Manco Dingo 13 hp Off Road Go Kart

Here is the mango dingo go kart. I bought it and it was in really bad shape

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I cut out some diamond plate for the 40 series torque converter shroud and used my plasma cutter to cut out the letters.Plasma cut, manco, aluminum diamond plate

I riveted the plate to the engine shroud after I painted it orange.

manco torque converter cover

Here is the diamond plate on the floor pan. diamont plate floor pan

Diamond plate near the head rest.head rest with orange piping and diamond plate

Diamond plate on the front of the kart. So shiny you can see the reflection of the concrete in it. front view diamond plate

I added a vinyl cabinet runner over the floor pan for added durability (but mostly for looks).cabinet runner floor pan cover

Here is the rolling go kart chassis with new tires, painted black and orange rims, all it needs is the engine.Mango Dingo 13 hp

This is me after I painted the Honda GX390 engine shroud; new decals, and a fresh coat of clear over the top.Honda GX390 Black and Orange, KartFab

I sold this go kart to these guys, do you think they like orange?Manco Dingo 13 Hp

Here is a video of the mango dingo driving circles around. It shows a nice little view of the kart’s features and how it handles.

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32 thoughts on “Manco Dingo 13 hp Off Road Go Kart”

  1. Was looking for a Live Axel for a Big Trike build. Found one on CL with tires and It came as a FULL MANCO DINGO!! Now, I don’t know what to do with it. I still want to build my trike but I dont have it in me to cut up this dingo. Here are some pics from my iCloud to check it out. It was going to be a Warrior front end and an live axel from the donor Dingo. https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0kGf693ZJ6QNpF

      1. kartFab are you the guy that made the orange custom dingo go-kart? I am doing a similar build with my son. We are rebuilding my dingo go-kart from when I was a kid. Should be a good time. What size tires did you go with on the back?

  2. I want one of those go karts so bad but since I live in an apartment I don’t have much space to build it or keep it. this really sucks because these are so awesome!

  3. I have a streaker Fun Kart 2 seater with a 11 hp Briggs and the axle just brake the model of the streaker is a D695 is that a jack shaft? And where would I get 1 one. I have another question how do you get rid of the jerkyness of the clutch maybe it’s time for a new one or should I just go straight chain with a clutch?

    1. visit diygokarts and ask that question posting pics. You might need to clean the torque converter. DO NOT USE A CENTRIFUGAL CLUTCH. and what do you mean by “: and the axle just brake”

  4. I just purchased a dingo kart and I have a 11 HP Honda motor that I want to put on it, will it fit, or will I have to modify it some.

    1. thd 11 and 13 hp engines are the same size, just different internals. They BARELY fit on my amex 200 (smaller than dingo), but if it is a full size dingo, you shouldnt have an issue. You will have to figure out making a new motor mount and jackshaft assembly so everything fits just right.

    1. 6.5 hp is the horsepower rating of the engine. The best engine for a go kart is typically the 6.5 hp predator engine, also known as the 212cc predator engine.

  5. 1 have a yerf dog go kart I would like to put a 13 hp preditor engine on it. Does the 40 series come in a kit I can bolt on to the engine like the 30 series and if so I would run a chain straight to the axle? Or am I going to still need a Jack shaft? Thanks

    1. Raymond. You are in luck. There is only one manufacturer of the 40 series bolt on torque converters. http://www.gopowersports.com/40-series-torque-converter-kit-bolt-on/#_a_KartFab
      The bolt on 40 series torque converter is rated to 16 hp and is just like the 30 series TAV2, but built extra heavy duty for the 40 series. The bolt on kit comes with a jackshaft just like the TAV2, so all you do is bolt the backplate to your engine, and run the chain around the axle and 10t sprocket. The kit will fit the predator and any larger block engine 8 hp-16 hp.

  6. My father and I are working on a 13 hp go kart restoration, I was wondering what type of gear ratio did you use on the manco dingo kart. Right now we are using a 60 tooth rear gear, with 10 on the torque converter, we originally used 14t straight to the 60t but the acceleration was bad and we burned up the clutch. We are new to modifying karts, but my dad is getting into it he now has 5 karts, and I am the mechanic of course, so I am trying to learn as much as possible.

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