Hello Ron My name is Ralph Clayton I am a Maxwell owner.Would you
contact me at 609 226 2338.I have several questions to ask you.
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, "Vern Campbell"
> Hello Ron:
> Congratulations on completing the restoration, and welcome to
> problems many of the rest of us have encountered. You will never
> the oil leaks, but for starters, you have about twice as much oil
> crankcase as you need. About 3/4 of a quart will bring the level
> bottom of the piston and cylinder wall. I have never had any
> any sort of a dip stick, but it is simple to make up a sight
gauge. If you
> would like I can send you a picture and a sketch. It does not
> modifications. The dip oilers do need the crankcase pressure to
> Many have drilled a hole in the oil tank cap, or devised some vent,
> defeats a needed operation. To stop the drippers when the engine
> running, just shut off the drippers. Part of the problem is that
> engine runs, some of the oil in the crankcase is thrown over the
top of the
> baffle between the engine and the transmission, and ends up in the
> transmission. Often that means you have a surplus of oil in the
> transmission and a shortage in the engine. The drippers are the
only way by
> design to add oil to the engine. We all do add oil by removing
> pouring some in.
> I have made up a seal for the shift shaft that comes out of the
> the transmission. I have been able to slow down that leak, but not
> The carb needle valve I have made up will help in making the
> less sensitive. It will not solve all the carb problems. With
> the carb can be made to work reasonably well. Tim Simonsma has
> work on this, and has good information.
> Stick with the project, and all of these problems can either be
> or you can learn to live with it. Stay in touch.
> Vern Campbell
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> Subject: [maxwellbriscoeowners] 2 cylinder Maxwell --engine
> I am completing restoration of my two cylinder '06 Maxwell
> L1460) to bring to Hershey this week. I had it started yesterday
> first time and it ran OK but pushed oil out of several locations
> engine while it ran. Oil exited around a couple bolts on the
> past the shift rail at the back of trans, but primarily out of a
> on the front side of the transmission housing directly in front
> rail. I had added about 1 1/2 quarts of oil in the trans and
> in the engine when I buttoned them up a few weeks ago. I know
> crankcase pressure is used to pressurize the external oil tank
> lubrication but it seems that there is way too much crankcase
> pressure.....or too much oil?...
> Is there supposed to be some form of breather to vent pressure?
There is a
> 1/8th pipe plug in the top of the cambox cover that might be used
> the crankcase. I guess this is where you would use a rod as a dip
> check the oil level as there are no provisions to check oil level
> on the side of the case anywhere.
> The engine is 'new' with new pistons, rings, rebored cylinders,
> crankshaft, valve work and seals added to both the flywheel end
> driveshaft end.
> Any suggestions would be welcome. I am also interested in
> carb main adjusting screw with one having a sharper needle end
> carb adjustment. Still haven't driven it at all following a 5 year
> restoration and need to do so ASAP.
> Ron Davis