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Old 07-16-2019, 10:52 PM
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golf cart, it will be fun, she said....

I got this about a month ago, one of those things I thought was too good of a deal to pass on. A 1988 ezgo gas powered golf cart. It was on letgo for 250, I offered 200 and was told come get it, so I spent 30 min empting out my box trailer and then drove out to get it. was almost dark when I got there so didnt really go over it until the next day. the good: 4 nearly new tires/wheels, 2 of which are painted red (wth) the body was white oringinally but has been painted blue then black. I know I was thinking th engine was most likely toast but I had heard of a few people repowering with a $200 harbour freight engine, well- I didnt do enough research. this is a 2-cycle gas engine, 244 cc. reverse is accomplished by shutting off the motor (which happens when you let off the gas pedal) and the reverse switch merely causes the starter/generator to start engine backwards. yes. I had heard a 2-cycle could run backwards but never knew of it being done on purpose. so theres no gear box, its like a snowmobile drive setup if youve ever seen one, a centrifical clutch on the engine and a varible sheve on the front of the differential. So if you were to repower, thered be some fab work for a engine mount plate and youd have no reverse. if it was a newer 4-cycle, it might be alot easier. was told it had a new carb and fuel pump. I checked for spark, had that but low compression. rebuild kit still available but nearly 400 bucks. (includes crankshaft and new rod, bearings, seals, gaskets) found bad crankshaft seal on ignition side of crankcase during teardown. free spinning crank once piston was out revealed noisy main bearings. cyl/piston scored. g/f thought this would be a nice toy to take to yard sales, I think it belongs in a yard sale. enine very heavy and awkward to go in and out, has steel cylinder and clutch assy and muffler have to be on to go in or out of chassis. I got the new parts put in, waited a full 2 days for the sealant to cure on the crankcase halves before finishing assembly. That went together well. then fight to get it back in the chassis and get all the bolts lined up. It tries to start but just wont stay running, compression really good now, about 115 (was 70) clutch doesnt want to engage at all (and thats another 200 dollar part) I already got a buch of stuff together to make it road legal (lights, mirrors, seat belts) hell, theres a special bolt thats 40 bucks to take the clutch off with, I made my own with a hitch ball (3/4-fine threads, 2 inches long) and a 3/8 extention. I dont really care for the gas pedal being the start and stop switch, I may change it if I ever get it running. heres a few pictures that my g/f has took. I can tell its been apart before.


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Old 07-17-2019, 01:30 AM
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in order to do the bigger HF engine or the Honda "Big Block" engine swap theres a lot of work because the engines A LOT bigger than the engines they normally run in the carts.... I looked into it for my 02... for one thing youd have to do a lift kit.. there are a few companies that make a new engine mount bracket for that larger engine which makes it sit lower to clear the seat (hence why you need the lift kit)... by time you spent all the money to convert to the Honda "big block" or HF engine youd be into it 2-3K just in the parts for the engine swap (not counting all the lift kit stuff)... personally i would just rebuild it. itll be cheaper and easier...
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Hopefully you can get it running good without putting a lot more in to it. Although at some point it becomes a matter of pride to get it done
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Hopefully you can get it running good without putting a lot more in to it. Although at some point it becomes a matter of pride to get it done
theyre actually pretty cheap to rebuild tbh... i need pull the head on mine as the valve stem seals are leaking down into the carb and cylinders...
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theyre actually pretty cheap to rebuild tbh... i need pull the head on mine as the valve stem seals are leaking down into the carb and cylinders...
Did you ever get the cart going?....
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:57 AM
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Did you ever get the cart going?....
my cart always goes... think you meant to ask the OP of the thread lol...
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my cart always goes... think you meant to ask the OP of the thread lol...
LOL.....my bad ,
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