ok everyone i have used 4 trannies this year and every one as lost a gear, broke, or just gave out on me
my first run i made a hit and then put in rev and i heard a load pop and i had nothing second time i hit and i only had rev after that third i was driving it to put it on the trailer and it started to pull up the ramps and just rolled off the ramps and wouldn't pull anymore forth one i busted the tail shaft in three pieces
oh ya the trannies where 2 350th a 400th and a 700r all had tranny coolers and plenty of fluid
for my transmission dipstick, 1) i measure pull it all out and stick the dipstick back in the tube, and measure how far it sticks out (need this for later) 2) than take that measurement plus the distance to the full mark on the dip (you will need this for when you cut off your dipstick) 3) now add atleast 2 inches (tranny fills up with oil when shut off, don't want it seeping out the dipstick tube) 4) cut the tube off at the total of all the measurements and you have (don't forget to add in the extra inch the tube sit inside the tranny). 5) now simply put the full length dipstick in the cut off tube 6) now from the measurement earlier on of how much the dipstick sticks out past the tube you'll know where to cut off the dipstick 7) next you take the second measurement of how far up the dipstick it was to the full line and measure that out and take a stamper or punch and mark the full like on your dipstick 8) now you have a 3 inch high dipstick and tube. which is easy to check because i'm sure there's a hole cut in the floor for the tranny lines to come into the cab for a tranny cooler. 9) Nicer to top up fluid if there is a leak (hoods tend to get pushed back and bend in the way)
I will try to get some measurements and pictures next time i'm out at my derby grainery -Some place want a hose on your dipstick tube that points down to the ground. None have said anything to me so far with this set up.
TOO MANY STEPS, CUT OFF THE SAME AMOUNT OF DIPSTICK, AS YOU DO THE TUBE.... BUT THEN THIS CAN STILL COME LOOSE FROM FORCES EXERTED ON THE TUBE.... BUY A SCREW IN TUBE AND DIPSTICK, DONT HALF ASS IT.....