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Old 05-24-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Oil pan

I have a canton 7 qt oil pan, just put universal dip stick in, what do I use to plug stock dip stick?
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the universal dipstick doesnt go into the same hole? sorry im not that familar with your pan
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
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No, it goes in side of pan. Pan had a set screw you take out,put in new stick
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so know you have an extra hole then..... imdont think they actually make plugs for those.

i think the best way would be to tap it, and add a plug. but the problem would be dropping shavings into the pan if its on the car.

i think your gonna have to find a tight fitting bolt and either epoxy or rtv it in there.

the only other thing that may work is modifying the factory dipstick into a plug. lke maybe sawing it down and sealing it.

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ohh wait. i may have lied. im not sure if these fit but.....

http://www.summitracing.com/search/?...k%20plug&dds=1
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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Yes that just might do it. Thought about cutting old dip stick too, I believe i will order one of those,will look alot better. Thanks a million
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no problem. but i would maybe call them to check the size or fitment just to be sure. one is gm and one is for trannys. but as long as the size is the same it wont matter.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:54 PM   #7
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When i looked at website it said for a 5.0 too. Looks like fits a few different engines, but will call to be safe
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ok cool. just would hate for you to buy something that didnt fit.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:57 PM   #9
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Oopps no, my bad, that was for them bow ties
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:01 PM   #10
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i dont know for sure, but i would still think there is a chance it may fit. if not you will have to fab something up probably.

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if they dont fit you also maybe able to find something here?
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:09 PM   #11
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Yea,just called summit,they don't have them for Ford's. They said get diameter off old one go to local auto parts store see if they have freeze plug that small. Find out more tomorrow
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oh i forgot the link on my last post. http://www.mcmaster.com/#plugs/=hofp69

a freeze plug might work if they have them that small. but i wouldnt thread one in with the pan on even though that would be ideal.
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Seen a tapered one that expands but,it good at only 550 degrees,not sure if ill go that way. Have to look at that site see what else they have
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i would think 550* should be good enough.
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Yes agree, but would you try it on your car an chance it?
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if it says 550* i would. that is like header temps. the oil pan should never get that hot. what is it made out of?

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doesnt mean i wouldnt look around for the best solution first though.
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Says made of resilient rubber . Plug would go in block .yes am going to look around too,something out there just have to find it.
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Says made of resilient rubber . Plug would go in block .yes am going to look around too,something out there just have to find it.
Right on. Yeah I don't know that much about that material. But being a rubber sounds a little scary.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:18 PM   #19
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Yea what i was thinking. Ill let you know what i come up with. Can't be that hard.......Lol
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Re: Oil pan

Is there a short metal tube sticking out of the block or just a hole in the block?

If you have a metal tube you can slide a compression fitting over it, then cap or plug the other end of the compression fitting as required.
Or, you can cut off the old dipstick tube and do that too.
Or you can cut off the old dipstick tube and pinch or weld the end shut.
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It is just a hole, I believe thats what I will do. The old dip stick fits a little loose ,so have to make it fit tighter .

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It is just a hole, I believe thats what I will do. The old dip stick fits a little loose ,so have to make it fit tighter .

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I have a "swaging" tool for that purpose.
Looks kind of like a punch but it is tapered and stepped up to different sizes.
You just carefully tap it into the inside of the tube to reshape or expand.
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Where can I get a tool like that? Or did you make it's.. Lol

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Didn't have time to mess with today. ... Indy 500 in town
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Where can I get a tool like that? Or did you make it's.. Lol

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Didn't have time to mess with today. ... Indy 500 in town
I'm sure you maybe able to get away with a tapered center punch.
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Where can I get a tool like that? Or did you make it's.. Lol

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Didn't have time to mess with today. ... Indy 500 in town
Mine is home made. Turned it on a lathe at work years ago, but you can buy them.
Search for tubing swagers or expanders. You want the small hand driven type the hydraulic ones are prohibitively expensive.
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Cool, got one of those
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The real tool is way better I'm sure. But in a pinch I'm sure with the right taper you maybe able to taper it.
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Not swagger, tapered punch
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Re: Oil pan

The only advantage to a swaging tool over a tapered punch is that it will re-size the tube for a longer distance into the tube. To be honest you could grind or file down a piece of steel rod chucked in a drill and do the same thing. Just make it as smooth as possible and lubricate it.
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The summit dipstick plug for Chevy will work on the Ford 302 block. I had the same problem finding a plug for my block when I installed a 7qt pan. Nobody makes a freeze plug that small. I tried the Chevy plug as a last resort and it fit perfectly.
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The summit dipstick plug for Chevy will work on the Ford 302 block. I had the same problem finding a plug for my block when I installed a 7qt pan. Nobody makes a freeze plug that small. I tried the Chevy plug as a last resort and it fit perfectly.
I had a hunch it would. But I wasn't sure. That is good to know. That's why I suggested called them for the measurement.
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