Old, on left. New (temporary Mk 1) on right approximately 50mm lower.
The current engine bash plate.
Our reasoning and expectations behind this.
The engine is slightly lower so the sump guard needed some modification, however, the exhaust pipe is higher so when I make the new sump guard I should be able to slope the back part up to improve the departure angle, posable resulting in a small improvement on the original. I am also hoping to make this in part if not all in aluminium to reduce the weight.
Other related or affected items.