What is the best placement for a go-kart engine?

We CANNOT put the engine behind the seat, only under the seat or between the driver's legs. Please help.

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Lowney7 years ago
I would think that a small lawn-mower engine will work fine? They are used on a lot of Go-Karts and microlights.
lemonie8 years ago
Are you asking us to choose between: under seat or in front of?

Can you show us what you've got so far, or a diagram of it?

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Kiteman8 years ago
The vast majority of go-karts have their engine at the back, roughly over the rear axle.
ramroids558 years ago
Depending on how wide the Go-Kart is, you could place it beside the driver. I have seen a couple Go-Karts that had their engine beside the driver. But in order to do that, you'd need to build a shield to keep the driver from burning themselves.
frollard8 years ago
so you don't want it in front, under, or behind the driver. That pretty much limits you to no engine.