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Ford Mini Dip Cups
A mathematical formula developed for each Mini Ford Dip Cup in the series, relating time in seconds to centistoke viscosity defines cup flow characteristics with respect to standard oils traceable to U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology. The resulting formula have been solved for each tenth second within the recommended cup range. A table with this information as well as the cup formula is furnished free with each cup.
|Ford Mini Dip Cups|
|Ford Mini Dip Cup Number||Conversion Chart Seconds Range||Conversion Chart Centistoke Viscosity Range||Average Centistokes Per Sec.|
|0||28 to 60||2 to 14||0.4|
|1||30 to 60||12 to 40||1.0|
|2||18 to 50||25 to 120||2.8|
|3||12 to 60||29 to 273||5.0|
|4||10 to 60||53 to 441||7.6|
|5||10 to 60||215 to 1413||25.0|
Ford Mini Dip Cup
Time in seconds obtained with the dip series is just one half that obtained with the standard series. Simply multiply the seconds obtained by two and the results are directly converted to centistokes by the same theory presented for the standard series. This relationship is obtained by producing the dip series with an internal vertical cross section equal to just one half of the standard series and adjusting the cup height to obtain desired results. The orifice series used in the dip cup is identical to the series used in the standard cup.
The design of the bottom of the cup causes all material draining from the outside of the cup to flow away from the orifice and not to influence the rate of flow from the orifice. Minimum time for the dip series is one half of that stated earlier for the standard series, or ten seconds, and cup sensitivity is one half of that shown earlier for the Gardco Standard Ford Cup.
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It is helpful, and results will be more consistent, if all viscosity determinations are made in a room that is free from drafts or quick temperature change, and is within ±3°C (±5°F) of the viscosity measuring temperature of 25°C.
Ford Dip Cups
The Gardco Mini Dip Cups should have the same care as the Gardco Standard Series as they are produced to the same close tolerance. The use of the dip cup, however, is somewhat different: