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23 hp vanguard on golf cart
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:57:58 AM »
Hello everyone new to the site look forward to getting wisdom from you guys. I just bought a new 23 hp stock vanguard engine and installed it on my ezgo golf cart. I was hoping to get more speed and torque which I did get some over the stock engine, but not nearly what I was after. I wanted to get some of your thoughts on what I could do to speed it up. It will run 18mph as of now which really sucks. What would you guys suggest on upgrades to reach a more acceptable mph so I could tick off some of my neighbors. I would like it to be reliable but have the power if I want to use it!! Thanks in advance for any replies.   



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Re: 23 hp vanguard on golf cart
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 10:54:20 AM »
Change the gearing.
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Re: 23 hp vanguard on golf cart
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 02:26:36 PM »
I thought about going that route but was not wanting to give up the low end torque if I didn't have to. What about removing the governor and installing a rev kit? Would that make much of a difference and not hurt the reliability of my motor? Just wanting to way my options because I know some of you guys have done it all and know the ins and outs of this motor.


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Re: 23 hp vanguard on golf cart
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 04:35:56 PM »
What clutch did you put on the engine?    Did you work on the driven pully? 
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Re: 23 hp vanguard on golf cart
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2018, 05:48:56 PM »
I ordered the 7-1/4" Heavy Duty Primary Drive Clutch (CVTECH Series 06)from Vegas carts. It has the stock driven clutch.

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Re: 23 hp vanguard on golf cart
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2018, 10:14:34 PM »
If you want to rev it higher you should buy an  Arc aluminum flywheel the stock one could explode and kill you .Then the connecting  rods will be the next thing to break and should be replaced with Arc billet,they are good for 12000 RPM but we have tested them higher than that.Valve springs and retainers will also have to be stronger

 

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