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    How to fill holes in shoe after intake grate switch

    I have a new worx grate without the holes drilled. My old stock grate had the holes drilled.

    What is a good way to fix the holes left in the shoe?


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    No no... the holes in the pump shoe that were drilled to relieve pump pressure. I don't want them there with the WORX grate.

    The WORX grate doesn't have the holes drilled.

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    I'd use a 2-part epoxy to fill the holes. The epoxy has to be stronger than the shoe. I'd rough up the holes first... Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxrealtor View Post
    No no... the holes in the pump shoe that were drilled to relieve pump pressure. I don't want them there with the WORX grate.

    The WORX grate doesn't have the holes drilled.

    Does the worx grate take care of the overstuff?


    Im running the riva with holes in the shoe but not the grate... its just an option you can do.

    if your really keen on filling it in pick up some epoxy.

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    Like a JB weld plumber stick epoxy??

    City.. I don't plan on going past 75 MPH.... maybe won't even reach that. The goal is to get to or close to 75 and take the leftover power and setup nozzle/prop for torque.

    I've read and been told several times that the danger zone is 77-78 mph plus. I don't plan on doing superman stuff either. If I can beat you in the quarter mile.... I win!

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    Why not just leave it then, it will bleed off any potential for overstuff, its not going to hurt anything.

    there are folks who claim the buck has happened below 75mph.( not that i think it will happen with holes drilled and your grate.)

    I was going to west system epoxy to reshape the tunnel a little bit and reinforce the pump shoe... 75 with holes drilled is ok, 80+ and i think im pushing it on the pump shoe without any reinforcement

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    I wondered about your turbo ski.... be safe.

    I was told by several people that the holes cause cavitation. I guess it's kind of like the blow off valve. Until I get all these parts on and the prop / nozzle setup dialed in I don't want that variable.

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