Anton, I'm managing to stay fairly calm after reading what you've said above, but I have to say it's getting a little irritating!! I'm afraid I just see why you have to get involved with this project thread, when it is of no help to us or you? Sorry if that sounds harsh or rude, as I'm really not trying to be.Simon;
My Elise chassis is a 2002 NON-Federal, but a grey US import! so my dry sump will fit any chassis.
Loosing the water pump is a great idea! Increases power and cooling! I think, it saves weight, also.
So we should go there! For a simple, reliable inexpensive solution this cannot be beat! The price saving will pay for electric pump.
As mentioned below, HPD solution is widely available in the US. It is not very expensive. I would get it, if it was available when I built the car. It would be more than I spent, but not that much more... and I would still use an electric water pump for every race car I build from now on... and I would use the low profile pan and change the mounts to drop the motor and my CG!
Again, if you want to build another dry sump system, prove it, sell it, make $$ for yourself and your manufacturing partner... God bless! and Good Luck!
Firstly, neither I or Simon will make any money out of this. We are NOT financially involved AT All. All we will do is probably lose money as we have both invested our time in getting it underway, FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh and by the way, in case you hadn't realised, anyone wanting to fit a shallow pan in order to drop there engine will also have to chop the bottom of their gearbox off, as it's as low as the standard sump pan.......