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Torque specs
Hi again. What are the torque specs for the model 614 headbolts ? Just want to be ready to bolt the thing back down when the gasket arrives. Thanks again guys. Sure nice to have a good club ro get info from -and boy do I ever need it too...
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2009 6:19am
by Ken McCormick
Hi folks I have some parts from a 1929 D40 4door I am not going to need for my car but of course there are parts I am looking for. I am located near hamilton ontario and will ship the parts if someone really wants them enough to pay the shipping costs. It will take...
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2009 5:58pm
by brian
starting my engine
Just as a back up note and to keep you guys all informed--I finally got the baby running tonite. My shop is so full of exhaust I cant see across the room . But the **** thing runs. Dies that ever feel good. Still have to do the final adjustments but I am fired up fo...
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2009 11:50am
by Norm Toone
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2009 11:28am
by Norm Toone
Durant Partner artical
I just received our Durant Partner today and want to thank Carol for publishing my artical on how I aquired our Durant. Another great issue as always thanks again Carol. Also a great artical on Alvin Anderson. Ken Brink
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2009 8:55am
by Ken Brink
Muffler - Walker No. 448
Am replacing muffler on 1926 Touring. From research, I feel the 1926 model M did not have the "torpedo" muffler of 24's and 25's. Currently, muffler is a flow thru (non chambered) Walker No 448 (21 inches long, 5 1/2 inches in dia., with non offset 1 3/4 outlets...
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2009 2:52pm
by Norm Toone
Rear Main Seal
Was reading Ken's "Starting my engine" post and noticed a couple of remarks about the rear main seal. I am at the point of my engine rebuild where I am putting it all back together. I have been looking at the rear main seal block with some confusion. I ordered a comp...
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2009 11:34am
by Ken McCormick
25 STAR door handle and headlight part
Hello Durantonians. I'm having a tough time finding an outside door handle for my touring car.I sure would like to put the right one on it to match the other 3. Anyone out there have an extra one they can part with? Also, I am trying to assemble the headlights and I...
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2009 8:01pm
by Lance Chabot
Head Bolts
I cleaned and painted my engine only to learn here that the washers I used under the head bolts were too soft. I've replaced then with Grade 8 washers but now I need to repaint the heads. My question is: Should I run the engine, re-torque the bolts and then pain...
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2009 4:53pm
by Vince O'Brien
1931 612 with pullman seat for sale on eaby
Hey Charlie there's a 612 in your neighborhood somewhere? Posted on Ebay is a 1931 Durant 612 with the Pullman seat option. Kind of rare. Check it out. Haven't seen this one before around the club members, maybe a new find.
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2009 3:38pm
by Frank Witkowski
Luray Virginia Meet Schedule
Hi All..... Here is a brief listing of the schedule for the ECC meet: Wednesday 15th: afternoon Mike & I will arrive Thursday 16th: check in day afternoon trip to New Market Civil War site Friday 17th: Leave at 10:00 for Hood, Virginia and the "Roaring T...
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2009 6:54am
by Frank Witkowski
1930 clown car
Remember the 614 sedan with rear crescent moon window, and upwards stretched body ... looky now. Its gone the other way and destroyed for all time. 57 pics of it as a chopped hotrod. MySpace.com - Mike 1930 Durant Project View Mike 1930 Durant Project photos on...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2009 7:58am
by Mike Linthicum
operators manual
Is there any such thing as an operators Manual for the 614 coupe? I would sure like a copy of one if it is available. Ken
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2009 5:13am
by Norm Toone
Carb settings
Hi everyone I am still trying to get my car started. Its close but no cigar yet. Can someone tell me what the carburetor setting should be? There are 2 meedle valves on the stromberg U-2 carb. How far out should I be turning them to begin with ? It turn...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2009 4:33am
by Norm Toone
29 Durant Model 63 and 66 WW Brake Drums
Hi, Would anyone out there have a pair of rear brake drums and hubs for a Model 63 or 66 Durant with 5 bolt wire wheels with a 6 1/2 hubcap opening? Thanks, Dave
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2009 3:13am
by Norm Toone
Durant auto for sale
A friend of mine owns what he believes is a 1928 Star. He is is his 80's and is interested in selling it. I am trying to help him do so. It is in fairly good shape and stored inside. I could post a picture if this would be a good forum to use. If not; could some...
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2009 8:03pm
by bill johnson
60 years of driving
Hi everyone, The first car I can remember my dad owning was a totally worn out 1928 Star, and he had a worn out Durant for spare parts. The second car was a totally worn out 1934 Dodge Brothers 4 door sedan. luckily my dad was speeding at 30 mph because th...
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2009 5:44pm
by Pat Rowden
Frank Witkowski's balls
Well Frank I wrestled with those 16 balls to put in my vibration damper between engine and transmission. Used a piston ring compressor to do it but it took a while. The whole episode made me think of my POOR YOUTH, when in grade 3, at Christmas, my Dad had...
