Thread: Ride plate set up
04-04-2009, 08:12 PM #1
Ride plate set up
Help, I am trying to get the best set up for a Riva ride plate. Is the ride plate to fit slightly above or flush with the pump shoe? I have a noticable gap between the ride plate and the shoe, what should I do or is this a problem. What are some steps to get me going in the right direction for best overall speed and control. this is what I have so far.
THE FIRST PICTURE IS THE GAP ISSUE. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO, SEALANT?
THE SECOND IS SHOWING THAT THE RIDE PLATE IS SLIGHTLY RECESSED AGAINST THE HULL WHERE IT MEETS THE HULL, ALMOST FLUSH WITH THE SHOE. USED SS WASHERS TO GET IT ALLMOST FLUSH.
THE THIRD IS SHOWING THE ANGEL OF THE PLATE. THE 4' LEVEL IS RESTING ON THE BOTTOM OF THE HULL IN FRONT OF THE INTAKE GRATE AND YOU CAN SEE THE UPWARD ANGEL OF THE BACK OF THE RIDE PLATE.
04-04-2009, 08:20 PM #2
Hi, I responded to your question in the other thread (it is best to only ask a question once otherwise things get a little messed up)
here is my answer
04-04-2009, 09:03 PM #3
I wasn't able to post the pictures for some reason, so I thought I would post a new thread and see if the pics whould show and they did. Does this set up look right??? Thanks....
04-04-2009, 09:28 PM #4
You will have to get that plate worked over to get the gap out. There should be a step from the shoe to the plate of say .070-.100 and no gap at all. Machining will have to be done for that to happen. Even with a full spec plate there are still hours of grinding and fittin but thats where the speed is.
04-04-2009, 09:48 PM #5
04-04-2009, 11:08 PM #6
I appreciate all the instructions guys. I will start grinding tomorrow.
04-05-2009, 09:55 AM #7That's too much step, you want .020-.030.
THATS IT!!!!!! Voododo just bought hisself a race at MBV!!!!! We gonna measure our step after the race........
You can close the gap a bit by elongating the mounting holes in the plate so as it will slide forward a bit
04-05-2009, 10:36 AM #8
read the measurements on the steps. the wings are the most important. the center of the plate and shoe measurements will vary but makes no difference. just focus on the wings and gap. ZERO gap and .035 wings go for it..... OH angle aswell.
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