Original Year
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Cars and Trucks: Go Carts
Steering, 1 cylinder engine
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8815 Speedway Bandit

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Model by Eric Albrecht

The 8815 go kart, released in 1991, was extremely similar to the previous set 1972.  There were dual tires at each corner for extra width and a roughly square wheelbase.  The steering used the flexible rack assembly.  One rear wheel drove a single cylinder reciprocating engine.  None of the new 1991 parts were used on this model.

There's nothing groundbreaking in this set, but you get introduced to a lot of features for a small price.


The front wheels can be steered using a wheel at the driver's position.  The wheel drives an axle connected to a 8 tooth pinion gear.  The gear drives a flexible rack.  The steering mechanism itself uses steering arms and toothed links.

This model effectively has tilt steering since the angle of the steering column can be changed.
steering    steering
Click for an animation of the steering in motion.
This model uses a one cylinder reciprocating engine driven from the right rear wheel.  The cylinder block is tilted back at an angle of about 45 degrees.

The engine is made from a cylindrical engine element.   The wheel axle connects to the crankshaft of the engine.  The crankshaft is offset 1/2 stud from center, giving the piston a stroke of 1 stud.
engine    engine
Click for an animation of the engine in motion.
Wheels and Tires
This set uses eight small rubber tires and standard old white wheels.

Other Views

Side View
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Top View
top view
Back View
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Front View
front view
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