specializes in custom Dry Sump Oil Pumps, with Roots
Style scavenge rotors and spur gear pressure sections, for
all levels of racing engines. Our Founder, Bill
Dailey, has been active for over 30 years in the
design of racing engines. With the design of several world class racing engines
under his belt, he now focuses his attention specifically to Dry Sump oil systems.
After graduating from college with a degree in mechanical
engineering, Bill Dailey followed
his father's words of advice simply put "if you don't follow your dream now you probably never
will". This advice to follow his passion for designing
racing engines has lead him to where he is today as the leader in custom made dry
sump oil systems.
Bill learned about state of the art design from his father,
Dr Charles Lee Dailey, who
was a pioneer in the field of space propulsion shown here
with his Pulsed Inductive Thruster in a
vacuum test chamber.
Engineering Inc. was purchased
by Nissan Motorsports and the newly formed (NPTI) Nissan Performance
Technology Inc. was created, Bill was placed in charge of the CNC
department. It was during this period of time Bill honed his
ability to rapidly prototype parts. It was not uncommon for a
sketch on a napkin to show up Friday from the race track from the
likes of Don Devendorf or Trevor Harris with a request for the part to
show up on Saturday. These rapidly designed and manufactured
parts were often used that weekend and one of the key's to
the success of the Nissan GTP program. We miss the day
of the true prototype race car...
a leave of absence from NPTI at which time Dailey
Engineering was formed as an engineering consulting firm.
Bill was contracted by TMAG to help design a Nissan Class 1 desert truck.
designed a state of the art driveline using a hewland transmission
coupled with a torque converter and adapted a 4 wheel drive
transfer case onto the back of the transmission. Today, Dailey
Engineering supplies torque converter oil pumps to
numerous off road racing teams who now couple their manual transmissions
with torque converters.
"Signature Series" LS 1
billet dry sump oil pan with 5 stage air/oil separator dry
sump oil pump and integral torque converter oil pump.
LS Oil Pan
On returning to NPTI, Bill was
assigned the lead engineering position under the direction of
Harris on the Nissan Group C car. Along with overseeing all
aspects of the design, Bill was specifically responsible with the
front portion of the cars design along with the engine integration.
To test the V12 engine supplied by Nissan, Bill had the task of splicing an
Indy car in 2 and squeezing in the V12.
Nissan Motorsports pulled out of racing in the early 90's, Bill
returned back to the sister company Electramotive Inc.. An
airplane retro was in the works with the installation of a
small block Chevy. Bill designed the prop reduction
chain drive unit. He was later contracted to work and
live in New Zealand to oversee the final phase of the
installation design work
returning from New Zealand, Bill started working for
Caldwell Development Inc. and returned back to his roots as an engine designer. The most
significant and successful engine design would be the Dodge
Viper GTSR V-10. This engine was used in
numerous 24 hour endurance victories along with
championships around the world. Dailey Engineering was
later contracted by Chrysler to supply our "signature series"
dry sump oil pan with integral dry sump oil pump.
We still supply dry sump systems for the most recent
evolution of engine all over the world.
The next phase in Bill's career would
steer him away from racing for the first time. In parallel to
starting the design work that became the core of Dailey Engineering's
success, Bill was employed by General Atomics Aeronautical division.
Bill worked with a team to design a 3 cylinder, 6 opposed piston, 2
stroke diesel engine. blah blah blah, lets go racing...
design of a new oil pump and orders starting to come in it
was time to devote Bills full time energy to Dailey
Engineering, the Custom Made Roots Style Dry Sump Oil Pump
company was well on its way...
is the leader in the
industry for innovation, quality and customer service.