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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ChillyB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2019 at 3:25pm
The AMC dipsticks have a rubber cup that fits snugly over the end of the tube.  Seems like that rubber skirt is important to maintaining crankcase vacuum amd not sucking dirt into the engine.

If using a stubby shaft in a broken off stick I.dont think that rubber skirt will have anything to seal on. Probably noy a big deal but something to consider.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ChillyB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2019 at 3:37pm
Also, I have a stick from a 73 CJ5 and a tube that isnt best shape but I have no need for it.  If that is useful to you PM me.  Yours for shipping.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Greyhounds_AMX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2019 at 4:41pm
There are some pics here that give you a good view of where the dipstick tube is in relation to the block:

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This may help those looking for dip stick tube. Yes broke my tube off trying to remove it to put headers on My SC Rambler so I could build the exhaust system. Looking at Summit web site they had a tube for a 401 for 5.99 so I thought what the heck give it a try. Well just received my new starter and dip stick tube today. Since motor is still in car not sure it the bottom end is correct. But the top end is a perfect match. Here is the part number OMX-1742402.
By the way is it possible with and easy out to remove the broken off dip stick from the top. Still working on front Suspension then rear end before motor comes out.
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Dipstick tube OMX-1742402 this is the tube I got from Summit. I was holding it up against my original top peace 1969 390. And I noticed something I did not notice before. That is the new tube is 1/4 inch shorter that means that the dipstick will go into oil pan a 1/4 inch farther. That means about 1/2 quart of oil difference. May need to mark a new line on dipstick a 1/4 inch above full. I think I will do what someone here suggested cut it in two and install a compression fitting making sure that 1/4 inch longer adjustment. Than it can be disconnected if headers need to be changed or put on after the headers. Not sure who had done that with theirs. Maybe it could be reposted again. Thanks Larry
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Originally posted by Ramzilla Ramzilla wrote:

Dipstick tube OMX-1742402 this is the tube I got from Summit. I was holding it up against my original top peace 1969 390. And I noticed something I did not notice before. That is the new tube is 1/4 inch shorter that means that the dipstick will go into oil pan a 1/4 inch farther. That means about 1/2 quart of oil difference. May need to mark a new line on dipstick a 1/4 inch above full. I think I will do what someone here suggested cut it in two and install a compression fitting making sure that 1/4 inch longer adjustment. Than it can be disconnected if headers need to be changed or put on after the headers. Not sure who had done that with theirs. Maybe it could be reposted again. Thanks Larry


I wouldn't do anything to the stick before I took a reading off it after an oil change.  If the marks are off with 5 fresh quarts (or whatever your preference), you could always just make new marks on the backside of the stick.  The depth of the tube isn't important, just having an accurate mark on the stick is.


Edited by Midnight Rambler - Jun/26/2019 at 5:42pm

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Hey guys...thanks for all the replies and info.   Took the AMX to the local Cars/Coffee event a couple weeks ago, put a half quart of oil in it prior, just to be safe.  Car ran flawless.
My buddy and his Dad were there with their AMX and Javelin, snapped a crappy piture of the three cars together.
He had a spare dipstick tube bracket in new cond and gave it to me, ya meet good people driving AMX's!
I have ordered the Bultear tube and dipstick and plan to install it soon so I can check oil level and not worry about blowing the motor due to no oil.
I'll update the thread once it's in.  Thanks




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