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Old 09-14-2019, 09:07 PM   #1
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Dipstick tube on my 312 Country Sedan was never bolted to the head. I always thought it was just never attached. I soon discovered there are not enough bends in it. Clearly did not belong to this motor. Can anyone lend some insight where it came from? It does have a under layer of red-orange paint.
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:25 AM   #2
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May have been on the smaller 6, like the 144- 170 or 200.
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:47 AM   #3
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That tube looks correct for a front sump Y. Without knowing more about it, there's a good chance it was installed upside down in the block thus making the tab on the tube not aligning with the bolt hole in the head. Ted Eaton.
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:05 PM   #4
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If you turned it right side up, it looks like it would be for a full-size car Y-block (except the mounting bracket would then be facing the wrong way). Factory blooper maybe???
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:56 AM   #5
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i done some measuring on my dipsticks. car is 16 in.i have 2 truck types 15 and 19.that will tell what you have.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:50 PM   #6
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i done some measuring on my dipsticks. car is 16 in.i have 2 truck types 15 and 19.that will tell what you have.
Good info, I'll go measure. I tried flipping it and just won't mount up.
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:14 PM   #7
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That tube looks correct for a front sump Y. Without knowing more about it, there's a good chance it was installed upside down in the block thus making the tab on the tube not aligning with the bolt hole in the head. Ted Eaton.
Thanks Ted. I was able to find information this is being for front sump oil pans (54-62 car):http://www.ford-y-block.com/accessories.htm I'm doing something wrong here in how I'm seeing the fit...I'm gonna go look again at my motor and try to understand why. side note: I found some pictures on yblock tubes and compared to mine..it does appear that it was installed upside down. Thank you Ted

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