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351w dipstick

Post by broncomarc at nuvox.net » Sun Aug 29, 2004 2:38 pm

Can anyone recommend a dipstick for my 351w? 
 
When I put the motor in I put on a lokar cable dipstick.   I was thinking it would be like the cable dipstick on my Mustang.. That has a VERY nice cable dipstick..  But, the lokar dipstick is a cable TUBE and still a metal dipstick.  It is a huge POS.  You've got to keep turning and twisting the dipstick to get it all the way down the tube.. It gets hung up every couple inches.
 
My other complaint about it is that it's do short the handle it right next to the headers..  WOW it gets hot..  I've got to use gloves to check the oil if I've been running the engine at all!
 
So.. Anyone know of a replacement that's easy to push in all the way and long enough to get the handle away from the headers??
 
- Marc Reiter
Cincinnati, BroncOhio
1973 Bronco - http://www.broncomarc.com/bronco/
BroncOhio     - http://www.broncohio.com/
 
 

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351w dipstick

Post by bbronko » Sun Aug 29, 2004 3:02 pm

I have a 351 in my Bronco . I just used the Ford 351 oil pan that everyone
sells and have not had a problem . You may want to just look for the tube
and dipstick from that . Just a idea . Good luck .

Frank


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Subject: [EBML] 351w dipstick


Can anyone recommend a dipstick for my 351w?

When I put the motor in I put on a lokar cable dipstick. I was thinking it
would be like the cable dipstick on my Mustang.. That has a VERY nice cable
dipstick.. But, the lokar dipstick is a cable TUBE and still a metal
dipstick. It is a huge POS. You've got to keep turning and twisting the
dipstick to get it all the way down the tube.. It gets hung up every couple
inches.

My other complaint about it is that it's do short the handle it right next
to the headers.. WOW it gets hot.. I've got to use gloves to check the oil
if I've been running the engine at all!

So.. Anyone know of a replacement that's easy to push in all the way and
long enough to get the handle away from the headers??

- Marc Reiter
Cincinnati, BroncOhio
1973 Bronco - http://www.broncomarc.com/bronco/
BroncOhio - http://www.broncohio.com/

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351w dipstick

Post by a69eb at hotmail.com » Sun Aug 29, 2004 3:34 pm

Do a search on Ebay for 351 dipstick and there are several different styles
on there for around 12 or 13.00 each, that's where I got mine.


Dan Davis
69 Sport Bronco
with lots of cool stuff on it.





>From: "Marc Reiter" <broncomarc@nuvox.net>
>To: "EBML" <ebml@bronco.com>, "broncofix" <mail@broncofix.com>
>Subject: [Bfix] 351w dipstick Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 17:37:51 -0400
>
>Can anyone recommend a dipstick for my 351w?
>
>When I put the motor in I put on a lokar cable dipstick. I was thinking
>it would be like the cable dipstick on my Mustang.. That has a VERY nice
>cable dipstick.. But, the lokar dipstick is a cable TUBE and still a metal
>dipstick. It is a huge POS. You've got to keep turning and twisting the
>dipstick to get it all the way down the tube.. It gets hung up every couple
>inches.
>
>My other complaint about it is that it's do short the handle it right next
>to the headers.. WOW it gets hot.. I've got to use gloves to check the
>oil if I've been running the engine at all!
>
>So.. Anyone know of a replacement that's easy to push in all the way and
>long enough to get the handle away from the headers??
>
>- Marc Reiter
>Cincinnati, BroncOhio
>1973 Bronco - http://www.broncomarc.com/bronco/
>BroncOhio - http://www.broncohio.com/
>

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