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    Default Need Help Identifing an old maxim engine

    I have a 1961 Maxim - don't know much about it and am trying to sell it... Was wondering if anyone can give me any info on it based on the picture





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    I can get you everything you want to know if I have the serial number.

    It's an open-cab "F" Model...not many of those were made. I assume it has either an 817G Waukesha gas engine or a 671N Detroit?
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    Buff,

    It has an Waukesha engine in it - where would the serial # by located I looked everywhere and can't find it, also how much do you think it's worth if i'm trying sell?

    Thanks!

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    Serial number plate is on the officer side, open the officer door, and it is most likely mounted on a plate attached to the side of (lower) seat assembly. The plate should say something like "Maxim Division of the Seagrave Motor Company" and "Chassis Serial Number ................"

    As to it's value, it appears to have been sitting outside for some time. That will detract from it's value. The pics don't tell a lot, but it appears there may be some cancer over the drive wheel wells which certainly is not a surprise (I would be surprised if there were NOT cancer there....)

    Not knowing the condition of the engine/trans/pump, I will assume they are in "aged but running" condition. Antiques with gas engines have less value than those with diesels.

    Based on the photographs and guessing, I would say you might get 2 to 4,000 for it. The fact that it is an open cab jumps the value slightly. I wouldn't mind having it being a Maxim buff as well as a Waukesha buff, but I value my marriage. One antique is enough. May I ask why you are parting with it???

    If you can get me the serial I will post a request for info on another board I frequent where the guy who owns what is left of Maxim hangs out.
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    Buff,

    Thanks again for everything.... ok here is the info

    Model # F2617C

    SERIAL # 2284

    MOTOR# 140GZ26 5175

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    An inquiry has been made on your behalf. Where is the rig located currently? Why do you wish to part with her????
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    Here ya go. I don't fool around and neither do the people I know...LOL

    #2284, delivered new to the Portland, Ct. Fire Dept on 6/30/1961.

    750GPM, unknown tank, but from the size of the body I would say 750.

    In 1997 it was owned by the Ct. Cellar Savers, a chapter of SPAAMFAA.

    Information from the files of Bill Freidrich.

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    Actually our shop is located in Portland, I'm helping a friend sell it because of lack of storage.... If you know anyone that might be interested let me know and again thanks for everything buff :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dano8696 View Post
    Actually our shop is located in Portland, I'm helping a friend sell it because of lack of storage.... If you know anyone that might be interested let me know and again thanks for everything buff :-)
    Give me some more pictures, a condition report (runs or not, engine turns if it does not run, etc etc etc...be as detailed and thorough as possible) contact information and price wanted. I'll put the word out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Give me some more pictures, a condition report (runs or not, engine turns if it does not run, etc etc etc...be as detailed and thorough as possible) contact information and price wanted. I'll put the word out.
    Just sent a PM

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    I know this forum is not for classofoeds, and hopefullt i don't get band - but i'm moving and looking to sell the maxim asap - let me know if anyone is interested we can work on the price, just looking to get rid of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dano8696 View Post
    I have a 1961 Maxim - don't know much about it and am trying to sell it... Was wondering if anyone can give me any info on it based on the picture





    FOR SALE
    Posted 8/10/09
    1961 Maxim Model "F" , 817G Waukesha Gas Engine, Hydraulic brakes, 750 GPM Hale, 500 Gal Booster, Inludes (3) 5" Hard-suction lengths with strainer, (2) 2.5" hard-suction lengths, (2) booster reals, cranks doesn't start think it may have something to do with the batteries. For more information call Dan @ 860-834-2118 or email Click for Email.
    SERIAL # 2284
    MODEL# F2617C
    MOTOR# 140GZ26 5175
    Asking $3,400 OBO
    This is info from John Galla's site. It is on the for sale page.

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