Learning how to build Lotus Seven replicas...together!
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PostPosted: October 4, 2016, 3:27 pm 
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Wifey Dearest said a while back that she'd like a golf cart, so I started looking on Craigslist for a suitable candidate.

I looked at a handful of electrics and almost pulled the trigger on one last week. Yesterday this popped up in my search.

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After a test drive and a little haggling, onto the trailer she went. It's a Club Car DS with the Kawasaki FE290 engine with CVT drive.
First step is a hard core pressure wash and degrease to see what's going on under the plastic. Living down here I'd expect some rust on the steel parts. Main frame I beams are aluminum.

Right now I'm thinking bigger wheels and tires. It may get the set of 10" deep dish I had in reserve for the Mini with the old Hoosier slicks.
Next up is adjusting the governor for a few more revs and stronger springs in the drive clutch. I'd like to get a couple more revs out of the motor before the belt engages.

Last on the list is possibly a lift. Being the Locost type, I'll build my own instead of buying a kit unless I see something really strange when I pull the plastics off.

Stay tuned. This one is no rush and will probably be a weekend here and there between installments on the 7 and A Mod.

Too much week, not enough weekend.

OOPS I did it again

Blood Sweat and Beers

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