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Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks?
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2014, 01:32:03 PM »
I have been looking through any post to do with dipsticks. I have been wanting the description of the proper stick for early 67 350ss. Seems as there is a wide number of dipsticks that have been used and with the service replacement factor also considered a lot of questions keep surfacing on this issue.
Would it make a good reference page on just that?
Showing pictures of different ones with references to application?
Just a thought.
 
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Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks?
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2015, 03:09:34 AM »
I wish to add to this thread since Jerry (68 Z28) has the same dip stick as I recently found on 3 survivor cars. One of them being team member Danny and his 68Z. At MCACN Danny and another attendee with a 68 survivor both had the same dipstick flattened type handle with correct gray colored tip. I had thought prior to this the handle was round with gray colored tip with a "W" or "M" stamping but the flattened handled sticks all had an "E" stamp.




And the third dip stick here is in my good friends 68Z survivor. Picture makes the tip look almost white but it is Gray tipped.
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Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks?
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2015, 02:29:43 PM »
So again I Ask does anybody have pics of or know what is correct for 67 SB's? Like a L48?
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Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks?
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2015, 06:39:25 PM »
67 and 68 were exactly the same except that 1967 had a salmon colored tip. 
I have seen 4 different versions that were used E - M - W - B - could be more....

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Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks?
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2015, 07:03:52 PM »
Mine is the rustier one of the two in the picture. Chick took that picture at the MCACN show. Jerry M. mentioned to me that it should have the round handle, and that mine was for a '69. So Chick was nice enough to sell me one of his extra's the day of the show. However after doing some research, and seeing the car in the barn find section... I'm not so sure.. I wonder if it's a time period thing? I have seen more than one survivor car with the flat handle. My car is last week of May of '68. Isn't that like 9 months into production, or MORE. Couple months later they were starting production on the '69. SOMEBODY has to know if there were more than one vendor for dip sticks.. RIGHT?... Danny

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Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks?
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2015, 08:18:10 PM »
Mine is the flattened curve, no dimple, has the E and low mark, but is what seems to be a brown ?  button.
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Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks?
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2015, 12:28:06 AM »
Mine is the flattened curve, no dimple, has the E and low mark, but is what seems to be a brown ?  button.

I'm convinced Danny that your dip stick is original. Reason, four 68Z's with the same dip stick of which covered April, May, and two July cars. I believe Jerry's (68 Z28) is a 07C car where as Skip's (friends 68Z) is a 07D car. Kind of hard to dispute 4 68 Z/28's that are survivor flavor and all have the exact same dip stick being not correct. Refund to ya Danny!
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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
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Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks?
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2015, 12:36:54 AM »
Brad (bc69)
The picture you posted is that out of your 1967 Camaro? If so its the correct flat handle with the BROWN tip. The line from add to fill is shorter on those than the lines on the 68 pics that Chick posted. Hope that helps you out. Dave
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Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks?
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2015, 12:39:30 AM »
Yes. It's a L48 survivor.
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Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks?
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2015, 01:07:04 AM »
Yes. It's a L48 survivor.
Brad (bc69)
The picture you posted is that out of your 1967 Camaro? If so its the correct flat handle with the BROWN tip. The line from add to fill is shorter on those than the lines on the 68 pics that Chick posted. Hope that helps you out. Dave
It also should have lines, one after ADD and one before the FILL on the flat handle. The round handle from what I have seen all have a dot or two dots after the ADD or before the FILL.
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Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks?
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2015, 01:17:27 AM »
Wow, thanks 1968RSZ28. 

I didn't find that forum string because I was spelling it as "dipstick" vice "dip stick" in my search.  It looks like all my questions were answered with the other forum string...and that I have the correct 68 SB dipstick...round handle, no dimple, grey tip.  Thanks everybody for the help and your time.

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Does your round dipstick with the grey tip, have one dot or two dots? The dots are located after the ADD and before the FILL.  Dave
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Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks?
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2015, 01:22:55 AM »
dave this is the south end of 67 stick
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Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks?
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2015, 01:42:38 AM »
Yes, that's it! So you have the correct one. Now you can rest with peace...lol

There are so many different dipsticks it crazy!!!!!!
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Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks?
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2015, 01:48:22 AM »
I have been attempting to find out what was right. This was said to be a service replacement. But how was that when nobody could tell me or really knew what was orig.
Thanks.
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Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks?
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2015, 02:03:00 AM »
Nope, yours is original. The one I described, which is what you have is out of my 67 327ci and should be the same as the L48. This is a 03C build date car.
1967 Z/28 Butternut Yellow
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