I would not feel comfortable with just the mount pad holding the grate in place unless the bolts were enormous.I've been wondering..Is it neccessary for the rear of the intake loader grate to rest upon the surface of the intake at the back? Or is it OK to have the rear suspended with only the four mount bolts securing the grate. thanks
My white lightning top loaders don't touch the housing on the back side but they do have a fifth mounting point drilled on the rear brace so you can bolt up the back side with a washer thick shim if you are running high speeds. You need to drill and tap the intake. jimI would not feel comfortable with just the mount pad holding the grate in place unless the bolts were enormous.
There is a huge amount of strain on those grates. Why does it not touch the intake at the rear? Something is not right....
GT hand (Not Gary Taylor )
Duane, how much testing have you done with loaders supported in the back. I've never seen one. Just curious, my loader is going on its third season, I check it ever pass at the track and remove it after ever race. Granted my boat only goes 110, but I know lots of guys running 130 - 140 without any problems.At high speeds, those loaders can vibirate quite a bit if they are not secure at the back. I've even seen boats gain MPH from bolting them down back there. I would not be comfortable with a loose loader rear end on a very fast boat.