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Any of you guys have a Cleveland block sitting around with a dipstick?

If I put the bore scope down the dipstick hole in the block, I can see the timing chain, which means I should be able to see the dipstick tube from the front.

If I pull the timing cover off:
Couldn’t I see the dipstick and maybe massage it (bend it) back the maybe 1/2” I need to have it point to the hole in the baffle??
I’d rather pull the timing cover vs the pan.

Am I thinking about this correctly?

Please advise..




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this is why mock up on the stand is so important. that way you can fix small issues like this without having to crawl under the car and waste oil, etc. 67 car guy, next time try using a good epoxy to seal any pinhole leaks in things. years ago i had a rod nut punch through my oil pan, and i needed to use it, was a poor college kid at the time and couldnt afford a new pan. so i cut two small pieces of sheet metal, and using epoxy and a big C clamp, i glued those pieces in place. the C clamp not only held the metal in place, but also served to flatten out the hole where the nut went through the pan. as far as i know the pan is still leak free. that was more than forty years ago.
 

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You should always dry fit all parts when possible. That is engine building 101.
Agree 100%.
I wish he would have used the dipstick and checked it.
I didn’t know what I didn’t know.

Mike



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I talked to canton yesterday and sent them the bore scope videos.
They should be giving me some feedback on the oil pan in the next few days.

I’ll let everyone know what the say.



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