Go Back   DIY Go Kart Forum > Building Plans And Advice > Go Kart Discussion

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-25-2019, 07:21 AM
Byronpen Byronpen is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Rev gear box no jack shaft

I was wondering can you get a gear box and run it in rev full time. I don't want to install a jack shaft if I have a choice.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-26-2019, 06:24 AM
ezcome-ezgo's Avatar
ezcome-ezgo ezcome-ezgo is offline
G'me sumthin to write on
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 2,995
Thanks: 2,460
Thanked 994 Times in 797 Posts
Default

Welcome. Can you provide a little more detail? Are you asking if you can run a gear box in reverse continuously? Please explain why this question is being asked. Also what does it have to do with a jackshaft? I can't speak for everyone here, but many of us would like to help you, but we simply need more information.
__________________
My name is Sylvester McMonkey McBean. I will make a decontamination.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-22-2019, 03:56 AM
itsid's Avatar
itsid itsid is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Ruhrpott [Germany]
Posts: 9,879
Thanks: 1,343
Thanked 4,194 Times in 3,139 Posts
Default

Oh I know.. someone installed the engine backwards and now struggles
with getting the vehicle to move forward...

Am I right?

'sid
__________________
Jokes about german sausage are the wurst.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-22-2019, 05:03 AM
BigWes's Avatar
BigWes BigWes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Alabama
Posts: 423
Thanks: 34
Thanked 146 Times in 113 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by itsid View Post
Oh I know.. someone installed the engine backwards and now struggles
with getting the vehicle to move forward...

Am I right?

'sid
Bahaha
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-22-2019, 06:24 AM
Kartorbust's Avatar
Kartorbust Kartorbust is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 2,683
Thanks: 578
Thanked 729 Times in 613 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by itsid View Post
Oh I know.. someone installed the engine backwards and now struggles
with getting the vehicle to move forward...

Am I right?

'sid
Another likely situation is, the original engine was one that ran backwards...Kawasaki Mules are like that.
__________________
In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-22-2019, 09:44 AM
anickode's Avatar
anickode anickode is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: S.E. Michigan
Posts: 1,727
Thanks: 58
Thanked 767 Times in 528 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by itsid View Post
Oh I know.. someone installed the engine backwards and now struggles
with getting the vehicle to move forward...

Am I right?

'sid
That's my guess. Probably had a jackshaft built into the engine plate with the sprocket on the right side, and they bought it as a roller, no engine, no plate. Slapped a motor on there, and now it spins the wrong way. Gear ratio might be wrong too, if it used compound gearing with the jackshaft.

Cheapest fix is to put the seat in backwards.
__________________
"Well that would be a bomb."
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-22-2019, 10:10 AM
JTSpeedDemon's Avatar
JTSpeedDemon JTSpeedDemon is offline
Currently flathead-crazed
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,679
Thanks: 369
Thanked 196 Times in 181 Posts
Default

Just like the Mythbusters' backwards car...
I've actually seen that thing in person!
It would be fun to find an engine that runs "backwards"(clockwise), since it would be fun to make a rear-right wheel one wheel peel go kart. For the sake of uniqueness. Might perform ok on a speedway track...
__________________
Local Bird Engineering Nut
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:22 AM.