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  1. Opps! It may the other way around....2 3/64 should be increased to about 2 11/64. Forget! Henry
  2. Yes it does. On the subject of adjusting, I played around today and the float level setting (2 3/64") is too high. Gas splashes out! Bring it back to about 2 inches, or so. The adjustment of the "ball" didn't seem to do any difference. As for the needle valve, I had only 3/4 turns of the needle valve...as recommended. But it runs fine. Zero to sixty in 1/2 hr! Henry...really appreciate the help!!
  3. Hi Howard, Wow! Neat Eagle carb instructions! Will re-visit my carb again to see how it compares. I guess the purpose of the "floating ball" is to adjust and regulate air flow at the needle valve exit (further above) according to speed. Many thanks! Henry ps...maybe the Maxwell will do the 1/4 mile in 10 minutes now!
  4. Hi Howard, This is the exact carb I have on mine. I don't know where that "floating ball" adjust should exactly be but I've set it at it's lowest point (like in your diagram). The engine runs great with about 1 1/4 turns on the needle valve. The adjustment of the float level is tricky and has to be done on the bench (blow into the fuel intake to check if the valve is open or closed...allow just a little fuel entry). I've finished my model 25 Touring and it runs great! Gear shifting is as smooth as silk! Henry
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    dash question

    Not quite sure about the "push-pull" switches and a mystery hole on my dash...one reads "Dim Rear" and the other "Bright"...I take it that those were for the rear tail light and the headlamps. One switch is missing...could that have been for the front parking lights? And there is a smallish hole to the right of the speedo...what was that for? Henry
  6. Hi Howard, I found 5/16 cap screws on mine but replaced them with 1/4 carriage bolts. I thought the cap screws had to be wrong and just find the round heads of the carriage bolts look nicer. Henry
  7. Serial number suggests a 1922 (but registered as a 1918). It's a (Canadian, Windsor built) Maxwell Touring. Henry
  8. I notice that the sections of the original flooring (front section) of my 1922 Touring were covered with a sort of a thick cheese-cloth fabric trimmed with formed zinc strip edging...does anyone know what colour was that fabric? It's old but looks like it may have been a dark grey or black. Thanks, Henry
  9. Hi Howard, It's about 12 inches long, overall, but the photo may give you a better idea. Note that the mount was at the RECTANGULAR hole of the fender and did not go throughout the frame. It remained attached to the fender when I took it off the car. Henry
  10. Hi Howard, This is what I found on mine. The strap goes throughout the hole in the frame/fender. I'm quite sure it's original (except I'm the stupid one that cut the strap!). Henry PS...the fibre gear at the wheel assembly is a little worn...where would I find a replacement?
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    Thank you gossp, mochetvelo and especially hddennis for your replies regarding my head bolt torque woos. The info convinced me to simply just eat my spinach! Now, does anyone have info on 4 cylinder engine serial numbers? Thanks!
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    head bolt torque

    Yes Howard, I got your message and it's greatly appreciated. I don't think "torque wrenches" were used much in the 20's, 30's or even the 40's...all you had were muscly, greasy handed mechanics. With a lot of guts! And they got the cars moving too!
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    head bolt torque

    I'm in the process of doing the final assembly of my 1922 Maxwell Touring (it turns out it's a 1922 and not a 1921 as I originally thought) 4 cylinder engine and I'm about to install the head. The head bolts are 7/16", fine thread, and there are 14 of them. Would anyone know what they should be torqued at? Thanks!
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    Engine paint

    Thanks, 61Polara, for the paint info. I'm now convinced it's the correct original colour for the engine and transmission as you are the second Maxwell owner to report the same colour on your engine. Now, was the factory original body colour always black?
  15. Does anyone have any data on how many Maxwell cars remain in existence? I, for one, have a 1922 Touring and wonder how many are still out there, restored or not. Thanks