Lawn mower racing is probably the cheapest form of motor racing today. Many people are increasingly getting involved in this sport because it brings fun and enjoyment. If you are a racing lawn mower enthusiast, building your own machine is a skill that could provide you with greater sense of satisfaction in the sport. The following is a few basic steps in building a racing lawn mower.
- Angle grinder
- T drives
- Brake parts
- An old lawn mower
Steps to Make a Racing Lawn Mower
- Strip down the lawn mower of all its parts until only the chassis portion remains.
- Clean the parts and remove all the dust and rust on its surface by sand blasting it.
- Strengthen the chassis and the parts in the back axle by welding metal onto them. You may weld the metal by yourself if you know how to do it. Seek professional help if you are inexperienced.
- Set-up the back axle. You may contact a precision engineering company to do this to ensure that you are getting the back axle with the best quality.
- Cut out the engine plate using a drill, a hole saw, and a jigsaw.
- Source out a steering set, engines, wheels, and spare tires. You may search the classifieds, look online, or source out a local supplier.
- Weld the steering set on the chassis. Remember to wear protective goggles because the sparks can blind you.
- Fit the back axle, wheels, and tires.
- Install the brake caliber. Fit pedals for the brake, clutch, and accelerator as well.
- Install the engine, belts, pulleys, and clutch.
- Weld a frame for the steering column. Once again, you may seek professional help in doing this.
- Procure a steering wheel and a seat. Your local junkyard is an excellent place to look.
- Take your lawn mower racer for a test drive after assembling it. This will give you an idea of how it runs, and identify problems in the steering and brakes.