I have been interested in cars and motors since I was a little kid, but recently within the past 5 years I have really gotten into the engine them selves and seeing how they work. I first got into them by hanging out with friends, and us wanting to make things go faster. It did help that we had my friends dad, that has been drag racing cars since he was a little kid. So he knew a lot about making things go fast. One of the first things that we did was build a go-cart, and there are kids that have normal go-carts that can go 15 mph not us though we had to make ours the fastest. We built that go-cart out of an old frame, and took a chainsaw motor out of one of his dads chainsaws. We ran the go-cart on gas first, and it probably did around 50 mph. After a while we got board and thought it went to slow. So we went into the race car trailer and took some of his dads race gas(nitro). Which is a very combustable fuel. Then the go-cart went about 70 mph, and we got to ride it for about 30 minutes and then the motor blew up. That is what happens when you use a fuel like nitro in a little chainsaw motor it eats away at the caburator and the cylinder walls.
Motors have been around for hundreds of years. The first self powered road vehicle was powered by a steam engine that was built by Nicolas Joseph Cugnot of France in 1769. It was recognized by the British Royal Automobile Club as the first vehicle to power it self, and it went 2 miles per hour and weighed about 8000 lbs. It looked like a frame with... [continues]
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