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Engine repair concern
Dear Durantonians: Here I am again looking for help. I have two engines with the following engraved data Engine............#1....................#2 Block code a....W5A-600-A.......W5A-607-A Block code b....20JA................9HF Head date.......1-6-5.......
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Last Post: Feb 9, 2009 1:40am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
Pair of Star Roadster or Touring doors
I bought a pair of doors at an auction sale that are marked "Star Roadster or Touring". I don't know what year or model they are from. I will sell them for a fair price to anyone who needs them. Thanks, Brad
Views: 257   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 8, 2009 8:31pm
by Brad Jones
Generator Installation
I’ m trying to reinstall the generation in my 1925 Star. I’m at a double disadvantage. It was removed 2 ½ years ago by my son. So I really don’t have clue as to its installation. My son now lives 3000 miles away in Florida so can’t even u...
Views: 327   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 8, 2009 3:26pm
by Chuck Faulkner
engine serial # ????
Hi, I found an engine , 4 wire wheels ,and front and rear running gear. laying in weeds behind a barn. engine plate is only ID. sez mfgd by continental for durant motor co.. has the # 15L 22710 no other info........ help ?? what have I found ema...
Views: 698   Replies: 18
Last Post: Feb 8, 2009 1:34pm
by Rick Botti
distributor timing curve
Some of you may remember I had problems with the distributor that came on my 1923 Star C Touring with a w-4 engine. Aurthur Roberts was kind enough to sell me an Autolite distributor off a W-5 engine he had that was several years newer. I sent the distributor off...
Views: 581   Replies: 5
Last Post: Feb 8, 2009 1:24pm
by Don Shilling
15 U Continental in 617 Durant Photos
Hi All...... Been following the discussion about the 15U motor. Here are a couple of pictures of the 15U in my 617 Deluxe Sedan, made in Lansing. Note the add on generator, which replaced the original (still in place) Cathy and I found this car in New Jer...
Views: 295   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 7, 2009 4:13pm
by cdmn
wiring harness installation
Yep--its that time. I am going to have my wiring harness installed next week. I have a few questions first. Does the fuse block fit inside the fire wall or outside in the engine compartment. My thought is inside . Hope I am right. Is there any little tricks I shoul...
Views: 482   Replies: 8
Last Post: Feb 7, 2009 2:03pm
by Ken McCormick
Website Ghosts
The website is not haunted or anything like that, but... Did you know that the voice of Billy Durant can be heard from within the walls of this website? Did you know that one time Durant Employee Russell "Rocky" Howland looks over the Forum? So the questions r...
Views: 711   Replies: 26
Last Post: Feb 6, 2009 5:47am
by Norm Toone
Car parts
Hi all I have been givem a few car parts that I dont know what to do with. I have 4 clutch plates complete with clutch and pressure plate ready to bolt on. 3 good crank shafts all turned and in great shape. One is from an old dodge another from a jeep the oth...
Views: 384   Replies: 5
Last Post: Feb 3, 2009 9:53pm
by butch
Just for fishing fun
This car has been in my family since 1926. It had not moved since 1969 and I picked it up last spring and have gotten somewhat road worthy over the summer. The engine is now apart and being rebuilt. Grandpa built a boat carrier, in the 30's, after the car was ro...
Views: 355   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 3, 2009 10:28am
by Guy J. Belzil
Original air cleaner for my 28
Anybody have a picture of what the original air cleaner for my 28 with a 15L engine should look like?
Views: 497   Replies: 7
Last Post: Feb 3, 2009 6:23am
by Mike Linthicum
Oil indicator wanted
In the interest of keeping to stock or original as best I can, I am looking for the original oil level indicator for a w-4 motor in my 23 Star. The motor has the indicator marks on the block but my motor now has a dip stick which is not accurate, although I could...
Views: 492   Replies: 8
Last Post: Feb 2, 2009 8:47pm
by Vince O'Brien
New Durant Owner
Hello everyone! As of Monday I will be the proud new owner of a 1928 M2. E-24583 is in what I think is pretty good shape for the age - there's no rust beyond a few minor surface patches, the tires are new(ish), and until recently the car was driving. Prior owner w...
