The only pan that will fit with the V8R cradle comes from V8R (go figure). And it is a tight fit. I origionally planned to use their aluminum pan. It’s lighter, and it has provision for an oil filter in the stock location. But, the alum pan is not baffled well enough for road racing.
I’m using their steel pan. This pan is very nicely done. The baffling is excellent. It probably doesn’t weigh much more than the alum one. But you have to use a remote oil filter. In a car this small that creates some packaging headaches. There are two -10 ports on the side of the pan. I put the oil temp sender on the return hose, so I can see the temp of the oil being fed to the engine.
Of course, a track car needs an oil cooler. The plate style cooler are much more efficient than the tube and fin type. Better made, too. I much prefer AN lines and fittings for all external oil lines. More expensive, but more safe and secure. Failures are rare. This time is used push lock hose. It’s lighter, cheaper, and a lot easier to work with. You do have to be careful to protect the hose around sharp edges.
The remote oil filter was not too difficult. Again, billet parts, AN lines and fittings. I made this simple bracket out of some scrap alum I had lying around. It mounts to the A/C compressor boss. Notice how that rubber hose loop gets in the way.
Got to have an Accusump, too. Couldn’t find many places to put it, though. Certainly no room in the engine compartment. Behind the driver’s seat would be good. But then the hose runs underneath my leg. I didn’t like that idea. So I made these brackets, and mounted it in the front passenger foot well.
I used a bulkhead connector to get the line through the firewall. And wrapped the line with insulation where it passed near the engine and headers.
Right now I have standard 5W-30 dino oil. After the dyno tune, I’ll change to Royal Purple.
A note on synthetic oil: synthetic oil starts with a PAO base stock, not dino oil. It is truly synthetic, and totally man made. There are no dead dinosaurs (or plants?) in it. There are only 4 true synthetic oils on the market: Royal Purple, Redline, Amsoil, and Schaffer. Note that Mobile 1 is not one of the 4. I have heard rumors of a fifth one coming out, but don’t know anything about it. I use Royal Purple because it’s easy to come by around here. UOA’s show it to be an excellent oil for a race car or my Harley.