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1928 radiator & gas caps
Hello, this is my first post to this forum so I hope I don't violate any protocols. I am the manager of the Texas Transportation Museum in San Antonio which delights in owning a 1928 Durant Star Coupe which I believe is more correctly referred to as an M2. Than...
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Last Post: Sep 9, 2007 6:52am
by Gale Crenshaw
rebuild info
I have my Duarnt stripped down to frame and am in process of wire brushing frame. What treatment should i use when down to shiny metal. I have rust-olium black paint. Is that acceptable for restoration or is there a particular type i should use? What species...
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2007 3:31am
by Andrew Passadore
selling D63
Hi. I have decided to sell my 1929 D63 sedan. 614 & Toyota Crown coupe projects along with restord D65 & Crown sedan are enough. Photos are on DMAC site Any Aussie people interested? Regards Sid
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2007 3:07am
by Sid Semple
1928 DURANT M2 - 2 door Sedan
My friend,Tad Hall doesn't have a computer and has asked me to get the word out that he has one For Sale. It is a 1928 DURANT ... M2 - 2 door Sedan It looks like brand new as it has been completely redone from the underside on up. Color : Medium Green with...
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Last Post: Sep 7, 2007 6:27pm
by cdmn
Having trouble getting rear wheels on ?
Hi Everyone,I can't seem to get my rear wheels to go completely on, either side. The brake drums are about 1/4 to 1/2 inch away from the back of plate area. It seems to stop on the axle before reaching through to the seal and to the bearing, make any sense ? I either...
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Last Post: Sep 4, 2007 7:53pm
by Don Shilling
6 cyl. gasket and paint color
Does anyone have a source for a complete refurbished gasket kit for a 1929 14-L engine. I also need a source for the correct blue/grey engine paint color or possibly borrowing a paint chip to match color. Thanks in advance for any help! Dennis
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2007 9:27pm
by Mike Rice
Transmission oil
OK, it's probably in here someplace--- I got my transmission changed in my 31 model 619. But I cannot seem to find what weight oil to fill it with. I've have seen a couple different references that are very different. So does anybody know for sure? 30, 90 or 600?...
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2007 7:06pm
by gary k
Mr. Larson of Iowa is selling his 1926 Flint Jr.
Just found a classified that I did not get into the summer magazine. sorry email me and I will give you the particulars. It is a beauty!
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Last Post: Aug 30, 2007 7:43am
by Carol Fogarazzo ...
New membership
Hi Rick, just read your note about '28 Coupe in Texas museum. That's a great site to browse through. Glad to hear that you got your '28 coupe running again. I have been wondering and SEARCHING for info & photos of the '27 Star coupe like I have, but they are few & fa...
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2007 3:35pm
by Mike Linthicum
Win A Dusenberg Page 2
Hi All..... If you are wondering where the new Posts about the Dusenberg went, be sure to click next at the bottom of the original listing. There is a PAGE TWO ! Enjoy the ride ! Have Fun ! See Y'all in Auburn.... Frank ---
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2007 9:39am
by Frank Witkowski
Radiator Emblem Restoration
Does anyone out there know of anyone restoring radiator emblems? Dave
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2007 5:41am
by Dave Schulte
durant starter motor help
g,day from oz , me and my 2 boys have picked up a durant we think its a 28 model , the starter motor clamps on , and the starter shaft is worn bad where it exits the housing i dont think i can build it up and turn it down as it is worn right next to the windings and...
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2007 2:43am
by Sid Semple
1928 Durant M2 Coupe Runs again
The Texas Transportation Museum contacted me inform us that they have been able to get their 1928 Durant M2 Coupe back up and running. They have pictures at the link below. http://www.txtransportationmuseum.org/DURANT2007.htm Rick
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2007 7:39pm
by Rick Botti
framing paterns
Are there any paterns available to cut the wood needed to frame the body of my 29 durant 6-63?
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2007 6:52pm
by Brian Tanguay
'31 DeVaux
Did a club member get that '31 DeVaux on eBay? That was a good buy in my book. If it hadn't have been in New York, I probably would own it. Was real tempting. But I didn't need another project. Wayne
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2007 9:48pm
by Wayne Farrand
26 star on ebay
1926 Star 4 door for sale on ebay, Indiana. Is this one from our club member? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180152888714
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2007 5:11pm
by Brian Tanguay
Help! I need valves for my Flint
Hello Durant people. I wonder of some of you can help me to find 6 our 7 valves to my 1924 Flint E-55. The car has a Continental motor nr: 6E-6427 and car nr: 3755. The valve part nr is 30226. It has the same part # for intake and exhaust valves. (see picture) Ple...
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2007 3:49pm
by Jim Ketchum
'29 for sale
Howdy, haven't dropped by in a while, but I noticed an ad for an unrestored/#4 or 5 '29 Durant sedan, thought I'd send it along. Good news: Asking $1,800 Bad news: Argentina http://www.arcar.com.ar/AutosAntiguosDet.aspx?qAuto=5333 Dave
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2007 3:22pm
by Walter Pre
Computer Crash and Change of Email Address
Hi Fellows, May be that this is not the place to post this request. Oh well, you know me.... Lost everything stored in my computer crash about two weeks ago including my address book and basically everything. I have changed my ISP to Time Warner. Please note my e...
