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  1. I thought so but wasn't sure as that road was only reopened a few months ago and I haven't been on the section between Rancho Capistrano and the Tenaja Falls trailhead. It was closed for years to allow some burned areas to heal. The upper section is called South Main Divide road and the lower part is Cleveland Forest road. Not sure where the name changes from one to the other but think it is at the gate by the Tenaja Falls trailhead. For what it is worth, I've helped with trail maintenance on the Tenaja Falls trail. Hand tools only as it is a designated wilderness area.
  2. I can’t say for other Chrysler makes, but Plymouth started having automatic spark advance with the 1931 PA models. I believe the 1931 & 32 used a vacuum advance only. 1933 and, I think, 1934 were centrifugal advance only. And 1935 with “perfected ignition” used both vacuum and centrifugal. Not sure why you care if the car has both vacuum and centrifugal. I know the 1933 and 34 (and strongly suspect the 1931 & 32) don’t have a spark advance lever you have to worry about. If you are looking for other modern features, the big change was the 1933 model year. It was
  3. What road(s) were you on in the Cleveland National Forest?
  4. On a previous purchase of tires for my '33 Plymouth I looked for the date codes to get an idea of how long they might have been sitting on the shelf at the vendor. I didn't find any. So I called the vendor and they said they didn't need to be date stamped. I did not believe them. But I went searching through the US government websites looking for tire marking regulations and eventually found it. Date codes are not required on tires sold to and intended for use on antique vehicles. The rational was that there hadn't been a safety problem noticed with them in the past. Digging a bit
  5. Yeah. I've read there are wireless repeaters specifically designed to extend the range of the RF on the "keyless ignition" FOBs. The idea being that if you've left the FOB reasonably close to the garage it can make the car think your are next to the car so the thief can open it and maybe even start it. I keep my spare "keyless entry" fob in a small tin can, like that which some candies come in. I haven't tested it to see how good a Faraday cage it makes but I believe it should greatly attenuate any RF signals. I never bothered at the old house as the master bedroom was quite a dist
  6. I had not thought about other 17" sizes when responding. The 1933 Plymouth PD usually shipped with 17x5.25 wheels with the 16 inch "Air Wheels" as an option. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find Bedford Famous Coach in 550/525-17 sizes since the Goodyear "All Weather" reproductions came out. And I have never seen the Goodyear "All Weather" reproductions in that size either. Tubes have been a problem for me for some time. The 1933 Plymouth has a radial valve stem and I haven't found tubes for 550/525-17 tires with radial stems. I guess the more popular Chevy and/o
  7. Goodyear "All Weather" (diamond tread) tires were original from the factory. I think in the later 1930s they used a different tread on the front than the rear. Nice that you have the optional 16 inch tires so you can purchase the modern equivalents if you want. They don't make those for 17 inch. Way back in the 1970s and maybe into the 1980s you could get "Bedford Famous Coach" that was similar but they stopped making those when Goodyear allowed reproduction of the diamond tread "All Weather" pattern. I had the Bedford Famous Coach on my '33 when I first got it back on
  8. My previous comment was to the effect that could get alerts for going 36 MPH in a 35 MPH zone in an older car by using your phone. There are a number of "off line" navigation apps I know of that provide this feature. But as long as you bring it up. . . Yes, smartphones are basically tracking devices reporting back to the manufacturers and many/most of the app developers. I am amused by the fear that some have that a vaccine could have micro chips for tracking in it. First that would add to the cost (and there is a shortage of chip manufacturing at the moment). Second, t
  9. Actually, with the appropriate app your smart phone can tell you when you hit 36 in a 35 zone so you are not missing out on that either.
  10. I wish those existed back in the 1990s when I did mine. Or perhaps I should say, I wish I'd known about a source for them when I did mine back in the 1990s. Anyway, I was lucky and able to reuse the originals.
  11. If what I read was correct and I remember it properly, I think it was stopping the speeding rotors when the detection logic got a hit. A hit in this case meaning a set of indicators that did not end up with a contradiction when processing the encrypted Enigma message. But they also has problems with the very high speed they were running the paper tape through the reader at the same time. I think the legendary Tommy Flowers was key to solving some of those issues though he is better known for working on the equipment for breaking some other cyphers. The first IBM machine I
  12. And some of us have never heard of. Just looked it up on IMDB and watched the trailer there. Looks like a movie I'd like to see but it does not seem to be on any of the streaming services I currently subscribe to nor at my local library. I guess I'll have to buy a copy.
  13. They look about right. The price has gone up quite a bit since I bought mine decades ago. For what it is worth, I could not figure out how to install the springs without disassembling the "remote control" which entails bending the tabs that hold the side plates together. And that material was designed to have the tabs bent only once when it was assembled in the factory. I was careful/lucky and didn't break any of the tabs off. I could have just been blind and there is a way to install those spring without disassembly so check first. But if you do resort to bending the tabs and disa
  14. I can't really add to this with respect to seatbelts and associated harnesses for dogs in older cars. But I just had to post a couple of photos from 15 years ago on a trip that was several hundred miles from home in the old car. I never did figure out how she found that arm rest comfortable enough to use as a pillow. The biggest issue we had was getting all that Akita fur off the mohair, sure did want to stick on there.
  15. Expectations do change with the era. When I was a child being raised in the desert we went all over the place on dirt roads including poorly maintained ranch tracks to get to picnicking and hiking spots. And we went in our family sedan. Nowadays people seem to need a jacked up all wheel drive to go to the local grocery store.
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