When I was a young teen, my friends and I were obsessed with building our own go kart. We made a rickety frame out of plywood and 2x4s and outfitted it with plastic mower wheels. The seat was a sawed off lawn chair. We longed for an engine to drive it. We found several lawn mower engines in a town dump and tried to cobble the parts from them to make a working one, but to no avail. We, of course, had no real mechanics skills at 13.
Seeing this video, I wonder if we wouldn’t have tried using a battery-powered drill as is used in this project (if such a thing existed back in the Jurassic era of my childhood).
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