Electric Starter Powered Kart

electric starter kart
Taking a cue from bar stool racers, Robert Lee built this kart using a Honda starter. The frame is constructed out of PVC with steel reinforcement. Notice the forced air cooling. Along with the kart details he’s got links to PDFs about building barstool racers and PVC frames on the site. Be warned: Tripod sites will make you envy the blind.

[thanks john kiniston]

Comments

  1. peeweejd says:

    **Tripod sites will make you envy the blind.**

    you weren’t kidding man!

  2. David says:

    I think automakers need to pay more attention to adding some kind of fun-factor to thier enviro-freindly cars, to help make up for other sacrifices (acceleration, range) that a buyer might have to accept.

    Here’s a little electric cart vehicle that has a huge “fun-factor”: http://shirtsngiggles.net/kart/pictures.htm

  3. strider_mt2k says:

    When I was a kid a buddy and I stole a three-wheeled car starter powered trike from a junkyard. It ran off a car battery and was loads of fun to play with and hack apart.

    This was in 1975.

    This cart looks incredibly fast and cooler than our junkcycle by far!

  4. shandar says:

    I’ve always wanted to build my own kart, but does anyone know a good site to learn the basics? What is needed, how to get an electric motor up and running, what’s the best way to build the body etc.
    Some kind of HOWTO or a forum?

  5. GSX says:

    for shandar, and anyone else interested…

    dont know if this is the same info as the first link on the other page as all i get is a bandwidth exceeded message, however this link should tell you all you need to know however, some of the pages are out of order numerically but if that proves to be a problem then you probably really shouldnt be trying to build it in the first place!

    http://www.barstoolracing.net/Electric_Powered_Bar_Stool_Plans.htm

  6. ben mustill-rose says:

    Hahahahahahahaha i’ blind, i can’t see the adds hahahaha!

  7. Ryan says:

    Hey, if you use firefox, just goto: View -> Page Style – No Style.
    removes pretty much all the annonyingness.

  8. rob_fed says:

    I haven’t updated my old tripod site for a long time. But I have attached my old homepage that contains additional data about the “shock” cart.

    -rob

  9. rob_fed says:

    Sorry, here is the URL:

    http://rob_fed.tripod.com

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