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2009 8:31am
by gary k
Carburetor doubt
Dear ones, Would you please tell me if this model of carburetor is the right one for my 1927 RUGBY Model M? There's a guy selling this, but he doesn't know anything about it, just that it was from a 1927 Rugby. Thank you once more for this help ! Dib Franci...
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Last Post: Mar 28, 2009 12:12pm
by Norm Toone
durant cars at auction
There is an auction in Bolivar, MO, sat. July 25th. Two DMAC related vechicles are listed...1926 Star roadster (beautifully restored) and a 1930 Rugby/Durant Express Truck (beautifully restored, black). The Besser Collection, more information, pictures... www.vande...
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Last Post: Mar 28, 2009 11:54am
by Heather
Canadians to East Coast meet ?
Is there anyone from Ontario going to the East-Coast chapter's meet in Virginia in April who could bring back an oil pan gasket for me? Frank W has indicated that he has some available, but I cannot go to the meet. I suspect shipping charges would be hefty for shipp...
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Last Post: Mar 27, 2009 5:51pm
by Dave Truemner
Oil Pan Gasket
Has anyone found a source for oil pan gaskets ? We need one for our 1929 4-cyl W5 engine. Or are we going to have to make our own ? If we do have to make a new one, what thickness of gasket material should we get ? Dave in Ottawa
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Last Post: Mar 27, 2009 2:53pm
by Norm Toone
Hello again Has anyone got a distributer for my car? 1930 durant deluxe rumble seat coupe model 614 . I have just discovered that the one I have is no good --Center part is loose and turn freely so the rotoe points all which ways at any time. Cant time it...
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2009 5:22am
by Norm Toone
gary k
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2009 8:18pm
by gary k
Death of William C. Durant
Soooo how come all you Durantonians failed to mention that yesterday was the anniversary of the death of William C. Durant. He passed away on March 22, 1947 in New York. One of the biggest men in the auto business is one of the least thought about. When most think...
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2009 2:18pm
by Steve Large
DeVaux Headline News
I opened up the local (Houston Chronicle) newspaper this morning and found a headline story with pictures of a 1931 DeVaux sedan in the automotive section. Very good article and even mentioned Durants. DeVaux car is owned by John Willoughby in Wisconsin who bought it...
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2009 12:52pm
by John Willoughby
Demountable rims for my 1927 RUGBY wheels - Where to find?
Hello dear friends, Greetings from Brazil!! It is been a week since my RUGBY arrived !!! I am so happy ! I would like to know where I could buy a demountable rim for my RUGBY wheel type? I saw 2 different types of demountable rims at macs antique auto parts...
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Last Post: Mar 23, 2009 6:00pm
by Dib Franciss
I'll Try Again with pics,,,,,
Allright!,,,, It worked this time. These are our Star "M" side aprons from Howell's Sheetmetal Co, Butch is holding the trunk floor pans.
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Last Post: Mar 23, 2009 7:00am
by Gordon Curl
Durant 610 Rim for wood wheel
All, Looking for a 19" inch Metal rim for one of my Durant 610 wooden wheels. Two Rims would be better (one Spare Rim). Tires not as important, But if you have an old one already mounted that's Okay too. Thanks Lance C.
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2009 8:24pm
by George Soto
Star Goodies in Oklahoma!
Butch and I just got back from the Chickasha, OK pre-war swap meet with some Star Car goodies and several new contacts. Bill Hoaglan, from Yuma, Ariz, was there and took this pic. The side aprons were built by Howell's Sheetmetal Co in Beaumont, Tex. (www.fordor.co...
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2009 2:39pm
by Don Shilling
1924 Flint 6 Axle for sale
A fellow has a complete Flint front axle assembly with springs and hubcaps $50.00
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2009 12:48pm
by J Franklin
Fuel Pump Pressure
Here he is again with another ****ed question . Just managed to get my fuel pump working but wonder what the output pressure should be?? Anyone know? ****--You know --I might get this baby going yet. Charging the battery now since I ran it down turning the motor o...
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2009 9:17am
by Jack Connor
1926 Durant 614 for sale
Ya right not 1926 nor Star nor 614. Claims to be fully restored M2 coup. Right hand drive. Has rad shell of 28 / 29. PDF] Durant 614 File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML 1926 Durant Star M-2 Coupe. Completely Retored. Near Showroom Condition ... Spar...
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Last Post: Mar 21, 2009 12:59pm
by Norm Toone
Wiring Diagram for model 65
OK fellow Durantonians here's one for you. I need you to look back in all those old books many of you have and see if anyone can come up with a wiring diagram for a 1928 Model 65. It has the 15L engine, internal gas gauge and temp gauge on the dash. How bout it Jan,...
