SkinnyG
SkinnyG New Reader
6/18/08 9:05 p.m.

A student of mine in my metal shop just finished a Midget kart. Wicked fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2fWkfiBLlU

Tommy Suddard
Tommy Suddard GRM+ Member
6/18/08 9:41 p.m.

Very cool. What is it powered by?

grtechguy
grtechguy SuperDork
6/18/08 10:07 p.m.

starter motor and deepcell?

SkinnyG
SkinnyG New Reader
6/18/08 10:23 p.m.

Yup. You get used to the instant on and the lack of brakes pretty easy. Wheels are boat trailer wobble rollers.

grtechguy
grtechguy SuperDork
6/18/08 10:38 p.m.

I'd love to see the plans for that. i've seen the midget karts before and they look like too much fun.

SkinnyG
SkinnyG New Reader
6/19/08 12:18 a.m.

Start here:

http://www.geocities.com/hempev/plans.html

And modify the frame to suit..

aeronca65t
aeronca65t New Reader
6/19/08 5:32 a.m.

Small world!

We've build several similar things in our college engineering lab.

What tires/wheels are you using? (we're using the cheesey $8 / 10" pneumatic from Northern Tool)

Three of our's have been powered by weed-wacker engines and we've got two powered by Toyota starter motors. For the Fall semester, we're looking at the new four-stroke Briggs mini-engine used on some weed-wackers.

~INFO~

~Short Video / Electric Kart~

~Short Video / Gas Kart~

SkinnyG
SkinnyG New Reader
6/19/08 10:38 a.m.
aeronca65t wrote: What tires/wheels are you using?

Boat trailer wobble rollers.

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