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hi there im going to look at a briggs and stratton engine tnite 3.5hp and im going to put it in my go kart on 1 occasion what happens if the output shaft is at the bottom of the engine and not on the side is there no way of making it work on my kart if there is cud u give us a bit of info on how thanx matty
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You have a vertical shaft motor. You can mount the carb 90* and add a custom mount and oil dipper.
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hi there im going to look at a briggs and stratton engine tnite 3.5hp and im going to put it in my go kart on 1 occasion what happens if the output shaft is at the bottom of the engine and not on the side is there no way of making it work on my kart if there is cud u give us a bit of info on how thanx matty
I have converted one such engine to run as a horizontal shaft engine. If you have little experience with engines I wouldn't recommend trying to modify it. These engines have a 7/8" shaft which means that no centrifugal clutch will fit it, even a pulley to fit that shaft is hard to find. Engines like the one you describe are basically worthless.

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a 7/8 pulley shouldn't be hard to find i have seen 7/8 id ones in many different diameters
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Or the shaft could be turned down and rekeyed it laothe access is available.
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