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Old 04-19-2019, 03:37 PM
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Hi All

I was able to score this nice single seater, full suspension frame for only $100

It has a "vin" type plate located under the seat with the following #

*LLCBCKLU555000864*

I've seen some TaoTao that look similar but im not positive that this is it.

It appears that at some point a 1/4" plate was added to the rear to accommodate a std side shaft engine like those found on snowblowers and such.
Thats kinda the path i was thinking on going seeing i have a nice older 10hp side shaft Tecumseh.
I cant find any other identifying plates and such other than the vin/mod plate.

Any help would be great


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Old 04-19-2019, 04:09 PM
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Yeah, it's a Chinese made kart, or very similar. Probably a Kandi or Taotao. Probably, the original engine was something like a 110cc, and maybe, a 3 speed, but that info is basically useless since the original engine is long gone.
It reminds me very much of Carsandcameras' Pugly, but theirs was also a 2 seater.
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:28 AM
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Yes,

I am thinking the TaoTao from the front end frame work

Im kinda going back and forth on what and how to power it.

I see these 125cc and bigger engines with reverse that look pretty sweet and im thinking that reverse would definitely add a layer of fun and usefulness to where you can use it.
We watch Cars and Cameras alot, Ill see if we can dig up there video of fugly.
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:42 AM
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FUGLY?! Nah, it's ok.
Keep in mind that those 125cc engines with reverse are probably going to be similar to Pugly's original engine.
(Read: underpowered)
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:34 AM
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Yes

Since we are on the subject of power......

The only clutch I see currently thru Gopowersports for my 1" shaft on the 10HP Tecumseh is a 10 tooth

I saw somewhere on the web that a 60 tooth drive sprocket would be the min id want to put on the axle
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Since we are on the subject of power......

The only clutch I see currently thru Gopowersports for my 1" shaft on the 10HP Tecumseh is a 10 tooth

I saw somewhere on the web that a 60 tooth drive sprocket would be the min id want to put on the axle
60T would be the ABSOLUTE minimum for a kart like that. Ideally you would need a 40 series TC. If you want to use a centrifugal clutch, you are going to have to gear really low...like at least 8:1 or lower
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