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Old 02-16-2017, 09:54 PM   #1
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Prefer original. I am working on a 69. Anybody got one?
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:43 PM   #2
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Prefer original. I am working on a 69. Anybody got one?
original GM tube 150.00 not the incorrect replacements now
only have a GM replacement Stick 25.00 both items shipped
open to any other members if you pass
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:31 PM   #3
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Thanks Grant but my pockets are not that deep. Appreciate the offer just the same.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:36 PM   #4
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Thanks Grant but my pockets are not that deep. Appreciate the offer just the same.
Originals are going for 250.00 to 300.00
The tube stick I have is original. so you are half way there.
There is current GM replacments that don't look the same for 20.00 for the dip stick and 25.00 for the tube. it has digital imprints on it
Hope this helps.
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Old 02-18-2017, 09:24 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info - I might be looking at the wrong tube then - is it supposed to be perfectly straight or curved? Do you happen to have a pic?
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They had a bend in them.

If you need a picture, let me know. Terry



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Old 02-18-2017, 06:46 PM   #7
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Not sure what you want if like me you want best value that works if you want ncrs grade then plan to ante up, but ebay has seveal under 50.00 i have noticed in general ebay is best prices on used over the forum which is higher.
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Default Like always,

You got to know what you are looking for. Also, I think I am seeing reproduction stuff being passed off as original on eBay. I think that there are some differences in factory vs over the counter GM replacement. I looked at a lot of cars to figure out what I believe is correct stuff. Round vs flat handle, pink vs white vs red tip. You can go nutz! Ask yourself what's the point. It's a little piece of metal.

Always good to make sure the rubber seal is good on the old ones. Not sure if a vacuum leak at that point would affect PCV function or idle.
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Old 02-19-2017, 11:38 AM   #9
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With my budget I'll have to just "get close"
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For most of 1969, the big blocks used a standard looking dipstick with a white tip, P/N 3925520 (see first picture below). Then, in approx July of 1969, they change to the "bent" style. P/N 3959158 (see second picture below).

To know which one you need, you need to know your build date.

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Default Very nice!

Very nice indeed. Perfect example of what I think is an original dip-stick.

Check out these 67's....



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For most of 1969, the big blocks used a standard looking dipstick with a white tip, P/N 3925520 (see first picture below). Then, in approx July of 1969, they change to the "bent" style. P/N 3959158 (see second picture below).

To know which one you need, you need to know your build date.

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If the original '69 427 oil dipsticks are similar to the '70 454 expect to pay at least $100. According to NCRS the '70 454 Corvettes were seen with either a short one or long one. Some believe the long one was for AC equipped Corvettes to clear the compressor. The shaft characteristics being the same.
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Old 02-20-2017, 02:40 PM   #13
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Original early C-3 dipsticks did not have part numbers stamped on them. ADD, FULL with level marks and sometimes a W. Read the 1969 NCRS Judging Guide. Email David Sokolowski to ask if he has one: corvettedavid@sbcglobal.net

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