lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Modified Golf Carts > Big Block Talk!
Big Block Talk! Everything about swapping a big block engine into your cart!



Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 02-23-2013, 01:11 PM   #21
Gone Wild
 
BadApple's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Land of Oz
Posts: 192
Default Re: Boat outboard engine ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by pachanga90 View Post
What does a "Title" matter? I always run into this when guys build anything.Titles are for Vehichles,unless its' an old Harley,for some reason the title goes with the engine.Besides,There aren't Titles for Carts anyway,so its' still not necessary.
Here you title the boat and motor seperately, sure it's different everywhere, but either way it's not necessary.
BadApple is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Unread 02-23-2013, 06:48 PM   #22
Gone Wild
 
Chad Pickens's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 187
Default Re: Boat outboard engine ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by pachanga90 View Post
In all honesty,The size of the motor,the fact that its' a vertical-shaft,which will require an expensive 90-degree drive-box,and the cooling-system involved,all make it a very large and expensive combination.It won't just drop into a cart-chassis.You have about 24",give or take,from the seat-wall to the axle.Thats not alot of room.An ATV,Bike,Sled,Clone Or V-Twin will net you the same results alot easier.If you want a big,nasty 2-stroke,find a sled to part-out.Or even Water-Craft motors.Hope this helps.





I already have a golf cart with a sled motor in it and you're right it's bad *** I just want to try and build another cart. Iv been looking around for a vtwin but there rare and expensive for 20-25 horse. Ill find something and build around it. For me the build is the fun part
Chad Pickens is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-23-2013, 07:56 PM   #23
Moderator
 
rib33024's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: FT Lauderdale FL.
Posts: 13,156
Default Re: Boat outboard engine ?

A boat motor already has a 90-degree drive-box, with reverse and forward and is a horizontal shaft drive, this is all you need to do, well and add a radiator,




Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_2982.jpg (195.7 KB, 0 views)
rib33024 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-23-2013, 10:17 PM   #24
Vegas modded 420
 
sho305's Avatar
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: West MI
Posts: 13,821
Default Re: Boat outboard engine ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chad Pickens View Post
I already have a golf cart with a sled motor in it and you're right it's bad *** I just want to try and build another cart. Iv been looking around for a vtwin but there rare and expensive for 20-25 horse. Ill find something and build around it. For me the build is the fun part
I think a V twin or V4 bike engine would be cool, I mean a normal bike not a ricer, something lower rpm and more torque....it might sound really cool too. Even a HD engine. Would still have plenty of power. Seems like you could find something cheap there have to be millions of normal bikes out there.

OB are kind of strange, they retard the timing to idle down. It could work sure, its just easier to use something else. If they are so cheap there you should bring them here and sell for big profit lol. Though they might be cheaper now that gas is so high. Way less people run boats here now, its a really dead thing these days except for 'toons and a few water ski boats. OB tend to take more gas than inboard car engines, but are lighter and faster. I should put mine in this summer before the carbs fill with gunk.
sho305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-23-2013, 10:26 PM   #25
Gone Wild
 
Chad Pickens's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 187
Default Re: Boat outboard engine ?

I'd like to have an Evo engine even a twin cam I've done several of those are fun really torquey size wise isn't too bad never have paid attention to the shaft I think it's tapered I can't remember but it would probably be fairly easy to adapt it overI've been looking around here on craig's list t cheapest thing I've seen on Craigslist was like 1300 dollars most for 2500 to 3000
Chad Pickens is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-24-2013, 12:42 AM   #26
Gone Wild
 
bronsonj's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
Posts: 630
Default Re: Boat outboard engine ?

I've been thinking about this and the forward, reverse, electric start and 90 degree gearbox all being sorted out for you is a big plus. The radiator issue is readily solvable, but I'd probably remove the impeller driven water pump in the foot and install an external electric one. As for mounts, why not leave the OB looking stock, just use the existing mounts meant for the transom to stand this thing up in the bagwell???

This would be something that would be fun to do on an electric cart, since you already have the gears in the OB. What size were you thinking of?

I mentioned torque being an issue earlier, but the rear diff is 12 to 1, so that should help a lot. Also, I run my outboard up to about 5,200 rpm on a regular basis, so top-end should do well right from the start. Better than a 4k rpm clone with the governor removed.

Here's to hoping you do this build, and post a thread!
bronsonj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-24-2013, 01:55 AM   #27
Gone Wild
 
Chad Pickens's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 187
Default Re: Boat outboard engine ?

Since these motors are 2 stroke couldn't I turn it on its side and have a horizontal shaft
Chad Pickens is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-24-2013, 07:27 AM   #28
Gone Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: The Villages, FL
Posts: 416
Default Re: Boat outboard engine ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chad Pickens View Post
Dang guys , lots of jokes.. just asking for info .. Ill keep to myself again for a while .those that answered nicley thanks.
No ill will meant, my friend. You left yourself open for the jokes, and no one meant to be mean.
As some have said previously, outboard motors are water cooled. You would have to take that into consideration.
It's been said that there are no stupid questions. However, some questions do bring a bit of levity to a cloudy day. Have a great week.
MDLNB is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-24-2013, 07:29 AM   #29
Gone Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: The Villages, FL
Posts: 416
Default Re: Boat outboard engine ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rib33024 View Post
A boat motor already has a 90-degree drive-box, with reverse and forward and is a horizontal shaft drive, this is all you need to do, well and add a radiator,





And don't forget the ANCHOR...
MDLNB is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #30
Gone Wild
 
bronsonj's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
Posts: 630
Default Re: Boat outboard engine ?

I can't think of a reason you couldn't put that motor on it's side. Clearance might be an issue. Maybe it'd be better to keep it whole and just lean the motor head toward the front of the cart so it wouldn't stand up so high. If you get a short-shaft OB it could make it easier.

I love that pic! This build might be worth it just to be able to say your cart is Johnson powered. Sorry, stuck on the potty humor. If you do build it, you might have to get one of those bumper stickers that were advertised in the 'for sale' section of the forum. Having a "My Dixie Wrecked" bumper sticker on a Johnson powered cart, now that'd be good stuff!
bronsonj is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Modified Golf Carts > Big Block Talk!


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
twin engine seadoo jon boat Members Rides
Boat/Cart Extreme DC!
fishing boat Hunting and Fishing Supplies


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:04 AM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.