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hedders and oil dipstick

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by George_Pimpdaddy, May 10, 2006.

  1. George_Pimpdaddy

    George_Pimpdaddy 1/2 ton status

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    so on my 89 blazer i installed a set of hedman hedders and now my factory oil stick wont line up good to the hole in the block so what have some of you guys done to solve this? thanks
     
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    same problem here
    looking at the bracket it looks like you can trim a bunch of the bottom, and it will line up, i just havent gotten that far yet
     
  3. George_Pimpdaddy

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    you would think that more people would have had this problem i wonder if hedman has a solution?
     
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    there's a cheaper solution. grab the tube, and bend it so that it clears. my Edelbrocks used a "P" shaped clamp to hold the dipstick tube to the header tube.
     
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    I put Lokar on mine.
     
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    Look at ZZ4 dipsticks. They might work.
     
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    My Afterburner headers caused the same problem. I just "modified" the bracket a little and bent it and cut a little off the bottom. Worked for me, but I dont know what shape your headers are.
    -Harrison
     
  9. George_Pimpdaddy

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    i think i got it solved i called the local partsource and they ordered me in a flexable dipstick for my motor gonna cost like $35 but it will be in tomorrow only thing is its only like 7" long outta the block so its a shorter stick but should be better than i have it now
     
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    i cut some of my bracket off, still wouldn't work, the header flange was to thick
    so i took one of the bolts out of my center bolt valve covers and bet the bracket to fit
    works perfect
     
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    On my big block, I lost the factory dipstick, put in a lokar, and since I have a bodylift, I bolted it to the top of the frame rail, poking out into the fenderwell. Easy to check the oil without popping the hood, and aint had any problems out of it.
     
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    Just bend the tube..
     

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