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Jon Haigwood

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  1. Jon Haigwood added a post in a topic Lace Decals   

    Not sure about the "Saran Wrap" effect. I believe it came out in the same era .
  2. Jon Haigwood added a post in a topic Lace Decals   

    To me this looks out of scale, too large. But true to scale the detailing may get lost in the reduction ?
  3. Jon Haigwood added a post in a topic A Good To Know Tip   

    Good to know Thanks
  4. Jon Haigwood added a post in a topic Unique TV/Movie vehicle   

    breaking bad motorhome

  5. Jon Haigwood added a post in a topic What is your favorite car chase scene in a movie   

    My top 3 jn order:
    Bullitt
    Vanishing Point
    Original Gone in Sixty Seconds
  6. Jon Haigwood added a post in a topic On-Line Tutorial - Hot Rod Hints #2 now available for your viewing   

    When this happened I got so frustrated packed everything up and stopped building for many years. What I learned from it was  to mock up everything before final paint and assembly.Thanks looking forward to future Hot Rod Hints
  7. Jon Haigwood added a post in a topic 1969 Dodge Super Bee HELP   

    Actually thanks for posting the question I have been building a lot of Mopar Muscle and continually try to improve my detailing and accuracy on their engines. This has made me stop and think about the PVC systems and how they are installed on various engines. Now I have to go back and check the finished cars for correctness 
  8. Jon Haigwood added a post in a topic 1969 Dodge Super Bee HELP   

    Pre PVC systems removed the positive pressure by air flow as stated above. PVC systems used the intake to recirculate the un-burned  fuel.
    I worked as a lube tech at a Chrysler/Plymouth dealer in the early 70's and I never saw a single engine with a smooth cover. 
    Your best option like 6bblbird said above, dechrome and add a PVC
     
  9. Jon Haigwood added a post in a topic On-Line Tutorial - Hot Rod Hints #2 now available for your viewing   

    Thanks great info. Years ago I attempted to put a Flattie in Tweedy Pie as build it the way it was originally built. I didn't do any mock ups and when I tried to put the engine in it was a bit longer than I had room for. Is there any other situations where the length of the flathead is longer than the  OHV V8? 
  10. Jon Haigwood added a post in a topic 1.1 cars that got away   

    Your list even depressed me
  11. Jon Haigwood added a post in a topic 1.1 cars that got away   

    I had one that was back with gold stripes .Never could get a title for it so it sat in the driveway a few years then sold it for parts
  12. Jon Haigwood added a post in a topic 1969 Dodge Super Bee HELP   

    Doing a google search for 440 valve covers you do find a few that are smooth but they are after market may be intended for non street use.
    Pre PVC days there was setups that had a breather on one cover and a overdraft tube coming from the other cover (see pic 1)

     
    Older styles had a breather on the intake manifold and an overdraft tube on the back of the intake (see pic 2)
     

    PVC were basically a safety valve for positive ventilation systems. The fumes in the crankcase are volatile and the valve (anti-blowback valve) prevented any flames from coming from the air cleaner in a backfire situation.     
     
     
     
  13. Jon Haigwood added a post in a topic 1.1 cars that got away   

    The one on the top of my list would be my 67 Camaro SS/RS 350 that I bought for $1,795.(early 70's)
    My list would be
    66 Barracuda
    49 Ford 2dr sedan 
    49 Mercury 2dr
    64 Olds Cutless F85
    65 Mustang Fastback 
    54 Ford Convertable
    52 Ford 2dr Wagon
    58 Pontiac Chieftain 
    31 Model A Roadster
    67 Mercury Caliente 2dr hdtp
    91 Thunderbird SC
    58 Thunderbird 
    58 BMW Isetta 
    Probably a few more but I can't think of right now
    The list for cars I wouldn't like to have back is far greater than this one.
    As far as the one that got away as in almost owned was a 61 Corvette Roadster that was at a car lot for $1,300 but my girlfriend at the time said she didn't want me to buy it. That was back in the 70's and we have been married for 48 years and I am still pissed at her about it. 
  14. Jon Haigwood added a post in a topic Top 10 TV cars   

    Second chance 
     

     
    Lucifer 
     

  15. Jon Haigwood added a post in a topic Top 10 TV cars   

    That would probably be a "no" but The Beat Goes On"