IIs it possible ti build a go kart out of a push mower engine?

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I just rebuilt a briggs and stratton 3.5 horse power push mower engine, and was wondering if you are able to make a go kart out of it. If you have any plans or ideas they would be greatly appreciated.

-- Eric D'Eon (edeon21@hotmail.com), August 01, 2004


3.5 HP is too small and the vertical shaft makes for a lot more work. It can be done, but you may not be happy with the results.

-- Georgeie B (gbush@whouse.us.gov), August 01, 2004.

I cannot agree more with G. Bush- It can be done but i do believe that if you put in the time to work with that engine-you will have wasted your time for nothing. I say you spend some extra time and put that engine where it belongs-on a push mower. If you are looking for a bigger engine for this go-kart project of yours, you might want to step it up to a 11 horse Briggs-i have had tremendous luck in my local heats!

-- Rodney Clerk (dbumpy@hotmail.com), October 02, 2004.

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