Yup, When your car gets stuck in a quagmire dig a waist deep hole under a back wheel....DUH!
A potential Darwin award winner!
He's probably digging a hole to attach a rope to the rear axle so a team of horses can pull it out.
Quicksand! He got out and is sinking!
Think about the poor fellow under him whos shoulders he is standing on!
I was expecting to see a relative.
The guy in the family tree is close enough ...
Larry, good eye. Yes it is a Maxwell but the negative has been flipped. I doubt it is a right hand drive.
I guess teenagers were the same back then. My son and some friends thought it would be cool to drive their 4x4's around in the Ohoopee River. In the summer, it's often no more than a foot deep.....in most places. He sunk his Bronco up to the tail lights in a deep spot.....and BRAGGED about how many other trucks it took to pull him out! There was water in everything but the engine oil. Fuel tank, transmission, transfer case, both differentials. The only help I gave him on that one was ADVICE! Told him what he needed to do and let him pay for it and do the work. Despite being drained and refilled a couple of times, the transmission only lasted another 6 months. That was another $1000 it cost him.
Drowning your vehicle in a hoo-pee river is just a bad idea.
Note the location of the river in this shot. If he doesn't get it
dug out, he'll get all the mud washed off !
Rich, is that Maxwell yours ? Nice !!
Did Maxwell export to the British Empire ? A tag on back shows a "4" reading right, image may not be flopped.
I think the feller digging actually plans to bury the whole car - there's a body under the hood in the back seat ! ; )
Rich, yes that is my Maxwell. It sits patiently and watches the Fords go by.
On closer look that could be a right hand drive. The instrument panel seems to be shifted to the left and the Speedometer to the right of that.
You always have had a good eye for detail. I assumed the odds were better for a flipped negative than a European Maxwell. The gas cap is far left and also would have been relocated.
THE GUY IS DIGGING A DRAIN....
Time to change the oil and a pit will make it alot easier!
I seem to remember that photo when hunting for Australian car pictures.
Not sure if I could find it again.
That photo is listed in Australia Library archives as being one of our pioneers Francis Birtles famous for his many trips across the outback of Australia in a Ford in the teens.
He was well known for his feats of endurance especially as he suffered from malaria. His history in the Model T Ford world is legionary.
Thanks Dane and Peter. That helps to make more sense of this.
And thanks to Jay for starting us on another journey.
Rich, hope you don't mind me showing everyone just how unique the Maxwell you are restoring is. Have you ever found out the maker of the conversion?
No problem Dennis. Sadly I haven't worked on it much since that photo was taken. The maker remains a mystery. I have seen a lot of conversions that look very similar but none that I can confirm are the same. It was fun to see the picture of your Maxwell the other day.