One of the biggest conundrums for go karts projects is the direction to go. There are all sorts of ideas on how to put stuff together, but not all of them work. The Go Kart Guru has been through the ringer when it comes to Go Karts. He has built over 15 of them, each having its own set of quirks.
This Wood Go Kart Building Bundle Plus Video and MEGA BUNDLE package is the perfect starter “Hands On How To Build a Go Kart Kit.” It introduces you to all the elements of go karting, without the high cost. Lest you think that the wood go kart is some slouch of a go kart, it is not. In fact it gives our standard Phi-Alpha-10 a run for its money, if not out performing it in some areas.
Don’t think that just because this is a wood go kart that it is a piece of junk it is not! If you are looking for a great father and son project (or father and daughter project!) this is the one for you.
Basic materials are needed, such as two by fours, a sheet of plywood, some old tractor tires, an engine from some retired piece of machinery and you are well on your way to building this go kart.
Again, this go kart has all the elements of a standard go kart:
- Steering Wheel Style Steering
- Brake Pedal Style Brakes
- Foot Pedal Accelerator
- Center of Gravity Located for optimum cornering performance
- On-Off Switch
- And more
This package shows you how build a wood go kart step by step. The books follow the video format, so you can read the books while you watch the video. There are additional books that cover some of the questions that most have on drive systems. And as always, the Go Kart Guru is resource for any trouble shooting that you have on developing this go kart.
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|Why Consider This Wood Go Kart?
And finally, the wood go kart project is one you can do in your basement during the winter months. Again, if you have wood tools, you are pretty much set.
The Wood Go Kart Bundle Plus Video package is compilation of the wood go karts books, the drive systems book, and the the go kart plans.
This package is ideal for the shop teacher, or the parent who wants to use the product as a great homeschool project, father and son project or class project.
The total package includes the following:
The Wood Go Kart Book I: a $10.00 value
The Wood Go Kart Book II: a $10.00 value
The Wood Go Kart Prints: a $10.00 value
The Drive Systems Book: a $10.00 value
The Vertical Drive Systems Book: a $10.00 value
How To Build a Wood Go Kart Video: a $20.00 value
+ Mega Bundle On CD: a $25 value
Take a sneak peak:
|The Wood Go Kart Book I
As a young boy my aspirations to operate an object that could propel me around was just intoxicating. I started riding my bike at 5 years old. Changed my first tire at 6 years old. Made my first go kart out of wood at age 10. Made my first motorized wood go kart at 14. I had that constant thirst for motion, the go kart was the platform.
A wood go kart is very cost effective and can be made in an afternoon.
In these manuals we show three different wood go karts that have been made from basic materials ranging from two by fours, plywood, bolts, rope, angle iron, steel rod, and left over garden tractor tires.
The go karts start out as gravity powered, but can be easily upgraded to gasoline powered.
|The Wood Go Kart Book II
For many people a welder and steel tubing is not readily available, but wood is. These manual show how you can put together a go kart for at least $20 to $50 no problem.
There are two books in this series: The Wood Go Kart and the Gas Engined Wood Go Kart.
In the first book we show you what is involved to make a wood go kart. This includes frame layout, steering layout, brake setup and seat layout, along with other miscellaneous information.
The second book shows how to set up the drive system so that a gas engine can be mounted to the go kart. This includes engine layout, pulley sizes, belt tensioner system, throttle linkage.
|Go Kart Drive Systems GKB 201
The go kart drive systems book helps you figure out what is the best combination of pulleys and sprockets for your go kart design. This is crucial, especially if rough terrain or rugged use is being expected out of this go kart design.
The drive system book is a must have if you want the go kart to actually move and not stall and sputter. Understanding drive layouts and how to maximize the design is what this book is about.
|Vertical Engine Go Kart Drive Systems GKB 202
Many of us have rider lawn mower engines sitting around, but have a clue as to how to make it work on a go kart. There are different theories on how to make a vertical engine work on a go kart. They range from putting the engine on its side and doing all sorts of engine modifications.
This book shows you how you do not have to do any crazy modifications to your vertical engine, but you can use it the way it is. If you want to put it on this wood go kart…this book will show you how to set up the drive system.
These books come in full printed form and bound in presentation format. There are over 100 pages worth of material along with the Wood Go Kart Plans all bound in a professional style wire binder.
The Video is a full hour of “How To Steps” for building the wood go kart and gives you inside tips on how to avoid lots of wasted time and aggravation. The video is a step by step view of the Go Kart Guru working together with his kids to put together a gas power (petrol powered) wood gokart. Believe it or not it was built, in just two weekends. The first weekend they put together the gravity version (Book I) and then on the second weekend they put together the gas engined version (Book II).
– If you are interested in putting together a fun project that will build memories that will last a life time, this project is for you.
– If you are a shop teacher and are looking to get the kids excited about class, this is the project for you. I guarantee they will be early for class on this project.
– And if you are a grandpa looking to keep your grand kids entertained when they come over for a visit, this is an excellent grandpa endering tool. Kids just love building stuff, and working on stuff. But they especially love being around grandpas who just love to tinker and play around. This will get the grand kids excited.
– This too is a great gift for that budding enthusiast. Wood working is so clean and forgiving that this wood go kart doesn’t need to be absolutely square or perfect. Some good guidance by Dad and this go kart can be put together in a weekend or two!
So have at it and enjoy.
Because this is a printed version, the product is shipped out. Shipping for this package will take about 5 to 10 business days. We do accept checks and money orders, click here to obtain the mailing address.
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|Upgrade to the Caleb Coupe Movie Kart and DVD Video Package
Consider the Caleb Coupe Movie Kart as an upgrade to the Standard Wood Go Kart. In this version it still is a fantastic wood go kart, but it has upgrades that make this go kart a terrific performer. Take a look at what this go kart has to offer.
We have a fully printed version of the Caleb Coupe Kart, plus 4 DVDs (over 3 1/2 hours worth of details), plus a bonus CD that contains the Mega Bundle (which is ALL our instructional books and go kart plans on one CD)