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Well we went ahead and moved forward on a idea that i have been thinking of for a go kart for my daughter. It is modeled after a full size off road car with buggy style suspension. I started with basic go-kart parts to get a idea for the type of parts used and then I modified them as needed It is set up for a child size racing seat and 5-point harness. I have specked a 6.5HP. greyhound motor for the power plant. It will have a hydraulic rear disc break system off a street bike and uses shocks off a 70cc quad.
I do have one question for know, I will be using 13" tires for know and since it will be used off-road I am wondering what clutch set up would work best?
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Torque converter. but how much u willing to spend?
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thank you for your replys

How much does a good torque converter go for?
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new? about 150$ but if u go to ebay u might get one cheaper,but watch out for knock offs.

if u find one and your not sure u can run it by us.
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which brand or brands would be good to go with?

would I be able to use the torque converter on a rear suspension set up?
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Go-kart-parts-Co...#ht_746wt_1139

heres one.
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comet and yes.
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thank you on the info. I will do some research on them and see if i can build it into what I allready have going on with the rear suspension design. Would the torque converter come off the motor to a jack shaft then to the axle?

I will be finishing up the front upper shock tower and start installing the floor this week I will post more progress pics when done.
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heres what it would look like.
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thank you for the diagram. I will have to see if I can build it into what I have already have going on with the rear suspension set up or just go ahead and design on in on a future design.
check for progress pics soon.
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Love your kart man. Very nice work. Where to you get the wheels?
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Thanks for all your comments

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does anyone else see a problem with the engine placement? He does not have it on the swing arm so when he goes over the bump wouldn't the chain get loose and possibly fall off? Maybe not, but just throwing it out there!
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does anyone else see a problem with the engine placement? He does not have it on the swing arm so when he goes over the bump wouldn't the chain get loose and possibly fall off? Maybe not, but just throwing it out there!
you right didnt see that before.
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so whos gonna break the bad news? lol i dont even know where else he will put it without major mods to the frame...
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unless he just removes the rear suspension. thats the simplest way to solve problem.
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yea or get two shocks to put at the sides and mount the engine in the middle that way he would still have a swing arm.
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no nothing wrong

well it isnt ideal but if he adds a spring chain tensioner it should work fine

mine did and anyway if u look at many quads there swing arm isnt inline its close to

he could design the swing arm so the pivots line up with the crank then the problem would be solved
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