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DeanZ10

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396 oil gauge line routing and fittings
« on: August 07, 2019, 08:10:41 PM »
Posted this under originality with no responses, so thought I would try here. Thx for your help if you can.

I see this was discussed back in 2016 but with seemingly no final conclusions. Does anyone have a pic of the original set up for the L35? Looking at the aim page 416.  Should it utilize the bracket #8? Is the line shown between that bracket and elbow #5 a metal sleeve with the nylon/plastic hose routed inside or is metal portion carry oil??  Thx for revisiting the subject.
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Re: 396 oil gauge line routing and fittings
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 12:18:50 AM »
What year L35? My 67 has the nylon line from the block fitting to the gauge.  The metal pipe from the block fitting to the bracket was later...not sure what year though.

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Re: 396 oil gauge line routing and fittings
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 12:27:14 AM »
Thanks for the response. It is a 69 model.
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Re: 396 oil gauge line routing and fittings
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 12:48:54 AM »
I'll see if I can help you out. I have an original bracket & bolt (#3954228 & 3817006) that goes on the head, NOS nylon & steel line (#3954225), and original brass fittings (#444052 & 444030) that screw into the block. Mine is for an L78 but all except possibly the fitting that screws into the block above oil filter should be the same for all BB. I was trying to find the original rubber grommet (#3906193) that the nylon line uses to pass through the firewall but am not sure which drawer it is in. I'll see if I can find it and even if not I'll post pictures of what items you want to see.
 Let me know if you want photos of all or some.

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Re: 396 oil gauge line routing and fittings
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 01:16:50 AM »
I'll add a little more. I miss posted the part numbers I have. It looks to me that the nylon line #3921433 is used on both SB & BB, even though they source oil pressure in distinctly different areas on the 2 engines. On the BB, after going to the left side of the engine where bracket #3954228 attaches, the remaining distance down to above the oil filer is filled by the steel line likely because the engine heat there would be too high for the nylon line to survive very long.

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Re: 396 oil gauge line routing and fittings
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 01:23:13 AM »
Loren
Thank you very much for your assistant. Yes, love to have any pics you can send. By chance do you have one of it installed?
Thank you
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Re: 396 oil gauge line routing and fittings
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 01:51:24 AM »
No, unfortunately for posterity, my car is still all in pieces but I think the pictures should tell you what you need to know. I need to bring the line in the house and take it all apart and photo each part as best I can with all markings and such. I'll try and accomplish that in the next day or two.

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Re: 396 oil gauge line routing and fittings
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 12:16:31 PM »
Thanks and please take a pic prior to taking it apart if you would.
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Re: 396 oil gauge line routing and fittings
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2019, 02:58:02 PM »
Is this what you want to see?...Joe
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Re: 396 oil gauge line routing and fittings
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2019, 03:06:29 PM »
Funny when you see something and just have to say.duhhh. Lol. Makes perfect sense to me now. Thank you Joe!
Hopefully Lorenís pics will duplicate this.
Thx
Again
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Re: 396 oil gauge line routing and fittings
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2019, 03:57:40 PM »
No problem Dean. as you can see my engine is out of the car. I just kept forgetting to take a picture. Fighting time. The car is being painted so I'm trying to do everything else before it comes back...Joe
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Re: 396 oil gauge line routing and fittings
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2019, 06:31:56 PM »
Joe, this brings up a question I had when I received my bracket and bolt that attaches to the head and hold the top end of the steel oil line. My bracket is also painted chevy orange but since those parts are listed in the AIM, meaning they were installed at Norwood or Los Angeles, long after the engine was painted in Tonawanda, shouldn't they be an unpainted bracket? I'd like to hear what those who have seen this say.

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Re: 396 oil gauge line routing and fittings
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2019, 06:39:09 PM »
I'm sure it wasn't supposed to be orange. Most likely not painted or black. Not sure myself. That is what I did in 1982 maybe. I will correct it...Joe
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Re: 396 oil gauge line routing and fittings
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2019, 10:51:31 AM »
I removed the bracket yesterday & found no evidence of paint on the back side....Joe
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Re: 396 oil gauge line routing and fittings
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2019, 12:35:33 PM »
Sorry for the late reply... Here's a couple of pics to add that I hope will help.

U17 Oil pressure line fittings by Dave H, on Flickr

U17 Oil Fitting by Dave H, on Flickr


20141122_094528 by Dave H, on Flickr


U17 Oil Fitting L34 by Dave H, on Flickr




firewall pic by Dave H, on Flickr

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