Originally Posted by Johnboy429bbf
Wheres the fun in buying a go-kart. Theres no set compression ratio im looking for. I dont plan on turbo8ng the engine or dragging a sled with it. I can get more compression by "eyebrowing" the valve chambers and shaving the head. Then stud the head. I may even look into a sleve for the jug. And there ar tons of small diesel engines to buy. But this something I want to do with my son.
Oh don't get me wrong. I am all for building your own Karts. All my karts were home built. My last Kart had a Honda Goldwing motor and tried to kill me every time I even thought about going for a ride.
I am just finding it hard to imagine converting a gas engine to diesel without it eating itself. I would also think a Briggs engine is far to soft to consider running under diesel loads. I was just trying to think of some alternatives.