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67 BB L78 oil dipstick
« on: September 03, 2008, 04:54:45 AM »
To all,
Trying to find correct dipstick and tube for 67 BB. Tryed search but only found responce from John Z that it did not have a part #  but had full & add marks also had " Engine Oil M"on the stick. Did that apply to the 67 as 68,69 had different dipsticks ? What was the shape of the handle, was it a round tube and did it have a color coded plastic tip? Anyone have a picture of a original ?
Jerry M. I know you are a small block man but do you have any idea what is correct for a 67 BB L78.

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Re: 67 BB L78 oil dipstick
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 02:31:33 PM »
Note.
Changed this post to Originality with new information.
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Re: 67 BB L78 oil dipstick
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008, 10:51:03 PM »
should have a salmon tip on the end, also check to see if its the same as a 66 67 chevelle bb cars I believe they are. Phil

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Re: 67 BB L78 oil dipstick
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2008, 12:21:41 AM »
should have a salmon tip on the end, also check to see if its the same as a 66 67 chevelle bb cars I believe they are. Phil
Phil,
The salmon tips were used on 65-67E Corvettes and the changed to wht. in late 67L. Pan 3958657 was used on 67,68,69 Chevelle & Camaros.
Look at post in Originality to see what I found on the subject.
Waiting to see if anyone can verify the information as correct or not. Just because it's written in a book does not mean it's correct!
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Re: 67 BB L78 oil dipstick
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2008, 03:11:15 AM »
Big !  are you saying the 67 68 69 oil pan have the same part no #? in my research they are different, 67 is by its self 68-69 are the same part no# 3974328 for the 67 and part no# 3985999 for the 68 69 and also the 67 chevelle

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Re: 67 BB L78 oil dipstick
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2008, 04:34:02 PM »
Phil,
The  rev. 10-1 69 GM 69 P&A (Parts Book) that I am using only shows one oil pan 3958657 (group # 1.426) for 65-69 Chevelle and Camaro. I was hoping that someone would have  a 67-68 P&A that could verify these numbers.
I think the pans are the same because the sub frames (67,68,69 Camaro) are alike except for frame to engine mounts and some minor stampings ( front rad. support rails etc.).
The 67 dipstick and tube are at least 2" shorter than the 68,69. I think the  reason for the redesign in 68.69 was the C60  AC option for BB's
Let me know if you find anything to the contrary.
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Re: 67 BB L78 oil dipstick
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2008, 05:08:13 PM »
I posted it over on pacer car sight one person told me they had a black tip 396/325 horse car ill keep you up to date also the part no# i have on the oil pan were from a 74 part book that should the 67 pan by itself

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Re: 67 BB L78 oil dipstick
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 06:13:47 PM »
I posted it over on pacer car sight one person told me they had a black tip 396/325 horse car ill keep you up to date also the part no# i have on the oil pan were from a 74 part book that should the 67 pan by itself
Phil,
The closer we can get our reference material ( GM P&A. AIM rev. dates) to the build date, the information I believe will be more accurate.
If you find a 67,68 P&A for sale ( and you do not want it) I will buy it.
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Re: 67 BB L78 oil dipstick
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008, 01:05:55 AM »
The black tip is an earlier Corvette stick.
Don't believe it was ever used on a 1st Gen Camaro.

The Salmon color is what I have mostly observed on the Passenger 396's like Camaro

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Re: 67 BB L78 oil dipstick
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2008, 02:32:43 AM »
Update:
Received information from Steve 68 (he has a 68 P&A) that verifies that the original 68,69 dipstick #3925599 with A measurement 19 17/32 and B measurement 20 11/32 is correct. The stick does not have a part # on it only full mark and add mark with "Engine Oil M " It has a yellow plastic insert and this is verified in the 68 AIM L35 A4 page 279.
 John Z made most of this information available in another thread.
I hope to have more information on the 67 BB dipstick soon.
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Re: 67 BB L78 oil dipstick
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2008, 06:57:43 PM »
Could I get everyone over the Originality Forum , we are discussing the same topic over there!

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Re: 67 BB L78 oil dipstick
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2008, 04:44:06 AM »
The other discussion is at http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=4306.0.
Closing this post.
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