Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Second Try

Peter, Andrew and David gave it another try today. Andrew used bigger bolts and some other things to hold the snowmobile engine onto the go cart frame. I was hanging clothes outside at the time, and it was quite a bit of noise! But, they got it going.

Peter, taking the go cart for another spin.

Unfortunately, by the time Andrew returned from his route they noticed a bolt had gotten loose and is now missing, and the engine was bouncing around again. So, it's back to the drawing board.

Jim has been coaching the boys, but they are responsible to figure out what to do next. Good homeschooling project for a warm, sunny day.


Lynette said...

That go cart looks like a lot of fun! My brother built one when we were kids and used a lawn mower engine. We had lots of fun on it. Something you may want to think about is having the boys wear a helmet. We managed to tip ours and it looked a lot like the one you have.

Lynn Bartlett said...

Hi Lynette,
We had one, too, when we were growing up -- made by my Dad. The motor was from an old washing machine, and not too long ago he even gave that old motor to us! Unfortunately it doesn't have enough power for our hilly area. A helmet would be a good idea. It's funny; when growing up such a thing was never even considered.