Views: 1039   Replies: 26
Last Post: Feb 2, 2009 1:04pm
by Lance Chabot
Just wanted to share some good news and luck for myself
Hello everyone I am so excited I have to share this. Is anyone familier with the Jet tool 50th sweepstakes well anyway I was notified as being the grand prize winner and have won the metalworking grand prize worth 10,000.00 dollars worth of air tools to milling machi...
Views: 392   Replies: 8
Last Post: Feb 2, 2009 12:17pm
by Jan Arnett
Engine vibration dampener assembly
I am in the process of rebuilding a Continental 15U inline 6 cylinder engine belonging to a 1928 D75 Durant. I have been recently studying the vibration dampener which was disassembled before I owned it and looks like some parts are missing. Does anyone have some dra...
Views: 443   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 2, 2009 4:18am
by Steve Blomquist
engine paint
The 15L Continental engine in our Durant had a gray block and the cylinder head was red. Just wondering if that is correct since the engine was called a Red Seal Continental???
Views: 573   Replies: 8
Last Post: Feb 1, 2009 6:01pm
by Guy J. Belzil
Too Much Compression??
I had the engine for my 23 Durant rebuilt in 1975 and it has never been cranked. Just a spit or fire occasionally. My problem is that only turns over adequately when all the spark plugs are removed. Put one plug in and it will not turn over fast enough to crank. I...
Views: 594   Replies: 8
Last Post: Feb 1, 2009 12:02pm
by Vince O'Brien
Wiring Diagram
Hi, I have a friend who has recently imported a 1922 Durant B22 to the UK, the car was involved in a fire in the US whilst waiting to be shipped with mainly the wiring damaged. I'm looking for a wiring diagram, as detailed as possible, can anyone help? Thank...
Views: 757   Replies: 15
Last Post: Feb 1, 2009 7:54am
by Yates Milton
1927 RUGBY - Color Schemes
Dear friends, I've been thinking that the body of my rugby would have originally a color scheme like with reveal and belt rail along the sides. If you look closely along the car, there is a line passing by the upper part of each door and then going around the car...
Views: 329   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 31, 2009 11:36am
by Dib Franciss
Seat springs
Has anyone got seat springs for my car?? 1930 Durant Model 614 deluxe rumble seat coupe . I never thought of them till I saw the post here for a few. I could use front both seat and back and also the rumble seat both seat and back I had thought of using foam f...
Views: 334   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jan 31, 2009 6:48am
by Ken McCormick
Interior Questions.
Regarding my 1930 614 De Luxe Sedan I have a complete rear seat, but a frame only for the front seat (I'm missing the springs). Should I hold out and try to locate the inner pice, or have someone fabricate it? Also, what kind of material was used on the window...
Views: 716   Replies: 9
Last Post: Jan 31, 2009 3:51am
by Norm Toone
Locomobile car and Information Request
All, I have been asked by Rick to take over the Locomobile brand as Technical Advisor for the club and am honored to do so. Therefore please if you or anyone you know have a Locomobile OR ANY Information on the brand please forward to me Rick Botti and Mike Lint...
Views: 343   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 30, 2009 7:39pm
by Rick Botti
Colorado/Wyoming Tour #3
We would like to invite the Durants to the Colorado/Wyoming tour on June 12th. The tour is 6 days long and will reach a new town each night. It is limited to 120 cars 1927 and older. This tour takes place in the most scenic areas of the Unted States. For information...
Views: 288   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 29, 2009 4:55pm
by Dave Huson
M2 Instruction / owner book?
Did a search on here but didn't come up with anything - does anyone have a source for a copy of the owner's manual that would ahve come with a 1928 M2? I am hoping this might answer a few mysteries, such as: 1)The oil dipstick thingie; how do I read that? Am I su...
Views: 244   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 28, 2009 10:59pm
by John Brunstein
1926 Chevy snowmobile.
About halfway through the film. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=568_1233111054
Views: 289   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 28, 2009 10:36pm
by Ken McCormick
Hub cap & hub puller on eBay
Item 3101 1733 3443 This is a hub cap and hub puller for a 1921 - 1926 Durant . To remove the hub, you have to first remove the axle nut, then screw this puller on the hub, screw in a bolt and keep tightening until the hub breaks loose - sometimes needs a tap wit...
