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Username Post: 350 dipstick Length        (Topic#194764)
tikiwagon 
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Loc: dorset, england
Reg: 04-23-04
07-22-08 01:35 PM - Post#1483310    

I am putting together a 350 from about 1971 to go in my 59 and want to know if the dipstick i bought for it( one of those cheap made in tawain type chrome ones!) is the right length.It is 19" overall length,The bent tube is 7 1/4" overall and 6 1/2" from the dimple where it sits in the block it never had an old one to measure against but i have a 283 one that is shorter

 
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07-22-08 04:34 PM - Post#1483445    
    In response to tikiwagon

Be careful with those ChiCom dipsticks. I know of one being too long which caused all kinds of internal damage. I'd throw it away.

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CherryCoke 
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Loc: Toledo,Iowa
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07-22-08 09:04 PM - Post#1483670    
    In response to tikiwagon

Tiki, I did a google search,plugged in 350 chevy chrome oil dipstick.
got a bunch info.
I checked 2 sites, ,they both sell Mr Gasket dipsticks, # 6235 for 65-79 350 small block drivers side mount.abt $8
www.northernautoparts.com
www.spiderautomotive.com there are many places to get this.
second question:are you still useing original stock oil pan.As some have changed to a Chrome oil pan as I have.
I will have to measure everything,but with 5 qts oil and run engine,it was at the add mark for full.
does this help any?
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tikiwagon 
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Loc: dorset, england
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07-31-08 01:13 AM - Post#1488980    
    In response to CherryCoke

Hi i am using one of those aftermarket finned ally pans(dont know if it holds more oil though)

 
CherryCoke 
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07-31-08 09:10 AM - Post#1489160    
    In response to tikiwagon

I just added 5 qts oil........started it up and then marked the dipstick accordingly.\I dont think the pan is any larger tyhen opriginal,looks the same.
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