Introduction: Petrol Engine in Power Wheels
In this Instructable I show you how I motorised a Mini Cooper Power wheels electric children's car.
I do this using a 6.5HP Honda GX200 (clone)
They're perfect for motorising stuff ;-)
To make things more easy I used parts of an old mini quad. Those quads can often be found on the internet, since they're cheap and often break down.
Parts I used:
- Electric Kids Car
- 6.5HP Engine
- Quad parts
- Steel to weld
- Sprocket chain
- brake / gas cable and controls
Step 1: Check Out My Video!
I hope this video will help you create a motorised children's car, or at least give you some inspiration for your own project. Along with the video I show you in the steps below how I dit it :-)
Of course it's hard to give a total blue print for the project. Because every power wheels is a bit different and so is every mini quad. But in general I show you the idea how easy it is to put a petrol engine in this little car.
Step 2: Collect the Parts
First I collected the parts.
I used an old electric 6v Mini Cooper.
It was a gift to my nephew a few years ago. But he never really enjoyed it because it's so slow.
Well it's not slow anymore ;-)
Then I got the wheels, steering and rear axle of a Chinese mini quad.
And the engine is a Honda gx200 (clone) with a centrifugal clutch.
Step 3: Measure and Fit Engine
I measure the electric car and give our creation the same wheelbase.
Then I weld the frame together and make holes for the engine.
I make the slots so that the engine is adjustable.
Now it can be aligned with the chain.
Step 4: Add Steering "wheel" and Controls
I mount the gas and brake control to the wheel. Since the car is so tiny I think that would be the safest way to control it.
Step 5: Fit the Body
Now it's time to see if the measurements are right and if the body will fit.
I attach some mountings and attach the body to the chassis.
Step 6: Finalising
Now some last finishings.
and very important, we need to top up the engine with oil.
Now some petrol in the tank and we're good to go!
Step 7: Enjoy :-)
If you make a 'toy' like this. Be very careful.
It might not be safe for children anymore (unsupervised).
But for the big boys (and girls) it's a lot of fun ;-)
Please also check out my youtube channel
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