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Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Garret, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. Garret

    Garret Guest

    i have a 6.5hp lawnboy 2-cycle and was woundering if it would make a good go-cart engine?

    email: grjohnson01@hotmail.com
     
  2. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    I doubt it. Your mower engine probably has a vertical shaft. A go-cart needs an engine with a horizontal shaft.
     

  3. OldYellersGhost

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    "woundering?"

    If you get to close to the blade or let it run over you, I expect.
     
  4. farminghandyman

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    my guess your building from scratch, and have a plan of some form, I don't know why it would not work if the gearing was workable, and the method of transmisson of the motor to the wheels was workable,

    it may be weak in the lower rpms
     
  5. moopups

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    It can be done, you would need a transaxel from a riding mower if your shaft is vertical on the existing engine; this would produce a 5 or 6 speed go cart with a reverse. But beware of 2 stroke engine's torque band; its weak at the bottom end of the RPMs.
     
  6. GREEN_ALIEN

    GREEN_ALIEN Sunny, Wet, Tornadoey SD!

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    It will work fine although a little underpowered.

    Cabin stated you need a horizontal shaft and that is incorrect. Horizontal makes it easier but I am in a lownmower racing club and better than 90 percent of the engines are verticals. We can hit 45 mph with 8hp Briggs vert shaft motors.
     
  7. Garret

    Garret New Member

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    i herd that you can run 2 cycles upside down if you wanted as long as the carburator works
     
  8. GREEN_ALIEN

    GREEN_ALIEN Sunny, Wet, Tornadoey SD!

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    Depends on the carb.
     
  9. Garret

    Garret New Member

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    yeah im starting from scratch, just have the engine so far and tires. the only problem i have is the engine has to much compression and its hard to pullstart it.
     
  10. Virg

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    Beware that modern engines use the blade for the flywheel. That allowed them to use lighter stuff for the air blower-alternator which upped it's HP. Removing the blade will make it hard or impossible to start.
     
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