Good friend Bruce accompanied me to Canada to help with our Model K refresh over the last couple of days. Bruce has helped bring two Model K Holley Huff magnetos back to life, and he helped Peter and the guys get the mag mounted and switches arranged. The Model K magneto was the worlds first Capacitive Discharge Ignition, and presents problems for modern magneto rebuilders.
The Model K is coming along nicely, and we hope to make the BBC HCCA tour in mid-May.
Peter Fawcett working on McCord oiler:
Placing the overdrive switch:
Working on the coilbox:
Polished intake manifold:
Looking better and better Rob. I especially like how the red color stands out. Remember to keep your hands off the steering column.
You are getting closer!
Boy, that car sure looks nice in Maxwell Red!
That black stripe on the edge really dresses it up! Looking great.
wow...that is one sexy beast.
Stop, you'll make Rob blush.
You just had to go and polish the intake manifold...
If the inside of that intake was as smooth as the outside you might gain another hp or two? Bud.
I like that "Maxwell red" also! It looks a whole lot nicer than the weak maroon we have on our Fordor & I wish I had your color on our car too.
I love it!, My Maxwell is suppose to be blue but I can only find RED, not one speck of blue anywhere. I'm just thinking RED :^)
Getting closer and closer. Today's pics.
Left side engine view with the oiler on:
Fan ready to paint:
Rear fenders with first coat of paint:
Rob, it's Nice!!! Put these pictures together with some narrative and descriptions and you'll have a really good magazine article.
For the Gazette!
Oh, so VERY nice!
Thank you Rob for sharing these. I needed to see something nice today.
Thank you guys. This runabout was purchased by a family in August or September of 1907, and has been documented since. I'm tremendously happy to bring it back to it's original glory. It would make a good article, and I look into that idea in the future.