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1956 engine/transmission dip stick and fill tube

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I'm coming along with my project and its nearing time to put the transmission back in the car, followed shortly by the engine. The only problem is is that I can't seem to find either dipstick, or the transmission fill tube. There is a junkyard about an hour out that I plan on seeing on Monday, my day off, but I'm expecting to be out of luck. I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction towards some other known Buick graveyards or suppliers that may have these parts.

 

Thanks in advance guys, your help thus far has been phenomenal.

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Try French Lake Auto Parts in Minnesota.  They do have a web site, and are serious about parting their large inventory of classic vehicles.

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I've got an extra of each for a 322 Nailhead with Dynaflow. If you're interested send me a PM.

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Buyer beware and know what you're buying. I seriously doubt that many owners, junk yards, or vendors know the differences.

 

You might want to study up to make sure that the Dynaflow dip stick and the Dynaflow fill tube are a matched pair. There were differences between the earlier and later Dynaflows. Also, earlier Buick V-8 322-c.i. engine oil dip sticks were shorter than the later ones.....the shorter ones not showing any oil even if you had half the recommended amount of oil in the pan.

 

 

Al Malachowski

BCA #8965

"500 Miles West of Flint"

 

 

 

 

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Good advic Al!!

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A little status update: I stopped in at that salvage yard I was talking about. They had a bunch of 55's-57 and one 56. As luck would have it, the Dynaflow and Nailhead were still in it so I scored a 56 Dynaflow fill tube and dip stick. The difference between 55 and 56 was significant, so I'm glad I got lucky. However, the engine dip wasn't in the block and was just thrown on top. How do I know for certain this is the correct dip stick?

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.....How do I know for certain this is the correct dip stick?.....

If you can post a picture and an overall dimension, I can send you a PM with all the details. Include your email address also. Thanks.

 

 

Al Malachowski

BCA #8965

"500 Miles West of Flint"

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Or a number. I have 55 and 56 322's here. Only have 55 Dynaflows, but you have that covered.

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Sorry for the late reply, been busy with school and work, but making progress slowly but surely! Here are those pics for the engine dip stick:

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Thanks in advance guys, your help is always greatly appreciated!

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