Author Topic: 71-73 FMX Automatic dipstick tube  (Read 122 times)

Offline nham3407

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71-73 FMX Automatic dipstick tube
« on: December 22, 2017, 10:32:58 AM »
I have noted some of the recent posting regarding the FMX detailing.  In both examples they were for 60-70 applications.  In completing my 72 FMX I left the dipstick tube natural. In the 69-70 examples it was painted early ford light blue.  MCA Judging rules mention the handle,but not the tube.  Does anyone have a definitive on the tube?

MCA Rules:
H. Engine Components to be Natural: Bell housing (may have blue overspray), accelerator linkage, distributor hold-down bracket and automatic transmission dipstick handle.

67 GT S-Code, San Jose, 06/67
72 Mach 1, Dearborn, 01/72
68 Merc. Cyclone, Lorain, 06/68

Offline 1969 Cale II

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Re: 71-73 FMX Automatic dipstick tube
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 11:36:08 PM »
If it had a paint color it would have still been on the tube, IMHO. These early tubes were some aqua/light blue color. I think they colored them for usage.

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Re: 71-73 FMX Automatic dipstick tube
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 12:59:13 AM »
You start seeing the tubes being marked with only a daub/dot and the dipsticks being marked also with a matching color starting in 71 from what I've seen and collected.

Not allot of research has been put into the FMX restoring and unfortunately I can't find anything at the moment that indicates what color would have been used on a 1972 FMX. In every picture of a nice low mileage example those wide shock tower reinforcements are in the way. 

All we know is that it wasn't marked with yellow that was for a different application

Jeff Speegle

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