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If you are referring to keeping the leather soft, neatsfoot  oil is recommended. If too liberally applied and the clutch is slipping, sprinkle Fuller's Earth on the leather. This info is from my 490 Chevy manual. I'm not familiar with the Maxwell clutch or if it's different.


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Just a somewhat educated guess,

but if it is similar to the Hudson's cork clutch, running in oil,

Some Hudson Club vendors offer an option similar to the original Hudsonite,

and if memory serves, it is basically a 50/50 mix of oil and kerosine

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On 2/28/2021 at 9:42 PM, 61polara said:

Post this in the Maxwell forum below and I think you will get an answer.  This is basically a wet clutch as it runs in an oil bath.

Not Quite. This is a cone clutch that runs in the open. It has a leather face so Neatsfoot is it.   (EDIT) Oops second mistake. Maxwell clutch is enclosed.  It IS about 60 years since I played with  Maxwell powerplant. 🤕

Then it depends what the facing is made of. 

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