Archive for the ‘ Oil System ’ Category

Custom made oil fitting

Here we have a custom made -12 fitting so that the sender stage on the oil pump will clear the alternator and pulleys as it leads off to the oil cooler.






It’s Christmas in March!!!

The beginnings of our Goodridge fittings have arrived!

… Let’s plumb.


Oil tank fully mounted

The dry sump oil tank has been trimmed and mounted. This is where it will finally sit.

Plastic bushes as well as foam pads have been used to reduce wear and tear cause by vibrations.

What does everyone think?




Header tank sneak peek!

As we start to measure up and map out our fuel/ oil/ and coolant lines , the header tanks have been provisionally taped in place.



Dry sump tank provisionally mounted!

Our concept racing dry sump tank is in place and fits like a glove!




Oil sump tank has been made!

Thanks to Bob Hall at Concept Racing, our beautiful new oil sump tank has arrived! This is an example of pure craftsmanship.

Needless to say, it’s been like Christmas this morning in the Nitron build shop!




Dry Sump Kit Has Arrived…

Our new prototype dry sump kit that we are fitting to our Neil Trama built 1.8L Toyota 2ZZ-GE engine has finally arrived (after a very long wait), so this is being express shipped to Neil so he can finish our engine and get it on the dyno.  The 3 stage pump is belt driven by a new pulley added to the front crank pulley, two of the stages vacuum the oil from the new low profile sump pan, these are joined together inside the pump itself and then pumped out to the cooler (which will be a Laminova in our case) and then into the top of the tank (where it is de-aerated), which we will custom build to suit the install.  The third stage sucks the cooled oil from the bottom of the tank and then pumps it into the filter via a specially machined block between the filter and the engine block itself.  This block also houses the digital solid state MoTeC pressure sender.  We will be designing and building all our own oil lines, tank, cooler set-up etc. as this is such a unique car.  But with this system the engine can be run lower, the block will run at a lower than atmospheric pressure which will pressure balance the engine internally helping the head drain it’s oil better, and ultimately produce more horspower.  Having a continual positive pressure feed of oil will also enable us to corner harder for longer without the risk of oil surge.