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Switches needed for Mod 70
Does anyone have for sale dash board swithces that would be OK for a MOd 70. Thanks Arthur Roberts aroberts1948@live.com
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Last Post: Nov 21, 2008 1:04pm
by Arthur Roberts
My W5 engine was not drained and as such was frozen, the block is cracked all over
Hi, I am looking for a 4 cylinder W5 block in rebuildable condition. Will pay freight from anywhere in N. America
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Last Post: Nov 21, 2008 1:02pm
by Arthur Roberts
Radiator Emblems
Hi All...... What is the correct combination for the 1928 and 1929 Durant rad emblems? I always thought the 1929 was white background with a blue D. That is how my 1929 cars are. The one 1928 Durant that I have has a blue back ground with a white D. That is...
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Last Post: Nov 20, 2008 4:40pm
by John Parrish
Carb linkage
Has anyone got a picture of the carburator linkage . I need to see from the carb to the accelerator rod so I can begin to connect things. I am sure I am missing some parts yet--such as from the carb to the foot feed rod. I see a pin on the carb with nothing on it so...
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Last Post: Nov 20, 2008 6:26am
by Norm Toone
Wiring harness - A-22 vs Star Model C
The rep at Rhode Island Wire is telling me that the listing for a wire harness in his catalog for a 1923 Durant A-22 will work on my 1923 Star Model C Touring Car. Can anyone verify this info? If they do not fit, has anyone else had a wire harness made for a Star...
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Last Post: Nov 19, 2008 7:32am
by Gordon F. Curl
1921 Durant
Hello, Just reading through your forum and thought someone may have an answer for me. My grandfather has a 1921 Durant that he has had in his garage for at least 60+ years. He is now in his 90's and would like to get rid of it. Any ideas on value and where to sell i...
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Last Post: Nov 19, 2008 7:25am
by Arthur Roberts
choke-throttle-spark control
Does anyone have a source for our Durant cables?? The choke throttle and spark cables on my car are chopped off too short and one of them is a replacement that is not the durant type. Also have one broken so would like a new set if I can get them. Working on this b...
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Last Post: Nov 19, 2008 3:22am
by Norm Toone
EBAY Devaux/Durant Distributor
There is currently an AUTOLITE IGB-4031A distributor for sale on EBAY. The listing number is: 370111863774.
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2008 7:19am
by Dennis Murphy
Pot metal rot? , hubcaps needed
Can pot metal rot be cured or arrested?. Does anyone have some 6 1/2 inch Durant, (big D) hubcaps for wire wheels for sale? Frank W. if you read this please call me at 804 761 4705. Thanks, Arthur Roberts
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Last Post: Nov 14, 2008 2:40pm
by Jan Arnett
Durant and other unique Taillights For Sale
All, I just uncovered a box of probable Durant and other "Special" or unique tailights. A really neat find; Lots of different size ones with stands in a box stored in my Locomobile Roadster. I moved the Roadster project and am now unpacking it of boxes. Too man...
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Last Post: Nov 14, 2008 2:36pm
by Jan Arnett
W4 block and parts
I have a good, spare W4 block and head as well as a couple of starter motor brackets that fit a W4 block. Does anyone need any of these parts? They are in Guelph, ON; so shipping the block could be expensive.
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2008 10:08am
by Mac Irvine
Firewall and axle
Anyone know what year these are ? Looks like 28 / 29 firewall with holes for right or left hand driving. Fellow on ebay sent them to me and I assume for sale as he sold his 614 two years ago. Rad support hole dead center so not 30 - 32. Ford A body is his current pro...
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2008 8:58am
by Norm Toone
Locomobile??? front axle
I have what I am quite sure is a locomobile front axle. It is complete from hub to hub and has the wood spoke wheels attached. Brake shoes are cast aluminum and are not in good shape ( two shoes broken). Tie rods and brake rods are there . I have no use for this thin...
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2008 10:24pm
by Ken McCormick
Mod. 70, 1929 (30?) Deluxe Sedan for sale
Life is full of opportunities. So that I can respond to an opportunity facing me, I have decided to sell my Mod. 70, along with 3 W-5 parts engines I have. This car may be the only one of its kind. Gary Kauffman has a Mod 70 coupe and knows of another coupe,...
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2008 1:44pm
by Arthur Roberts
Star SIX Rad & Grille For Sale
All, For Sale. Packed inside my Locomobile Roadster I just uncovered probably a 1926 or 27 STAR SIX by "Durant Motors"; Grille, Emblem, and Honey-comb radiator. The grille (slight surface rust) and emblem (one eighth chipped) are in good overall condition, but Honey...
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2008 7:34am
by Lance Chabot
Dort letter opener
Today I bought a cardboard box of small tools and in the box was a flat brass colored letter opener with the Dort emblem on the handle portion. Can anyone provide any information about it? Thanks in advance.
