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Old 05-01-2007, 05:37 PM
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for my first kart i want it to be cheep but sturdy and not fall apart, would an old tiller motor work in this case?
if so were would be the best places to look
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:14 AM
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Yes! Junk yards, small engine repair shops, locally owned hardware stores...
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would a 5 or 6 HP tiller motor work in offroad aswell? or will i need more power?
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how offroad are we talking, and how much weight? I'd say, "maybe" with a normal clutch and depending on gearing, and "yes" with a torque convertor.
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out at pigeon lake were my cabin is, in like a field with few hills.
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yeah that'd be fine. You could also get a 72 tooth sprocket and gear it down a little for more power.
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yah im kinda new at this stuff so i dont really know how this stuff works. but i figure the best way to learn is trying it
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if off road,use a torque convertor.centrifugal clutches will slip and overheat if the tire is too tall,say 15 inches. convertors are best used behind tecumseh engines.they fit much better than on a briggs.any engine within 5 hp will work,but adapting to briggs will need work.stick to 6 to 1 gear ratio for best off road results.i live in pa where ther are alot of hills,and use a briggs engine with a torque convertor.already bent the convertor plate from all the torque!
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