a good brake system.if i had the money i would build one from aluminum and lighten it up.i have a old 3 wheeler that im going to make another gocart out of and im going to make this one alot lighter than the one we have.

-- famman (familyof02@yahoo.com), April 03, 2004.

How heavey is your go cart, tom? i can tell you the top speed, gear ratio, Acceleration, power-to-weight ratio. but i need the weight and wheel diameter to calculate it.

-- Gollum (squishee@aol.com), June 18, 2004.

P.S. i also need roughly the engines RPM post it on the forum and i can tell you what you need. do not E-mail me i never read my emails.

-- Gollum (squishee@aol.com), June 18, 2004.

its 3600rpm the diameter is 18 inch im not to sure about the weight i thing its about 180 to 200 pounds can you work out the best gear ratio?

-- Tom (a_life_behind_bars2@hotmail.com), June 18, 2004.

yes. take the governer off and you'd get more like 5000 RPM and that'l really increase speed. you need a 10:1 gear ratio with a top speed of about 30 MPH if your engine revvs even higher without the governer you'l get even more speed. hope this helps.

-- Gollum (squishee@aol.com), June 21, 2004.

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