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  1. George, Thanks for the picture of your Orient, it looks great, Do you have a picture of your friend's 1907 Maxwell? My Maxwell is a 1912 Model AC , the last of the 2 cylinder models, Maxwell called it a Roadster however other 2 cylinder Maxwells are called "Runabout" or " Tourabout", they are all 2 seat models, the names don't mean much. I am currently nearing completion of a book covering the restoration of my car along with input from other Maxwell owners, useful references and photos. It also includes a comprehensive section covering the identification and hi
  2. The only book I am aware of is "Maxwell Motor and the Making of the Chrysler Corporation" by Anthony Yanik, readily available from the internet book shops. Its the history of the company more than the cars although cars are mentioned. https://www.booktopia.com.au/maxwell-motor-and-the-making-of-the-chrysler-corporation-anthony-j-yanik/book/9780814334232.html Do you have a Maxwell, if so what model?
  3. Its a "Dictograph" microphone originally connected to a recoil unit and speaker fitted to the 1930 Packard 740 Limousine and other makes of cars. It allowed the passenger to instruct the chauffer, when the division window was closed, the chauffer had the speaker but no microphone to respond
  4. What does the brass pin do, does it close off the flow after so many drips or does it prevent dirt ingress? Something else?
  5. robin, Thanks for the explanation, the car was a 1929 Packard, now sold.
  6. Those Bijur metering jets must be more than just a small orifice of a particular size, they contain a spring, what is its function? Does this operate a cut off that stops the oil flow once the required oil flow to that location, has occurred? My limited experience with a Bijir system is that it tends to feed excess oil to one or two locations probably starving others, the oil is only taking the path/s of least resistance. Just curious.
  7. The 1906 Maxwell Model L had the smallest engine of Maxwell's 2 cylinder cars, there were two models, the "L" and the "Gentleman's Speedster" the latter being $20 more expensive and a with slight body change and the same engine it transformed a 25 mph "L" into a 50 mph car. Twice the speed at the stroke of the salesman's pen!! Anyone seen one of these 1906 "road rockets" in action?
  8. The early Maxwell 2 cylinder cars have full elliptic springs back and front, my 1912 has them and the ride is a bit harsh but its only a light car as is your A model Ford. The heavier Franklin will ride better Try greasing between the leaves, that might help. Fitting full elliptical springs in place of the transverse springs would be a huge job with no guarantee of an improvement and the resulting car would be close to worthless.
  9. It is the same as the one on my 1912 Maxwell AC 2 cyl and fits earlier 2 cyl. models back to at least 1909 model LD . Commonly removed and and placed with a carburetor that is easier to adjust.
  10. If we are to resolve the problem raised in the original post by DavidN1930 we need to address the surging in the glass filter bowl under the vacuum tank, as clearly shown in his attached videos. Why is the fuel level going up and down and why are there large bubbles ? The fuel enters this bowl from the top and exists from the top so when ever the level drops the supply to the carburetor is interrupted and the the car will stall or at least loose power all as described in the initial question. Vapor lock is a possibility and I have had to fit heat shields to my 1920's Packards but unles
  11. Interesting but not relevant to this issue. The OP says the lower vacuum tank is full . So why is the level in the filter bowl going up and down, it can't have anything to do with the fuel supply to the vacuum tank. The fuel tank could be empty and the car should run fine until the fuel in the vacuum tank runs out.
  12. When you have a fluctuating level in the glass filter bowl , if that is caused by junk in the tank or fuel line then it implies that the vacuum tank is completely empty and receiving only a trickle but you have stated that the lower tank is full so even if there is a problem at the tank once the vacuum tank is full then fuel feed is simply gravity to the carburetor and the problem is confined to the vacuum tank /carburetor area Vacuum leakage past the flapper valve might be creating partial suction in the outer tank especially if the lower tank vent is blocked or restricted. There are
  13. Watching the fuel level in the filter bowl, I wonder if the flapper valve on the inner tank is leaking allowing some suction into the outer tank and therefore the filter bowl. If this is happening it would also be affected by the opening and closing of the carburetor float valve . The suction from the engine is very strong and could easily cause some leakage around the flapper valve but with the other influences its hard to be certain what is happening. It will be interesting to know what happens when you replace the flapper valve. Peening the brass valve seats might stop them fall
  14. Whoops! Should be fixed now So what was the problem and the solution
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