The Mobility Kart

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by -jamie-, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. -jamie-

    -jamie- StrongFlex UK

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    Me and a couple mates decided, one hung over Sunday morning, that it was about time we built something fun and stupid for messing about on, I think we'll be bringing it to some of the BDC rounds to.
    So inspired by a YouTube video of a 2 stroke mobility scooter, we decided we would give it our own take....
    So a couple days later we ended up with a, well, mobility scooter! One previous owner, low miles, never raced or rallied...
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    And a absolute gem it is!
    So the same night we decided on what engine we would use.. A couple of the guys are heavily into Karting so the next few days were spent making a few calls and we confirmed what engine we would use.
    Now bare with me as I say this... But we settled on.. An old but rebuilt, 2 stroke, air cooled, direct drive, 100cc Go Kart engine. These engines in their heyday would make 19-20k rpm and do between 70-80mph in a go kart!
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    We also sourced an old Go Kart chassis ( A 2006 gillard)
    First we put together the shell, wheels and seat just to give us a rough idea of how it would look, (bare in mind this isn't going to be designed for off road)
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    And the old bit:
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    So we ripped apart the original scooter, got it down to the chassis to set on a plan. Basically the whole rear wheels,axle,motors,batteries and subframe all came of as one. So we're going to use all the original go kart chassis, mounting points, chain, brake, axle.. Pretty much all of it, but shorter. So we cut it down and had a rough measure up to give us a better idea:
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    So took some measurements, pretty happy with how we're going to do it, we'll also cut part of the body to keep the motor cool, run it a bit rich and have a lever for the choke to further keep it cool. So we test fitted the rear to see how it looked...
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    reeperR32 Drift-Street-Imports

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    lol... subscribed
     
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    you bastid! beat me to it. ive been wanting to build a scooter with an engine for the past year :(

    good luck with it though
     
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    Thats awesome!!
     
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    That looks awesome....
     
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    Chunky Nugget honkeytits!!

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    I knew some one would beat me too it!!
    Gonna be awesome.
    might see if Ash wants to chip in and build some stupid machine for smoking about the pits for BDC this year too.
    I smell a drag race!
     
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    wicked can,t wait to see this at BDC.
     
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    Haha mint....cant wait to see this done!!
     
  9. -jamie-

    -jamie- StrongFlex UK

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    So we've been putting in some time on the scooter, we've had to cut out a fair bit of the original frame and replace with stronger metal, we are thinking of putting front brakes on it as well!

    Here's the go kart side of the frame after sand blasting
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    After welding the frames together, the tubes are sleeved
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    Now putting the front part of the kart on
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    Nice amount of camber for looks, I dont think we are going to be able to enter any races with it!
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    Next job is to cut the rear axle down
     
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    first thing that came to my mind
     
  11. -jamie-

    -jamie- StrongFlex UK

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    That is exactly where we got the idea :)
     
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    subscribed :D
     
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    cool as fuck i wanna do one
     
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    -jamie- StrongFlex UK

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    That's awesome.

    When are you going to start mass producing these for supermarkets...?

    Think of the fun you could have drifting round Tesco gathering the groceries in the wee granny basket and doing a burnout while you're at the checkout... Lol
     
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    update yet?
     
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    -jamie- StrongFlex UK

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    UPDATE!

    Its been slow progress but we've been chipping away at it! We've now cut out the body work to fit the engine, cut down and fitted the rear axle, currently stuck on a brake problem, it doesn't seem to want to bleed which i think is down to the caliper! We'll have it done for round 2 BDC :)

    Painted the chassis
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    cutting the body to expose the engine
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    and the rolling chassis with engine mounted :)
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    bleeding the brakes
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  18. J4CK

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    i can raise you, with this :p

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    125 gilera engine

    Spastic fast ill get some vids if you want to see how it goes or more pics?
     
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    -jamie- StrongFlex UK

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    ha that looks cool, we're trying to keep it looking like a mobility scooter though :)
     
  20. dale_b

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    Youll have to bring this down to Slyfield drift parrot dude... Looks sick fun and makes me wish I hadn't sold my R1 engine...lol
     

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