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Originally posted by Greyhounds_AMX Greyhounds_AMX wrote:

Exactly. You can then revise the dipstick tube to a two-piece arrangement that comes apart closer to the block so it's easier to take out in the future.

I have a pic around here of how I got mine out last time using a cheap tubing flare clamp to grab it. I'll see if I can dig that up.


What is this two-piece revision you speak of?
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Originally posted by Cornelius Rambler Cornelius Rambler wrote:

Originally posted by Greyhounds_AMX Greyhounds_AMX wrote:

Exactly. You can then revise the dipstick tube to a two-piece arrangement that comes apart closer to the block so it's easier to take out in the future.

I have a pic around here of how I got mine out last time using a cheap tubing flare clamp to grab it. I'll see if I can dig that up.


What is this two-piece revision you speak of?

You make it out of a stock tube, I did it on a 360 V8, worked well with no leaks. 

For a dipstick tube that actually fits, unless you find a NOS or a used one that someone was actually able to get out in 1-piece, get one from Bulltear (74bubblefender on the forum), I have one from them and it fits well. Ross Peterson (401MATCOUPE on the forum) makes a tool for installing dipstick tubes without damage. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mark09 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/29/2020 at 3:50pm
While the header is out is the time to cut the flange between the # 6 an 8 tubes re.remove 1/2 inch.  Makes reinstalling much easier. First time they might seem sprung but start the inside #8 bolt then inside #1 and two center bolts. This is a racer tip from having 3 to 4 engine changes during race season till I got a 9 at. pan, 35 yrs. on this engine ran low, low 12's.



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There's a couple ways to make a two piece, from this thread

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