But they have been building successful pumps for quite some time? They already make a range of pumps and complete dry sump systems, including the K20? One of the guys there even designed the Pace Honda K20 system. I think they are not as well known as some companies due to the fact that they tend to deal with manufacturers and race teams rather than the end customer, but they do exhibit at trade shows all over the world. Also, worst case scenario it'll be about $4.5 including our taxes and that's normal retail. A
group buy should work out much better than that.
Anyway, this is a little bit about AT Power for those who would like to know a little more:-
AT Power Throttles Ltd are manufacturers of billet CNC shaftless throttle bodies, ITB's, Oil Pumps, and Dry Sump Systems.
To beat all competitors on performance, reliability, aesthetics and functionality, the only criteria that truly matter.
AT Power delivers stand-out performance for your car, on road, track or stage.
Our patented 'shaftless' throttle bodies improve airflow into your engine by reducing both the obstruction to cross sectional area at full open throttle and the turbulence generated by the shaft.
We also design all of our throttles to position the blade as close to the inlet valve as possible giving better throttle re...
AT Power is located at Wymondham Business Park, Unit 9, Chestnut Drive, NR18 9SB. Just up the A11 from Snetterton Race Circuit and located close to Group Lotus Headquarters.
We bring hundreds of years of combined engineering excellence to a wide range of areas within the automotive industry.
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I still fail to see the point:
1. Need professional and tested pump. Dailey and ARE have been building 1000's of pumps for all levels of racing for many decades. I am not precluding any other vendors, but I would like to deal with someone that has been building oil pumps for a long time. Both Mr. Dailey and Mr. Armstrong at ARE are great people and have been in the business for a long time. (You know what happens when an oil system has a small glitch... it cost your $20k+ race motor.
) They know how to make the right pump for Honda, especially with turbo and VTEC. I am not sure that a good CNC shop can make a great pump. I am sure that a pump shop can use a CNC machine.
2. I think, in a race-only market where dry sump is most applicable, my solution is the most effective i.e. price/performance. If there was enough market, I could productize it i.e. make it turn-key. I have not had many people ask... The frame rail clearance worked out very well. It is actually more that I originally anticipated. Also, there is nothing preventing you following a more traditional oil pump path. $2.5k vs. $6k+ allows you to re-deploy valuable racing $$ to more exciting parts of the car!
Perhaps making a dry sump system that would work with A/C would require some work... Who would buy such a thing? What is the market?
In any case, another oil system option would be a great for all of us. I think, I am too late to discourage you, now. I saw the thread on the other forum.