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Old 10-29-2012, 06:57 AM   #28
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I would think/hope that I will be able to pull lots of G's cornering. Want to do as many open track days as possible when I have my car and plan to have some high grip tires. I am planing doing a full suspension overhaul. (keeping springs and shocks) but new control arms (tubular & adjustable), bushings, and the likes. So I hope to be able to pull 1G on the skid pad... unheard of for the focus?

But at this point I think I am designing over than what I will actually use it for. It is just easier to add any of this stuff now while I have the engine still apart than it would be if I chose to add it back in later.

Well I now need to save up for the oil pump. Some brake downs with my DD required me to pull funds from that. so if C-F-M has the oil pump when I am ready to by I will get their extra umph. otherwise its the stock pump and will forget the oil pump.

For the accusump I do plan on having a turbo, and the above track days. and it gets cold here in Utah. So it seems like it would be a good system to have all around to improve the life of the motor. 20-25 psi valve for the focus? Since this can be added after the whole build and really at any point i am not going to worry about it now. But I can make it a dual purpose both as a pre-oiler, pressure variation compensation, and as a turbo spin down oiler. I can use a micro-controller and the pressure gauge (or just a basic timer) so if I get a large enough assusump i have oil for start up and dump say 1/2 of the oil reserve at shut off to provide oil lubrication to the turbo.
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