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09-17-2007, 06:13 PM
has anyone ever used an old tractor transmission for go kart
if so any problems encountered
and how would i gear it like with a jackshaft to make it faster what sprockets would i need?
09-17-2007, 06:45 PM
Most lawn tractor transmissions won't work on a go kart because the axle rests directly on the aluminum differential; There are no bearings. There is only a lot off lube. Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you were to go to fast, it would wear down the differential.
09-18-2007, 02:23 PM
put a little sprocket on teh end of teh tractor axle, and put a big sprocket on teh go kart axle. instanly less load on bushngs and increased speed
09-18-2007, 07:22 PM
well it is a rear end form a really old tractor and i can change the sprocket very very easily i was htinkin i might run belt drive but i dont know
i am goin to take the rear end and use it weit a chain drive 1:1 ratio gearing reeal wuick sumtime with a 3.5 horseyy engine and try it see if i can get it goin good with a bigger engine and sprocket changes
any suggestions woul dbe mroe than welcomed
09-19-2007, 09:39 PM
yeah bigger engine would be nice
09-22-2007, 07:59 PM
haha yeah very nice i have a 5.5 i was guna use for a diff go kart but i think i might just go find and old engine sumwhere hopfully atleast 10 hp
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