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It's time to wake up this Forum.<br>Looking for information from someone who has dry sumped a B20 or equal!
 

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Re: Dry Sump (VolvoBob)

Bob, Bob the Bracket Man - woke me up!<p>Do you mean NO oil pan or a dry sump system IN the existing oil pan?<p>When I hot-rodded B18/20's we welded in baffles and modified the oil pump to prevent sucking foam.<p>I'll go look.<p>George Dill<br>
 

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Re: Dry Sump (gdill2)

George:<p>I don't think it would be a good idea to have no oil pan, ha!<br>I believe to do it right you need a high volume pump to suck out that oil and get it to a tank. A shallow pan would probably be best. Then you need a high pressure pump to deliver the oil to the engine.<br>I read about this being done on hopped up VW's in the 60's
 

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Bob,<p>Check these out while I look for something more specific.<p><A HREF="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=lang_en&safe=active&as_qdr=m3&q=volvo+conversion+%22dry+sump%22&as_q=b20&btnG=Search%C2%A0within%C2%A0results" TARGET="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?h...sults</A><p>George Dill<br>
 

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Re: Dry Sump (gdill2)

I don't think I've ever seen a dry sump B20, even on very developed race cars. Accusump as a backup, yes, but that's not the same thing.<p>B18s and B20s are unusual in that the whole pan is entirely below the crank, which makes it really simple to weld on a cover that makes it a "windage tray."
 

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Re: Dry Sump (Phil Singher)

Robert;<p>Here is a dry sump B20 in Bruce Ackerman's race-winning Volvo 1800.<p>George Dill<p><A HREF="http://www.ackermanservicingvolvo.com/volvo_racecar.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ackermanservicingvo....html</A><p>
 

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Re: Dry Sump (gdill2)

Thanks for the info. That pump sure is a lot bigger than I thought it would be. Think I found a way to do what I want without the dry sump.
 

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Re: Dry Sump (VolvoBob)

Robert,<p>Are you playing with your 1800 or is this a hotrod project?<p>George Dill<p>
 

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Re: Dry Sump (gdill2)

George. It was a thougt to eliminate a clearance problem with istalling a different engine. As I said I think I can work around the problem if I can get a damaged 5 cylinder oil pan. Why modify a good one? See my post in the wanted section.
 

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Bob, <p>I saw your ad in the wanted section and the reply's to it. Thought some of them where funny... To bad they dont come here to see why...Are you putting an 850 engine into a 1800s?
 

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Yes that is my intent. Have a picture of one in a 140!<br>A friend has a dead engine (hole in side of block) for measuring.
 
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