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Old 05-05-2007, 12:44 PM
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Default Comet Torq-a-verter/Newbie questions.

After looking at options for setting up my first kart the Comet Torq-a-verter looks like a great option. In the Northern Tool info it says the #1377 has a 3/4 inch bore. Is this the bore for the output shaft on the engine? Also for easy turning for my little guys I plan on putting power only to 1 rear wheel. What do I need to order to do this? Jackshaft is a foreign term to me as is the whole kart experience. Please educate this poor newbie. Thanks!
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Old 05-05-2007, 08:03 PM
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power to one wheel will make it easy to turn one way and harder the other
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:52 AM
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Thanks Ed. Good to know. Since this will be used exclusively on pavement I guess a solid rear shaft is the worst option. Harder to turn both ways. Correct?
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Old 05-06-2007, 03:36 PM
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yup. and yes 3/4 is for the output shaft on the engine.
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:34 PM
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Thanks Robert. Off to see how much a differential axle is.
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:39 PM
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Went to the Northern tool site. They have a differential for $80 but it says "not for on-road use". Anybody know why this is?

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...70_35768_35768
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:02 AM
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i suspect it's a "not for car/legal on road use" but would be fine for go kart fun use. I'd call northern or someone else that carries that part and ask specifically.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:03 PM
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I'll bet you're right Robert. If it isn't D.O.T. approved they probably have to put that in the add as a disclaimer, so as not to get sued should someone use it in a street vehicle and have it fail. Man the lawyers have made things complicated along with all the litigious people in the world. :p Surely just another case of a company doing the C.Y.A. routine.
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