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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 07, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Block is Threaded for Dipstick Entry ... Questions ...

Hi Guys ...

My block has the Dipstick entry on the Driver side and it's threaded ...

Well, of course I ended up picking up a chrome stick that isn't threaded to attach to the block ...

Is there a NPT fitting or something out there that will screw into the block and then offer a grommet for the new, unthreaded dipstick to insert ...

If not, can anyone offer a dipstick for this block. Can't seem to find a threaded stick on Summit ...

I don't know the exact year of the block but it's from the late 60's, early 70's ...

OR ... MAYBE I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING AND I'M THE DIPSTICK HERE!

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 07, 03:08 PM
 
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Question Re: Block is Threaded for Dipstick Entry ... Questions ...

I have never heard of a Chevy V-8, any of them ever having a threaded dipstick hole?????????????????

Anybody ever hear of this???

The only thing I can think of is to go to an ACE Hardware store and get a correct nipple and braze a standard dipstick tube to it......

Anybody else here?????????????

Did GM plug the block hole when they used pans that had the dipstick hole coming out of it????

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 07, 03:48 PM
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Re: Block is Threaded for Dipstick Entry ... Questions ...

Tim,
I am betting that someone had the block in a dragster and used a plug instead of the normal dipstick. What is the block casting number ? Can you get a picture of the dip stick hole ? You will probably be able to use the stock tube, but you will need to get the "lower" tube also.

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Re: Block is Threaded for Dipstick Entry ... Questions ...

wow......the dipstick goes in the oil pan anyway.....not the block.
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Re: Block is Threaded for Dipstick Entry ... Questions ...

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wow......the dipstick goes in the oil pan anyway.....not the block.
On an older small block the tube goes into the block on the drivers side.

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wow......the dipstick goes in the oil pan anyway.....not the block.
And in the newer ones too but on the passenger side.

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Re: Block is Threaded for Dipstick Entry ... Questions ...

Thanks Guys ... I'll get the casting numbers up tomorrow ... and a pic or two

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Re: Block is Threaded for Dipstick Entry ... Questions ...

Ok ... Decided that I'd go ahead and take some pictures and post ...

Here's the casting number (It's a '69 to '80 block ...)



Here's the threaded hole ... 2 shots ...




And I thought that I'd post a couple of the engine for your viewing pleasure ...



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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 07, 07:25 AM
 
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Re: Block is Threaded for Dipstick Entry ... Questions ...

I think you need ta throw the air cleaner and that old POS drivers side A/C compressor my way so I can recycle it for you!!

He,He!!

NICE PIC'S!!!

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 07, 07:50 AM
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Re: Block is Threaded for Dipstick Entry ... Questions ...

Tim,

Someone has tapped that, it was not like that from the factory. It looks like they have gone too far to still use the stock upper tube. You will still need to have the lower tube in place to keep the end of the stick from hitting the crankshaft. I will try to look on Monday, I think there might be a marine dipstick assembly made to use with a tapped hole like that.

By the way, that engine deserves a better oil filter than that. If the bypass is blocked its definitely a failure waiting to happen.

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Re: Block is Threaded for Dipstick Entry ... Questions ...

Thanks pdq67 !

Bill ... yea, that oil filter will get replace quickly after initial startup ...

Let me know if you find anything on that marine piece ... I'll probably call my engine builder and get his thoughts as well...

Thanks ...

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Re: Block is Threaded for Dipstick Entry ... Questions ...

can you use one of the lokar cable dipsticks???i know they make them for trannys, and would assume they make them for engines...not sure how they install into the motor though...just a thought...
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Re: Block is Threaded for Dipstick Entry ... Questions ...

Pdq67 if you like the air inlet on Tim's motor here's a similar unit I found yesterday for sale. It's an old Offenhauser unit.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-O...5457QQtcZphoto

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Dave,

I'm just kidding him and he know's it..

He, He!!

I think Offy might still sell those new??

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Pdq67 if you like the air inlet on Tim's motor here's a similar unit I found yesterday for sale. It's an old Offenhauser unit.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-O...5457QQtcZphoto

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HAHA ...

Mine's just a little different, it's the unit that SD Concepts sales ... http://www.sd-concepts.com/

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