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oldmustangjunkie
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posted 08-21-2002 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for oldmustangjunkie   Click Here to Email oldmustangjunkie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 7qt pan by Canton and a blue knurled grip FMS dipstick from Mustangs Plus. Will it read correctly? MP said it would but I have my doubts. I measured and the new dipstick/tube is the same length as my old one.

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RADRIDE
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posted 08-21-2002 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RADRIDE   Click Here to Email RADRIDE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the 9 qt Canton and Mustang Plus told me to fill it run it let it sit and mark stick to make sure.I also have same dipstick.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 08-22-2002 12:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got the Canton seven quart (6 in pan, one in filter), p/n# ....610. Alex runs them on his race motors and frequently runs less than a full load

5 1/2 quarts in my pan and one in the filter reads just up to the 'ADD' marker on my stock 289 dipstick... 5+1 barely touched the bottom of the stick, Alex says 4+1 dosen't touch the stick at all

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JAAZZY
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posted 08-22-2002 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a similar pan from Coast. Actually it looks like the Canton pan so I wonder if it is just relabeled. Anyway, with the pan full it barely touched the stick. I ended up using a Dremel and cutting about an inch off of the tube. I probably should have cut off a bit more but it is now full at the add mark. You could probably do it so that it reads perfectly.

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Hemikiller
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posted 08-22-2002 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller   Click Here to Email Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
JAAAZY has the best solution to your problems. That's how I used to recommend people use their stock dip sticks with those pans.

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