The Flying Hammer: Trouble Shooting – More Than I Bargained For
Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Wood Burners, Flying Hammers, Go Karts And Inflation….What do they have in common?

Well you might be surprised that a simple wood burner, a flying hammer, a broken go kart, and inflation have a commonality in this funny story about a stubborn wood burner and its subsquent surprise solution which was staring the author in the face.

Engine Runs…Then Quits. Why?
Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

The frustration begins when you start playing around with an engine that starts but then just quits. You can spend hours chasing rabbit trails that lead no where. Don’t be caught victim to this dilema. In this article we discuss why and engine will run and then suddenly just quit.

Basic Principles in SuperCharging: A Go Kart With More Bolt On Power
Thursday, December 24th, 2009

SuperCharging…What is it, how is it done, how can it be done on a go kart? These are the questions that have been nagging us since the Mad Max days of the early 80’s. This article discusses the different types of Superchargers available to go kart users. It also discusses the difficulties each poses when developing it for go kart use.

Using Tractor Wheels On A Go Kart
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

There is this great concept, use riding lawn mower parts on a go kart. Sometimes when we dive into this go kart project and actually try to make this a reality we say “Boy that was dumb! Whoever said this was easy should be taken back to the wood shed and talked to…” The precipitous nature of this comment stems from the frustration over using wheels off of tractors, or rider lawn mowers. This article discusses the way to use tires off of rider lawn mowers and what to expect, and look for when you are doing your dumbster, I mean dumpster diving research….

The Go Kart Guru: A Year In Review 2009
Friday, December 18th, 2009

The year has past, the seasons changed, and the go kart guru remains. But what has he been doing? That is a good question. Lots has been happening behind the scenes and I think you may be suprised what is in store for new exciting low cost products coming your way.

10 Safety Tips That Will Save Your Life When Go Karting
Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Go karts are extremely exciting low center of gravity, Ferrari like vehicles that can accellerate with mind blowing power and corner like an F1 formula racer.

The go kart can also wipe out, flip, do barrel rolls, go end over end, smack into walls, and end up in a pile of rubbish just like the big dogs.

There are ten things that should be studied and applied that will keep you from getting mangled, mashed, torn and shredded on a go kart. It is well worth the read, it may save your life.

Engine Disassembly – Why Take An Engine Apart?
Friday, December 4th, 2009

Engines are fickle things at times and require complete tear down. The question is “How do you know when to tear an engine apart? Why do it?” I remember spending hours tearing engines apart and then realising that I really did not need to do that, all that was wrong with it was a simple solution. This article talks about what reasons warrant an engine disassembly. This article alone could save you hundreds of dollars…so take a look.


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