Re: 2 cylinder Maxwell --engine breather?
- View SourceHello 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.
-- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Vern Campbell"
> Hello Ron:
> Congratulations on completing the restoration, and welcome to
> problems many of the rest of us have encountered. You will neverstop all
> the oil leaks, but for starters, you have about twice as much oilin the
> crankcase as you need. About 3/4 of a quart will bring the levelto the
> bottom of the piston and cylinder wall. I have never had anysuccess with
> any sort of a dip stick, but it is simple to make up a sightgauge. If you
> would like I can send you a picture and a sketch. It does notrequire any
> modifications. The dip oilers do need the crankcase pressure tooperate.
> Many have drilled a hole in the oil tank cap, or devised some vent,but this
> defeats a needed operation. To stop the drippers when the engineis not
> running, just shut off the drippers. Part of the problem is thatas the
> engine runs, some of the oil in the crankcase is thrown over thetop of the
> baffle between the engine and the transmission, and ends up in theonly way by
> transmission. Often that means you have a surplus of oil in the
> transmission and a shortage in the engine. The drippers are the
> design to add oil to the engine. We all do add oil by removingbolts and
> pouring some in.back of
> 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 notstop it
> The carb needle valve I have made up will help in making the
> less sensitive. It will not solve all the carb problems. Withsome work
> the carb can be made to work reasonably well. Tim Simonsma hasdone some
> work on this, and has good information.fixed,
> Stick with the project, and all of these problems can either be
> or you can learn to live with it. Stay in touch.Davis
> Vern Campbell
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> Subject: [maxwellbriscoeowners] 2 cylinder Maxwell --engine
> I am completing restoration of my two cylinder '06 Maxwell
> (serialfor the
> L1460) to bring to Hershey this week. I had it started yesterday
> first time and it ran OK but pushed oil out of several locationsof the
> engine while it ran. Oil exited around a couple bolts on theblock, out
> past the shift rail at the back of trans, but primarily out of asmall
> holeof the
> on the front side of the transmission housing directly in front
> shiftabout the
> rail. I had added about 1 1/2 quarts of oil in the trans and
> samethat engine
> in the engine when I buttoned them up a few weeks ago. I know
> crankcase pressure is used to pressurize the external oil tankfor the
> dripThere is a
> 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?
> 1/8th pipe plug in the top of the cambox cover that might be usedto vent
> the crankcase. I guess this is where you would use a rod as a dipstick to
> check the oil level as there are no provisions to check oil levelvia a
> 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 endand
> driveshaft end.replacing the
> Any suggestions would be welcome. I am also interested in
> carb main adjusting screw with one having a sharper needle endfor finer
> carb adjustment. Still haven't driven it at all following a 5 year
> restoration and need to do so ASAP.
> Ron Davis