1 x Aluminium, Racing Style, Sump Shield or guard for XK140 & XK150 (all variants).
Made from 3mm Aluminium plate with 9 (nine) pre-drilled fixing holes (9.5 mm in diameter / 3/8" UNF ) to allow for easy fitment to your chassis. Drain holes are 40 mm in diameter. This has been produced for use on the XK140 and XK150, and differs from the XK120 version as it is shorter and has a cut-out for the lower rad pipe.It is lighter and more corrosion resistant than steel versions and it also has the extra benefit of acting as a splash guard to keep the lower engine bay cleaner too! See the above pictures for an example of one fitted onto an XK140 DHC. We recommenr fitting an isolator medium (rubber / Tufnell etc.) between the aluminium and the chassis to reduce sacrificial (anodic) corrosion.
Sump Guards are considered a must-have for standard road as well as competition vehicles as they provide vital protection from both loose debris and under-body impacts. I have ruptured a car's sump by just driving over a rusting exhaust box left lying in the road, so can only recommend fitting a Sump Guard to your classic XK, regardless of whether you are racing or not. Original Engine Sumps are very rare and very expensive to replace ( £400 +) now and fitment of a guard will provide you with extra peace of mind when you are out driving and offer splashguard benefits for your more delicate electrical components too.Fits with 9 x NB131 / 4 UNF Bolts
Remember that aluminium will not offer as much protection as a steel sump guard as it is a lighter duty metal , but it does offer a good degree of deflection to lessen an impact to the sump area.
Aluminium version of Original Referenced Part : C8441 (XK140) / C13078 (XK150)
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