Views: 474   Replies: 8
Last Post: Jan 28, 2009 4:12am
by Norm Toone
LOCOMOBILE Models and Engines
Bob, Yes the Mid priced ($1785-$2285) Locomobile Junior-8 (JR-8) was an Over Head Valve (OHV) Straight 8, 198.9 CID Rated at 66 HP @ 3000 RPM.(Quite advanced for the time; "Listed as the first engine to go 3000 RPM". Now Noted as Contintenal "built for Durant". Fur...
Views: 1092   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jan 27, 2009 6:44pm
by cdmn
Engine Rebuild - 1927 W5 600 into 1926 Star
Motor Rebuild I acquired my grandpa’s 1926 Star Model M Touring last spring. Last summer/fall, after doing wheel, tire, brake, suspension rebuilds and finding a valid distributor; I went for a 60 mile test "smoking" drive (with support vehicle). After the...
Views: 803   Replies: 10
Last Post: Jan 27, 2009 6:06pm
by cdmn
LOCOMOBILE and Continental engines
I found this LOCOMOBILE note in researching the "Red Seal" engine paint inquiry by Dave about the history of Continental Motors. Hemmings Classic Cars magazine Dec 08, Vol 5, Issue 3: "Powerful as a Nation" By Daniel Steel, Pgs 42 to 45. Further down on page 44...
Views: 669   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jan 26, 2009 8:17pm
by Lance Chabot
wiring harness location
What side does the harness attach to?? I think the drivers side but want to be sure before I put it in . That will happen in the next couple of weeks. Also--what is the best way to do it?--start at the front or rear--or go thru the firewall and work both ways? I am...
Views: 300   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 26, 2009 3:56am
by Norm Toone
What is amperage of fuse found inside generator
I am rebuilding the generator and have gotten new brushes. Interestingly found a fuse inside my 6 volt autolite generator that was on my 1926 Star. I cannot get any reading off the old fuse and was wondering what amperage this fuse should be ? Tx Guy
Views: 318   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 25, 2009 6:11am
by Guy J. Belzil
Head torquing specifications
Hello, I was wondering if someone could tell me what the torque specifications are for a w-5 cylinder head and what pattern you should go in when tightening the head down. Thanks for your help. Mark Maggio
Views: 423   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jan 25, 2009 5:08am
by Guy J. Belzil
1925 Durant Star 2 door sedan rolling chassis for sale on EBAY
A 1925 Durant Star 2 door sedan rolling chassis. Has the W-5 35HP Continental engine. Engine turns over with crank, have not tried to start. Throttle and spark controls work. Drive train appears to be in good working order. Steering, break and linkages are in workin...
Views: 314   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 25, 2009 2:47am
by Dennis Murphy
Lots of OLD Car Parts!!
There is a BIG Pre-War Swap Meet comming up near you at Chickasha Okalohoma on March 19-21, sponsored by the Old Pueblo Touring Association. Contact; www.pwsm.com This was listed in this months Hemmings Classic cars magazine, psage, 12. Lance C.
Views: 383   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jan 24, 2009 9:14pm
by Don Shilling
need a members email address
I tried to post pics. on this forum,no luck. So I need Arthur Roberts email so I can send pics of water pump to him. Thanks to any who respond.
Views: 361   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jan 23, 2009 5:42pm
by Arthur Roberts
Waldrons Exhaust
Can any Buddy supply photos of the correct type of exhaust system for my Durant?
Views: 286   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 23, 2009 4:54pm
by Mike Linthicum
1925 Flint
I'm having a hard time finding any information on a 1925 Flint 2 door sedan. My parents have one and there is no info avalible on a 2 door. Any info or related sites would be a great help. Thanks!
