Friday, September 6, 2013

small engines











Well...I think this project has been drawn out long enough.  It all started when I came across the decrepit go kart while starting on clearing the grounds just over 2 weeks ago. Finally finished the last two fixes today and drove it about 8 miles without a problem.  The rule used to be - never drive it farther than you are willing to walk home.  Until today, I had very little confidence in my small engine skills and the secret inner workings of the internal combustion engine.  Now I finally have a healthy understanding of how to keep it (and other small engines) running smoothly...thanks to numerous YouTube videos, plenty of parts resources on the internet, and some real world experience  Cost about 500 bucks to get it roadworthy. Glad I took on this little project because I was just about to sell off the go kart cheap "as is"- in its' former condition.  85,94,66,0,B,.16

9 comments:

Rob said...

The knowledge that you can do it is a valuable as the knowledge of how to do it. Let me correct myself, it's MORE important!

John Wells said...

Thanks for pointing that out Rob....excellent point!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Good job; well done. And you learned something.

Chris Miller said...

I'll give you $200 for it?

Larry G said...

I wonder if you could convert it to one of those para-glider thingies!

VirginiaMan said...

And now back to building the container dwellings?

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

Rob gets it.It's key to this life and most people never get their head around it.

rj said...

I think the gas stabilizer and a little shade goes a long way...

Buck Schultz said...

Converting your engines to run on Propane and Natural Gas stops all maintenance issues. I just bought a conversion kit from Century Fuel Products.Check them out: Generator Conversion Kits.