Carl, Are you refering to the internal windage tray that fits between the pan
and the block or as others are indicating the external skid plate that provides
some protection for the pan as it does sit about an inch lower than the frame?
The windage tray is important and is used to prevent the oil from flowing up
the inside of the block during cornering and perhaps leaving the pick up screen
without any oil to pick up for the oil pump. It's important but you can run
without it too. I did for several years until I could fabricate a correct
windage tray. If on the other hand you are refering to the skid plate then I'd
pay attention to the other folks who have written to you.
---- Carl TR <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I just realized that the aluminum oil pan on my TR3A does not have the
> splash plate (or whatever it is called).
> What is its purpose (Or how does it protect against splash)? And is it
> absolutely necessary? I have sourced one in Europe but before I spend
> the $ (short supply right now) thought I would ask the collective wisdom
> of the list....
> Does anyone know of a source here in the states?
> 61 TR3A TS81802LO
> Tampa, Florida
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