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  1. This car is now subject to a pending contract to purchase. If the deal does not go through I will post another note. Many thnaks to the club itself andmany members who showed interest.
  2. 1930 Packard Model 740 Roadster, $48,500. Super eight engine. This car was worked on by professional restorer finshing the chassis. The body has been partly re-wooded and the rest of it needs doing. Part of plating is redone. Rusty quarter panels have new pieces and need to be attached. About 90-95% complete as to all parts. New tures. Would be about $175,000 car when finished. pknighton@cox.net. Phil Knighton, 3511 Crystal Beach Cir., Wichita, KS 67204. 316-838-5936. Car is in Wichita, KS.
  3. The Continental 7W engine has found a new home in a Lexington that is under restoration. Thanks to all the members who helped me with this.
  4. Continental 7W engine and transmission in frame. 1917 or thereabouts. Used in a number of brands. Pictures available via email. Located in Wichita, KS. contact Phil Knighton at pknighton@cox.net
  5. I would buy this unit. Is it still avaliable. Phil Knighton pknighton@cox.net
  6. I'd like to buy the Jones clock if you could send me a picture. Phil Knighton
  7. At request I have posted some images of my 1905 Maxwell chassis showing the aluminum rear end and my car, plus two pictures of Tom Thoburn's gorgeous 1905 L Maxwell. Note that both cars have the "S" shaped shifting lever and small Star of David round step plates. Many of the advertising images of the 1905 L cars have straight shifting levers and large square step plates. Those images are not photographs, but hand drawn which I suspect were like most of the advertising plates of the time, hand cut plates for printing. I'd postulate that these are early prototypes used for that purpose or err
  8. This is almost identical to my 1910 AA. The striping pattern was published in an AACA article I wrote many years ago, Oct, 1978 I think. The rear body section looks like an Illinois Auto Rebuilding Co. seat like on the 1909 A series illustrated in that article. The headlights wer Maxwell No. 27, Sidelights were Maxwell No. 9 and Taillight was Maxwell No.4. The windshield you have is correct, a Westchester brand. It had a Splitdorf Model H magneto.
  9. The regular drop forged slant script Maxwell wrenches are shown in my parts books until 1921, when the punched out steel numbered 1 through 4 wrenches came in, with block lettered stamped Maxwell on them.
  10. MochetVelo - Would you email me a scan of the Motor Age Jan. 19, 1905 article on the pressed steel frame for a 1905 tourabout? use pknighton@cox.net. Thanks, PS - this forum is great for getting comments and information!
  11. email me at pknighton@cox.net and I'll send some pictures. I wonder if Maxwell numbered the cars sequentially or in model series before they started putting the model letters in front of the serial numbers. I also would like to know if the serial numbers on the other cars you mention are on the top engine plates and if they have ribs like the later plates. Tom said most of the originals broke and had to be replaced which would explain the different plate on my engine and his. Still one of life's little mysteries. Tom's had no numbers on the car anywhere else, except a 33 stamped on the fro
  12. All I know is what John Maxwell and Benjamin Briscoe said in speeches in 1909 (and these will shortly be posted on the Maxwell Messenger site). If you read some of Briscoe's hype in the early years he was optimistic to the max...so to speak. But the figures were quite specific published in the Co-Operator in 1909, for each of the production months of the 1905 model production run...month by month. Then Briscoe related the 1906, 07, 08, 09 production figures in round thousands. Once again generalizing like his materials order statements. Even if they ordered enough materials for 800 cars, it
  13. In the Maxwell Co-Operator Vol. 2 No. 22 (June 21, 1909) an article by Benjamin Briscoe entitled "A Bit of Retrospection", at page 1252 he list the first production as follows: Date H L November, 1904 3 1 December, 1904 2 4 January, 1905 7 6 February, 1905 7 17 March, 1905 17 34 April, 1905 37 55 May, 1905 65 57 June, 1905 57 64 July, 1905 37 62 He stated: "Altogether that year we sold 232 H cars and 300 L cars." He later notes: "In 1905-1906 we made 3000 cars'; in 1906-1907 4000
  14. I think Jim Maxwell in his DR and I in my 1905 L and 1910 AA 2-cyl cars run 7 to 9 drips per minute and that has proved adequate. I thought I could draw the excess oil out of my 1910 AA through a bolt in the back engine plate through a copper sump line inside the engine I put in at about the top of the back bearing. I worried about losing pressure so I put a PVC valve on it that would not let it suck but only blow. I drilled the bolt and sweated in the inside line and the line on the outside to curve over to an oil bottle I wired to the chassis. Made no difference. The oil still was eject
  15. pknighton

    1905 Models

    In a speech by Benjamin Brisco in 1909, he recounted that there were 300 Model L's made 1905 and the rest were H's for a total of 500 cars in 1905. That conflicts with some of the other info I see, but it was from the horses mouth so to speak. My 1905 L Srl No. 245 was so stamped on the rear end, which is unique to the earlist Maxwells becasue the rear end housings are cast aluminum instead of cast iron. My 1910 AA is also serial number stamped on its cast iron rear end and the serial number matches the Maxwell ID plate on the body and the stamped number AA6283 on the top enger cover plate.
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