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  1. Maybe. As mentioned above, the engine in my car was built before they went to this style pressure relief so I have never seen one outside of pictures similar to the ones you have posted. I hope someone with a 1934 or later Chrysler product vehicle with this style pressure relief steps into this discussion and lets us know what they think.
  2. You have an engine built toward the end of 1933 or later when they moved the oil pressure relief to the drive side of the block. Mine is an earlier block that came with the pressure relief inside the crankcase. You absolutely need the plunger and spring! The setup has several functions: First, the tip of the plunger blocks a return passage from the pressurized oil galley to the pan. Without the plunger the easiest path for oil is directly into the pan without going through the engine at all. Second, with the correct spring, the plunger should open to avoid a
  3. Isn’t that the same company/brand that later built the Land Rover and Range Rover. It would appear that way from the wikipedia articles at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rover_(marque) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rover_Company
  4. “Watersplash”? I have never come across that word before. Is it a UK term for a ford?
  5. I think the sets, and in particular the interior sets, are much more believable for the era than the original series. And the actors are good. It is disconcerting when they touch on a story that I know well from the books but have totally turned things around. And there are turns of phrase that I am pretty sure are anachronisms but I blame the script writers for that rather than the actors. But overall, it is an enjoyable series to watch. We donate to our local PBS station so we can watch the things shown as "passport" on our Roku which seems to be all the episodes of the new series. Not sure
  6. It is definitely a different interpretation of the books than the earlier series. I am finding this new one interesting and fun to watch even if it isn't following the books as closely. Mrs Hall is definitely quite a different personality as is Helen Alderson. One thing I caught on, I think episode 3, was Tristan putting is boots up on a desk and seeing vibram soles. Pretty sure those weren't available (or at least common) until after WW2.
  7. I was wondering about that last night as we were watching an episode. I found this: https://www.imcdb.org/m10590066.htmlI am not familiar with any British vehicles of that era so I don’t know how accurate the identifications are.
  8. @wws944 Has good points: My plug-in hybrid gets about 4 miles/kWh. Looking at the specifications for current EV offerings it seems 3.5 to 4 mi/kWh is pretty typical. The newer more box like SUV EVs are pushing the efficiency down (into the lower 3s). Just because it is an EV doesn’t mean the same aerodynamics that applies to internal combustion don’t apply. Make a bigger boxy vehicle and it takes more energy to push it around. The key thing is that the amount you will be charging each day is dependent on how many miles you drive each day and how efficient your vehicl
  9. Not sure how much I'd trust it without confirming on a paper map, but https://graphhopper.com/maps/ allows for a motor scooter option which limits it to lower speed roads. The one long route I tried also showed a elevation chart (got to think in meters for that). Edit: Looks like that route takes you over Mt. Hamilton. Not exactly the route I would think of when trying to get to Yosemite from San Jose. An interesting suggestion though, would make it a bit of an adventure as the road up Mt. Hamilton is quite steep and the one down the back side is even steeper.
  10. I prefer apps that use downloaded maps so I don't have to have a data connection while on the road. But that also means they don't show traffic so I guess I can't suggest an app. That said, I am not sure you will find one that both shows hills (bicycle or hiking focused) and shows traffic (motor vehicle focused).
  11. If/when you find one that works could you post the information so I can update my database? Thanks!
  12. When you drop the pan to clean things you probably want to pull the valve covers, lots of gunk settles out there too. On the pan, the two end pieces need to be left long, don’t cut them down to be flush. Keeping the side pieces in place while you get the pan up can be tricky. Some use gasket cement on one side. I have used thread tied through a couple of holes. On the plus side, the pan gasket and procedure to change it are identical from 1933 through the end of production (1959 for cars, later for industrial) so there are plenty of tutorials and guides. And any Plymouth factory se
  13. I don’t know your skill level. . . And the only speedometer I have looked very closely at is the one on my old car, there may be a number of design differences. That said, there are a number of delicate and fragile parts that are easily broken. And, I suspect, a number of specialty tools (perhaps the same or similar to those used for clock repair). So I will say it is beyond my skill set with the tools I have.
  14. Adding to the comment by @Bloo the speedometer works by spinning a magnet inside an conductive non-magnetic cup (the ones I have looked at are aluminum). The spinning magnets create an eddy current in the cup which tries to rotate the cup with the magnet. The shaft the cup is on has a spring to resist that motion. And at the end of the shaft is a needle with which you read the amount the cup has rotated as the speed. So a few things can go wrong. The first as @Bloo mentioned is dirt getting into the mechanism. Another one for a old speedometer is the magnet losing some
  15. I believe that all old American cars with mechanical speedometers are adjustable. At least adjustable by someone with proper tools and knowledge. Way back in the 1970s when I got my old car the speedometer was way off. After breaking it attempting to fix it I took the pieces to a local automotive instrument shop (there were such things then). The fellow put it back together and calibrated it for me. But I was surprised that he did not calibrate it on the car and asked about that. His response was that all American speedometers are built so the cable turns 1000 times per mile. (Old
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