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Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log Yesterday, 11:16 PM
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Posted By Allracing
I do agree with everything! The original drawing...

I do agree with everything! The original drawing in the first post has no tank on top of the engine, a tub, a fat scoop and a side pipe :)

I might go after all that eventually, but thinking that...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 12-02-2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 149
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Posted By Allracing
Wheelbarrow hot rod

Getting close to a test drive now! Save a few minor loose ends, the only thing missing was the seating arrangement. Now the whole kart was built around using the wheelbarrow tub as body, but at this...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 11-30-2019, 03:19 AM
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Posted By Allracing
I hear you on the pics, I will drop the size from...

I hear you on the pics, I will drop the size from now on in :) I mentioned that I needed to do some mods to the front end. The background is that I moved the rear axle, seat position and steering...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 11-28-2019, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Allracing
Good observation, I did entertain the idea of...

Good observation, I did entertain the idea of mounting the driven pulley to the drive shaft for a while. Gear ratio pushed me towards the chain though, the gear on the jack shaft is 12 tooth and the...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 11-27-2019, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Allracing
I came up with a plan for how to hang the drive...

I came up with a plan for how to hang the drive shaft and went after it:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191127/171395e09e1c892c229d139694cd3e84.jpg
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Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 10-24-2019, 02:55 PM
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Views: 19,502
Posted By Allracing
Wheelbarrow hot rod

More driveshaft fun :welcome2:



I did some work to the engine side of the shaft. As mentioned, I had bought a 22 tooth sprocket for this side that needed to fit. I machined up a short stub axle...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 10-23-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 149
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Posted By Allracing
Wheelbarrow hot rod

It was time to start looking at a drive shaft :) On the differential side, it needed to connect to this:


https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191023/12d4cb49b5c46da8112d1bd14d8bf9e4.jpg



And...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-23-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Allracing
OK having lurked around the forum I realise this...

OK having lurked around the forum I realise this question is a biggie. I'll figure it out with the search function :sifone:
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-23-2019, 07:08 AM
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Posted By Allracing
This is getting interesting :) Are there means...

This is getting interesting :)
Are there means of not overreving/ blowing up the engine if I go for gov removal? Reckless kids will be driving my kart ;)


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Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-22-2019, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Allracing
Thank you!! :thumbsup: Much appreciated...

Thank you!! :thumbsup:

Much appreciated :cheers2:
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-22-2019, 07:20 AM
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Posted By Allracing
Remote throttle on Vanguard engine

Hi guys

I have recently accuired a Vanguard 6.5HP engine for ‘’Wheelbarrow Hotrod’’ project. I borrowed this pic from the interwebs, I belive my engine is identical:
...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 10-22-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 149
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Posted By Allracing
Thanks for the insight on rollcages and seatbelts...

Thanks for the insight on rollcages and seatbelts guys, I hear you and realise that I will have to revise my plan! To be comfortable I feel that I need to go with at least a roll bar and belts. Need...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 10-21-2019, 04:07 AM
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Posted By Allracing
This is interesting. I have been back and forth...

This is interesting. I have been back and forth on a roll cage and haven't decided - but leaning towards not having one. My thoughts are that teh kart will be wide and low and not lend itself to any...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 10-20-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 149
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Posted By Allracing
Wheelbarrow hot rod

The wheelbarrow tub needed some kind of support in the back, and I thought it was also time to think about seat belts. I have bought a 4-point belt on ebay, more on that later. I started out with...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 10-19-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 149
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Posted By Allracing
Wheelbarrow hot rod

Next logical step was to mount the pedal assemblies on the kart. After actually seeing the engine on the cart, it was clear that space was going to be a scarce resource. Based on that, the idea was...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 10-03-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 149
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Posted By Allracing
Wheelbarrow hot rod

So, the motor arrived and it was time to mount it :)



Installed the TQ on the engine and mocked it up:


https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191003/3b0e921a7779081b344de5390aaa83ef.jpg
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 09-02-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 149
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Posted By Allracing
Wheelbarrow hot rod

Actually no :) I have a 6.5HP Vanguard on order 8)


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Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 08-22-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 149
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Posted By Allracing
Wheelbarrow hot rod

Work on the pedal assys, time to button it all up :)


Drilled and tapped the stud that will hold the brake pedal:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190822/daf87f9119daf60128299c195df8d85d.jpg...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 08-20-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 19,502
Posted By Allracing
Wheelbarrow hot rod

Continued on the adjustable pedal assys. Some of this may not make sense just yet but bare with me, it will be clear what I am up to :)

Squared off 4 workpieces in 10mm flat steel:
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Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 08-19-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 149
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Posted By Allracing
Wheelbarrow hot rod

I quickly changed the idea about using the motorcycle parts to fabricate a pedal. Instead I am making 2 identical scratch built pedals:

Started out with the ‘’arms’’. Squared off 2 workpieces in...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 08-15-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 149
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Posted By Allracing
Wheelbarrow hot rod

I have started on the brake pedal assy. Like I mentioned, the idea is to make it adjustable for different leg lengths. So far I have got half a plan and this:

Machined this out of some 30x30mm...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-06-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Allracing
Amen! Thank you guys :cheers2: I shall aim...

Amen! Thank you guys :cheers2:

I shall aim for around 6.5 total gearing. With 3.8 in the diff that gives me a target of 1.71 for the chain drive.

I'll overshoot the target a little and try for...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-05-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Allracing
Gear ratio for my build

Hi,

I could need some advise on gearing for my wheelbarrow hotrod :cheers2::

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=38258

Data:
Engine: B&S Vanguard 6.5HP
Rear wheel diameter: 19"...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 08-05-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 19,502
Posted By Allracing
Wheelbarrow hot rod

Now I needed to terminate the wire housing at the axle end. I started with some 10mm (~3/8’’) flat + the oem hangers:
...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 08-05-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 19,502
Posted By Allracing
Wheelbarrow hot rod

Thank you 😀

It will probably be too tough to get in and out of for an adult unfortunately 😆 I think the kids will be fine though, they have the flexibility for some acrobacy😉

Good point on the...
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