Does anyone have a baffled sump for a 16valve?? A lot of the 33 race cars must have had them over the years. Any help appreciated.
think i see what you are achieving, kind of making little compartments to trap the oil and stop it sloshing around to one side whilst cornering. the small gap at the bottom will allow the oil to travel back to the pick up area, but is enough resistance to slow it down so it can't shoot to one side. i have seen other sumps made with "trap doors", little hinged flaps that mimic a one way valve so they let the oil back to the pick up but prevent it moving away, no need for that on this engine? i guess if you have made so many without problems then that is good enough :thumbs:I have made 6 Baffled sumps now for the 16v cars in the arca championship and they really dont need to be any where near as technical as putting all the extra piping in. You just need as a minimum to run steel plate which is upright and follows the countour of the pan inside the sump but leave a 3mm gap between the bottom of the sump and the stell in place and tack it in. does that make sense?
How does the block need machining to accomodate these rod bolts?'I can get hold of the correct big end bolts that are new however the heads of the bolts are allen key so the block will need very minor machining to make them fit, once this is done you can put brand new bolts in every time if you wish and they are only about 40 quid'
I'm keen on being able to rebuild the engines myself but what sort of cost do you think I'd be looking at to have him rebuild just the bottom end??(PM me if you prefer)if time is not an issue a know a man who is very very cheap but does top quality work,