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What to do with go kart motor? Answered

I stumbled upon a go kart motor in my shed that my grandfather was going to use to make a go kart. It was supposed to be built when i was 12. I'm 21 now. My grandfather has passed on. The go kart frame was stolen.

I want to put this motor to good use. The problem is that I don't know what to build to use it. I want to build something more than a go kart. if i wanted to go for a drive i would just take my car. Lol :P

Any suggestions? Motorbike? Atv with caterpillar tracks? Help me decide and I will post full instructable!

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BigBossXtreme (author)2010-04-17

I am leaning towards a reverse trike kart. Its not a lot of HP for the right speed but its a start on a project that should be what leads me to make a steady hobby out of it.

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BigBossXtreme (author)2010-04-16

i found out its a 5.5 hp engine. i have a lawn tractor with an 11 hp engine as well. lets just focus on the 5.5 for now

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drakesword (author)2010-04-11

How many horses are we talking about here?

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LeviMan_2001 (author)2010-04-07

You probably could do a tank, look for some tracks from those mini snowmachine things.

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Koosie (author)2010-04-06
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MichelMoermans (author)2010-04-06

Quite simple my friend... A one person tank that shoots paintball bullets :D

I'd like to see tiger or sherman tank :D

i know of some people who made movies on youtube with their minitanks. Also people who fight in paintball wars with there tanks.

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Kiteman (author)MichelMoermans2010-04-06

I'm sure I've seen a project on that, but I can't find it...

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MichelMoermans (author)Kiteman2010-04-06

On instructables?

I would like to see it I haven't found it anywhere on this site. i have found some outside of the site. Some with google who built mini tanks for their kids using electrical motors, others who made some for paintball wars and one man who made a 1/25 scale sherman tank.

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Kiteman (author)MichelMoermans2010-04-06

I've been searching, but I can't find it - they turned a 4WD into something like an armoured assault vehicle for paintball.

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lemonie (author)Kiteman2010-04-06

I saw that, but I think it was in a paintball guide.

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Kiteman (author)2010-04-06

Go with the cart - big wheels, off-road.

Or a hovercraft that can travel further than the end of the power lead!

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