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morehelium
06-18-2012, 12:50 AM
Way OT by the way...

Yes folks, an incredible feat of Redneck engineering.

Put a hit n' miss engine into a go-kart? Why not!

The slight vibration on startup (from about1:20) might need improvement but overall this is a great success.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8f3_1339868225

enjoy.

Fasttrack
06-18-2012, 03:49 AM
Way OT by the way...

Yes folks, an incredible feat of Redneck engineering.

Put a hit n' miss engine into a go-kart? Why not!

The slight vibration on startup (from about1:20) might need improvement but overall this is a great success.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8f3_1339868225

enjoy.


Slight vibration?! :eek:


That is really cool. Thanks for sharing. Now I'm thinking I need to get into hit 'n' miss engines ... oh no ... another hobby?? Bet you can't stall the engine by popping the clutch on that bad boy... :D

coalsmok
06-18-2012, 06:48 AM
Now that looks like it could be fun.:p

davidh
06-18-2012, 09:13 AM
what do you suppose the h.p. was on the two engines? maybe a couple on the small one but the big one i couldn't even guess. huge. . .

Dunc
06-18-2012, 09:24 AM
no seatbelt?, airbags?

sasquatch
06-18-2012, 09:34 AM
Pretty bizarre set up in my opinion.

That small engine is about 1 HP, the big one maybe 10HP.

Tamper84
06-18-2012, 09:55 AM
That was pretty neat. I wish they would of gotten a close up on the drive train.

dp
06-18-2012, 10:15 AM
A bit of a horseless carriage with a donkey engine thrown in. Very creative and not just a little crazy!

Toolguy
06-18-2012, 10:55 AM
A little crazy but cool!:p To me it seems better to have it (the hit & miss engine) actually doing something more than just sitting on a trailer. At least now it has a (useful?) purpose.:)

flathead4
06-18-2012, 11:50 AM
Now that looks like it could be fun

Right up to the point where the end of that drive shaft poking through the "safety screen" catches your wallet chain during a mount/dismount. More fun to look at than a hit and miss can crusher, though.

Tom

hitnmiss
06-18-2012, 06:17 PM
That's the coolest car I've ever seen!

saltmine
06-18-2012, 07:47 PM
So that's what a Toyota Prius looks like without a body.

aboard_epsilon
06-18-2012, 10:17 PM
lol

reminded me of this advert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lL6hkpJveM

look out for effing Gordon Ramsey

This is probably the strangest advert that you ever will see !!!!.....youre in for a treet

all the best..markj

ps ..imagine traveling up your local high street in that car ...now that woul;d be strange

Robin R
06-19-2012, 12:37 AM
It would be a bitch if you stalled it in heavy traffic.

Paul Alciatore
06-19-2012, 02:49 PM
It would be a bitch if you stalled it in heavy traffic.

Not to worry, you will NEVER get it licensed for street use.

But I WANT ONE, I WANT ONE.


In all seriousness, it seemed that he had two engines on it, a smaller one which he started first and then the larger one with the two big flywheels. Why two? The smaller one was not used as a starter as he had to spin the flywheels by hand. So what was the smaller engine used for?

I still want one.

JFLingg
06-19-2012, 03:58 PM
The big engine is a Fairbanks-Morse Special Electric (extra large flywheels), the small starter (donkey) engine is a John Deere (1-1/2 hp??). There is a jackshaft (red) that he is leaning over with a friction wheel on it. The donkey probably can't start it spinning by itself. Those are the levers he is leaning on. Wonder if he ever wrapped up his shirt?

I want one, too!:) :cool:

JFLingg

Carld
06-19-2012, 05:35 PM
Well, I sure as hell like that setup. :D

sasquatch
06-19-2012, 09:04 PM
Sure is a damned dangerous "Start up!!:eek:

brian Rupnow
06-19-2012, 09:18 PM
Back when I was young, roaming the earth with the dinosaurs---Many deisel engined bulldozers had a two cylinder gasoline "pup" to start them. The "pup" could be started with an electric (battery) starter, or with a pull cord. On winter mornings when it was -30F you would hear the sharp "rap-rap-rap" of the pup starting. It would warm up for 3 or 4 minutes, then you would hear it bog down when they engaged the clutch to start rolling the deisel over. Sometimes the deisel would turn over for 10 or 15 minutes before the first big puff of blue smoke belched out the stack as it started to fire. They would keep the pup engaged untill the deisel was warmed up enough to run on its own, then disengage the "pup" and shut it off. There was a big gravel pit across the road from where I lived, and I remember that quite well.-----Brian

Elninio
06-19-2012, 09:37 PM
there's some 70kW electric gocarts on youtube , where do these guys motors that powerful that small?