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Ford Standard Dip Cups (with No. 3, 4, and 5 orifices)
This cup has the same capacity as the Standard Laboratory type Ford Viscosity Cup designed for use with a stand. However, this new cup is fitted with a red anodized aluminum handle and the drip ring at the top of the cup has been eliminated.
|Ford Standard Dip Cups|
|Ford Dip Cup Number||Standard Oil||Approximate Centistoke Value||Efflux Time In Secs.|
|To find the exact efflux time in seconds, substitute the centistoke value of the oil from the bottle label in the conversion table furnished with the cup. Read from the table the applicable efflux time in seconds or use the formula on the reverse side of the table.|
Ford Standard Dip Cup
The body of the cup is machined from solid bar stock stainless steel. Note the conical opening for the orifice which permits gentle “tapping in” or “tapping out” of the orifice. The orifices for the cup are machined from brass with the exact conical exterior to match the opening in the base of the cup. Positive orifice identification is assisted by “steps” at the base of the orifice.
The Gardco Standard Ford Dip Cup has all the advantages listed for the Standard series except it does not have an overflow well at the top of the cup and a red anodized handle is attached for support. The bottom of the cup is designed to extend below the orifice This design not only provides adequate stability for the cup when resting upright on a surface, but also protects the orifice from damage. The design of the bottom of the cup, as can be seen from the drawing, causes all material draining from the outside of the cup to flow away from the orifice and not influence the rate of flow from the orifice.
Standard Ford Dip Cup Orifice Details - Close production tolerance permits replacement of the precision "pop-in, pop-out" orifice without loss of accuracy and without tools.
To remove the orifice, simply place the cup upside down on a solid cushioned surface. Place the wood dowel rod furnished with the cup against the orifice and tap the dowel rod lightly with a heavy object such as a paper weight. To insert the orifice, place the cup right side up.
Carefully insert the orifice in place. Place the dowel rod into the spherical section of the orifice and tap the dowel rod with a heavy object.
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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: