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Pitchy

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Electric to gas golf cart conversion.
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:02:59 am »
This is a real easy conversion at least on a Easy-Go cart.



There`s a splined shaft on the rear end and the other splined part in on the electric motor which ya have to cut off weld your sprocket too and put a couple set screws in.
After gutting out where the batteries used to be ya gotta build a frame and platform for the motor, i used a 6.5 hp Predator.
Turned out nice and works good.

















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Re: Electric to gas golf cart conversion.
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 11:43:18 am »
Nice conversion Lenn   Probably a lot cheaper than new batteries too
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Re: Electric to gas golf cart conversion.
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 12:01:34 pm »
Thanks Nick, oh heck yea those six batteries are very expensive and they were all bad.
Ya can buy a Predator engine for around a 100 bucks.
I paid to much for the cart when i bought it as a electric so didn`t want to take a lose on it so this worked out good.

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Re: Electric to gas golf cart conversion.
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 04:39:05 pm »
works well Lenn, when I read your opening words "This is a real easy conversion at least on a Easy-Go cart." I chuckled a little bit to myself....this isn't hard for you , but for the rest of us...its way out of our ability, good Job on that my friend.

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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 02:34:56 am »
You did a great job on that one Lenn !

Now you just need to build a frame to hold a few manual reel mowers, and you have the ultimate lawnmower there  ;)
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Re: Electric to gas golf cart conversion.
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 12:12:16 pm »
Thanks guys, it should come in handy.  :)

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Re: Electric to gas golf cart conversion.
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2019, 01:34:34 pm »
Even has an "automatic transmission!" Hardest part was probably the throttle linkage😁
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2019, 06:51:12 am »
Thanks Hero, nope the throttle linkage is simple on the Predators they provide all the connections for a cable.
And the foot feet thing i made was pretty simple.  :)

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Re: Electric to gas golf cart conversion.
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2019, 08:25:27 am »
Guess those Predator people (I've never seen one of those engines) are pretty thoughtful.
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Re: Electric to gas golf cart conversion.
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2019, 12:15:36 pm »
Nice job Lenn. I have one I need to convert. Spent $700 two times replacing the electric batteries in mine. More than I paid for the thing. Thanks for the inspiration! 🤠

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Re: Electric to gas golf cart conversion.
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2019, 12:41:41 pm »
Thanks Charlie hope it works on your model.
These Predator engines only cost about 100- 120.00

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Re: Electric to gas golf cart conversion.
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2019, 12:45:19 pm »
That looks like a lot of fun Lenn.

Those predator engines look very much like a Honda GX clone, pretty good value for $100 and certainly a lot cheaper than a set of batteries!
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2019, 01:18:30 pm »
Thanks Swift Fox, time will tell on the engines but they seem to have good reviews.  :)

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Re: Electric to gas golf cart conversion.
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2019, 03:56:29 am »
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Thanks Swift Fox, time will tell on the engines but they seem to have good reviews.  :)

Hopefully it should last well Lenn, i'm sure spares are readily available.
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