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Old 02-28-2008, 03:30 PM
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Hi iam simon and live in the uk i have been thinking off building a kart for some year now but never go round to it so i printed the one seater plans of the website and startes it I think its going to be really s**t but i am building it out of and old launcing trailer from a boat and a metal stool and some angle iron i found the wheels on a garden kart on a beach and are probably using a 2hp 2stroke mini moto/pocket bike engine it will probably not work or will burn out engine but i am 10 stone so hpefully it will push me i also have an arc welder that i am using i now you can only weld thick metal but what the **** ill just be careful i will heep you guys updated.
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Let's see now...10 stone would be about 140 pounds on this side of the pond.
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hi its me again i have been thinking could i use a engine off a cylinder mower also could i use a mini moto nos kit i think it would be mental by the way i am building this kart behind my parents back and taught myself how to weld also im only 14 years yeh 10 stone is 140pound correct
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Most folks in this forum don't know what a 'cylinder mower' is.
Cylinder mowers use a horizontal shaft engine and would be just fine for kart. Tricky part would be if shaft was measured in millimeters as opposed to inches. Either way...it can be used.
Nitrous kits are known engine killers and not for beginners. Consider this addition after kart is up and running and you've gained a lot of experience.
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Isn't a cylinder mower like the old skool push ones that have the blades that rotate when the wheels move?
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Known as a reel mower to the colonists.
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Hi its me again do u think i could use a rotary mower self driven and deresrict the engine and also the nos kits are apprently quite easy to fit just a matter of drilling a hole in the air cleaner and threding the pipe through please respond and tell me if this is right or is it just the cheapy way
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If properly set up Nitrous oxide shouldnt hurt your motor but if not properly set up it could destroy it in seconds! And whats the point in Nos'n a goverened engine and get your cart built then talk nos.
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Does any one know where i can get a double flanged hub in the uk or ship one over from the u.s
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Whats a "double flanged Hub"?
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A hub that has double flanges

No, seriously, help me out on this one guys if I'm wrong, but a double flanged hub is one that has two sides that you can mount things on. One one side can be the wheel and on the other can be the sprocket, then the whole assembly can be mounted on an axle. It keeps them together so when the sprocket rotates, so does the wheel.
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