The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
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
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
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
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?
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.
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.