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the car is a 68 with 396, im having problems getting the bracket on my new dipstick tube to line up with the head bolt?? i have bought and returned two dipsticks and they both wont fit to bolt on?? they are straight tubes and im unable to find my old one to see what i need, and it has headers..i cant believe im have this problem as it seems so easy, am i doing something wrong? any ideas?
 

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Maybe you have a different dipstick than mine but mine bolts behind a header bolt. It's one of those chrome jobs, and maybe you're refering to a more original style.

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yep thats where i was trying to bolt it too, the header bolt?? the two that i have tried are aftermarket chrome ones.
 

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sorry to have to ask, but did you tap it into the oil pan hole? gently of course with a mallet...
 

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You need to tap the dipstick all the way into the hole in the block, I did'nt have mine all the way in at first and ended up putting 6 quarts of oil in instead of 5, luckly I cought it.

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My mistake, but still make sure it is seated all the way in. Did you get it in yet? that chrome stuff is usually pretty down on quality. I think I had to drill the hole out a little bigger and twist the mounting tab quite a bit to finally get it to fit.
 
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