All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeSearchRegisterLog inBuild-OffTop Tractor Challenge
Welcome to the All Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum! . . .
2020 Build-off Started, Look for entry instructions HERE! . . .
New Top Tractor Challenge and Build-Off Profile Buttons on the menu bar! . . .
2019 Build-Off Winners . . . 1-AllisKidD21 . . . 2-Offroad Mudmowers . . . 3-MightyRaze . . . Close vote, all were winners!

Share
 

 Death kart idea

Go down 
AuthorMessage
yeethaw
Apprentice
Apprentice
yeethaw

Join date : 2019-04-23
Posts : 78
Forum Rep : 4
Location : beecher il

Death kart idea Empty
PostSubject: Death kart idea   Death kart idea Icon_minitimeTue Dec 10, 2019 7:36 pm

So I was thinking of what I could do with the 6.5 Briggs on an old push mower I have and I thought to myself that I could make a go kart out of it for the frame I could use c channel that I have laying around and for the rear end I could use a flipped spicer 6 speed once I replace it in my tractor and for the front end I could use the direct steering setup out of a pedal kart I have laying around and I was also thinking about possibly making this a front engined thing also I know how unsafe it is but the main purpose would be to try and make something capable of going 30 out of used parts anyways if I did it I’d prolly use the cheapest torque converter I could find
Back to top Go down
mr.modified
Seasoned Veteran
Seasoned Veteran
mr.modified

Age : 29
Join date : 2013-11-02
Posts : 2595
Forum Rep : 101
Location : New Jersey USA

Death kart idea Empty
PostSubject: Re: Death kart idea   Death kart idea Icon_minitimeWed Dec 11, 2019 12:57 am

You could probably get to 30 with 6.5hp but it would take a bit to get there. Have to be a tail wind too maybe but still, might be fun to play around with. I always wanted to make a slow speed machine that looks like a really early car. Like a 1903 curved dash oldsmobile or something similar.

They had a single cylinder engine under the seat. Liquid cooled. That crank on the side was the starter. You steer with a tiller instead of a steering wheel. People were still thinking in terms of horse drawn buggy with the design. Pretty much just added an engine.
Death kart idea 1902oldsl__medium

I actually saw one for sale at a show maybe 5 years ago. They were asking $40,000
Back to top Go down
yeethaw
Apprentice
Apprentice
yeethaw

Join date : 2019-04-23
Posts : 78
Forum Rep : 4
Location : beecher il

Death kart idea Empty
PostSubject: Re: Death kart idea   Death kart idea Icon_minitimeWed Dec 11, 2019 8:01 am

That’s Pretty cool my plans for this is to just have it low and minimum since I don’t want to put any money into it also was thinking maybe I’ll run the push mower engine ungoverned, has anyone ever done this before and will it be fine as long as I don’t rev it like a crackhead
Back to top Go down
mr.modified
Seasoned Veteran
Seasoned Veteran
mr.modified

Age : 29
Join date : 2013-11-02
Posts : 2595
Forum Rep : 101
Location : New Jersey USA

Death kart idea Empty
PostSubject: Re: Death kart idea   Death kart idea Icon_minitimeThu Dec 12, 2019 5:48 pm

You can run it with no governor. A lot, if not most of us on here run everything ungoverned. Some don't like too. In my own experience, you can hammer on the smaller engines a lot more than the larger displacement ones as far as reving them up. The cast aluminum connecting rod is usually the weak link in this stuff but I've only blown up one engine so far in my life. A 4hp Tecumseh.

Some think the governor parts can come apart if unhooked from the outside without doing anything else. So there's two options for that. Either hook the governor arm with a spring to a stationary point on something just to keep some tension on it. Or take the bottom of the engine off and remove the governor parts, and then block off the hole. (or leave the shaft in the hole) That's assuming it's not the air vane type, I don't think too many are made that way anymore.

Something to think about is that, if your using a push mower engine, usually they have a very light flywheel because the mower blade acts as much of the flywheel weight. If the blade is removed, they can be very hard to start because there's not enough weight anymore. Prone to kicking back and ripping the pull start cord out of your hand. I've got them to start that way but it's not the most fun.

You might have good luck adding a heavy pulley on the crank or even a larger diameter dummy pulley just for added flywheel effect. Or if you have a flywheel from a horizontal engine that fits you could swap it. For instance, briggs 3.5hp push mower engines shared the same size flywheel as the 3.5 horizontal. Just that the push mower version is much lighter.
Back to top Go down
yeethaw
Apprentice
Apprentice
yeethaw

Join date : 2019-04-23
Posts : 78
Forum Rep : 4
Location : beecher il

Death kart idea Empty
PostSubject: Re: Death kart idea   Death kart idea Icon_minitimeThu Dec 12, 2019 6:13 pm

Yea so after taking the shroud off the engine to fix the recoil I saw that the flywheel is plastic so I’m gonna just leave the the governed on since plastic to the face doesn’t sound enjoyable
Back to top Go down
prancstaman
Expert
Expert
prancstaman

Join date : 2015-02-02
Posts : 1256
Forum Rep : 76
Location : Cleveland,Ohio

Death kart idea Empty
PostSubject: Re: Death kart idea   Death kart idea Icon_minitimeMon Dec 16, 2019 7:58 pm

Buying a pulley or torque convertor for the engine, the crankshaft size is usually bigger then normally what is on a power equipment engine, in relation to a push mower engine of 6.5 hp. Be a good idea to measure the output shaft diameter before buying. I think the shaft size will be 7/8 inch, instead of 3/4 or 1 inch. Companies sell 7/8 inch centrifugal clutches, I don't know about a torque converter with that size shaft.
Back to top Go down
Online
Sponsored content




Death kart idea Empty
PostSubject: Re: Death kart idea   Death kart idea Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Death kart idea
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Off Topic :: Off Topic Project Builds-
Jump to: