Have to admit that through the years of always driving cars with less than the standard USA car ground clearance, I have naturally gravitated toward avoiding those roads which I know have such problems as bad speed bumps and known perennial potholes if I can possibly do it. Thus, for Steve, little or no need for a sump guard, lol.
The worst car for this was my bro's Austin Healey. You scrunched your butt up for every pebble in the road. Could get nerve racking on some roads. He and his new wife took that car on their honeymoon to some Nat Parks in the Southwest, and had to replace the beat in engine pan and part of the exhaust when they got back.
89 Milano (wife's daily driver since 1989, Shankle Sport)
91 164S (my daily driver since 1994)
94 164LS (~Q) (trip Alfa since 2000)
72 Morgan 27 (water time since 1976)
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 01-24-2017 at 12:30 PM.