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  1. Be sure to join the international Saxon registry where you will find sources of parts and knowledge. It is an affiliate of the the Horseless Carriage Club of America. Message me and I’ll send you the address. There are a number of Saxons in the UK.

  2. It’s a very early single bench seat, four cylinder roadster…the car that made Saxon so successful. You can tell it’s an early one because it has a hood without a center hinge; it has a gas filler on the outside; it has no running boards. Very early 1914.

    Alex Huppe, Saxon Registry

  3. Saxon wasn’t considered a cycle car. The radiator for the four, made by Fedders, is actually quite large...certainly as large as a model T’s. I have a couple up in my storage room in Maine, but they will require a considerable amount of work. Check down the Saxon fotum threads. There’s a goodone posted for sale in 2017 by Durospeed.

  4. Classiccars.com has a listing for a red 1917 roadster in Davenport, Iowa. Asking under $18,000. It looks like a nicely sorted Saxon, though they don't show any photos of the engine, a real mistake because we love the engines in our Saxons!

  5. Paul’s tip is right on. Call the auto parts cellar in Massachusetts. I bought their kit for my Olympic and it was perfect, with great instructions.The fellow who takes your call is exceptionally knowledgeable and willing to help. The length of the rod varies from pump to pump, and the length is critically important. Too long and you can damage the pump. Too short and it doesn’t pump.

  6. Two Saxons, a 1916 S2 touring and a 1917 (?) roadster are being auctioned between now and October 14. Check them out at Hemmings.com vehicle search. The roadster is one of the gaudiest I’ve seen, but both cars seem really quite nice. The touring car is quite correct.

  7. The Saxon four is rated at about 12-14 hp. Built by Continental, the little engine was unstressed and exceptionally durable, and always tuned for economy. The roadster was known to get 35 mpg. I have no idea what kind of power you could get from it if you tried, but it wasn’t uncommon to see these modified into racing form.

  8. 10 hours ago, studerex said:

    Hey Alex, don't give up so soon.  You have only had it about a year. 

    You’re right. I’ve got the space to store it, and I keep picking away at it. It’s a pretty car, and I really like driving it. I’m focused on my Franklins these days. But there’s no really good reason to sell it. Here’s a picture of it, though

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  9. The ring on the underside of the  horn button of my 31 Transcontinent fell apart in three pieces last fall. It had been glued together many years ago by Carl Barker, I suppose. I repaired the ring, but now face the puzzle of how to reassemble the horn. I can see how the horn button ring lines up with the inner ring, but I can’t figure out how to reinstall the spring and the retaining ring. Any fine fingered magicians out here have a technique?

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