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Golf Cart Fitted With Diesel Engine
Anthony Finkbeiner has a pit vehicle that turns heads almost as much as his trophy-winning 2000 Chevy 3500 pulling truck. Thatís because Finkbeinerís powder blue 1992 Club Car golf cart is powered by a diesel engine from a 1989 Kubota lawn tractor.
††††Over 3 mos. Finkbeiner and his father installed the 25 cu. in. 2-cyl. engine in the cart and modified the drive system to work with the cartís transaxle. The install required a 2-in. lift on the rear of the car, which Finkbeiner says gives the rig a nice rake.
††††He boosted engine performance by adding a Schwitzer turbocharger taken from a small industrial loader. The turbo pulls air through a K&N air filter assembly normally used on a motorcycle. Exhaust is taken out through a 2 3/4-in. axle dump that he fabricated himself. The little diesel delivers about 10 hp. through a turned-up fuel injection pump.
††††Finkbeiner painted his cart Ford/New Holland blue to match his pulling truck, which he uses to compete in the NTPA 3.0 Limited Pro Stock Class. Adding to the cartís look are 8-in. polished Douglas Racing wheels with Kenda 18 by 9.50-8 Pathfinder tires.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Anthony Finkbeiner, Adrian, Mich.

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2021 - Volume #45, Issue #4