How does a torque converter on a Go Kart work?

How does it work? The drive clutch is activated by centrifugal force from the engine crankshaft. The moveable sheave of the clutch is forced in (as shown above) as the rpm of the engine is increased. This contacts the drive belt.

Yes I agree Torque Converters do offer better acceleration, and also allow many karts to be geared for a higher top speed potential. Torque converters are also a much better choice for most any kart that will be doing a lot of low-speed/stop and go type riding.

Secondly, what’s the difference between 30 and 40 Series torque converter? Actually you have it backwards, the 30 is asymmetrical(one side of belt/pulleys is flat), 40 is symmetrical(V belt). So long as it fits the engine and fits in the cart you are good to go.

Likewise, people ask, how does a Go Kart torque converter clutch work?

The drive clutch is activated by centrifugal force from the engine crankshaft. The moveable sheave of the clutch is forced in (as shown above) as the rpm of the engine is increased. This contacts the drive belt.

At what RPM does a centrifugal clutch engage?

A clutch starts to engage around 2,000 rpm and will lock up around 2,600 rpm. Driving at full throttle gives the clutch a chance to cool down. Full throttle locks the shoes in the clutch against the drum.

What is the difference between a clutch and a torque converter?

Simply put, a torque converter is the clutch of a car with an automatic transmission. Unlike a manual clutch, it uses fluid to transmit power to the transmission, and for this reason, it prevents engine stalling and allows the transmission to easily change gears on its own.

Is 40 and 420 chain the same?

DIFFERENT CHAIN SIZES- explained #420 will fit on #41 sprockets, its just a little bit heavier duty with a larger pin. #40 Chain will fit on #41 sprockets, it is basically the same as #420, except it has wider Rollers, it is considerably heavier duty than #41.

Is a torque converter better than a centrifugal clutch?

A torque converter can be driven in a low gear which is ideal for going uphill and going slowly, as you pass through ditches. Lower gear ratio means your go kart can move quicker and can climb uphill. A centrifugal clutch, on the other hand, is a simple mechanism with a single gear-ratio drive system.

How long do centrifugal clutches last?

If it’s installed on the engine crankshaft properly, without using the “magic hammer” to pound it on the shaft, using the right length key (1/2″) and observing all the hints that are pointed out in this article, a clutch should last several years.

How much horsepower does a 212cc engine have?

6.5 HP (212cc) OHV Horizontal Shaft Gas Engine EPA.

Do go karts have a clutch?

There are several clutch systems that are use in go karting: Centrifugal Clutches. Variable Transmission Clutches. Belt Clutches.

What engine is best for a go kart?

The best go kart engine for kids should sit right around 5-7 hp, have a 3/4″ shaft, and fit a centrifugal clutch or 30 series torque converter, and has a standard bolt pattern for easy mounting. Honda GX200 the king. The Honda GX series engines are built well, last long, but are a little expensive.

What is the best clutch for a go kart?

Best Sellers in Powersports Clutches #1. Centrifugal Clutch, LotFancy Go Kart Clutch 3/4 Bore 10T for 40 41 420 Chain, Up to 6.5HP, Fit for… MTC Polaris 2870506 Clutch Puller Tool All Models 1985-2011 | PP3078 | 15-878 30260. Centrifugal Go Kart Clutch 3/4″ Bore 10 Tooth 10T For 40,41,420 Chain 6.5HP.

How do I make my go kart faster?

Re-gear the kart. Install a smaller sprocket (or a sprocket with fewer teeth) on the drive axle or a larger sprocket on the engine output. In this way, the axle will make more revolutions each time the engine makes one revolution, causing the go-kart to go faster.

How do I make my go kart slower?

The only real way to slow a kart down is through gearing. You will have to gear lower for a slower speed. You will have more torque though. A bigger axle sprocket or smaller clutch sprocket would do it.

How do you measure a torque converter belt?

Take a measurement from the centerline of the crankshaft to the centerline of the rear driven pulley’s shaft. This measurement needs to be within 1/16″! If you can provide us with that measurement and the style of torque converter you have, we can get you the correct belt.