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    I have a dooley 14 qt pan in my eliminator, It has the dip stick opening in the pan. What are you guys using for your dip sticks. I put all this money in this engine and I can't seem to find anything other than cheap junk.
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    i had the same pan, i used a cheapo summit chrome one, i just cut it down a bit so it wasnt sticking way up above the valve covers.

    Think this was it.. worked fine, never had any problems with it...

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    oh, i did have to bend/roll it alittle bit to get it to clear the motor/headers and for it to line up to bolt to the block. was simple to do....

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    I use one from LOKAR. It's made of braided stainless hose and is pretty flexible. Only problem I found is that it was a few inches too short to come up in front of the header like I wanted. In talking to their rep in Reno during Hot August Nights, he told me they could make one any length I wanted. I'm seriously considering doing that. Here's the web page for their dipsticks and tubes.

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    Look no more, you can get them in any length, and put it any where you like.

    http://www.lokar.com/interior_pages/engdipstick.htm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsquirt View Post
    I use one from LOKAR. It's made of braided stainless hose and is pretty flexible. Only problem I found is that it was a few inches too short to come up in front of the header like I wanted. In talking to their rep in Reno during Hot August Nights, he told me they could make one any length I wanted. I'm seriously considering doing that. Here's the web page for their dipsticks and tubes.
    Used one of those when I went from logs to Lightnings, and I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliminator Cruiser View Post
    I have a dooley 14 qt pan in my eliminator, It has the dip stick opening in the pan. What are you guys using for your dip sticks. I put all this money in this engine and I can't seem to find anything other than cheap junk.
    What is wrong with the Dooley screw in type?..There should be a threaded tube sticking up from the kick out....You do have a kick out, right?....Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moneypit View Post
    What is wrong with the Dooley screw in type?..There should be a threaded tube sticking up from the kick out....You do have a kick out, right?....Ray
    My Dooley 14qt only has the stock-style dipstick tube fitting. Nothing on the kickouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsquirt View Post
    My Dooley 14qt only has the stock-style dipstick tube fitting. Nothing on the kickouts.

    Either did mine...





    I just bought the stefs/B&B pan, was thinking about tapping the pickup and just plugging it. Maybei'll get one of those fancy braided deals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsquirt View Post
    My Dooley 14qt only has the stock-style dipstick tube fitting. Nothing on the kickouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsquirt View Post
    My Dooley 14qt only has the stock-style dipstick tube fitting. Nothing on the kickouts.
    Well it looks like its "custom fabrication" time. Those braided deals look cool, as well as the chrome tube deals if you bend them, form them, shorten them, and then calibrate the oil level the first time you fill it. (or on the garage floor prior to installation). I used the chrome tube deal on the jet boat 25 years ago, and it still works/ looks fine, IMO..............Ray
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    We plug ours using JB Weld. No need for a dip stick on a high performance/racing engine. With 14 qts oil, you can't burn/leak enough to cause a lubrication problem without seeing it somewhere else. Also, most of the dipsticks leak, making crankcase sealing a problem if you run a pan evac or vacuum pump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David 519 View Post
    We plug ours using JB Weld. No need for a dip stick on a high performance/racing engine. With 14 qts oil, you can't burn/leak enough to cause a lubrication problem without seeing it somewhere else. Also, most of the dipsticks leak, making crankcase sealing a problem if you run a pan evac or vacuum pump.
    I though about doing this, the only thing i really ever used my dipstick for was seeing/smelling/feel the oil. Well not using jb weld, though about taping it for a plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    Look no more, you can get them in any length, and put it any where you like.

    http://www.lokar.com/interior_pages/engdipstick.htm

    x3.. And they have double o-rings. My old cheapy leaked as well. Lokar has been dry as a bone. I little annoying to add oil through (they include a fitting to make it easier), but worth the hassle to 1-- looks cool and 2--Doesn't leak.
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