Can't seem to find a good place to ask this, so I'll presume on the vast
I am building a go kart as a winter project with my 14 year old son.
I'm thinking about manual rack and pinion, and I was wondering if anyone
knew of a year / model of vehicle that would have a *narrow* manual rack
assembly I could go looking for at a scrap yard that might work. FWIW, the
cart will not be sprung.
Thanks, I've seen that. Problem is, by the time I pay shipping to Canada,
factor in the exchange rate, and usurious UPS brokerage fees, the price at
least doubles, and I haven't yet been able to find a dealer close to home
with a similar product. That's why I'm thinking a scrap yard might be a
Another question if I can....
All the cart plans seem to use this type of bearing for a rear live axle:
Any reason not to use a pillow block instead?
Engine will be 6.5 HP through a TAV2 torque convertor if that makes a
On the rack, look at many of the small imports for a manual rack that
you could cut down. Most of them have extra housing for mounting.
The reason against pillow blocks it that they are not really rated to
carry the axial loads a cart could put on the iron. The sandwiched plate
design offers a fail safe IF the bearings came apart. The axle would
still be captured.
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