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Technical Y Block dipstick installation question.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Blue One, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Blue One
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    For my RPU Y block I’m looking at installing a Lokar dipstick because I don’t have any options for a stock style dipstick.

    It’s a side of the block location and I have the lake headers.

    This Lokar dipstick will work well but I’m wondering if it’s acceptable to bolt the top bracket to a header bolt :confused: :D
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  2. I wouldn’t even hesitate, I don’t see a problem there


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  3. jimmy six
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    I'd space it out. Our dirt race engine is this way..
    BTW thanks for using black sp wires. Nothing looks worse on an detailed engine than colored wires...
     
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  4. Blue One
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    I thought I’d maybe replace the one header bolt with a stud and then maybe make a heat isolating spacer of some sort.
     
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  5. tbirddragracer
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    A spacer or insulator is not necessary, I have the same dipstick on a 460 Ford with headers. No problem
     
  6. Blue One
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    So the dipstick doesn’t get hot enough to burn you if you want to check the oil after shutting it down?
     
  7. Tim
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    I thought the dip stick was going to be in one of those bomber seats? ;)
     
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  8. Blue One
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    :p :D:D:D
     
  9. tbirddragracer
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    No hotter than the oil on the stick.
     
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  10. I don’t think it would transfer enough heat to worry about.


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  11. Bandit Billy
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    That's why they make gloves. :cool: I have the same dip stick on the flathead and fastened to a header bolt. I have never noticed but I have never checked the oil when its hot.
     
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  12. I have the same thing on my roadster, small chevy with lake headers, not an issue and 7000 miles down.
     
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  13. Blue One
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    Of course the bracket attaching to the header bolt wasn’t good enough for me so I made a little stainless steel bracket, removed the header and drilled and tapped the flange to bolt it on. :cool:

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