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rifter 07-05-2011 07:01 AM

Club Car/Kubota build
 
I just hired myself out to install a Kubota 3 cyl diesel into a Club Car. I know the Diesel has been done before but I don't think it was done to a Club Car, I think it was an EZGO. So, the Club Car's Driven clutch is on the wrong side. I researched some and on Tom's site :thumbup:("Carts Parts Plus") :thumbup:I found some explanation about this, in his notes for his Club Car Big Block conversion it says that forward will be reverse and to get more speed he sells a higher gear ratio. So does this mean I can just turn this engine around, install it just like I would any Briggs conversion and use reverse for forward, I think it does. I only agreed to build the mount and install the engine and to line up the clutches then it's back to the owner. I will post some pics of the mounts when I get going. Any help, advise, opinions, would be greatly appreciated.

rifter 07-05-2011 06:42 PM

re: Club Car/Kubota build
 
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Here's how I got the cart-

rifter 07-05-2011 06:44 PM

Re: Club Car/Kubota/Questions
 
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Here's some more shots, it really has more room that I would have thought.

rifter 07-05-2011 06:45 PM

Re: Club Car/Kubota build
 
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What is this box????

crash12888 07-05-2011 06:52 PM

Re: Club Car/Kubota build
 
I'm thinking you will have to relocate the radiator and install an electric fan for it and you have to have a custom adaptor made to mount the clutch you could use which ever end of the motor makes it fits best and save on buying the gears.
I like this build, to bad you're not doing the whole job.
(I'm betting you might end up with it before it's over with!) :lhmo:


Edit: That is the control bax for the Club car, throttle lever, micros, soleniod, voltage regulator, fuse

smallblock450sl 07-05-2011 06:54 PM

Re: Club Car/Kubota build
 
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Originally Posted by rifter (Post 588683)
What is this box????

It just holds the solenoid/micro switch's/accelerator cable ....Just throw it off to the side.....don't think you'll need it on this project. That engine has a flywheel and a centrifical clutch set up already? What did it come out of? Thanks for the pix's from Rifter Manufactureing Company!

rifter 07-05-2011 07:07 PM

Re: Club Car/Kubota build
 
No clutch on it, I'm going to have to build an adaptor, a little Lathe work. The engine came out of a Kubota mower. The guy got the cart for $300.00 and a friend of his gave him the engine, it has around 500 hours on it, like brand new!! The cart has a Jakes lift on it, I guess it's a spindle lift and blocks on the back, well worth $300 bucks. I told him I only needed the rolling frame and engine so I dont know what the body looks like.

rifter 07-05-2011 07:09 PM

Re: Club Car/Kubota build
 
RMC Ltd, I guess I'll have to get a Business license. I have 4 builds going at once, my regular job is getting in the way but the carts don't pay enough.

rifter 07-05-2011 07:12 PM

Re: Club Car/Kubota build
 
Crash, the only part I agreed to do on this is mount the engine and line up the clutches, I hope this guy can do the rest. I will plant the seed though if he can't finish or losses interest I want it!

smallblock450sl 07-05-2011 07:22 PM

Re: Club Car/Kubota build
 
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Originally Posted by rifter (Post 588700)
RMC Ltd, I guess I'll have to get a Business license. I have 4 builds going at once, my regular job is getting in the way but the carts don't pay enough.

Your not chargeing enough:mrgreen:


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