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    Default Dipstick tube for headers

    I am looking for a source/part number for a dipstick tube that will fit an '85 with flange type headers. The original tube was designed to offset from the head about 1 1/2" as the original manifold was pretty thick.

    Just to remind everybody, the '85 engine has a two piece rear seal block with a right side dipstick tube. I am sure that a tube that will fit my engine would also fit a wide range of small block applications.

    Also, I have a speed sensor question on installing a Richmond 6sp on same vehicle. If anyone has done this install, please respond and I'll start a new thread. The question is pretty lengthy, so I don't want to type it out if no one can help.

    Mike

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    LOKAR makes flexible braided tubes. I have one on my car, got it at a local speed shop seems like it was about $60

    ED-5001 I believe http://www.lokar.com/interior_pages/engdipstick.htm
    Looks like this


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    I used my stock dip tube with the 350, but had to switch to aftermarket as the 406 dips on the driver's side.

    Moon....I like yer tube, pal!

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    You can carefully bend the dipstick tube using a tubing bender. I welded a nut onto my header flange to bolt the bracket to. The header bolts are hard enough to tighten without anything extra in the way.

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    I had one just like Colin uses, but I couldn't take the heat - that SOB got hot! Way too hot for my tender fingers.

    I resorted to a stock dipstick and tube for the 400 block I used.

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    Hey WP Ken I try not to wait till the car is over heated to check the oil

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