Views: 839   Replies: 13
Last Post: Jan 23, 2009 4:54pm
by jan arnett
Zephyr Hills Swap Meet
Has anyone been to the Zephyr Hills swap meet in Florida? Is it any good? Dave
Views: 315   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 23, 2009 4:49pm
by Mike Linthicum
"DURANT RIVAL TO THE FORD" (New York Times clipping from 1922)
Hey friends, It's so strange, I've just posted a new message some hours ago sharing a link to download a New York Times clipping from 1922 in PDF format, whose headline was "DURANT RIVAL TO THE FORD", and it simply disappeared from the forum. What happened? Is i...
Views: 273   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jan 23, 2009 9:17am
by Rick Botti
OH MY GOSH. BILL DEVRIES !!!!!
DEAR BILL.... WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR RECENT FLIGHT FAILURE. I GUESS NO ONE EVER TOLD YOU ABOUT TYING A 6 FOOT RIBBON TO YOUR KITETAILS TO HELP SUSTAIN THE FLIGHT TIME. MARCIA AND I WISH YOU A GOOD AND RAPID RECOVERY. WE WILL LIGHT A CANDLE FOR YOUR COM...
Views: 616   Replies: 10
Last Post: Jan 23, 2009 3:38am
by Mike Linthicum
Dash Cluster
Last phase of completion on 29 Durant Model 60. My dash cluster with the crinkle finish had a silver mat finish. I understand a lot of the Durant cluster were gold. Could anyone educate me on which was more common or which models had the different finishes. Also...
Views: 317   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jan 22, 2009 9:34am
by Dave Schulte
30 Rumble Seat Handles
Hi Guys, Read the post from Ross about rumble seat handles. I'm pretty sure when I first met Ray Zenz in the early 70's at Hershey His prize find was a rumble seat handle for his coupe and it was T shaped with "spears" and locked.Does any one actually have one of th...
Views: 278   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 22, 2009 3:18am
by Norm Toone
Ray Zenz 30 Coupe
Does any one know where Ray's 30 Coupe ended up? Thanks, Dave
Views: 327   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 21, 2009 9:54pm
by ross hoevet
steering bushing needed, photos attached
I am in need of a bushing for my steering linkage. One was missing. Photos attached below. Thanks again for the help. Tony
Views: 392   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jan 21, 2009 8:27pm
by gary k
Door handles
Has anyone got a pair of outside door handles for a 30 coupe .Also need the trunk handle and latch if I can get one. This car is slowly taking shape so I want to get all the pieces I can to finish it off--Would sure like to hear it running this summer -...
Views: 617   Replies: 12
Last Post: Jan 21, 2009 11:52am
by Dave Schulte
Plug Wire Tube
I would like to replace the original tube which the plug wires ran through on my 29 Model 60 engine. I know most of these were thrown out at the first tune up. Since I probably won't be able to buy an original, could any one help me with a drawing showing the corre...
Views: 294   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 21, 2009 8:04am
by Dennis Comer
Star Durant wheel puller
In early December I posted a request for a Durant M-2 wheel puller. I now own FOUR Springfield #101-S Knoock-off pullers. The boxes say that among other makes it will fit all models of Locomobile, Star , Gray and Models 610 and 612 Durant. Size is 5/8-18. I got a...
Views: 463   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jan 19, 2009 8:25am
by John Parrish
Engine water leaks
Dear fellow members. Hope that somebody can give me an advise about a problem that is keeping me out of the roads with my M2 1928 Rugby touring 4 cylinders. The story started two years ago when the cranckshaft broke. Fortunately found a spare and went to an ol...
Views: 703   Replies: 11
Last Post: Jan 19, 2009 2:42am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
old video on U-tube
This video is about the old Ford Model T, but nevertheless, I found it very interesting. http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=S4KrIMZpwCY Looks like you may have to copy/paste the address into your browser, I don't see how to enter it as a link. RonJ
Views: 323   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 18, 2009 6:17pm
by Ron Jaremkow
Seattle Wash is more North than Canada?
Question, What 3 Canadian cities are further South than Seattle Washington? Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver or Montreal? Most US citizens do not know!!! Not fair getting out a Map! Probably too easy for my Canadian friends. Lance C.
Views: 493   Replies: 19
Last Post: Jan 18, 2009 11:28am
by Charles A. Spitz...
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