EZGO Workhorse V-Twin Project

Discussion in 'Big Block Golf Cart Conversions' started by TVAN, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. TVAN

    TVAN New Member

    Couldn’t resist another project cart. Price was right and it will become my primary cart. I will be pulling the Predator V-Twin engine out of one of my txt carts and dropping in this EZGO Workhorse cart. Like the longer wheel base and the rack and rod steering.
     

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  2. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    I've always liked the EZGO Workhorse model. Looking forward to seeing this one finished with the Predator V-Twin engine. :thumbsup:
     
  3. TVAN

    TVAN New Member

    It will be fun. My dear wife just rolls her eyes, poor woman.
     
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  6. TVAN

    TVAN New Member

    Any opinions about 6:1 or 8:1 high speed gears? Right now I am at around 30 mph at 4300 rpms with stock gears and 22” tires. I am using stock driven clutch with 36 degree cam, swapped the 28 degree out, too low of gearing. Here is my rear end not sure if it is pre 98, it is not original to this cart. These numbers are based on the Predator v twin in my txt and will be installing it in the workhorse, pic of diff is from the workhorse. Thanks
     

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  7. Nubs

    Nubs Cartaholic

    All depends on how your going to use it, i would do the engine swap then deal with the gears. i'll run 8:1's for on n off road and get around 45 @5K
     
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  8. TVAN

    TVAN New Member

    Thanks Nubs, I am hoping to stay with in the 4300rpm mark and avoid changing the valve springs and piston rods to rev to 5k. It is plenty powerful stock.
     
  9. TVAN

    TVAN New Member

    Would a 25 inch tire net the a similar result as the 8:1 gears? I am not a mathematician.
     
  10. Nubs

    Nubs Cartaholic

    Pretty much, that's the way i would go about it. buy 25's with rims and swap em out if you need more torque at some point:twocents:
     
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  11. TVAN

    TVAN New Member

    This means my wife will have to see yet another large box on my front porch at some point.:dazed:
     
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  12. Nubs

    Nubs Cartaholic

    Are ya gonna fab up a cradle or buy one.
     
  13. Nubs

    Nubs Cartaholic

    Sorry i re read your first post.. so the TXT /engine donor will become a parts cart?
     
  14. TVAN

    TVAN New Member

    No I am just pulling the Vtwin to put in the Workhorse and will put the old 295 back in the txt. Still a strong engine. I kept all oem ignition parts tucked away nice and neat in the txt just in case I found something cooler to put the Vtwin into someday... only took a month to find a cooler cart.
     
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  15. TVAN

    TVAN New Member

    A pic of it in my EZGO TXT with the Vegas Carts install kit. Took about 8 hrs to pull existing engine and cradle then install this. Keeps running better and better as time goes by. I have seen 4700 rpms for a second or so but keep it as close to 4200 max as possible. I love it!
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  16. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    Nice! Did you build the exhaust system or did it come with the Vegas Carts kit?
     
  17. Nubs

    Nubs Cartaholic

    There are many performance parts for those engines now.

    Performance 670
     
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  18. TVAN

    TVAN New Member

    The header, muffler, cradle, billet engine mounting plate, cvtech primary clutch, longer shift cables and some misc hardware all for around 730.00. Bought the engine on sale for 649.00 at Harbor Freight. Really good deal and nice stuff! Maybe Aaron (Vegas Carts) will /should become a sponsor?
     
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  19. HotRodCarts

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    We could use a few more reputable sponsors here on the forum. I know Vegas Carts has been around a while and I've never heard any complaints about their products or customer service.
     
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  20. TVAN

    TVAN New Member

    They were very quick to respond to emails and any questions. And there stuff is priced fairly. There is a huge range in pricing for cart parts in general. Nice to find a place that prices fairly and consistently.

    I have seen an OEM EZGO TXT rear plastic bumper priced as high as 120 and low as 60 for example, pretty crazy, pays to be savvy.
     
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