is this in fact a model T or dodge. anyone recognize this car?
must be new, the driver sure looks proud!
Very smooth transition from the hood into the cowl area, great looking car.
I'd like to say I was torn as to what year to put down as identification on this car. For years now I've been gathering photos and files on the WWI era Maxwells as I restored my 1917. The only years that have puzzled me are 1914 and 1915. Many online photos show the square radiator shell shown on this photo and others show the rounded heart shaped shell used on later cars. I have been unable to pin down when the change actually happened. Maybe Richard Eagle can chime in with an answer?
It's good to see that picture Doug. The short answer is early 1915. It matches the picture in my 1915 supplement of the 1914 Parts list.
Maxwell Model "25" began in 1914 with a totally different car than the later Model "25"s like Howard's '17. This car looks just like my 1915 except that the upper windshield on mine is square ended rather than curved and the more Model T looking radiator. There is a little more sweep to the front doors too. I have the remains to one like your picture and have called it a '14. It has the earlier version engine which has an unusual L shaped. A poor design with both vertical and horizontal head bolts. "Dykes" Motor manual says "Do NOT remove head unless absolutely necessary".
This car is a transitional car between the Odd '14's and the typical Model "25"s from 1915 to the late teen's.
I hope this OT information might be interesting to some. I have found this forum and Howard to be more help on Maxwells than any other source.
I, for one, do find this all very interesting. And I don't have any Maxwell car. I do know several people that do have a Maxwell. They are wonderful cars, generally reliable, and fun to tour with. I like to keep learning about interesting cars of the era. Thank you.
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Great photo! Thank you for sharing it here.
Wayne, to be honest I'm kind of bored as I planed the end of my left thumb off last month while making floorboards for my Maxwell and have been on the mend since.
I cringe just thinking about it. Do take good care of yourself, and get back to that Maxwell fast!
I know it is not a T. but my dad and I see the picture of this car flash by in the introduction of the big bang theory and have always tried to figure it out. so I typed into google, how many pictures in the intro to the big bang theory. and it says there are 109 pictures and then it shows all 109. so I click on each one and in the lower right corner of my screen it a description of the picture. well, the one of this car says its a model T ford. dad and I laughed as we know its not. just a little trivia for those cold winter nights. but fun to look and actual see all 109 pictures at my own speed and not so fast its a blurr.at least we now know what kind of car this is. thank you for the help. doug
My dad had a 14 Maxwell. He said it was a great car but wouldn't start in the cold so winters he parked it in with the chickens.