440 Engine With Stock Hemi Oil Pan

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    I have a 1969 440 cylinder block and just installed the larger stock B body 426 Hemi oil pan. Will the original 440 dipstick and tube be okay or do I need to change it? I want to make sure the oil level reads correctly.
     
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    Not sure if dipsticks are different, but from the top of the pan, bottom of the block, a quart low is a quart low. Regardless of how much the pan holds.
     
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      Your original dipstick should be fine. The extra capacity of the Hemi pan is in the depth and size of the pan. The Hemi pan is 6 quarts with the long filter, so I would just check that against the dipstick to be sure, when installed.
       
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        When you fill with oil, just put five quarts in and check the level. Should be close to the full mark.
         
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        Okay, I thought I could use the same dipstick and tube. Thanks
         
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          Its fine for sure,
           
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            The stock style pickup should touch the pan bottom.
             
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            Pick up needs to be changed but the dipstick is fine
             
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              When I built my 440 I used the hemi pan and a new Mr Gasket Chrome dipstick
              It measured a quart low with 6 quarts oil in her, a new filter on, and run for a moment
              We watched it but I didn't want to put 7 quarts in her
              So we measured the difference on the stick and cut the tube off
              It only took a few minutes and now it reads correctly
               
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                Yep, I changed the oil pickup tube to match the oil pan. Just wasn’t sure about the dipstick and tube.
                 
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