02-03-2008, 02:18 PM #1
R&D Grate Girdle Install *THIS GRATE ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE!*
Well after all the trouble of removing the stock grate in November and having nearly stripped out one of the brass inserts this is what I decided to do. I ordered the Grate Girdle and Riva Grate from Jerry but in order to make them work together the grate must be modified. I modified/installed the grate yesterday and it turned out perfect.
First I lined the girdle up on the grate and clamped it where it would be as if already mounted in the ski. I then center punched the holes and started drilling. First I drilled a pilot hole, the the largest hole (where the socket fits), and last I drilled the bolt hole to size. This was all done on a drill press. There are now 6 bolts total holding my grate on.. 5 in the rear and 1 in the front. THIS GRATE ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE!
Here are some pictures of what it looks like and how it turned out.
02-03-2008, 02:21 PM #2
02-03-2008, 02:26 PM #3
I use the girdle kit too. It works great
02-03-2008, 02:27 PM #4
Stage III Project
I took a couple more pictures yesterday also. I thought I'd share how my winter project is comming along. I started it the middle of November. Hull is repaired/cleaned, engine is back in and aligned, s3 sc/intercooler, and a lot of other stuff..
Check that exhaust out... pretty nasty looking!
02-03-2008, 02:29 PM #5
Catch Can & Boost Gauge
and some more pictures..
02-03-2008, 02:38 PM #6
I like how you put the ball valve on the water inlet line. Thats a great idea.
02-03-2008, 03:19 PM #7
I made a copy of this thread and put it in the "how to" section. The pictures tell a thousand words on the install of the girdle.
Great Job by the way...
02-03-2008, 03:49 PM #8
Thanks guys, the project is really comming along now! If I'm real lucky I'll have my intercooler pipes done by Wed for some warm testing weather. Wish me luck.
02-03-2008, 05:05 PM #9
Last edited by daverxp4; 02-03-2008 at 05:26 PM.
02-03-2008, 06:01 PM #10
Excellent Excellent Job. Very Clean. Looks GREAT!
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