Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: back in the Hew-Hess-Hay
Re: 1968 BB Dipstick
For 68, 69 and 70 big block cars, the overall length of the entire dipstick is 24 1/4 to 24 3/8". The loop at the top is 2 7/8" from the top of the loop to the top of the bezel and the top of the loop is flattened and there is a light yellow plug in the end of the loop. From where the guide tube seats (not just the visible part of the dipstick) inside of the bezel to the "full" mark is approximately 19 3/8", and approximately 20 1/4" to the "add" mark. There is no part number on the original dipstick, only the following; ADD 1 QT., FULL, USE SE ENGINE OIL and a sideways letter E . The handle does not have a crimp or indentation showing where the looped handle is attached to the flattened part of the dipstick. The original part number was 3925599 .
Compare my description with the pictures of the ones sold as reproductions, which aren't very close.
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