Pictured above is my first go cart that I made. It started out as a pedal car and now it has a 1962 three horse Briggs small engine on it. I had to re-wire the points and coil it had for a while but then it began to lose compression. Finally, it would not start anymore. So I bought a new small engine (a 6hp Tecumseh), and it still runs to this day.
Winterizing your small engine
Small engine advice tip #1: Winterizing your small engine.
First, drain fuel from the fuel tank, then drain fuel from the carborater this can be done with basic tools. I also remove the spark plug and put a small amount of light weight oil in cylinder. Next, I pull the starter rope to circulate the oil. Finally, I reinstall the spark plug (don`t forget to use anti-seize) on spark plug to prevent pulling the threads next time you remove the spark plug. Now your small engine is winter ready !
This is the moped in progress. It has a 33cc craftsman weed eater small engine on it. But it is far from a test drive.
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