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

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

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Lowney (author)2009-12-03

I would think that a small lawn-mower engine will work fine? They are used on a lot of Go-Karts and microlights.

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lemonie (author)2009-07-14

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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Kiteman (author)2009-07-14

The vast majority of go-karts have their engine at the back, roughly over the rear axle.

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ramroids55 (author)2009-07-14

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.

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frollard (author)2009-07-14

so you don't want it in front, under, or behind the driver. That pretty much limits you to no engine.

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