New Old Stock Engine


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Old 03-24-24, 11:45 AM
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New Old Stock Engine

Ladies and Gentlemen, If you had the chance to buy a 20 plus year old aluminum engine still in its original box, and never used, (that would bolt right into a 60 year old golf cart you already own) what would be your major concerns with this engine, other than a lack of parts and service, and the manufacturer no longer in business? (and no clue as to how the manufacturer may have protected the major components (vis a vis oil, grease or? ) prior to shipping?
 

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Was it stored in a heated location/warehouse? If not, then my only concern would be moisture getting at the engine.
 
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I would be concerned about the crank and cam. Especially those finely ground surfaces that is bare metal with no protection other than the oil.
 
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i can't say that it is a ridiculous price, even with all the unknowns (no clue on where it was kept), but I COULD get a good chunk of a Gold Wing Engine with what they want for this one lol Thanks for your comment!
 
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could bore scope the cylinders check for rust I would be more concerned about the cylinders than the crank or cam bearing surfaces myself any other possible engines that are often used to retrofit older carts that may be less risky to buy?
 
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Hi Alan, 10-4 on all of the above.. There are a lot of engines that can be bought new, Transmission Adapters on Ebay that can be bolted and plumbed in, and would be a LOT more practical, both parts and service wise without all the issues with carburetors and points and condenser ignitions (my original engine now has Stellite valves, a Pertronix solid state ignition, GM alternator and a new electric fuel ;pump) It does the job, but I have almost all the issues that were the reason that cars were switched from mechanical ignitions to black boxes and catalytic converters lol
 
 

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