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Anybody have a picture of a 68 oil line with engine installed?

I've searched and seen lots of pictures of where the oil line hole should be in the firewall but they're all (that I've seen) bare firewalls. Does anybody have a picture of the oil line through the 68 firewall with the engine, distributor, coil, etc installed?

Also, does anybody have any tips on how to drill this hole without removing the engine? Can I do it by removing the distributor and coil?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Anybody have a picture of a 68 oil line with engine installed?

if you google this I think it shows all the pictures you want
68 camaro engine oil presure line location

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if you google this I think it shows all the pictures you want
68 camaro engine oil presure line location
Thanks, I'll give it a shot.

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Thanks, I'll give it a shot.
This is the old hot rod method of running an oil line inside the cabin when I was carefree and worryless. Later as I was concerned about the chaffing of the line thru the metal cowl but some GM cars have a grommet to pass thru. My newer better method is putting a bulkhead fitting on the cowl as a pass thru and a stainless braided line feeding it on both sides. I may be going overboard here on this but I just want to make sure that line doesn't pop in the passenger compartment.

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This is the old hot rod method of running an oil line inside the cabin when I was carefree and worryless. Later as I was concerned about the chaffing of the line thru the metal cowl but some GM cars have a grommet to pass thru. My newer better method is putting a bulkhead fitting on the cowl as a pass thru and a stainless braided line feeding it on both sides. I may be going overboard here on this but I just want to make sure that line doesn't pop in the passenger compartment.
Thanks Don. I'm hoping there's a way to drill from the inside but I wouldn't know where to start the pilot hole. I've got the line and grommet. I've read the concerns about leakage but I believe once it is successfully installed I'll be ok because I rarely drive the car.

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Re: Anybody have a picture of a 68 oil line with engine installed?

There should be a dimple from the factory on the firewall where they drilled the hole for the oil line, the firewalls had dimples pretty much where every option was to be located.
I'm not sure if it shows in the Factory assembly manual, since I don't have it on this PC.
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There should be a dimple from the factory on the firewall where they drilled the hole for the oil line, the firewalls had dimples pretty much where every option was to be located.
I'm not sure if it shows in the Factory assembly manual, since I don't have it on this PC.
I've got the 68 AIM and I've seen where it should be. I haven't found the dimple yet but I assume it is there.

I'm assuming I have to remove the distributor and coil to get to it but I'm still hoping there's another way.

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Re: Anybody have a picture of a 68 oil line with engine installed?

You could drill from the inside out as the hole is or should be just below the heater housing door. I would place a rubber hose on your drill bit to act as a stop to keep from going too far. Might check on whats on the opposite side just to be sure, I would guess you would be very close to the back of the block where the oil sender is.. probably close to that dimple.
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You could drill from the inside out as the hole is or should be just below the heater housing door. I would place a rubber hose on your drill bit to act as a stop to keep from going too far. Might check on whats on the opposite side just to be sure, I would guess you would be very close to the back of the block where the oil sender is.. probably close to that dimple.
Thanks for the tip!

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Re: Anybody have a picture of a 68 oil line with engine installed?

I think I'll try the "coat hanger" trick

Please! Need a pic of location of firewall hole oil gauge line for 67!

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Re: Anybody have a picture of a 68 oil line with engine installed?

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I've searched and seen lots of pictures of where the oil line hole should be in the firewall but they're all (that I've seen) bare firewalls. Does anybody have a picture of the oil line through the 68 firewall with the engine, distributor, coil, etc installed?

Also, does anybody have any tips on how to drill this hole without removing the engine? Can I do it by removing the distributor and coil?

Thanks in advance.
Here's a picture of mine.

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Thank-you very much Daryl, that helps.
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Re: Anybody have a picture of a 68 oil line with engine installed?

Ok, I'm back again. I drilled a pilot hole in the location that I'm sure is correct but I can't find it on the inside of the car. When I push on the coat hanger it is hitting something hard but I sure can't find it or feel it inside. Is it by chance behind the heater outlet? Before I go pulling more stuff off I wanted to get some input.


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Re: Anybody have a picture of a 68 oil line with engine installed?

Your hitting the under the dash mat or should be. Originals had an area where it came thru that mat like a star design cut in the rubberized type coating if it was being used for the gauge oil line. Have someone under the dash and look to see when you push in where its protruding the mat.
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Picture of ours when assembling the front end during our restoration.

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