DIY Jet Kart (2)


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I have decided that the main engine gauge console will be mounted to the left hand side of the kart chassis, there is electronic oil psi/ oil temp gauges along side of turbo fuel, re-heat fuel and P2 pressure gauges.

The gauge console has now been mounted to the kart's frame, the wire is a seven core cable that terminates inside the switching control panel, the three 4mm pressure pipes that feed the analog gauges have yet to be installed.

Pictured is the control box that will ultimately power the three electric pumps, potentiometers that will be mounted on an adjacent control box to the gauge panel will allow for the oil and fuel flows to be adjusted, a bit more work till this is completed. In this photo you can see three speed controllers with three 15amp circuit breakers mounted at the top.

Speed control box finished, room was getting a little sparse by the time the on/ off relays were added.
The two 12 volt battery's (wired in series) fit neatly below the steering column in between the drivers legs, a bracket will be made to hold them together and in place. The two battery's provide all the energy required to run the kart's electronics and pumps.

 

Drivers view of the switching control panel,
From the left;
Oil Pump Pot, Switch & Indicator (Red & Green)
Turbo Fuel Pot, Switch & Indicator
Turbo Igniter Switch & Indicator
Reheat Fuel Pot, Switch & Indicator
Reheat Igniter Switch & Indicator
24v Volt Meter & 50amp Ammeter

A view of the speed control box and switch console.
The blank space upper right is for the voltmeter which has yet to turn up.

Time to get this mess wired up, from the left the cables come from/ go to;

To speed control box, Power from battery, Power to Speed control box, To RPM/ EGT display yet to be fabricated behind wheel, To gauge Console,
To rear of the kart (Thermocouples, Igniters etc)

Another 10 minute job out of the way, the oil temp and oil pressure gauges have been independently wired up and the three 4mm pipes from the pumps and P2 have been connected using Presto-Lok fittings.

A view of the kart as of the 16th April 2011, another good days work and it should be finished, all that will be required is the propelling nozzle. I guess I better make an afterburner for it.
I managed to source a V-Clamp from my local commercial truck dealer, I feel it was a bit of a bargain at £25.00, any one else wanting one should go to their DAF agent and ask for part number DA1290255.
The 5" flare pipe that match's the turbo and the v-clamp was sourced from the same DAF dealer, possibly not a genuine DAF or Volvo item but a deal at £24.00 - part number DI78228.

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