Want some pedal power for your wooden go-kart?

I recently recieved a comment from Jason with a link to his website where he has put details of making a very cool wooden go-kart. Whats very nice about this kart is that it uses a pedal crank and chain to drive the kart. I get a lot of emails asking how to implement a pedal drive for the wooden-go-karts listed here. Typically these people want to make the wooden push go-kart first. Then upgrade to a pedal powered wooden-go-kart and finally maybe attach a small engine.

The exact link to the page with the pedal crank drive is: http://thegokart.wordpress.com/2009/10/03/chapter-nine-dont-be-so-cranky/ I hope someone finds this useful and helps them.

15 Responses to “Want some pedal power for your wooden go-kart?”


  1. 1 yoman

    how do you build it?

  2. 2 Stephen Burke 

    I’ve no plans on building this kart. Check out the original website where this came from. They have more information on building this kart -> http://thegokart.wordpress.com/2009/10/03/chapter-nine-dont-be-so-cranky/

  3. 3 Michelle Navarro

    Help me please I want to purchase a plan to build a wooden go Kart for my Grand Son
    Regards

  4. 4 Stephen Burke 

    Hi Michelle,

    There are free plans to build a wooden go-kart on the main kartbuilding website at:
    http://kartbuilding.net/Wooden_Go-Kart_Plans/
    http://kartbuilding.net/Wooden-Push-Cart/

    Best of luck,
    -steve

  5. 5 tate

    How do you make that it is cool

  6. 6 kallum dickson

    how do you make the acual kart for a start!!!!!

  7. 7 Ethan

    i want 2 no how much the parts r cuz i want 2 make 1 with an engine but i dont no if i can afford the parts

  8. 8 Stephen Burke 

    Hi Ethan,

    If you can get some old bicycle parts and an old engine from a lawnmower or similiar you can make the kart very cheaply. Ask friends and neighbours for any old bicycle parts or wheels or machines from which to make the kart.

    Best of luck with it,
    -steve

  9. 9 Joseph

    You should consider selling these. I’m sure you would get quite a few buyers!

  10. 10 Stephen Burke 

    If only I had the time and a large garage, I would :)

  11. 11 Casey Dunn

    You can also make the tires from scrap wood, instead of using bike tires. Although it will take some time to make the wheels out of wood. The building of the go kart is the simple part but it requires some time and skill. It took me 6 months to build my go kart. I’m currently building another one and i have been working on it for 2 months. I have only got the axles, tires and chain assembled

  12. 12 killer v

    I built one it has a old jhone deer tractor motor in it but my interior is made of pvc pipe i made the frame out of wood

  13. 13 Chris

    I am building one for my Skool project I hope I can make it work. Thanks for the info

  14. 14 Stephen Burke 

    @Chris: The best of luck. Send on some photos of the build and we can put them here for people to see.

  15. 15 nnamdi

    hey i wuld like to buy this for a 100 bucks

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