2021 dui diy gokart

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a little while back i got a new kart for $125 its not in the best condition and it definitely looked home made. it had 1 stick of rebar as a roll bar and its so short my 10yrol friend cant sit in it comfortably so it will be lengthened. i cut the rebar off and now im working on making it go. i forgot to take pics as i was going along but ill take some pics of it now i still have a lot to do. so far i bolted a pully to the drive wheel and put that engine on on. i am currently working on a clutch system thats what those springs are.
 
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Here is the condition so far
 

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Karts of Kaos

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so after i get the clutch system worked out i am planing on lengthening this kart, what it the safes way to go about doing that?
 

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Cut frame, measure I'd of frame, get tubing or solid that slides in, go 1-1/2 × diameter for length of plug per side plus wall thickness.

Example if 1-1/2 × 1/8 tube make slugs 4.625 long, this allows 1/8" gap. Drill a couple 3/8 diameter thru holes in the frame parts. Insert slugs, then plug weld 4 holes, slid other frame end on, leave 1/8 gap, plug weld and then finish off welding gap which will weld all 3 pcs of joint.

Does that make sense? If not I can do a ms paint in morning
 

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so at the moment the clutch system i have it using is a door hinge and some springs to actually tilt the engine, but i think that that moves to much from the engine acceleration so i am going to make a normal style clutch with an arm and a moving pulley. but i there probably wont be any updates for a little while.
 

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so at the moment the clutch system i have it using is a door hinge and some springs to actually tilt the engine, but i think that that moves to much from the engine acceleration so i am going to make a normal style clutch with an arm and a moving pulley. but i there probably wont be any updates for a little while.
wait... you're using an actual door hinge??? Pictures please lol
 

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I used to ride a cart with the (belt is the clutch) tilt the engine system. AFAIK, that was a production kart from a store like Western Auto.
 

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well i took it back apart bc you would need the springs to be much stronger than if you were just using a tensioner arm like on a snow blower. and also whenever the engine accelerated it would bounce around a lot so i am not going to go with that design.
 

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ok so i planned on extending the frame but i was able to just but a different seat on it and move it back. i also started on make a clutch system but it need some adjustments. ill send pic soon
 

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soo i probably wont finish this before the end of the year bc ive got a lot of school and alot of other projects that i need to do first. but im thinking of turning it into a live axle kart using the drive train from a rototiller.
 
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