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 03-25-2014, 07:28 PM   #1
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 70
Default Vanguard 23 - Throttle set screw?

I got my new 23 from CPP with the extra goodies. My brother's Honda Vtwin has a throttle set screw. He can actually dial exactly where he wants to set the rpms without using the rear end governor. Is there a way to add a throttle set screw on the vanguard? Tom says to not run the motor over 5500. I don't want to damage the motor. I would like to set a throttle screw right at 5500 if possible. You guys have any experience with this? Thanks




Also, what RPMs do you guys turn your 23s?
ezgojohny 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 03-25-2014, 07:34 PM   #2
Gone Wild
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 6,730
Default Re: Vanguard 23 - Throttle set screw?

Adding a screw to the throttle will only limit the rpm for a certain load condition. If you set it to limit to 5500 under a load, it will be able to over-rev when the load is diminished, or going downhill. Does the motor have a governor on it now?
1989Marathon is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-25-2014, 08:11 PM   #3
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 70
Default Re: Vanguard 23 - Throttle set screw?

I didn't think the motor came with a governor. I ordered it from Tom at CPP with rev kit and pro cam if that tells you any more.
ezgojohny is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-25-2014, 08:15 PM   #4
Gone Wild
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 6,730
Default Re: Vanguard 23 - Throttle set screw?

The only way to truly limit the max rpm is with a governor. If automatically adjusts to keep the rpms limited. You could install a screw to limit the rpms under no-load conditions, but drivability would be poor under load. If the load was the same all the ime, it wouldn't be an issue.
1989Marathon is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-25-2014, 08:18 PM   #5
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 70
Default Re: Vanguard 23 - Throttle set screw?

I just want to make sure i don't hurt the motor. I like the performance without the governor hooked up. What RPMs are people running without hurting these motors. And, will the motor run high enough rpms to do damage with a load?
ezgojohny is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-25-2014, 08:20 PM   #6
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 70
Default Re: Vanguard 23 - Throttle set screw?

Also, thanks for your help.
ezgojohny is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-25-2014, 08:23 PM   #7
Gone Wild
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 6,730
Default Re: Vanguard 23 - Throttle set screw?

Do you know if you have the larger billet pushrods?

I've got a slightly modified 16hp Vanguard, and I have had it to 7000rpm many times.

Keep the oil changed, the valves adjusted properly, and you'll be fine. It's a very reliable motor.

If you don't have one, get yourself a tach.
1989Marathon is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-25-2014, 08:25 PM   #8
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 70
Default Re: Vanguard 23 - Throttle set screw?

I am not sure about the push rods. But I am glad to hear that you have had yours that high without problems. I really don't plan on running it that hard, but I just wanted to make sure that if i went over 5500, the motor wouldn't grenade on me.
ezgojohny is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-25-2014, 08:27 PM   #9
Gone Wild
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 6,730
Default Re: Vanguard 23 - Throttle set screw?

Have you seen my avatar pic? If that doesn't grenade this motor, I don't know what will.
1989Marathon is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-25-2014, 08:27 PM   #10
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 70
Default Re: Vanguard 23 - Throttle set screw?

I do have a cheap tiny tach knock off. Only thing is, it has about a 1 second delay.
ezgojohny 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
Throttle Screw Gas EZGO
16hp vanguard throttle hookup Big Block Talk!
Vanguard Throttle hookup question Big Block Talk!
Help With Throttle on 23 Vanguard w/ pics Big Block Talk!
Did I screw something up!!!! Gas Yamaha


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:55 PM.


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

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.