Originally Posted by wingman_g
I have a 350 chevy, the oil dipstick is on the right.Can you tell about what year the engine is ? is there a tub before the engine block for the dipstick ? how long should the dipstick be ?
IIRC 1980- back SBC were driver side. At least some SBC engines switched to a passenger side dipstick in 1981.
But in any event, the dipstick location will not tell you anywhere near as much as the casting number, date code and suffix code will tell you. More here