Discussion in 'Engine Modifications (Members Only)' started by Alan Whitaker, Jul 24, 2017.
Anybody making stud girdles, windage trays and crank scrapers these days.
I take it that's a no then
Alan, good to see you back, but the forum's gone pretty quiet of late. David was the one developing most of the aftermarket stuff, but he sold the forum and hasn't participated much since.
You would need to be pushing massive boost through the engine to need a girdle.
Windage tray and scrapper are something that should be esay enough to make yourself.
Hi Zuffen & Cribbj. Never been away look in twice a week, I got some bits from a guy who was on the V8.com but the machining was all over the place to say they were not usable is being kind, I have just finished a rebuild and was going to add a windage tray and scraper to the bottom end. I was going to use a stud girdle as I have the long ARP main bolts and it will give me something to bolt the windage tray to.
I have been running the dry sump without any problems for 2 years and was just trying to see if I could make it better. Hp is at 550 so on a 980kg car it's ok. I might try one on the cad but if there is something on the market well my cad is not good
I wouldn't bother with a girdle at 550hp. Plenty of 1UZ's out there with lots more and no girdle.
I don't think Justen ever ran one and he was getting stupid power out of stock bottom ends.
I'd make the scrapper & windage tray from nylon/plastic style material so if something goes wrong and the crank or rods hit it there will only be bits of plastic to worry about and not steel or aluminium.
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