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DIY Inspiration Article - Go Kart gear ratio/Torque questions - I am building a go kart for my senior project in engineering. The basic scope of the project is building a low speed "go kart" (~7mph top speed) that is able to fit different sizes of Yeti coolers where you sit on the cooler and drive it around. I am designing the frame in CAD and will be manufacturing it myself. Other than that, pretty much everything is going to be purchased and assembled. Right now, I am leaning towards a predator 4 stroke 6.5 HP engine (max torque 8.1 ft.-lbs @2500rpm) http://ift.tt/2haJJJl . I will be using 12" tires and max load around 350lbs including frame, engine, person, and cooler weight. What would be the best way to accomplish this speed? I believe based on the size of the engine, torque would be well within tolerance to get the kart moving. I am going to use a torque converter http://ift.tt/2gg9Rhr since this is a low speed, lots of start stop application unless there is a better method. However, I need to figure out what gear ratio I would need to get this done. I have seen some using 12T from the torque converter to 40T or so then 12T to another 60T to get a low speed/high torque, but for the sake of being simple and easy, I would prefer to have one gear from the torque converter straight to a sprocket on the back axle. Any and all suggestions are appreciated!!


Go Kart gear ratio/Torque questions

I am building a go kart for my senior project in engineering. The basic scope of the project is building a low speed “go kart” (~7mph top speed) that is able to fit different sizes of Yeti coolers where you sit on the cooler and drive it around. 222 more words

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DIY Inspiration Article - Preventing workout sound - I'd like to workout at home. I'm under the impression that Mass Loaded Vinyl should work on the floor. I'm thinking I'd do that on the floor covered by a carpet or something. Am I wrong?


Preventing workout sound

I’d like to workout at home. I’m under the impression that Mass Loaded Vinyl should work on the floor. I’m thinking I’d do that on the floor covered by a carpet or something. 23 more words

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Christmas - Part 1 - Decorations

One of my family’s Christmas traditions (we have quite a few ;)) is that we always decorate for Christmas on Black Friday. This year, however, we were planning what we wanted to do to decorate. 980 more words

Living With It

It’s Christmas time!!!!

It’s official, Starbucks has put out their holiday cup, Target is a mad house on the weekends, and the radio stations are playing nonstop Christmas music. 581 more words

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