Originally Posted by BoxGods
1. The molded white parts have been released and are at Performance already. This includes the TRP pump end cap but does NOT include the SAP pump top. We do not sell the SAP pump top as a stand alone part in either white or black plastic because the SAP sells as a complete kit--molded pump top, motor mounting tube, low profile mount.
2. EV2 fittings are done and shipping now. I will update this thread when and where they are in stock.
3. The FDP and FDP cap will work fine on mesh panels. As for how you drill the hole it depends on a few things. Steel or aluminum case? What tools do you own or have access to?
As a best practice:
1. Cut two small squares of either 1/8" or 1/4" plywood or similar material about 3 or 3 1/2 inches on a side. On one of them use the included template and mark the 44mm hole and the four mounting holes. Clamp the two pieces together and carefully drill the four mounting holes thru both pieces. While you have that drill bit loaded, and the pieces still clamped together, drill a 5th hole in the center of the 44mm hole location. This will be used as a pilot hole later when you drill the larger hole.
2. Unclamp the two pieces. Use the one you marked on the outside of the case and locate where you want to install the reservoir and FDP cap. Essentially what you are going to do is create a "sandwich" with the case panel as the "meat" and the two wood pieces as the "bread". Use small scrap screws and nuts to lock this sandwich together.
3. Make sure the sandwich is securely locked together AND is exactly where you want it. Use the 44mm diameter spade bit (available at the store where you bought your MMRS parts) and drill your 44mm hole using the small pilot hole you drilled nto your wood parts earlier. Remove the screws and wood pieces and use sand paper or a small file to deburr the edges of the hole as needed.
So why does the "Best Practice" method include the two scrap wood blocks? Because any type of drill bit will require solid material in the exact center of your 44mm hole and the chances are good you won't have that on the mesh back panel. You can't use a step or spade type bit without doing these steps because the drill bit will jump all over the place and end up beating the crap out of your case.
OK. With the Best Practices stuff out of the way the more likely method for most home shop builders is you throw blue painters tape over the area where you will be mounting the reservoir, use the included template and a sharpie to mark the 44mm hole and the 4 screw holes. Push the blue tape into the mesh pattern a bit so you can see where the solid material is. Use wire cutters or the spare blade from the Hardline cutting kit to "clip" out most of the mesh material from the big 44mm hole. Get within a few mmof the line (but not too close). Then use either a dremel sanding drum, round sanding block, or a curved file and "creep up" on the line gradually. Use a drill bit for the four mounting holes as needed.
The FDP Cap has a nice wide flange on it that will cover a multitude of sins and once installed everything will look nice and clean.
If you are using a drill, or motor tool, wear eye protection.