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electric to gas conversion

Postby BigPhil » Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:49 pm

I have an old ezgo and i was wandering if it would be possibe to switch it from the little electric motor to a 750cc honda motor :?:
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Postby wass1967 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:50 am

Its possible..... Worth all the time and money...... IMHO no. It would be better to start with a gas cart. You will have to switch rearends and they are not cheap. Let alone trying to find one.. Plus all the wiring and total fab work under the seat Sorry.... Just my $.02
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Postby Nate » Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:38 pm

Like Wass said, it is possible but many many mods and changes then figure what you have when you are done. It probably will not resale for anywhere near what you put in it.

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Postby BigPhil » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:20 pm

I had not planed on saleing it i'm makeing it for a toy and to work with in the woods and i was goin to use the same rearend to save time and money. to make it drive all i have to do is weld a pulley to the rearend and weld one on my motor then mount a pulley tensioner on the frame and add a belt so far i think it will work. When i get some pics i'll post then so ya'll can see what i'm doin
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Postby wass1967 » Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:26 pm

Yes, please keep us up dated.... You will be the first to do it. What are you going to do for reverse?
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Postby BigPhil » Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:47 pm

i'll have to push for reverse :cry: but on the other hand look at all the power for just forward gears :D :D
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Postby Nate » Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:29 pm

Another thing to watch if you decide to take on this project is rear gear ratio. The electric cars ratio may be a bit high for a gas engine directly coupled to the diff. This is a "maybe"; it depends on ratio and what other reduction you may have between the engine output shaft and the diff input shaft.

I want you to be prepared just in case.
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Electric to Gas

Postby Andy4639 » Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:21 pm

How are you going to get around a 90 degree angle from the motor to the rear end. All the electric rear's input's face the lenght of the axle. It will be some major under taking to do and major fabing work.

I to want to see the pictures of your progress.
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Postby BigPhil » Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:05 pm

nate I have a good friend whos good at gear ratios hes mountin the engine for me and takeing care of that some way he has not told me what hes goin to do but the work is not costing me a thing so i hope it will not be a problem for him.andy thats true i tore all the electric componets out (they were no good) and my friend figured out how to mount it i am goin to get some pics today but its not all put to geather yet but its a workin progress.
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Postby Nate » Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:13 pm

You?re building it for yourself and seem to have the modification issues worked out so I see no reason for someone like yourself to go ahead and convert this cart. Good luck and have fun! :wink:
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I have to agree

Postby Andy4639 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:23 pm

As Nate said go for it, have fun doing it and take plenty of pictures. You seem to have all the bases covered. There is nothing wrong with doing it yourself.

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Postby Nate » Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:29 pm

There is nothing wrong with the conversion, I just wanted to be sure you were not trying to do what others have tried which is convert electric to gas then sell the cart for gas power prices. More work than profit at this point.

Pictures are a must though!
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Postby BigPhil » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:11 pm

i have got some pics but with school started it might be a day or 2 before i get them on here.
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Postby Nate » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:49 pm

No hurry, I?ve been here for over two years!
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Postby BigPhil » Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:14 pm

guys I have got 2 ideas id like get help with before my motor install

1. useing half a tiller plow and hooking it up for 3 more gears of forward,neutral, and reverse for a total of 8 gears and overdrive

or

2. Useing a transfer case for the use of high and low gears.

Please Help Its All I Cant Figure Out!
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