1960 oil dip stick identification

Started by oregonjam, March 22, 2019, 07:59:11 PM

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oregonjam

Hello,

I have two oil dip sticks for my 1960 390. The blue one was installed and has a 6” handle, and a twist 2/3s down that I’m not sure should be there.  The shorter handled one was in the trunk, measures from the cap to tip is about 1” longer, has a 3” handle and is straight with no twist.

Adding; blue one is 22 1/8” long from under cap to tip.
Short handle one is 23 1/8” long from under cap to tip.

Are either of these correct? Are more dimensions needed to identify them?

Cheers,
John
Cheers,
John Miller

1960 Series 62 Coupe
1968 Camaro SS
1968 C10 SWB Pickup
1976 Bronco Sport

David Greenburg

Somebody may beat me to it, but if not, I can measure mine on Monday.
David Greenburg
'60 Eldorado Seville
'61 Fleetwood Sixty Special

oregonjam

thank you David. Have a great weekend.
Cheers,
John Miller

1960 Series 62 Coupe
1968 Camaro SS
1968 C10 SWB Pickup
1976 Bronco Sport

1959Fleetwood

Hello John,

The left ( blue ) dipstick in your pictures is the correct one. This dipstick is for 1959 & 1960 390 engines. Part # is: 1471857 according to the CMP.
I took some pictures and measurements of my 1959 Fleetwood to compare.

HTH,
Matern Harmsel
CLC15331
Matern Harmsel
CLC # 15331

1941 Cadillac series 6227D
1953 Cadillac series 6237
1959 Cadillac series 6029
1969 Chevrolet ElCamino

oregonjam

#4
Matern,

Thank you very much. The images you share show the dip stick laying perfectly flat on the table. Mine has a twist that requires me to turn the dip stick as it is pushed in. Should it be flat without any twist all the way up? I can adjust that if it should not have any twists.

Thanks you,
John
Cheers,
John Miller

1960 Series 62 Coupe
1968 Camaro SS
1968 C10 SWB Pickup
1976 Bronco Sport

1959Fleetwood

Hello John,
The dipstick from my Fleetwood has also a twist in the center of it. To my knowledge all the 59/60 dipsticks had the same twist preventing it from ratling and holding it in place in the tube.

Matern Harmsel
Matern Harmsel
CLC # 15331

1941 Cadillac series 6227D
1953 Cadillac series 6237
1959 Cadillac series 6029
1969 Chevrolet ElCamino

David Greenburg

David Greenburg
'60 Eldorado Seville
'61 Fleetwood Sixty Special

oregonjam

Excellent. Thank you very much David and Matern. Have a great evening
Cheers,
John
Cheers,
John Miller

1960 Series 62 Coupe
1968 Camaro SS
1968 C10 SWB Pickup
1976 Bronco Sport

papas52cad

So this thread prompted me to check my dip stick on my 1960 390, it is not a flat metal blade style handle, like shown here or that fits my tranny fluid tube,  but rather a round steel  metal. So I checked the length and the OIL FULL line on mine is 1/2” off at 3 1/2” from bottom vs 4” here...and my oil at full does register about 1/2” over the full mark
See attached.
Any suggestions on finding the correct stick for my use. Otherwise I will just note the difference.

Thanks
Peter
1952 Fleetwood

oregonjam


One more question on this. I was prompted to check ebay for Peter to see if there was a correct one available in there and I only saw the style that looked like a squiggly line at the top just below the tube cap. The one I have has a split where the center leg is bent the opposite direction as the outer egde section. I attached a photo of both. Which is correct?

Peter,
I would save an eBay search so you get notified when one posts and also call around to the Cadillac specific dealers. They get them from time to time.


Cheers,
John Miller

1960 Series 62 Coupe
1968 Camaro SS
1968 C10 SWB Pickup
1976 Bronco Sport

papas52cad

Thanks John I’ll have a look
Appreciate you taking time to check for me.
Peter
1952 Fleetwood