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    Maxwell rotor

    Old buicks 2, I haven't forgotten about you. I do need a condenser and points for my Maxwell. Getting the specifics as to what I need, not so easy. I'm rarely at home due to a ridiculous work schedule, but hang in there and I'll get back to you in a few weeks or months.
  2. I've always felt like Eisenhower was fleeced when it came to interstate highway development and the national interest and military. Reality is, if speed was necessary, the military would use air travel before highways. But surely the Teamsters Union was for it. Let's have tax dollars pay for trucking interests. Living not far from I 78 there are so many trucks clogging the highways I'm surprised there isn't a substantial toll on truck transportation. There should be!
  3. I'm surprised it ended that early as well. I really never gave it any thought until now. Hence, this thread. Just assumed with many cars available in the 1920's it made sense for it to end then, especially if travel was local, but then you have folks such as U S Senators who have to service their constituency as well as travel to DC, so travel has to be more than just local. Not much in the way of industry there. Most there have money they earned elsewhere or inherited. I had neither and so I left. Canaan, about 10 miles away, Is more industrial. Tracks are still
  4. And, what vehicle would an individual such as this, Skull & Bones, Yale, 1891, have driven, I would guess something like a Packard. Would he have driven it himself, or a chauffeur? Any attempt to drive all the way to DC from Norfolk? I actually am not interested in this exact individual, per se, but more in the automotive history of the times and means of travel of individuals of that sort. My family heritage is such that I do not come from such a glorified background, and I do not know if my ancestors of modest means would have even owned cars prior to WWII?
  5. Nothing really to brag about, but I was raised in Connecticut, Norfolk to be precise. (I have not lived there for nearly 3 decades now. Connecticut is a land where you have tremendous opportunity to be overtaxed and, in addition to this, in my case, at least, a tremendous opportunity to be underemployed as well.) I believe that passenger traffic ended there about 1927 or 1928, and freight traffic in 1938. The rails were pulled up in WWII as part of the steel drive. How this topic originated--I was researching this individual: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_C
  6. If it wasn't until the 1970's until speed and interstate highway travel was realistically possible, why didn't passenger rail service last in most parts of the country until then? It seems like it should have...
  7. How did one travel and make decent time after the demise of most passenger railroads and before the advent of interstates in the 1950's? What I mean is I'm really surprised that passenger railroad travel dropped off before the advent of interstate highways. Before then, travel would have been at best 2 lane roads. In my hometown railroad service started in 1871. Not long after, advertisements featured the ability to travel to NYC and tend to business and be home for dinner. Passenger rail service ended in 1927 or 1928. Not to say you couldn't drive to NYC and perfor
  8. That's right, thumbs down to eBay. The few things I bought on eBay recently were possibly, maybe competitively priced, but no more with sales tax. I think they shot themselves in the foot. BTW, that Supreme Court ruling was wrong, wrong, wrong. Do governments have to get a cut of everything?
  9. When I clicked on this thread I thought I would open it up and see a photograph of a Prius.
  10. Chrysler Club site does not seem to have any Maxwell parts listed by club members. Further suggestions desired.
  11. Howard Dennis is a wealth of information. He is seeking parts as well so I thought he wouldn't have many available I should think. I never thought to go the Chrysler route! Thanks!
  12. What was the asking price on the 1905 at the flea market?
  13. Specifically 1917 Maxwell Model 25 parts. Not even sure if much of a Maxwell club even exists.
  14. Where do y'all find an array of parts for early cars that are less common, not cars like Model A Fords or Model Rd for which Snyder's and Bratton's exist? You can search eBay but you had better know your stuff. Most parts listed as being of a certain model year and make aren't even close!
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