What is the most outrageous thing you have heard about to get more power from your 2 stroke kart engine?
or even the simplest? I’m not after illegal cheats either, within the rules of what ever class your are talking about, please.
I have been storing up little nuggets of wisdom, gleaned from drunk engine builders at karting events which I think should be shared and if a page could be generated of them, well, we budget racers could be pretty competitive.
I am curious because engine building is often seen as a black art that not many people are willing to talk about, and I don’t have the biggest cheque book, or access to dyno equipment to test half the rumors I hear or the weird ideas I have driving back from karting events.
I guess I should also say that trying any of these is at your own risk.
Here are 2 I have heard recently.
When rebuilding an engine, the cylinder barrel should be as close to the crank case as possible, to give low end power. (then have to change head gaskets to get correct squish etc.)
Mini Rok allegedly need a restriction in the fuel line directly before the carburetor, to stop the fuel being forced out of the jet, due to the fuel pump supplying to much fuel to the system.