Asked by: Indira Aurrecoechea
automotive auto parts

How do you measure a go kart drive belt?

Last Updated: 23rd February, 2020

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How to Select the Correct Comet Belt
  1. Determine the Series Type. (
  2. Measure the "Outer Diameter" (O.D.) of the driven pulley on the jackshaft.
  3. Measure the "Center Distance"; which is the exact distance between the center of the engine crankshaft and the center of the jackshaft or secondary shaft.

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Furthermore, 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.

Beside above, how do you measure a motor belt? Measure and record the distance between the motor shaft and the pulley shaft, and then measure the diameter of the motor pulley (also called the drive pulley or sheave) and the fan pulley (called the driven pulley). So, select a new belt the next length above 43 inches. Next, determine the thickness of the belt.

Secondly, how do you measure a missing v belt?

Measuring Belt Length without an Existing V Belt

  1. Wrap 1/4 inch nylon rope around both pulleys.
  2. Draw a line across the nylon rope with a black permanent marker.
  3. Lay the marked nylon rope on a flat surface.
  4. Measure the distance between the two marks with a tape measure to determine the circumference of the needed V belt.

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.

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Bah Perdices

Explainer

How do I know if I have a comet torque converter?

Identify the Shape. A V shaped belt indicates the unit is a TC88, 20, 40 or 44 Series - SYMMETRICAL Type. If the angles of each side of the belt are different, almost flat on one side - 2 1/2 degrees and angled 18 degrees on the other side, you have a 30 Series or an older CAT99 Series - ASYMMETRICAL Type.

Wilfried Matarredona

Explainer

How do you measure a torque converter Go Kart belt?

Measure the "Outer Diameter" (O.D.) of the driven pulley on the jackshaft. 3. Measure the "Center Distance"; which is the exact distance between the center of the engine crankshaft and the center of the jackshaft or secondary shaft.

Maryellen Mallou

Explainer

How does a Go Kart torque converter 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.

Garai Villalon

Pundit

How does a belt drive clutch work?

It works only when acted upon by the force of the drive belt. As the engine spins, thus forcing the belt to ride higher on the drive clutch, the belt, in turn, forces the driven clutch sheaves to separate, allowing the belt to ride closer to the center shaft of the driven unit.

Annalisa Comte

Pundit

Aie Wogener

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How do you adjust a centrifugal clutch?

How to Adjust a Centrifugal Clutch
  1. Locate the clutch on your engine; consult your owner's manual if necessary.
  2. Select a box wrench that fits the large lock-nut protruding from the center of the clutch case.
  3. Using the flathead screwdriver, turn the adjuster screw located in the center of the locknut clockwise one turn.

Mayi Elmes

Teacher

How do you tighten the chain on a YERF Dog Go Kart?

To tighten chain, loosen the four bolts on the bottom of the engine and pull the engine backwards. Note: Go-Karts with centrifugal clutches, the engine will need to be pushed forward. For long life of chain, lubrication is required before each ride.

Dilia Candame

Reviewer

What size torque converter do I need for my go kart?

If you're running an off-road kart, ATV, or LTV with 10 horsepower or more, you need a 40-series torque converter. These are rated for 8 horsepower minimum and 25 horsepower maximum. The 40-series torque converters have a 1:1 final drive ratio. Drive clutches are available for 3/4", 1", and 1-1/8" diameters.

Luzia Ambrogio

Reviewer

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.

Afafe Svobod

Reviewer

Which is better centrifugal clutch or torque converter?

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.

Set Lesmes

Reviewer

Can you rebuild a torque converter?

Repair shops will charge between $600 and $1000 to replace a torque converter. The torque converter itself is relatively inexpensive (between $150 and $350, depending on the vehicle), but 5-10 hours of labor is involved since the transmission must be removed in order to replace the torque converter.

Vergelina Mati

Supporter

Where is centrifugal clutch used?

Centrifugal clutches, which use centrifugal force to convey a movement correctly, are primarily applied to industrial machineries such as sweepers, mowers, chainsaws, generator sets, motor pumps, lawn mowers or fans. Moreover, they are also applied to refrigeration systems and mini-karts.

Jonay Oliu

Supporter

What does a torque converter do?

In brief, the torque converter is a type of fluid coupling, which allows the engine to spin somewhat independently of the transmission. It is responsible for pressurizing automatic transmission fluid, a pressurization that supplies the force necessary to shift transmission gears.