Other Interests / Go-Kart Project


The go-kart project was begun as a test model for a student project. The original design was from Sefton High School and proved very popular with year 11 and 12 students. I needed it as a fourth year project for the BEd Technological and Applied Studies metal fabrication and machining strand at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Education.

The go-kart is powered by a 125cc Victa lawn mower two-stroke engine, so it is meant to be just a fun kart rather than a serious competitor. In any case a larger engine can be fitted to the kart but remember it only has a light frame so I wouldn't recommend it.

An interesting variation to the original design was the band braking system. The band brake is a similar type to that used on my Foden steam truck project.




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