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Unread 03-09-2010, 10:48 PM   #1
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ok. i've been doing some serious thinking about my '97 club car problem, and i think that i might have a possible solution. ok here it goes: my '97 club car has a clockwise fe290 (blown up). i want to put a different motor in it i don't want another slug fe290, or the 1600.00 price tag. i want to try a clone 16 hp, but all other motors that i can cheaply get my hands on are counter clockwise running motors (crap!) what was club car thinking....**** them! ok...so, here's solution # 1:

i spin the transaxel aound. then i mount the cheap clone motor off set so that the driven clutch lines up with the driving clutch. if there's enough room this can work (in theory).

solution #2:

spin transaxel. offset motor towards passenger side. run sprocket off of pto shaft with chain to second shaft under motor and back up on the other side to driving clutch on other side of motor lined up with driven clutch on transaxel.

solution # 3:

get more beer and start over.

ok, new thought.........if solution #2 works, higher speed gear ratio could be achieved the chain and sprocket combo. if this works there could a patent here somewhere.

i'm going to start with solution #3 first.

hope i'm not thinking to far outside the box. my wife says that i'm obsessed...i don't care. please, review these thoughts and let me know what you think.
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Unread 03-09-2010, 11:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: hillbilly solution for cw '97 motor swap

Kevin, your wife is right ....... sell it and get your hands on an Ezgo or Yamaha
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Unread 03-10-2010, 07:35 AM   #3
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at this point in time selling isn't an option. a golf cart without a motor is worth very little....even less if it's an ezgo.
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Unread 03-10-2010, 08:08 AM   #4
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if you are gonna swap a motor in and it has to be re engineered why not use a motorcycle/atv transplant. get some real power! and i agree with ya about taking the #3 option. you might take the #3 option enough that a big block chevy engine might be the way you want to go and those 44tsl's might be the next upgrade. either way keep thinking outside the box. we all like the guys who are on the edge and figure@#it out.


oh and your right no-no EZ_GO
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Unread 03-10-2010, 08:10 AM   #5
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at this point in time selling isn't an option. a golf cart without a motor is worth very little....even less if it's an ezgo.
This makes no sense

A lot of people have been in the post 97 Club Car engine boat.... I have yet to see an good solution. Maybe you will be the guy to show the rest of us what to do?
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Unread 03-10-2010, 10:13 AM   #6
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it maybe that i'm either seriously handicapped by not being a mechanic, maybe not. at this point in time i really have nothing to loose. last week, i was considering taking the p.o.s. out behind the barn and shooting it, then setting it on fire......but it's not an ezgo, so, maybe it can still be salvaged. actually, can't believe how stupid a clockwise motor is.........smart if your club car, i guess......it keeps the riff raff like us from easily doing what we want. i don't want to go slow with an overpriced fe290. i won't, i won't , i won't. by the way mr club car shop owner has become very unhelpful now that i'm going over to the 'dark side' in my quest for a real engine.
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it maybe that i'm either seriously handicapped by not being a mechanic, maybe not. at this point in time i really have nothing to loose. last week, i was considering taking the p.o.s. out behind the barn and shooting it, then setting it on fire......but it's not an ezgo, so, maybe it can still be salvaged. actually, can't believe how stupid a clockwise motor is.........smart if your club car, i guess......it keeps the riff raff like us from easily doing what we want. i don't want to go slow with an overpriced fe290. i won't, i won't , i won't. by the way mr club car shop owner has become very unhelpful now that i'm going over to the 'dark side' in my quest for a real engine.

He probably knows what you are up against ..... Shooting it is a sound solution
Maybe just a big 440cc type snowmobile engine? They are 2 stroke and you can run the engine backwards to match your cart
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Unread 03-10-2010, 02:50 PM   #8
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i refuse to give up. shooting the cart and then burning it behind the barn would be to easy. i'm not a quiter. can't get my hands on a snowmobile engine. but that wouldn't reall be the solution anyway. i use my cart as a utility vehicle for cutting wood and running around in the mud and snow...........

seriously i think that there is some merit to fliping the transaxel around and offsetting the honda gsx motor over so that the clutches line up. the motor is only about 10" wide. as soon as i get my cart back from the shop i'm going to take a real hard look into this. i have nothing to loose why not.
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Unread 03-10-2010, 03:49 PM   #10
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you go man. like i said before at least i like to see the stuff people come up with in an adverse situation.
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