Bob and all, here is a short SWEM video. My friend who was behind the camera is educated and experienced as a meteorologist. That explains why between showing the gas station and panning around to view my smiling face, she got distracted by a cloud in the sky and included that in the video with comment: http://www.tabbscreekbaptistchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/3-24-19-SWEM-Video-for-Web.m4v
The video was done Sunday afternoon when we motored on chargas to my former workplace, The Masonic Home for Children, and went for a walk on the farm. I suppose there was a layover of 45 minutes or so and I was still able to restart on residual chargas for the drive back home.
Now that I’m driving in traffic and trying to keep up, I’m noticing more often an issue when the automatic transmission shifts in and out of third gear (the highest gear). The change is often not very smooth and I’m wondering if an adjustment in the kickdown cable would help. I am thinking that the throttle is more open when driving with chargas than it would be with gasoline thereby causing the kickdown effect to occur at lower speeds resulting in me driving in second gear more of the time than necessary. What do you experts think? I recently adjusted the cable according to specs and during the Sunday drive the problem seemed to be worse. So, today I went the opposite direction in the adjustment. I don’t know much about the operation of an automatic transmission, so your comments would be helpful. Does the transmission sense the reduction in engine power running with chargas? Does that affect at what point it changes gears?
Bruce, be patient, you’ll be able to get the MG out from under the barn soon—spring has sprung. I have been chomping at the bit all winter, searching the weather forecasts for good days to go for a ride and those days have been few and far between.