Originally Posted by hydrex
My gas model Arctic Cats have the manual 5 speed/with hi and low, transmission in the same housing as the motor, they share the same oil. But the Diesel has a separate 2 speed transmission and conventional CVT belt drive. What you are talking about is going to take something different. Easiest way to build a buggy would be find a rolled Arctic Cat, Suzuki, Honda etc with manual shift, and cannibalize everything and forget about the Perkins. You'd probably need a tractor transmission to bolt up to the Perkins.
That defeats the purpose of this build. The Perkins I'm using is rated at 13hp, is a 2cyl liquid cooled diesel. It weighs under 100lbs. If I wanted a quad I'd buy one, this may happen if I can't get this figured out but I'd really like to make this work if possible.