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Custom Kart Build

Postby Picengravertoo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:53 am

This is not related to our software, but I would like to share details of the Custom Kart we built in the past.

We started out with this cheaply made Chinese off road Go Kart.

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The original engine was so unreliable and under powered, we decided to change to a V-Twin OHV 674cc 26HP water cooled Kohler engine. One change led to another and we ended up with our version of a road racing kart.

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Postby Picengravertoo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:09 pm

The Kohler engine with a custom made air intake.

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Added gauges to monitor engine temp, oil pressure and battery.

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And added a digital tach/speedometer.

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The engine powered the variable belt drive through a floating jack shaft with industrial timing belt & pulleys. The pulleys could be changed with different teeth count for different drive ratios.

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We used a Toyota 4X4 IFS differential with the spider gears welded together for the rear end. It's a 4:10 ratio.

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Postby Picengravertoo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:26 pm

The original brake calipers and rotors were fairly good quality, so we decided to use them.

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But the original brake master cylinder was substandard, so we used a Mopar car master cylinder instead.

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We changed out the original shocks with Air adjustable ones and we used a lawn tractor battery to power it.

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Postby Picengravertoo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:36 pm

We later decided to change it back to an off road Kart, so we mounted mud rims & tires on it.

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Re: Custom Kart Build

Postby Picengraver » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:17 pm

:o Neat.


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