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Last Post: Nov 8, 2008 1:54pm
by Gary Johnson
26 star for sale
i have my car for sale 26 star mod. r sedan ,comes with an 18ft. enclosed trailor 12500$ a 14l motor clutch and trans all in excellent running condition 1100$ a rear exit 14l exhaust/int. manifold 40$ the car is complete and runs very well,new braks tires paint...
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2008 7:42pm
by brian boys
Speedometer on 23 Star - original or not?
I know I am bombarding y'all with questions. I apologize but I am still excited about my car and continue to dig into it to do what I can to keep it original and running as soon as possible. I talked with Norm in Davenport Iowa today, very helpful gentleman and ve...
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2008 7:14am
by Mike Linthicum
Pacific Coast Chapter Meet
Last Saturday the Pacific Coast chapter toured the Western Railway Museum in Suisun City, California. If though it rained all day, everyone had a grand time riding a 1930's vintage electric trolley. After the ride we took advantage of an opportunity to take part in...
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Last Post: Nov 5, 2008 11:23pm
by Rick Botti
Correct Continental Motor
Hey again, I am having trouble finging the manufactur date of the head on my 23 Star Tournig as well as the correct motor designation. The serial number of the motor is 102527 off the brass tag. However I am being asked to designate between a w-4 and a w-5 engine....
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Last Post: Nov 3, 2008 10:27am
by Bob Smith
breaker points /autolite
Autolite breaker points Seeking help in locating breaker points for a 1928 continential engine with the small distributer cap Thanks every one May the road rise to meet you May the wind be always at your back May the sun shine warm upon your face and the...
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Last Post: Nov 2, 2008 2:52pm
by Norm Toone
1926 Durant for sale
Don't know what I am doing wrong but I can't seem to bring up the info on the car. Under http://www.prewarcar.com/parts/list.php?pc=s&s=p&cmid=96 ... I get a dash and motor for sale in NZ. Click on the dash pic and that brings up the dash info but below all that i...
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Last Post: Nov 1, 2008 1:37pm
by Norm Toone
wood work
Hi everyone: does anyone know where i can get new wooden frame peaces for a 1930 6-14 coupe? thanks again -Phil
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Last Post: Nov 1, 2008 2:45am
by Norm Toone
Phialdelphia Phillies....WORLD SERIES CHAMPS...OF COURSE
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Last Post: Oct 31, 2008 1:25pm
by Norm Toone
Throttle stop
One of the tiny parts easily lost and hard to find is that throttle stop at the carb. Gary was going to look and see if he had one in his pile of bits and pieces until I ad hoc'd one off an old carb choke wire connection and ground off the excess. Gary had suggested...
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2008 1:30pm
by Norm Toone
New Fan Hub
Back in August, I came to this site looking for help. The fan 'hub' had just seized up on my DeVaux because I didn't know that I was supposed to keep the reservoir full of oil. Several of you recommended I contact Franz Fraitzl in N. Vancouver, BC. I did, and he a...
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2008 9:01am
by Franz Fraitzl
Oil Pressure Guage
Sorry to be a newbie pest everyone. My oil pressure guage is stuck on 40 even with the engine not running. Can this be rebuilt or a replacement found? Tony
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Last Post: Oct 29, 2008 4:42am
by Jan Arnett
Hi everyone: My name is Phillip Butterfield and I just joined the DMAC. being that this is my first restoration, and since I am probably the youngest member (18). I am very inexperienced, and have lots of questions. my first questions pertains to my speedometer...
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Last Post: Oct 27, 2008 8:17pm
by gary kauffman
Partial list of parts needed for my new 1923 Star touring.
Well, I took delivery of my new toy, a 1923 Star Touring Model C this weekend! Was excited to take a short drive with her as she was sold to me as "running". But how the previous owner got her running was to fill the vacuum tank from the top and then add more that sa...
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Last Post: Oct 27, 2008 5:03pm
by Frank Witkowski
What type of tail light did thee Model 65 use?
Ok fellow Durantonions here's a question. What type of tail light did the Model 65 use? The car I bought has a newer aftermarket generic tail light from the 50's or 60's. I was told that the "bee hive" style same as an early Dodge was correct? Norm says his parts cat...
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Last Post: Oct 26, 2008 3:46pm
by Mike Linthicum
Continental Photographs.
Hey Rick ... just noticed after the discussion with Daryl about Continental's our site doesn't have a spot for pictures of Ace, Flyer or Beacon cars, should a member have one. We do for Fronty's 31 - 33 should a C400 and C600 be submitted. And we know Steve has a C4...
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Last Post: Oct 24, 2008 12:59pm
by Norm Toone
rugby truck pictures
I thought you might like these photos http://www.fawcett-movie-cars.com/20_29_trucks/1928rugbytruck114.html Jan
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Last Post: Oct 23, 2008 4:09pm
by Norm Toone
I need a horn
I need a horn and a horn ring for my car. I am talking about the ring that goes around the horn button and holds the button in place. It fastens up from under the steering wheel with three screws Also need all the internal parts for the horn except the wire--I have t...
