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Thread: Stainless Steel Intake Results?
06-07-2009, 07:17 AM #101
I have spent hours beveling and matching parts it's unreal.
When I started with this new grate I also purchased a new pump shoe so I could match it exact to the SS grate. I am glad I did this because I still have the shoe matched to the R&D 800 grate which is what I will be trying next.
06-07-2009, 04:02 PM #102
I didnt go back near 2 inches shooter.. Wow, really only maybe 3/8 to 1/2 inch is all i went back..
06-07-2009, 06:21 PM #103
Well, I went back today and added another shim and then beveled it better than what I had. Then resmoothed it all back out. We will see what it does on wednesday.
Also, I can put my finger in the through the intake. I run my finger over the intake area and it bumps into the pump shoe now. Did you guys do anything with this area of the pump shoe or leave it alone?
06-07-2009, 07:01 PM #104
I beveled the rear part and matched the inner part where the sho meets the SS grate.
I am using a .025 u shaped shim also.
06-07-2009, 09:12 PM #105
So you matched the inside of the pump shoe as well? The part thats looking up at the pump tunnel?
06-07-2009, 10:23 PM #106
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I matched inside and out myself. Had to be weary of the thin walled areas of the pump but I mostly just modified the grate itself and I should know how it worked out come next week. One thing that I know helped out quite a bit was me removing the pump plug kit and filling the holes with a resin-type filler and then sanding flat (helps the seating process by not giving me bulgy pieces of rubber like the PPK did)
now I just need my Jugs to arrive to Lowell so he can give him his final once-over and send em back my way...soo pumped up!
06-08-2009, 06:42 AM #107
06-08-2009, 07:51 PM #108
You think it helped out?
06-08-2009, 09:27 PM #109
I think it helped somehow, at least mentally.
I have every mating surface beveled or flow matched perfectly. I just done know how the grate is slowing down both my boats. I wont be riding for another 2 weeks so I wont be testing things for a while.
I am at my wits end trying to figure this out.
Hope you have some luck shooter, maybe you can give me some pointers if you figure yours out.
06-09-2009, 02:57 PM #110
Well, I put 3 shims under mine, then I made sure that the wings almost matched the pump shoe side and the center has a decent step in it. I can run my finger up inside and on the sides I can feel were it will hit the pump shoe. Thats why i was wondering if you need to fix that or if it would make a difference. I was hoping Tommy would pop in and explain that since he is the one that knows about this stuff better than anyone else.
I also made shims for the front of the intake. I plan on taking it out again and seeing what the ski does and record the speed. Then go out two more times adding a shim same size as each one in the back. So I'll do two total in the front and see what happens with that and feel the handling. I feel that the back is pretty much set now, but I do have an extra shim for the rear that I can add to see if its going to help. So in essence, I am just going to be shimming everything and taking it all back off, hahaha. I'll let you know how it goes.
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