1973 3 Wheeled HD Gas Golf Cart

Discussion in 'Harley Driver's Club' started by Larry McMinn, May 1, 2017.

  1. Larry McMinn

    Larry McMinn New Member

    I am rebuilding a 1973 HD GOLF cart engine. I have found and purchased everything but the connecting rod bearing to the crankshaft. Any ideas where I could find one. Or find one close where I could hone the connecting rod out a bit so it would work?
     
  2. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    Welcome to the forum.

    You can try Vintage Golf Cart Parts they carry a lot of the old Harley Davidson golf cart parts. Here's a link to their site.
    Vintage Golf Cart Parts Inc.
     
  3. Larry McMinn

    Larry McMinn New Member

    Un fortunately I bought most of my parts there but they no longer carry the connecting rod bearing.
     
  4. Larry McMinn

    Larry McMinn New Member

    I even was willing to purchase the whole crank assembly but they were out as well.
     
  5. bunyan

    bunyan Member

    Ebay usually carries replacement piston and cylinder kits
     
  6. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

  7. Larry McMinn

    Larry McMinn New Member

    Thank you I will!
     
  8. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    No problem your welcome. Let us know how it goes.
     
  9. Larry McMinn

    Larry McMinn New Member

    Buggiesunlimited only has the piston side of the rod bearing which I bought. I need the bearing that connects the rod and the crankcase together. It's a needle bearing that is caged. Thanks to all who replied!
     
  10. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    Did you call and ask them about it? They have the rod bearing listed on their website. If they don't have it I don't know where else you can look. Good luck and let us know if you fine the bearing.
     
  11. Larry McMinn

    Larry McMinn New Member

    It shows as none in stock. I've been working on this one bearing for a month. Thanks for replying.
     
  12. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    Hmmm, When I looked it showed 1 left in stock. Someone must have bought it.
     
  13. Larry McMinn

    Larry McMinn New Member

    They have the bearing that connects the piston to the rod. It'the bearing that is between the rod and the crankshaft. It is a caged pin bearing.
    It goes inside the rod and then the crank pin is pressed into the crank on both sides.
     
  14. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    The only other thing I can suggest is trying Parts4Carts. The sell used golf cart parts and have a lot of used Harley Davidson Golf Cart Parts. They may have a good used bearing.
    Parts4Carts.com - Used Golf Cart Parts!
     
  15. Larry McMinn

    Larry McMinn New Member

    Vintagegolfcarts.com Shows one on their site but they have run out. I requested a used crank from them and the bearing. I don't know if they have a source. It sounds like they do. So I'm hoping they come through for me. Thanks for your help. They buy lots of old new stock as well as used parts. I called them and explained my situation and the guy that answered explained to me what to do. I did it and received a confirmation email right away. They seem like nice people.
     
  16. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    That's good to hear and hopefully they can help you out with getting the rod bearing. :thumbsup:
     

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