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hrlyfxdl

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3923239 SB Dipstick
« on: January 02, 2018, 03:12:53 PM »
Hello,
Does anyone have a good source to find a repop of the correct gray tipped dipstick for a 68 Camaro 350 SB, #3923239? My car did not have the original engine when I bought it, but I have located a 68 350ci that has the correct MS code for my 4 speed car, just not numbers correct but I believe that to be long gone. Have been trying to source date code correct parts when I can for the engine rebuild to eventually happen, but this item seems to be pretty illusive. Been looking online for over a year with no luck on the selling sites, and as of now I haven't been able to find a reproduction version so wanted to know if anyone knew of a source, or am I just out of luck on this detail? Thank you for any help and Happy New Year to the Forum.
1968 Camaro SS 350 8L346775
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Shane

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Re: 3923239 SB Dipstick
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 09:51:37 PM »
Hello,
Does anyone have a good source to find a repop of the correct gray tipped dipstick for a 68 Camaro 350 SB, #3923239? My car did not have the original engine when I bought it, but I have located a 68 350ci that has the correct MS code for my 4 speed car, just not numbers correct but I believe that to be long gone. Have been trying to source date code correct parts when I can for the engine rebuild to eventually happen, but this item seems to be pretty illusive. Been looking online for over a year with no luck on the selling sites, and as of now I haven't been able to find a reproduction version so wanted to know if anyone knew of a source, or am I just out of luck on this detail? Thank you for any help and Happy New Year to the Forum.
I know of no repro's being made to fill your needs. Since you have time keep looking as they do come up. Good luck!
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
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Re: 3923239 SB Dipstick
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 03:38:02 PM »
Chick,
Thank you for the reply, someone who has access to an original has reached out to me from the Forum to help me out. Much appreciated.
1968 Camaro SS 350 8L346775
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Re: 3923239 SB Dipstick
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 04:35:57 AM »
Does it look like this ? I got this one in a bunch of parts from a good friend that owned one of the most original and low mileage '68 SS 350 cars I have ever had the privilege of witnessing. He sold me a bunch of small parts, odds and ends, after he sold the car off during divorce proceedings. I've wondered if this stick is correct for an SS or a Z, obviously my '68 Z could use it if it is indeed correct.  Marked with an "M", says "Use SE Oils", no stamped part number. Tag number does not match the 239 you list, but it appears to be the right length, gray tip (or where the tips a lighter gray?), round handle.

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Steve
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06

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Re: 3923239 SB Dipstick
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 05:42:57 AM »
Steve that is the early one the later like yours should have a flat handle. I found you one years ago it should be in your pile somewhere!  Am i going to have to come out there and find your 68 parts for you like i had to find Darrell's smog stuff. Better yet you need to bring that car to me so i can have 3 of the late colors 68's.

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Re: 3923239 SB Dipstick
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 03:46:46 PM »
You,re a better hunter than me if you can find it - there are three of the round handle sticks together in the cave, the flat one with them them is my original '69 stick. Unless an avalanche rearranges the stash and uncovers one stuck away somewhere, I don't see it.

You need to recolor the convertible to match the more popular LeMans colored one over there - lol.

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Steve
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1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
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1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06

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Re: 3923239 SB Dipstick
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 06:30:21 PM »
Hi Steve,
Lucky you to have that one there laying around. That is the style I was looking for, but didn't realize as stated there were two different numbers for that dipstick. But yes, that was the style I was seeking. Congrats on having that! Hope you find the other one you have in your stockpile, sounds like gremlins got ahold of it.
1968 Camaro SS 350 8L346775
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Shane

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Re: 3923239 SB Dipstick
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 07:44:56 PM »
Steve that is the early one the later like yours should have a flat handle. I found you one years ago it should be in your pile somewhere!  Am i going to have to come out there and find your 68 parts for you like i had to find Darrell's smog stuff. Better yet you need to bring that car to me so i can have 3 of the late colors 68's.
Steve, you have a later service replacement, not the early one! Original 68 sticks did not have "use SE oils" as that was put on later. If the rest of the handle (below the GM part # sticker) is round with no indent as much later service replacements had it would be fine to use unless someone pulled the stick to look at writing which I have never been asked to do. 68's used two gray tipped sticks, one round and one flat but with the same gray button at end. Here is a side by side view of a 68 round handle with gray tip vs. 68 flat handle with gray tip.
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

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Re: 3923239 SB Dipstick
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 10:05:31 PM »
Steve got you covered have the flat handle. Since you car is late car will be flat not round. There is topic on this originality group. But replacement's does  have SE oil on it. The blue car's originals does not say in on it and now your car a week after it.

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Re: 3923239 SB Dipstick
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2018, 01:00:03 AM »
Steve got you covered have the flat handle. Since you car is late car will be flat not round. There is topic on this originality group. But replacement's does  have SE oil on it. The blue car's originals does not say in on it and now your car a week after it.
I'm the one who put the info together on the two dipsticks and kept the records of a small population. As I stated in that thread it seems to indicate later cars have the flat handle with gray tip but such a small population can no way suggest or state what is correct or not. Not too long ago some experts stated the only correct dipstick was the round one with gray tip on a 68. What we do know is there were two dipsticks made by two suppliers which was pictured prior. Just documented another 07D 68Z with the flat handle gray tip dipstick but again the population is insignificant to base fact on. Here is the thread I posted pictures kept a running score with build dates, etc. rare396bronze is referring to. http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9563.0;all I recently added to that with a 68Z survivor at MCACN this past Nov.
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

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Re: 3923239 SB Dipstick
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2018, 04:03:42 AM »
The car i am talking about is 327 car one owner. The only thing that was changed on the motor was the water pump for which i have found a correct dated water pump. She has kept invoice's of anything that was fixed on this car. The motor has never been out of this car period since it left the Norwood Plant. So tell the experts they are wrong cause i know this is the original flat handle that left with this car brand new and she states it was never changed period.

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Re: 3923239 SB Dipstick
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2018, 12:19:46 PM »
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Re: 3923239 SB Dipstick
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2018, 08:37:18 PM »
The car i am talking about is 327 car one owner. The only thing that was changed on the motor was the water pump for which i have found a correct dated water pump. She has kept invoice's of anything that was fixed on this car. The motor has never been out of this car period since it left the Norwood Plant. So tell the experts they are wrong cause i know this is the original flat handle that left with this car brand new and she states it was never changed period.
Did not mean to upset you but confused on what your discussing. The op, Shane, asked about a correct repro which was answered "I know of no repro's being made to fill your needs" but to keep looking as they can be found. Steve then posted a picture of a service replacement that is not an early version as stated due to the script on the blade, and the sticker hides whether or not it has the indent much later service replacements have. You referred to a thread and information (thank you) that I happened to be accumulating and posting which helped to confirm cars from the factory had that flat handle with gray tip so I agree, have supplied that to others, and have worked to prove that. You apparently know more about Steve's car then what I know. If his car had a flat handle originally it needs a flat handle but I don't know that. If anyone does not have the original and have no idea what it came with either will work or be considered correct IMHO. Again, I'm in your corner about the flat handle with gray tip & many accept the two dipstick scenario due to the last couple of years reviewing.
Have a great new year!
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

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Re: 3923239 SB Dipstick
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2018, 01:08:07 AM »
We are on the same page! It's just some time's when i here expert's i want to correct them if i see something wrong. That's what great about this sight to get reviews from other's to help everybody else so can have correct car's at shows. I try to keep a open mind because I sure do not it all. I am all way's learning something new which is fun to me. Keep up the good work. Hope you have a Happy New year too.