Sim­plic­ity Is Key


There’s no black magic or tech­no­log­i­cal trick­ery in Fanga’s oil­ing sys­tem. While oil sup­ply can be chal­lenged in an en­gine ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a lot of lat­eral g at high revs, Dan’s en­gine builder, Zane Shel­ley, tells us that they’ve had no such prob­lems: “We run a re­ally good Melling oil pump — a high-qual­ity CNC one — and a winged sump with an ex­tra litre of oil ca­pac­ity.” Fanga tells us that sim­plic­ity is key. “We just keep the oil­ing sys­tem sim­ple. We don’t run a dry sump or an Ac­cusump; it’s just got a baf­fled sump that we over­fill. There are no oil lines to go wrong, or to mess up, and no dry­sump belt to throw” — the fewer things there are to go wrong, the less likely it is that some­thing will go wrong.

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