Join date : 2012-06-22 Points : 3930 Posts : 26 Location : Titusville Pa
Subject: Vertical shaft go kart July 4th 2012, 12:41 pm
ok so heres my plan im going to be getting a go kart with a blown 5 hp motor an i have a craftsman with a good 5 spd manual trans and a 12.5 hp tecumseh thats a vertical shaft and im goin to take the go kart and mount the trans in the rear and the motor behind the seat and run either a pulley or take the pulleys off and put sprockets and run a chain(witch one do u guys think??)and put a shifter in to shift threw gears like a shifter kart i have a picture i made in paint so tell me what u guys think
Subject: Re: Vertical shaft go kart July 4th 2012, 1:42 pm
cool idea, a go kart like that with a 5 speed and 12 hp engine should be great fun. I'd put a centrifugal clutch on the engine and run a chain to the gearbox. I can't see why it wouldn't work and it would stop any chance of the belt slipping.