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Last Post: Mar 21, 2009 9:20am
by Mike Linthicum
fuel pump
Seems like if its not one thing its six. Anyone have a fuel pump to sell me?? Mine is not putting out any fuel. Sure fun trying to start an old car--. I have the fuel to the pump but it wont push it onward . If I cant buy one I will have to have mine rebuilt . looks...
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Last Post: Mar 20, 2009 4:41pm
by brian boys
I have need of a condenser for my distributer. Just discovered that there is none in the dist. and cant even see where it would fasten in .Has anyone got a picture and a part number for me ?? Distributer number is IGB-4031-4K Thanks again guys...
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Last Post: Mar 20, 2009 5:26am
by Norm Toone
I spotted what might be a STAR headlight bezel on ebay. item #230331028061. Could be an opportunity for someone in need of one.
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Last Post: Mar 19, 2009 9:30am
by Rusty from Presc...
gary k
durant wire wheel specs....
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2009 8:24pm
by gary k
I picked up a drive axle the other day for spare parts.I pulled it from,what I figured to be, a model F chassis. I got it home and started disassembly when I noticed that regular STAR hubcaps are too big for the hubs.The rest of the axle parts look correct. Even all...
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2009 8:18pm
by Rusty from Presc...
Durantonian in the Hospital
Dave Jansen is in the hospital and could probably use some cheer. Please take a minute and send him a card or note. Thanks, Dave Jansen 216 South Kingshighway Div. 6900 North Campus Schoenberg Bldg. St. Louis, Mo. 63110
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2009 12:33pm
by Rick Botti
More cars / Parts
Just passing this on for your interest, as it was passed to me. I have no idea what they look like other than as mentioned here. I'm sure pic's can be sent to anyone interested. The first is from a fellow in Manitoba with a complete 29 Durant with 2 extra welled f...
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Last Post: Mar 16, 2009 5:28am
by Norm Toone
Bearings for 1926 Durant Motor 4 Cylinder
Hi Fellows, Have another project on the go. Looking for Bearings for a 1926 Durant Motor as follows; Front Bearings no 1668& 1669, Centre Bearings No 10761 & 1077 Big End Bearings 8 in all No 6785. Any Clues where I can obtain same.If you have...
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Last Post: Mar 15, 2009 5:31pm
by Dave Schulte
Muffler size and Tailpipe shape
I have the pipe from manifold to the muffler for my 1926 Star Model 40 Touring. I have no muffler or tailpipe. I would like the correct muffler length and diameter ? And is there supposed to be a tailpipe ? (or did things stop at the muffler end) And if...
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Last Post: Mar 13, 2009 4:33am
by Norm Toone
engine start up
I am soon going to be trying to start the engine in this baby. Are there any tips that I should know about to make it easier to do? I hope I can get it running . Hate to have done all this work for nothing. It should run but maybe there are some little things that w...
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2009 7:26pm
by brian boys
Clutch Pedal Shaft Yoke
Hello Gentlemen: I appreciate being able to ask questions / opinions as I dismantle, clean and prepare parts for a mechanical refurbishment. Current Point: Clutch Pedal Shaft Yoke. As my photographs indicate, my grandpa had sleeves (one is a squared cop...
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Last Post: Mar 11, 2009 7:03pm
by Guy J. Belzil
Zenith Model B versus Tillotson JR5
My grandpa's car came with a Zenith Model B Carburator. I have rebuilt this carb and things seem to work.... But... I understand that a Tillotson carb was normal for a 1926 Star Model M from Leaside, with W5. In that vein I bought a Tillotson carburator on...
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2009 4:35am
by Norm Toone
Manual de Reparación (in Spanish) para RUGBY 4 cilindros
Hi dear Durantonian friends, Unfortunately I spent these two last weeks with a very strong pharyngitis which took me out of the scene here. Recently when I bought my 1927 Rugby, Model M, I received a precious original version of the REPAIR MANUAL in Spanish toge...
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Last Post: Mar 8, 2009 6:21am
by Dib Franciss
Brake switch
Its me again with another dumb question -- What about a brake switch?? didnt have one on the cars I had so dont know what it looks like or where it should fit. Anyone have info on this ? I have wires to hook to it if I find one -- Also need the inner horn but...
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2009 3:47am
by Norm Toone
horn button spring
I have been all over town today looking for a spring for my horn button (30 durant coupe)--No luck. Does anyone have one for sale?? If not I may have to have a guy make one for me. I have a machinist friend who is very good at that kind of job but he is qui...
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2009 3:16pm
by Ken McCormick
Devaux Hubcap
There is a Devaux Hubcap on Ebay. Item number: 250383489525. The Buy it now price is $1000!!! I bet if you made an offer of $999 the hubcap could be yours.
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Last Post: Mar 5, 2009 7:56pm
by Gary Yelle
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