Re: 1912 Maxwell AC
- Hi BJ
I have recently joined the group after my wife Adrienne bought an LD Runabout, VIN LD9024.
I am interested to know how the battery was secured under the driver's seat. I have bought a 6 volt 4.5 amp-hour lead acid, low maintenance battery for this duty.
Also, what is the specification of the linoleum on the floor. The forum refers to it as battleship linoleum.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, RLtandem@... wrote:
> Congrats David,
> I can tell you that if the car's ignition is truly stock: DO NOT use 12 volts on the dashboard mounted Splitdorf coil it will burn out! It requires only?5 to 7 volts from the lantern battery under the seat. The system is truly simple. It uses the coil on the dash at all times to?the spark plugs (both plugs?at the same time on a twin?& yes only one is firing at the correct time at the compression cycle of a cylinder -- the other is on it's exhaust stroke). The current is supplied by either a battery or the low tension magneto and the points are always in use. The magneto is really a low voltage alternating current dynamo with a surprisingly low voltage output of 4-7 volts; that is until you realize that the magnetic field(s)?are colapsing at the same time in both it's internal coil and the dash coil just?as the points are opening, leaving only one path for the energy to go --to the plugs. The two terminals on the dash coil are connected to the battery, polarity is unimportant.
> good driving,
> BJ Coombes
> 1909 LD
> Eagle point, Oregon
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mccrediedavid <mccrediedavid@...>
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 2:06 am
> Subject: [maxwellbriscoeowners] 1912 Maxwell AC
> Our Maxwell AC has just arrived & its even better than expected. It
> has been fully restored but not started. Everything is ready to go
> except that the 2 wires that run from the 2 terminals on the top of
> the polished wooden box on the dash have not been terminated. Can
> anyone tell me how they are to be connected.
> I would also like to understand how the ignition system works, It has
> the correct Splitdorf system. Is there an ignition coil inside the
> wooden box that is operated by the breaker points on the magneto? Is
> there a wiring diagram available that shows the internals of the
> magneto? This car has been fitted with a modern 12V stater/generator
> and therefore has a modern 12v car battery which I assume can be used
> for the battery ignition circuit. However it also has a 12V torch
> battery under the seat which I find intriguing - it has not been
> connected and I do not understand its function. Any assistance would
> be appreciated
> David McCredie