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  1. Thanks Layden, that looks awfully close to mine. Would you happen to have any measurements? Howard Dennis
  2. Does anyone have a brass float for a K D Type B carburetor for a Maxwell Model 25 late teens to 1920's? Howard Dennis
  3. Does anyone have a brass float for a K D Type B carburetor for a Maxwell Model 25 late teens to early 1920's? Howard Dennis
  4. Having never seen that emblem before and I've been hunting Maxwell info online since the early 1990's I'd say it is most likely something to do with Maxwell's last year 1925 when you could buy both a Maxwell and a Chrysler. Howard Dennis
  5. Does anyone have any information on how Maxwell originally supported the end of the speedometer cable as it approached the swivel on the front wheel? Any pictures of what are known to be original setups helpful. I could also use any ideas of what has worked for you. I'm trying to stop it from rubbing on the front spring and my setup now works but is sliding back and forth on the belt and will eventually wear through the leather. Howard Dennis
  6. Don't have anything to do with this sale just hope someone can use this good deal: http://www.ebay.com/itm/292142214794?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Howard Dennis
  7. Sure wish I could help on the car but someone on here should know. Not common but has a few odd features that should nail it down like that tail light which I've never seen. The item on the running board is a collapsible luggage rack which was an aftermarket accessory. Howard Dennis
  8. See, I said there was probably a simple explanation for this. Thanks John, after looking again I think you are correct. Howard Dennis
  9. There is probably a simple explanation for this but I'll ask anyway. While researching another Duesenberg photo online I ran across this photo and noticed the spelling on the drivers suit. It depicts Joe Boyer in France in 1921. What is up with his suits spelling? Howard Dennis
  10. Here's hoping your doing this with the radiator off. The cylinder head has a pin right next to the threaded hole that the fan support bolt B5083 screws into that engages the holes in the spring lock plate B5600. If the radiator is out of the way you can loosen the bolt, disengage the pin and the fan can be rotated to set the tension. It will be a trial and error to get it right but is very easy, with the radiator out of the way. The last time I did it the radiator was on and it was a royal pain !! I had to set the spring lock plate B5600 where I thought it should be, set the fan in the proper position for a tight belt and then coax the spring back into it's hole in the fan support B5630 with a bunch of jury rigged hose clamps and baling wire tensioners. NOT FUN !! Your mileage may vary. Howard Dennis
  11. Judging by the paint around the edge of the data plate, I'd have to call this a repainted car and not all original. Howard Dennis
  12. Marty, occasionally you can run across New Old Stock SMOKE on eBay thereby allowing you to get the British species back on the road. Howard Dennis
  13. Just a guess but are they the same inside diameter as a battery terminal? Many years ago I saw a garage from the first part of the 20th Century that stored cars long term or during the winter. There was a bench on a back wall that had a large battery charging system and all the stored cars batteries were stored on this bench with wires similar to these hooked to each one. Howard Dennis
  14. Corleone, great to hear the serial number nailed down what you have. I hate to admit it but automotive electrics are my worst subject and I tried to get every period piece of literature I could to help with my 1917. To add to the confusion I found like you Maxwell made "early" & "Late" 1917's and several different dash Panels were used during this time and you always need to make sure the diagram you're using matches your cars dash panel. At this point I'd like you to send me what book you read about the early and late cars so I can add it to my files. In years of research I've only found 2 listings with that information, one was a newspaper article stating Simms was on strike and not supplying magnetos and the other was a period electrical manual with both diagrams. If you find and purchase a Maxwell owners manual make sure it says Seventh Edition May 1917 AND that the diagrams enclosed show your style dash panel. Speaking of dash panels would it be possible for you to post a picture of yours so I know which type you're working with? If it turns out you have a bad coil a few years ago I sent two to these fellows and they rebuilt them with a combination of mine and parts from their new ones. Be sure and tell them you want the original cap from yours used. They also rebuilt 3 dash panels for me. http://www.mykmlifestyle.com/Ignition_Coils_Antique_.html Howard Dennis
  15. The top wire is the feed wire coming from the ignition switch on the dash panel. I don't know why it's marked "O" but that wire goes through the hole in the distributor cap and attaches to the top screw on the right side of the condenser cover as shown in the wiring diagram. I believe the "S" terminal stands for spark and it goes in the center terminal of the distributor cap to feed the rotor and on to each spark plug wire. I have found distributors with and without the tiny braided ground wire shown in the wiring diagram just to the right of "Gear Cap 25c". It attaches to the mounting screw of the coil and a small screw in the bottom underside of the distributor body right next to the pivot point for the left hand Distributor Cap Clamp. Hope this helps, Howard Dennis