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    Default Oil dipstick dilemma

    Hey everyone, I have recently updated my oil pan so I can go road racing. Problem I'm having is that even though it says right hand dipstick it is a left hand dipstick pan. If anything, its easier to work the dipstick tube through the headers for installation on the left side, but the factory dipstick won't mount anywhere. I've looked for a left hand dipstick, but can only find them for 78 and earlier sbc that have the dipstick going through the block rather than mounting through the oilpan. Any ideas..?

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    Oil Dipstick Tube Bracket Short Style 22R/RE OEM Toyota P/N: 11459-35010
    do a search for somethen like that tube mount.
    Currently 93 Ruby 40th Anniversary Roadster/6 SPD

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    Use your dip stick tube as is and make a dip stick.

    Park the car on level ground, fill the pan with the correct amount of oil. Find any dip stick that fits, put it in the tube, pull it out. Note the oil level then put a mark on the stick with a triangle shaped file. Drain a qt. out of the engine, put the stick in again, note the oil level and put another mark there.

    Viola a dip stick with a full mark and a quart low mark.
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