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  1. Can only add my personal experience to this problem. Having worked on many antique cars over the years I thought I was a pretty good judge on what was a serviceable part when I finished up my 6 year long restoration of my 1965 Shelby GT350. When I fired up the brand new motor for the first time I expected the overheating to disappear rapidly as the motor broke in but it didn't and I knew it couldn't have anything to do with the radiator as it was a low mileage original with all the correct numbers that I had found in a junkyard on a Mustang wrecked very early in it's life and besides I had taken it to a radiator shop who declared it completely usable after flow and leak testing. After checking hoses and water pump I was stumped until a friend told me to try his radiator shop of choice. Long story short he found that although my radiator appeared and tested as new the years of non use in the junkyard had allowed corrosion to separate the copper fins from the tubes so very little heat dissipation was actually occurring. Replaced the core and instant success and yet before this experience I never would have believed it possible. Live and learn. Howard Dennis
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    Maxwell Delivery

    Just Acquired this flyer, based on price shown and windshield bottom style I'd say this shows a 1918 Maxwell. Howard Dennis
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    1916 Maxwell Ignition Coil

    Here's pictures of the only one I've ever seen, sent to me by the owner of a 1915 Maxwell: Howard Dennis
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    Threaded Rivets Source Sought

    In case anyone else is looking for these, Tioga just sent this response to my email inquiry: We do carry some 10-32 threaded rivets, no 10-24 threads (we call them unslotted screws). We have them in round and truss head. They are as follows: 10-32 x 5/8" unslotted round and unslotted truss head - $.35/each We also have a 10-32 x 1" unslotted truss that has a #6 size head (2 sizes smaller than a #10 head). They are $.50/each. These are the only lengths we carry. Howard Dennis
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    Threaded Rivets Source Sought

    allsfords2737, Thanks for responding. How long are these and what is the head diameter? Howard Dennis
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    Threaded Rivets Source Sought

    Thanks Jak, I've emailed them also as I need various lengths. Appreciate the help, Howard Dennis
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    Threaded Rivets Source Sought

    jpage, thanks a million for responding. I just couldn't justify $1.50 per. Howard Dennis
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    Threaded Rivets Source Sought

    Anyone know a source of 3/16 or 10-24, 10-32 threaded rivets Other than Restoration Supply? They are just too pricey for me. Howard Dennis
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    Maxwell Delivery

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    Maxwell 1915

    Pete, Just thought of one other possible problem, do you know if your dash is original 1915 configuration or was it converted to a later version as well? Howard Dennis
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    Maxwell 1915

    Good question Pete! Just because I provide these answers doesn't mean I understand them, and anything electrical is my worst subject. Then add in the fact that you need a Patent lawyer to read these documents as well as an engineer. I was able to find P is the starter generator. A is listed as the engine in one sentence but clearly in this illustration it isn't the engine?? Another factor in your case is we are dealing with illustrations of 1914-15 Maxwells that came with magneto's and dry cells and transformer coils and your car has been converted to the later more modern Atwater-Kent Distributor. Howard Dennis
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    Maxwell 1915

    Pete, See if this helps. https://patents.google.com/patent/US1300970A/en?oq=us+patent+1300970
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    Maxwell 1915

    Talbotracer, Does this help? http://forums.aaca.org/topic/140574-1916-maxwell-ignition-coil/ Howard Dennis
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    Oil Leak Remedy Sought

    Thanks Spinneyhill, I won't know if there is enough meat or room for a lip seal until I get this apart but thought I'd check on O-ring remedy in case I couldn't use O-ring seal. Howard Dennis
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    Oil Leak Remedy Sought

    Been dealing with oil leaks on my 1917 Maxwell till I can't stand it anymore !! I'm thinking about pulling engine and doing a complete gasketing rebuild. I've discovered three places that are shaft leaks and would like advice of possible remedies. One is both sides of a 7/8" shaft that goes through the timing case and the other is a similar shaft holding reverse idler gear in the transmission case. Since these originally had no seals I'm wondering about having a machine shop groove the cases for an O-ring but worry about the quality of todays O-ring being able to survive this use. Anyone have any experience with this option and/or other ideas? Howard Dennis