Much debated, loved, and hated. Since everyone seems to be confused, this was the first go around at it, and it was just thrown together. Buick 350 V-8 (small block), keg gas tank, etc. Total cost to put this together- around $200
See the revised version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-dxsXq5SkQ
Homemade Go-Kart And Mini-Bike (GoPro & Rollover)
My friend was in town, so we decided to test out some modifications to my
1: Lowered seat (continued...)
2: 5-Point safety harness
3: Front suspension
*Note: The steering column was not locked into place, therefore, you will
notice Dan veering off course without steering on some occasions. Also, he
is 6'3" tall, (I'm 5'7") which is why he looks a bit big for the kart!
If you have any questions about the Kart, please follow the link at the end
of the video. If you have questions after that, then fire away! They are
not for sale... unless you give me obscene amounts of money.
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350 v8 go cart first run burnout
This is in Kelowna BC CANADA
cookin off tires on our 5L
after this video we did weld rear end, put in a throttle pedal, a tach,
then jumped it, split the bell housing and blew it up :)
Super Fast Indoor Go Kart Racing GoPro HD
This is a RPM Raceway in Sacramento. These carts are really fast indoor go
karts and they are so much fun. This is my buddy jeff hopkins lapping
everyone. He gets first place every time we race. The go pro hd camera was
mounted to the side of his helmet with the suction cup mount.
How to: Lock a Trans-axle or Differential
A Detailed step-by-step tutorial on locking lawn mower differential. This
is the method I have used for years and it has never failed me. Welding is
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Monster Kart 172 HP
Go-Kart with 172 HP engine from a honda cbr 1000 RR motorcycle. the
craziest thing Baras ever built. for more information visit
Electric Homemade Wooden Go Kart Run 3
Hey guys this is Revision 3 of the electic go kart. It has a new Ramsey
winch motor and a 400amp curtis 1204-410 motor controller. The sprockets
have been upgraded to hold a #35 chain and the new size chain has been
added. I the motor specs: 8000RPM at 24v, 32 in pounds of torque, 45 amps
no load, 140 amps full load 6 hp continuous, 11 peak, running currently at
36v 85amps. Thanks for watching. Please leave your comments in the sectiob
below. Please note: this is not supposed to be professional looking or
super-functionalal for that metter, it wat meant to be a fun project.
Go Kart 1000cc
This machine was bought in its current state, it is hard to floor it, I
know it goes like mad. The upgrades have already begun. A paddle shift
cluthles system is on the way, this will be on the next film.
Building the Go-Kart (High School Senior Project Video)
(Music By Juno Reactor)
The first video thats related to this is the entire video. this is just a
heres the Specs:
This project was done for a graduating grade at my high school. the grade
on it was a 98% and i got a 95 on my speech (which was 12 minutes long.)
this was the video i showed during my presentation.
this project took a total of 2 to 3 months of work, and i started with
ordering a set of go-kart plance from Don's DIY Den (diyden.net.) The
go-kart was origionally designed for a 5 horsepower motor, but i put
in a monster 18 horsepower twin cylinder
motor. it wasnt the BEST idea because the ngine is on the side and it is
kind of off weight. other than that and the crappy breaks, there are no
real problems with it.
The frame used mostly .095" one inch square tubing, and for the braces and
brackets, i used 1/4" sheet metal.
All of the parts in which i did not build or find from friends, i obtained
from northern tool (northerntool.com.) some parts like the front wheels and
steering wheel, i got from friends or yard sales. i got the engine from my
stepbrother Tony moore who i thank dearly. the engine is $1400 brand new.
it was used in Iraq to power a giant frige. tony bought it to grind up
horse poop. and i got it for free.
This thing started up the first pull and yes, i know the mixure is off, but
once we got this thing working, it topped out at about 50 MPH, andhad real
nice handling. not that great of a turning radious, but good handling.
the clutch was actually a belt clutch and i welded on a sprocket, and it
worked perfectly. it is a single speed which is similar to second gear. im
DYING for a two pully centrifugal clutch system so i can get all my horsepowers out. either
that or some shifter clutch five speed
i have done substantial work since this video. the front shocks DO look
bent. theyre not. single A-arm suspentions do move around like that. i
admit it does look dumb, SO i put some real beefy shocks up front, and it
did give it a four or five inch lift. and now it doesnt look bent anymore.
it went from lookling like
Rob and i welded on it using some TIG a lot of MIG, but mostly flux chore
welding. i used PAC to cut some pieces and i used a hydraulic sheer to cut
and bend a lot of the bracings, mounts, and brackets.
this project took a tootal of $700 dollars. its a good price considering
the fact that the motor is $1300 brand new.
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(UPDATE 11/1/07)- I found this project to be a big dissapointment to my
highschool career. its honestly one of my biggest accomplishments i will
ever complete in my lifetime, and i was not accredited properly. the school
had an award ceremony for the best senior projects. it was narrowed down to
the special edd kids, the dance kids welding stuff, and so on. it was
completely rediculous. a girl got an award for learning how to dance. a kid
got an award for learning how to play drums. every single award was like
that. no big accomplishments at all. and no award for me. all this was done
with my bare hands. i put more effort into this than most of thie kids didn
on theirs in the 3000 student school. and the schools system wasnt
professional enough to even notice my project.
even though i felt like it was a horrible waste of time when i didnt get
any awards, its still an accomplishment for me.
the gokart is currently sitting out in my backyard. it still runs good, but
i still need to add one or two support rails on the frame. the torque of
the motor and the poorly designed chain guard snapped the chain. once i get
off my lazy but, i might fix it.
70000 watt electric go-kart
Very powerfull go-kart with 400X A123 systems lithium cells, zilla Z1-K
1000amps 300volts DC controller and heavy duty forklift motor. 70 KW output
limited. 12.3 sec 1/4 mile. 160km/h top speed.
270cc dual engine kart fast at race track, not driftingn donut burning Gixxer
Helmet cam footage at NCMP starts at 3:45 mark. Custom restored Margay with
dual BM-130 engines, racing kart from mid-late 70's, dual engines totaling
270cc, methanol fuel ... much higher speed than a modern 125cc shifter
kart. MCP brake upgrade, dual rear Ripley vented discs and customized brake
bias adjuster for 3 master cylinders. Pipes by RLV, vintage Burco oil bath
clutches, digatron dual display gauge.
for info on racing and restoring old karts like this visit:
Update August 2012: see video of new vintage dual Invader Kart built for
2012 season, its 50lbs lighter and sports dual Alky carbs on each
Tecumseh motor swap for Predator 212cc
Replaced my old Tecumseh engine with new, more powerful Harbor Freight
motor that works better. Old engine kept stalling and to replace a
carburator it would of costed me almost the same as buying Predator engine.
Sold my old engine on craigslist and never looked back. Its been over two
months and its still works like a champ.
If any youngsters out there are going to perform a task similar to what I
did to the yerf dog make sure you have a adult, parent, friend to help you
or someone who knows what they are doing , I am only showing what I did to
the go kart and what it took to remove the engine. I am not responsible if
someone misunderstood information on the video and got hurt.