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Last Post: Oct 23, 2008 2:54pm
by Ross Hoevet
W-5 engine parts
Needed: engine parts for incomplete W-5 engine: nuts for head bolts, fan assembly, starter. Any leads appreciated.
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Last Post: Oct 22, 2008 4:56pm
by Arthur Roberts
1923 Star Model C Touring
Hello, I have just purchased a 1923 Star Touring Model. I purchased it and need to pick it up. I will be needing to rent a car hauler but when I tried to inquire about a hauler from Uhaul the only reference they had was a same year model T. I was told their hauler wo...
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Last Post: Oct 22, 2008 9:43am
by Lance Chabot
1928 DURANT MODEL 40 for sale
1928 DURANT MODEL 40 for sale http://www.cruisersclassics.com/car_pages/1928Durant.htm
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Last Post: Oct 22, 2008 7:55am
by Dennis
1922 Durant for sale
1922 Durant Sedan Durant Sedan . 4dr Sedan, 21,000 miles, 4 cyl, original museum survivor. Still has its original muffler, upholstery top material and glass. Very beautiful car. Price - $ 11,500 http://www.cars-on-line.com/20650.html
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Last Post: Oct 22, 2008 5:30am
by Dennis
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Last Post: Oct 22, 2008 3:52am
by Yates Milton
1928 Durant M-2 information needed
I am finally the proud owner and in possession of a 1928 Durant M-2 four door sedan; California car. Does anyone have an owner's manual, or reprint they are willing to sell? I am in the "information gathering" stage. Is there a recommended West Coast tire s...
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Last Post: Oct 18, 2008 5:51pm
by John Parrish
Front axle --Maybe locomobile??
I have a front axle with wood wheels complete with tie rods and brakes . I am not sure what it is off of but have an idea it may be a locomobile. What year is anyones guess. Where can I find pictures of the locomobile front axles?? I will sell this thing to anyone...
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Last Post: Oct 18, 2008 4:11pm
by Ken McCormick
Painting advice needed
I need to paint over parts of the re-chromed dash in my 1950 Mercury. I was told to mask it off with pinstripper's tape and then bead blast the area to be painted to improve adhesion. However, I could use some advice on what type of paint to use. (Plus any tips on...
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Last Post: Oct 17, 2008 10:24am
by Bert Babick.
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2008 8:35pm
by gary kauffman
Locomobile picture!
For all you Locomobile fans, there is a really nice picture on ebay for a 1908 Locomobile. color pic. 8 1/2 X 11 item # 300194877642 $4.99
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2008 7:33am
by Lance Chabot
6-14 or 70 ? Ebay
1930 Durant 6-14 dual Sidemounts Durant 4 door Sedan (ORIGINAL CALIFORNIA CAR) Item number: 160221668501 Nothing looks 6-14 but more 1929 70, with all the wood, rad shell, etc.
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Last Post: Mar 23, 2008 12:59pm
by Norm Toone
Thanks Hershey & Arthur Roberts
I want to thank Arthur for all the helpful info for my 1929 Durant. I purchased a carb from him, also, he told me about a rear fender he had seen in the swap meet that led to me finding the missing rear fender for my sedan. Thanks again, Rockey Marino
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Last Post: Oct 14, 2008 11:09am
by Lance Chabot
Radiator Emblem Restoration
Here is a website to visit regarding radiator emblem restoration. I recently had two emblems restored with very good results. Maxwellenamels.com Thanks, Dave
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Last Post: Oct 14, 2008 9:06am
by Dave Schulte
Report on Hershey
For those of you who did not make Hershey this year, I must say you missed one fine show. The weather was perfect in the low to mid 70's and no rain, which many of you know has always been a problem for Hershey. I understand that there were over 2,000 vendor spaces a...
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Last Post: Oct 14, 2008 7:23am
by S. Blomquist
Modern Pinion and Axle seals
I was just going through the tech section on the site looking for information on modern oil seals for the rear end of my '26 coupe. I did find the part numbers that other members have used and am wondering if they would be common through all years? If so, it would...
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Last Post: Oct 13, 2008 7:17pm
by Brian D.
re info about car
I have a 28 durant as I have been told. It has a lot of extras on dash cigarette lighter radio and other switches that the info I have doesnt include. it is 4 cylinder 6 window leather roof interior is material . seats are cloth and front seat lies down to a bed . lu...
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Last Post: Oct 13, 2008 2:41pm
by brian boys
Rear Axel
I have started the tear down on my rear end out of my '26 R coupe. When I took the rear wheel off the drivers side of the assembly, I noticed the nut holding the wheel on is a different size than the one on the passengers side. The taper on the axle is the same on...
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Last Post: Oct 12, 2008 2:25pm
by Brian D.
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