How To Build A Go Kart; Part Two:Determining The Center Of Gravity:
Monday, August 31st, 2009

The most overlooked element on a homemade go kart is the steering placement. More specifically where the center of gravity rests on the go kart design. Because of this the go kart tends to go straight (understeer) or careen wildly (oversteer). Discover how to calculate the center of gravity for your go kart…

Vertical Engine Using a Worm Gear Drive On A Go Cart: What Is The Prognosis?
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Worm Gear boxes are a dime a dozen and the temptation is to just take it off of some old conveyor and slap it on a go kart. Discover what you may run into and what to expect from a work gearbox. It may be alot more than you bargained for.

How To Build A Go Kart: Part One
Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Many are searching for that end all be all How To Build a Go Kart article. Well one article is not going to do it, but a series will. This is the first in a series of posts on How to Build a Go Kart. The layout, the center of gravity calcs, drive train layout…its all here. Its hard to believe that the go kart building e-books go into even more details, but these articles will get you well on your way…

Going Around Corners With Mechanisms: The Linkage Dilemma
Saturday, August 8th, 2009

That is a strange title “Going around corners with mechanisms.” What do I mean by that? Sometimes what occurs when developing a go kart the logistics of connecting pedals to throttle system becomes challenging. The challenge usually comes in that the pedal is on the opposite side of where the mechanism is and so the […]

Ignition Systems: Go Kart Engine Trouble Shooting
Friday, August 7th, 2009

On gasoline engines the primary method for causing the fuel air mixture to become ignited is to use a spark. The spark is generated using high-voltage electricity which jumps across a gap in the engine combustion chamber. We all understand this process that the spark plug must give spark and therefore the engine will run […]

Case of The Broken Rib: The Go Kart Accident
Monday, August 3rd, 2009

The father and son were having a great day at the Wisconsin Dells enjoying a sunny afternoon riding roller coasters waterslides and of all things: go karts. The father and son team were having a blast in their two-seater go kart. As the ride came to an end the go karts were lined up in […]

What Do The Eiffel Tower and Camber Have In Common?
Saturday, August 1st, 2009

The Eiffel Tower back in the later 1880s was a technological achievement in its day. Standing over 1000 feet tall.  It was made of cast iron plates and bolted together. The Eiffel Tower was supposed to be erected and stay in place for a world’s fair and then taken down afterwards but the French […]