The ironing board gas scooter

The ironing board gas scooter

Chris built this scooter using an engine from a 1960’s snow blower. What makes this scooter different from the rest? It has suspension, headlights, turn signals and parts from an old ironing board. Did I mention he gets 68 mpg and a top speed of 40 mph, scary!

As the scooter is moving it charges the thirty cell NiCd battery, via an automotive type alternator salvaged from the junkyard. During a power outage, I can simply jack the scooter in the air, and generate power to run appliances, which consume less than 800 watts.

An attraction to all, the scooter helps me to relax after a long day of work. There is nothing better than driving full speed and feeling the wind try to rip you off the scooter. Rain, sleet, snow or fog there is nothing stopping me from enjoying my most prized possession.

I can think of one thing stopping you, how about the local police? Either way, it must be a lot of fun to ride – Link

Dane and his brother Chris emailed me an updated link and video of the scooter in action.

  • Direct link to the scooter page – Link
  • Google video – Link


  • 3 speed chainsaw belt driven scooter – Link

8 thoughts on “The ironing board gas scooter

  1. amp says:

    Historically, Makers have often operated on the fringe of safety. I LOVE IT, great job!

  2. Dane says:

    Chris! awesome! throw the video up on google vid and i will embed it


  3. Craig says:

    Awesome!! You are much like me. I have made 12V & 6V Power Wheels ATVs into steel frame, rubber tire, gas engine death traps! I even made one of those replica micro-motorcycles MANY years ago with a weed wacker engine, now they market & sell them. Grrr, my idea! hehehe. Suspension sometimes works against you making it tippier, but at 25+ MPH, danger on top of danger is redundent. I would like to see any other gasoline toys you made, I love this sort of NOT-FOR-CHILDREN power toys!!!
    Phillip Torrone wouldn’t put up my Power Wheels toys in the blog.

  4. Craig says:

    Ooh, one more thing to add.. I noticed you used those air filled dolly wheels in the front. They have cheap bearings in them, they tend to get sloppy after awhile. I replace mine almost yearly on a 28MPH Power Wheels 3.5HP project. Keep checking them. You’ll have to replace them often. Or we need a better wheel.

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