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Forum: All Other Parts 08-29-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By jeffmorris1956
Replace the tie rod ends with deluxe (solid) ones...

Replace the tie rod ends with deluxe (solid) ones at BMI Karts website. The ones you have are stamped steel which is not good.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-28-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By jeffmorris1956
Mobility scooters and motorized wheelchairs...

Mobility scooters and motorized wheelchairs usually have what is called flat-free or flat-proof tires as shown at...
Forum: Electric Projects 08-23-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By jeffmorris1956
Full suspension. I found plans for what looks...

Full suspension. I found plans for what looks like a minibike with four wheels at http://gokartplans.com/plans/atv1/index.htm but I don't have metal-working tools and welding equipment. There are...
Forum: Electric Projects 08-22-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By jeffmorris1956
I was given a 3-wheeled mobility scooter missing...

I was given a 3-wheeled mobility scooter missing batteries, case, and charger. I found out that it only goes about 5 MPH. I was going to replace the motor and controller with new ones but the motor...
Forum: Electric Projects 08-20-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By jeffmorris1956
Plans for cars from Popular Mechanics in 1950s?

I found plans for cars from Popular Mechanics in 1950s. Some of them have electric motors.

https://www.slideshare.net/zebratwo/38720563-vintagegokartminibikeplans1950s

I can't decide which car...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-16-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By jeffmorris1956
I think that pedal extenders from Amazon will not...

I think that pedal extenders from Amazon will not work on go kart pedals. They are made for pedals that are suspended from under the dashboard. My mother had them on her car.
Forum: For Sale or Trade 08-11-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By jeffmorris1956
Try Harbor Freight.

Try Harbor Freight.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-22-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By jeffmorris1956
This go-kart uses driveshaft and bevel gears...

This go-kart uses driveshaft and bevel gears instead of chains and sprockets. I searched for new parts and I think that it's possible to buy new ones. It looks like there's no differential.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-20-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By jeffmorris1956
Go Kart ID

A few years ago, I was given the go kart shown here:

https://i.imgur.com/A37C2AY.jpg

But the engine, driveshaft, and rear axle were rusted, possible due to being in a flood. At that time, I...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-12-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By jeffmorris1956
What about zero-turn lawn mowers?

What about zero-turn lawn mowers?
Forum: Electric Projects 06-22-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By jeffmorris1956
Did you read the wiring and programming...

Did you read the wiring and programming instructions at https://electricscooterparts.com/hookup/SPD-481500BLDC.pdf ?

Instead of switching wires, use "self-learning wires" to program the controller...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 05-20-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By jeffmorris1956
I like the cart in the fifth image above. Do you...

I like the cart in the fifth image above. Do you have plans for it?
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 05-16-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By jeffmorris1956
Did you build the kart with the bicycle wheels?...

Did you build the kart with the bicycle wheels? How was it powered?
Forum: Electric Projects 05-06-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,428
Posted By jeffmorris1956
I have seen videos and instructions on converting...

I have seen videos and instructions on converting car alternators into brushless motors. Which car alternator is best? Which controller to buy?
Forum: All Other Parts 05-06-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,781
Posted By jeffmorris1956
I have watched most of the films. Very...

I have watched most of the films. Very interesting. There is one film about crash testing using dummies in 1960.
Forum: Electric Projects 05-04-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,428
Posted By jeffmorris1956
I already have a motor from...

I already have a motor from https://www.robotshop.com/en/12v-5310-rpm-cim-brushed-dc-motor.html and motor controller from...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 04-25-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By jeffmorris1956
I was given this scooter shown at...

I was given this scooter shown at https://www.pridemobility.com/p/go-go-elite-traveller-plus-3-wheel but it was missing battery box, batteries, charger, and keys for switch.
I was going to convert...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 04-25-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By jeffmorris1956
There is a DIY power wheelchar made using square...

There is a DIY power wheelchar made using square tubing with holes at https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electric-Powered-Wheelchair/ and a go kart frame made from square tubing without using a...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 04-25-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By jeffmorris1956
I want to build a go kart similar to the one...

I want to build a go kart similar to the one shown at http://buggies.builtforfun.co.uk/Kart/index.html but the steering spindles are made from four pieces of steel angles and plates bolted together....
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 04-24-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By jeffmorris1956
Steering spindle help

If I buy just the steering spindles and make the brackets that hold the splindles in place, what's the height of the tubes where kingpins go through? One example:...
Forum: Electric Projects 04-04-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,428
Posted By jeffmorris1956
I decided to forget about trying to convert the...

I decided to forget about trying to convert the scooter into a go-kart. I'll clean it up, paint the frame, assemble the scooter, and get it running. the shop teacher should have gotten me a real...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 04-03-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By jeffmorris1956
axle extenders?

I searched this forum and found the thread at http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16158&highlight=axle+extender where someone made some kind of an adapter for motor shaft. The rear axles on...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-22-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,428
Posted By jeffmorris1956
I found out that the rear axles are 3/4" with...

I found out that the rear axles are 3/4" with keyways. The size of the rear tires are 9" x 3". I tried to measure the part of the wheel that goes on the axle and I think it is about 2". I would like...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-20-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,060
Posted By jeffmorris1956
What size socket fit nut on stepped rear axle? I...

What size socket fit nut on stepped rear axle? I thought that the mobility scooter has stepped rear axle but I used 3/4" socket on nut. I couldn't take the nuts off the axle. There may be rust on...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-19-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,428
Posted By jeffmorris1956
The shop teacher gave me a Pride Mobility Elite...

The shop teacher gave me a Pride Mobility Elite Traveller Plus scooter. It is missing batteries, battery case, and charger. I found out that the top speed is only 4.5 MPH. Is it worth converting the...
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