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Old 04-02-2020, 09:40 AM
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I am building a wooden go-kart with a wood I have laying around my house and a predator and a live axle kit from amazon and I hope that it will go 40mph
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Old 04-02-2020, 09:55 AM
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Hello and welcome....
We greatly advise NOT to build wooden karts.... YA its been done... and people have lived, and other people have darn near been killed....

A member from Chile, a number of years ago made a wooden kart, out of some local hardwood.
He was almost ridden off the road and bailed harshly, broke his kart.. he had a brake setup from a motorcycle and was pretty reinforced... he did live however... but could have rode off a cliff.....and aparentlly was pretty close to...
Point being... Find something and fix that up, bolt together and wooden karts ar not as strong as welded and braced designs....
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the main reason I am building this is that I want something I can go fast in that is cheap and doesn't require a welder mainly because I don't have one :I
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Choose wood wisely, 1st cars were wood....BUT didnt go 40 mph lol

I have seen them built with wood frames BUT they used 3/4 inch plywood sides to make a body which tied everything together

Wear PPE....and I dont mean a kung-flu mask....take video also...ugh....skip last bit, have a reliable friend take video, give them your password.....just in case....so we can see epic video
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ok, this will officially be the world's sketchiest go-kart and I might put a stage 1 predator 212 and a torque converter and be just enough to rip that plywood apart 10hp wood kart
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burnouts will be glorious
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Until you catch it on fire



Got to go back to work.....good luck and post pics!
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Have to upload it... not the file name of where...

Bansil jests... but in serious we dont encourage this practice...
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Default How long will my predator 212 last

I just bought a brand new predator 212 from harbor freight for my wooden go-kart and I'm wondering how long it will last.
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If you keep it stock and do oil changes on time, it will last you for a minimum of 4 years.
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I think the better question is.. How long is a piece of string????...

Dont worry about the longevity of the motor... Just dont abuse it and it wont do bad things..
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here on pics...

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Sheesh, in stock form, taken care of with routine oil changes and kept out of the weather, you should EASILY get 2000+ hours of run time.

That's 10,000+ miles of go karting.

The rest of your go kart and your body will wear out long before the engine does.
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longer than your wooden kart.
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thats my newly named go-kart, Sketchy supreme
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I am going to try and upgrade the engine to a stage 1 predator 212
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