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Alloy Oil Pan /Sump

Discussion in 'Rootes Racing' started by mototron, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. mototron

    mototron Platinum Level Sponsor

    Hello all
    Does any one have a pic of the baffle that fits inside a Alloy oil pan I have an Alloy pan without a Baffle and would like to see what the original looked like before I fabricate a new one , Racing Season is coming up Fast
  2. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Platinum Level Sponsor

    I have photos that were forwarded to me by a fellow clubmember and will send them to you later on. Eric
  3. mototron

    mototron Platinum Level Sponsor

    OK , Thanks
  4. Dodgealpine

    Dodgealpine Donation Time


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    This is a pic I had saved from my rebuild. There is apiece that goes at 90 deg into the bottom of the sump. Its also relieved in front of the cutout to miss the crank lobes.
  5. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Platinum Level Sponsor

    Since I am the "fellow clubmember" Eric was talking about, here are the photos I sent him:


    Rocco: these seem to get lost quite often. Perhaps you should make several!
  6. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Platinum Level Sponsor

    Thanks for your help Jim! Eric
  7. RootesRooter

    RootesRooter Donation Time

    Be sure to use Lok-Tite on the three attachment screws. They're very capable of coming loose.
  8. Eleven

    Eleven Platinum Level Sponsor

    If you are turning any serious RPM's, Kas Kastner's articles about oil scrappers (Windage trays?) in sumps are a must. While Kas is a total Triumph guy, what he says is always worth listening to. Essentially, oil will wrap itself around the crank as rpm's increase ( I do not know when this becomes an issue but suspect somewhere north of 5-6000). How they work is that a piece of sheet metal is cut to match the crank throws and attached to the sump pan. As oil starts to wrap itself around the crank, it hits these "scrappers" and is peeled off. (the oil wrap also kills rps's)

    My Spitfire would start to lose oil preassure around 7-8,000 rpms and everything I did failed. Now I know why (pre internet, ask you buddy era...)
  9. Mikeflbmer

    Mikeflbmer Donation Time

    Windage tray.

    I have the same oil pan, but am missing the tray also....Will that cause me problems driving on the street?....I rarely wind her up tight, but would like to autocross if I ever get to a meet....If your making more than one windage tray, I would be interested in one....Mike in Florida
  10. mototron

    mototron Platinum Level Sponsor

    definitely need one no matter what kind of driving you do .if you stop short all the oil goes into the crank ,even the gentlest turn will cause oil to slosh all over the crank and could even starve the oil pump
    I will not be making mine until next season , no time now ,Business is booming with this mild winter
    My race motor is still on the stand ,hope to get to VIR in April
    Thanks for all your help
  11. Eleven

    Eleven Platinum Level Sponsor

    I am not making any but the method is really pretty simple. You use a piece of cardboard and cut the outline of the crank so that it is close but doesn't touch anywhere and then cut some sheet metal to match. After that, figure out how to attach to the sump. Again. I read this from Kas Kastner (ANY of your Triumph racing friends own his books) and not sure when you need them and when not. If I was to build another motor, I would probably do this.
  12. chubby

    chubby Donation Time

    May I have the template for the baffle please.

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