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Sanoman

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Wtf! I'm working on it already!
I haven't seen anything about a for sale thread either? What.. @TOBY
Yesterday everything came out and off the ski so l could run cables.Also attach water line hoses and the steering cap and stopper.Fast forward to having everything attached and connected.(Sorry to jump ahead,but it is a pretty basic insTall).Ready to install the ride plate.Expected to grind 2 places on it where the pump sections meet,but also have to cut down or move the water intake on the left side of the pump so the ride plate can be flush.Per Jr. l tried flipping over the stator section to see if it would work,but the water line would rub against the steering cable. I bought one of @TOBY aweome ride plates that will take a lot of use and it fits good.It is thick enough that l can grind a lot off and not worry about going thru it.
That will be what l start with today.Once done,l can set the engine back in and start its final alignment.Then set up the water lines.Hopefully l can have enough time to attach the brap strap and front hood clamp.Previous builds l used Tweeker Industries front hood clamp,but they sold out.But Toby make a very similar one that he sells.
Just one pic of the pump showing the water intake.
 

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Harbor

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Sanoman, I had a similar clearance issue with pf pipe water fitting hitting my hood lip. I used a pipe tap to tap the bung deeper so the fitting would screw in deeper. Then I ground the area above the threads on the water fitting ( that square area ), on a bench grinder, ground it to a round shape and tapped those threads higher up the fitting so it could screw in deeper as well.

Might help some, you could do the water fitting for sure, but the pump bung might not work as the tap may hit the stator first

Also I wonder if these other aluminum fittings That I just got are shorter, I'll have a look. The ones I ground were like yours

Edit: the aluminum were the same height :(
 
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If the tap is too long and gets close to hitting the stator fins but you still need to thread the fitting in deeper pick up a harbor freight pipe tap and grind the end off. Works great for seating those fittings that you need every possible millimeter of clearance out of.
 

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Sanoman, I had a similar clearance issue with pf pipe water fitting hitting my hood lip. I used a pipe tap to tap the bung deeper so the fitting would screw in deeper. Then I ground the area above the threads on the water fitting ( that square area ), on a bench grinder, ground it to a round shape and tapped those threads higher up the fitting so it could screw in deeper as well.

Might help some, you could do the water fitting for sure, but the pump bung might not work as the tap may hit the stator first

Also I wonder if these other aluminum fittings That I just got are shorter, I'll have a look. The ones I ground were like yours

Edit: the aluminum were the same height :(
This is what I meant Don.
 
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