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Frank Cerutti

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  1. I don't know of anyone fitting a venturi to the original Maxwell carburettor. I have sent an email to your private address. Frank 1909 Maxwell LD9024 Townsville, Australia
  2. George. We run an original Maxwell carburettor on our LD. It makes the car run well. There is a restoration article by the late Vern Campbell in an earlier Horseless Carriage Gazette and an adjustment article by Tim Simonsma in the group.io forum which will help getting the carby repaired and adjusted. I can follow up with those documents if you need them.
  3. Mark Gregory. Thank you for your interest.
  4. Thanks RansomEli. Your experience is at the heart of the problem. An original cars I am familiar with has the fender attached to the bottom edge of the running board, and the cup head bolts used are specifically made to grip the timber. Photos of restored cars, however, show the fender mounted on top of the running board and slotted round head screws used for fixing. Could you attach photos of your Model G showing these features, please.
  5. Detail required on how the fenders of the model G, 1 cylinder, attach to the running board. Above or below, please?
  6. Thanks, Art. Your comments are appreciated very much. Frank
  7. Thanks, Phil. I would really appreciate the contact. PM me the details.
  8. Does anyone have access to the Chevrolet Brake Adjusting Gauge referred to in the repair and adjustment manual for the 1929 AC International. I would like to get the measurements and fabricate my own. Thanks Frank Cerutti Chevrolet AC International Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  9. Hi 4chun8auto. Is this offer still available. Frank
  10. Thanks, Joe. The rear view is often neglected. What I would appreciate more than a quick start and a modest overall speed is the intermediate gear to allow shifting down when climbing a hill. The 2 speed epicyclic transmission in our LD forces you into overload in top and overspeed in low. Thanks for the chance to talk. Frank Cerutti Maxwell 1909 LD-9024 Townsville, Australia
  11. Joe, that is one beautiful car. A 5" bore x 5" stroke Maxwell roadster is a car I desire. Unfortunately I don't know anything about the N - DR - NC line and I have never seen one to know of the 2 body styles. But is is clear that the Zordich book did not include all the body variations offered by Maxwell. Besides the LD I described there are similarly 2 styles for the 1909 model A and 3 styles for the 1912 AC and AC Messenger. Regards Frank Cerutti Maxwell 1909 LD-9024 Townsville, Australia
  12. The Maxwell LD is the only model in the range of little 2 cylinder cars that has the steering connecting rod in front of the front axle. The Maxwell LD also featured 2 distinct body styles, although this is not documented in factory information I have found. There are many surviving examples of both body styles. The bodies can be described as the long running board style and the short running board style. With the long running board body, the rear fender follows the profile of the rear wheel and the long running board allows access to the area behind the regular seats. Some examples of the long running board body have a seat fitted atop a square box at the rear of the body. But this is not the only significant difference with this body. The long running board body is the same design from the cabin entry back, including seat frame and seat as the model A body, which was also introduced in 1909, and is very different from the early body design. The main differences being the later body doesn't have the semi-circular wood door in the seat riser and bucket seats. Both bodies from the firewall forward are identical with the Packard-style radiator and two-piece hood. So in the one year, 1909, in the one model, the LD, Maxwell produced 2 different bodies to meet buyers’ needs. Was there a cut-off date between the 2 body styles? The limited information I have from serial numbers indicates the different bodies were produced on demand. Does anyone have advertising material which shows the 2 body styles? I would like to hear from anyone who has documentation about this Maxwell LD body question. Also, if you own a Maxwell LD, I would like to know the car serial number, like “LD-9024” and the body style, “short or long running board “ of your car, and if the body on your car is as I described it. Would you please contact me through the forum. Frank Cerutti 1909 Maxwell LD-9024 Townsville, Australia
  13. Hi Layden. Thanks for your reply. The car in question is a Maxwell model AC Messenger, 1912, with the Flanders body. It is fitted with a Splitdorf model H low tension magneto and a Splitdorf coil/switch box. This Splitdorf coil/switch box has a 3 position switch and 4 wires connected to the switch. This ignition system is identical to that fitted to later series Maxwell model AB. The earlier model AB too is fitted with the Splitdorf model H low tension magneto but the Splitdorf coil/switch box has 3 position switch and 6 wires connected to the switch. I have documentation on these 3 examples. Frank Cerutti Maxwell LD9024, 1909 Townsville, Australia
  14. Layden I’m now thinking that may not be the answer you wanted. The switch/coil box is Splitdorf, model unknown, marking “1912” stamped into the outside of the back wall of the box. Frank
  15. Maxwell Messenger AC 1912, 2 cylinder. Frank
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