Maybe I'm missing something.
I've got a B&B pan that I ran last season with a halfassed rigged leaky dipstick arrangement that I found in a box of junk from one of my old racecars...and it fit, so I used it.
I'm getting the boat ready for this season and I'd like to make this right. The problem I'm running into is that the 2 stock BBC dipsticks I have use straight tubes. The dipstick bung on the pan is angled to tight against the block such that anything straight will hit the block plug, and it I take out the block plug...it'll hit the block a couple inches farther up.
Are people just bending the stock tubes up (need some pretty good bending) or what? I contemplated welding a nut onto it and making a threaded dipstick, but I don't really wanna pull the pan off the motor right now.
What's everyone else doing for dipsticks with this pan?