It is currently Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:19 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:07 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:04 am
Posts: 19
What does this do and why do we all ignore it?
Its the black steel narrow tube you see at the top of the shroud behind the coil.
Did this carry a wire or two originally?


Attachments:
1B70C66B-1A3B-4255-8B79-4CD561E78F12.png
1B70C66B-1A3B-4255-8B79-4CD561E78F12.png [ 699.06 KiB | Viewed 770 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:13 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:13 pm
Posts: 128
Location: Newport Beach ,California
On the older cars,it held the dipstick. The temp sending probe went where dipstick goes on Pre A's.

_________________
Tom Keating
1964 356C Sunroof


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:13 pm 
356 Fan

Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:24 pm
Posts: 6696
Location: 30MI WEST OF PHILA
Dipstick holder used on early cars with the temperature gauge sensor probe that uses the same location as the dipstick(when checking level).

_________________
'57 Speedster - very real
'59 Sunroof - mostly real
'60 Devin D Race Car-in process - fake chassis - real body
'63 GS 2133 coupe - very real
'67 S Original Owner - ultra real


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:51 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:04 am
Posts: 19
Thanks Tom and CJ. The dipstick is now on the other side on C cars so would not have guessed that.
The factory obviously decided it didnt need deleting necessarily and saved the cost of a retool on the shroud steel.
Ok. What about the smaller rubber grommet that presses into the front of the shroud - why have that hole? Its just below this tubing. Maybe somethings should stay a mystery.

_________________


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:48 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:13 pm
Posts: 128
Location: Newport Beach ,California
The small plugs cover blind nut welded to inside the shroud. you can see the threads if no plug is there They were there for other applications using the shroud. Tom

_________________
Tom Keating
1964 356C Sunroof


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:34 am 
356 Registry Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:02 pm
Posts: 6360
Location: SE Michigan
The dipstick has always been on the right.
The plugged holes were used by VW; the basic shroud is a VW piece, with modifications.

_________________


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:19 am 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:51 am
Posts: 249
Location: Stanford, Ca. USA
I keep a spare dipstick there because it looks cool. Plus, sometimes I set things down and drive off...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group