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Post  motorhead on November 4th 2012, 8:11 am

I had to buy a timing cover for the 429 I am working on and the one I got has a provision for a dip stick. Since the oil dip stick for this motor is in the oil pan I do not need the one in the timing cover. Now the timing cover came with a 3 inch rod to be inserted into the hole where the dip stick goes. So my question is, how far down does this rod have to go? This is a Ford Motorsport timing cover and there are 3 holes that this rod has to go through, the third one being the one that leads to the oil supply.

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Post  Wheelie58 on November 4th 2012, 9:25 am

As I recall, I usually install the plug so it is left slightly protruding from the top of the cover.
It really makes no difference as long as the hole is filled.
I always put Loctite on the plug to seal it before pressing it in.
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Post  rmcomprandy on November 4th 2012, 10:52 am

motorhead wrote:I had to buy a timing cover for the 429 I am working on and the one I got has a provision for a dip stick. Since the oil dip stick for this motor is in the oil pan I do not need the one in the timing cover. Now the timing cover came with a 3 inch rod to be inserted into the hole where the dip stick goes. So my question is, how far down does this rod have to go? This is a Ford Motorsport timing cover and there are 3 holes that this rod has to go through, the third one being the one that leads to the oil supply.

The largest diameter, (about 5/8" long), is above the top casting.

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Post  zbob on November 4th 2012, 8:44 pm

on my stock cover i squeezed the end of the tube tight with a pair of side cutters and brazed it.....bobn

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Post  69F100 on November 4th 2012, 11:19 pm

zbob wrote:on my stock cover i squeezed the end of the tube tight with a pair of side cutters and brazed it.....bobn

I cut the dip stick off about 3'' from the top filled the cup up under the pull ring with RTV and put it back in
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