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Saloon Sump in Dart - Dipstick??

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JohnM
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Saloon Sump in Dart - Dipstick??

Post by JohnM » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:45 pm

A question for anyone who has saloon engine in their SP with a cut-and-shut saloon sump........

How did you arrange a dipstick that works?

The saloon dipstick comes out pointing straight at the underside of the sp exhaust manifold, so clearly can't be used. Before I "invent" a solution, I thought I'd ask if anyone had already solved the problem!

(this is on an engine I've helped install into a Swallow Doretti, which is now running and I'd just like to tidy this final problem.)

Any (helpful!) suggestions appreciated!

Cheers, John
John M in Middlesex, NW London
1962 SP250 "B" Spec

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Re: Saloon Sump in Dart - Dipstick??

Post by JohnM » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:46 pm

We've lost a couple of replies to my post from Ian and Nick due to the downtime, but here's a link to some pics of the car as requested.
You can see the dipstick problem in one of the pics which shows the hole plugged and the casting for the dipstick pointing at the exhaust.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gjtxvjwmqnz7 ... RwR-a?dl=0

Cheers, John
John M in Middlesex, NW London
1962 SP250 "B" Spec

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