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Old 09-23-2018, 01:32 AM   #1
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Default Just purchased a Royal Ride. Now I have ?s

I just picked up the Royal Ride that is my profile pic. Cool little car but have a few questions I'm hoping someone can answer. I'm new to the golf cart thing and this will be driven around town and maybe in parades. Please be patient with my ignorance.

First of all, the SN is B8019-12757. According to the sticky in the link below it would be a 1980 48V Club Car. Thing is, it's running on 36 volts right now. Is this truly supposed to be a 48v car?

http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/elect...olf-carts.html.

Second question, I want to buy a new set of battery cables. Are the cables car specific. I can't find any that list in my date range. I know I could make my own but would rather just buy a set of 2 ga and be done with it.

Third question, Any easy way to align these cars? Pulls to the left and the outside of one tire is worn as well as the inside of the other tire.

Fourth question, The old battery charger is really loud and runs on a timer. It's most likely on it's last leg. Are there any chargers that I could buy that would work for this cart and would automatically shut off?

Fifth question, Driving it today it slowed way down (still charged) and started to smell like hot electronics. I stopped it and opened the seat where I discovered a hot wire connected to one of the terminals. Insulation was melting at the connection. I cleaned and tightened all of the connection and replaced the terminal end. Anything else I need to check that might have caused this or been affected by it?

I really appreciate any help.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:26 AM   #2
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Default Re: Just purchased a Royal Ride. Now I have ?s

This is a 1980 vintage resistor coil drive system. To read about how this early type of speed control works read here > http://www.cartsunlimited.net/why-co...-drive---.html
The very first 48 volt drive system appeared in 1995. This cart is 36v. To run 48v for more speed and torque the cart will need to be converted to modern solid state speed control here > http://www.cartsunlimited.net/conversion-kits.html
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:13 AM   #3
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This is a 1980 vintage resistor coil drive system. To read about how this early type of speed control works read here > http://www.cartsunlimited.net/why-co...-drive---.html
The very first 48 volt drive system appeared in 1995. This cart is 36v. To run 48v for more speed and torque the cart will need to be converted to modern solid state speed control here > http://www.cartsunlimited.net/conversion-kits.html
Thank you for the clarification Scottyb. I just assumed it was a 36v but then read differently based on SN on the sticky. I may do a conversion eventually so will shoot you a message if I decide to go that route. Appreciate the help.
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