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Last Post: Aug 25, 2007 1:31pm
by Ken McCormick
gary k
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2007 7:15pm
by gary k
Have an original issue of the Durant Standard vol.1 no. 5 dated Feb. 1923. It is in decent condition. Best offer takes
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2007 5:08am
by Carl Moore
30 Dlx bumper rear bracket wanted
I need the rear bumper bracket for a 30 DeLuxe Durant with the full rear bumper. It is the unplated bar with the big hump in it that bolts to the frame and the chrome face bars bolt to it. THANKS! Dave
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2007 9:36pm
by ross hoevet
Rear main filler block
By chance, I ran across an ad in our local paper for a Star engine. The engine had come from a mining operation in Nevada and was semi-stripped and very rusty. The pan was off and I immediately noticed an in tact rear main filler block, that miserable pot metal shiel...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2007 11:06am
by Lou Gerard
front wheel hub seals and bearings
Looking for modern day front hub seals and bearings for 1926 star sedan model M. Tech page shows bearing and seals for 1929 model 60. Are these the same for all? Please reply with any info. Thank You Very Much, Paul...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2007 8:39am
by nicolas
I need gauges
Hi All, does anyone know where I can get a amp and oil gauge for my M2. Thanks, see you in Auburn. Dave
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Last Post: Aug 22, 2007 4:59pm
by Dave Ford
Question on window crank mechanism
Just talked to Rick Botti this evening. Going to send in my membership dues & join the club I'm begining to find a lot about the '27 coupe that I have. Boy....talk about good therapy Question for today is....How to remove the window crank, aside from removing...
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2007 5:07am
by Andrew Passadore
Timber for body re-build
I just getting in to the re-build of the body on my 29 D40 Rugby. I have read previously on the forum of people overseas using Oak or similar in the rebuild of the timber work for the body. I am just wondering what others from Australia have used that is readil...
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2007 10:35pm
by Shane Hoffmann
30 Parts Car on Ebay
There is a 30 parts car on Ebay and if you look closely it's a rare 30 "Coach" with blind quarter windows. Dave
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2007 4:23pm
by Dave Schulte
Pictures of Cars from new members
Some time ago I posted a message on the forum about members sending in their photographs of their cars to Rick for inclusion on this web site's photograph section. The responce was great and we updated our photograph section with many photographs. Well it's time agai...
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2007 12:09pm
by gary k
Club Member Terry Rudi dies of Wisconsin
Some sad news here with one of our very faithful Durant Club members Terry Rudi of Wisconsin passed away this last Saturday. I had been helping Terry with some parts for his cars and spent a bunch of time on the phone with him over a pretty long period of time now. H...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2007 9:12pm
by Lance Haynes
Durant M2 Coupe..Help?
Hello all, i have found a 1928 Durant M2 coupe Serial # E 19730. I don't know much about these cars, they do look pretty cool. I would like to buy it from this guy. I would like to know if his asking price is a good deal or not. Also, how hard are these parts to come...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2007 5:58pm
by Frank Witkowski
Red color.
I´m doing a baquette 1929 with a Durant 66 deluxe 1929.I need the technical specification of a red color of Durant 1929. Yours sincerely. José Schneeberger.
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2007 2:49pm
by Schneeberger, Jo...
Paint colour
Hi I'm looking for the paint formula for Parkdale Blue, a 1930 Durant Colour - Any help would be appreciated.
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2007 9:48am
by Lance Haynes
1928 Durant on film (youtube)
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2007 8:46am
by Dave Schulte
Fan belt search
Looking for a fan belt or two (for backup just in case). The existing is one inch wide and appears to be made of leather. Engine is Continental 6 cyl. (26 Star Coach.) Guidance please, with appreciation.
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2007 10:22pm
by Fritz Kuenzel
Photograph Updates
I've aded three updates tot he Photographs section, one Star and two Durants. 1925 Star Touring owned by Greg Krueger, Eau Claire Wisconsin. 1929 D40 Sedan-C owned by Cumberland Heritage Village in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Pictures were submitted by David True...
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2007 6:38pm
by Rick Botti
1931 DeVaux for sale
A few members had previously talked to this lady about her car in upstate NY. She has now put it on E-bay. The number is 141581199. The search "DeVaux" will also pull it up. This can be a good one for some "East Coaster". She has the car running. It just needs...
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Last Post: Aug 15, 2007 11:22am
by Danielle Koenig
Need Wheel Clincher Tool
Hey Everyone, car is going together awesome, does anyone have a tool for putting rims on tires for sale, or a picture of one to possibly make one,they keep binding when they spring together, not square end to end. Hope this makes sense. Thanks Dave
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Last Post: Aug 15, 2007 3:02am
by Dave Ford
Extra parts
We have what i think is a 29 durant driver door, its to good to haul to the dump and a pair of fenders taken off our coupe when it was a truck. would love to find a home for these items as we will be moving cross county and trying to down size. free to a good home....
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2007 9:11pm
by Larry Rockey
Durant engine block available
My ex-father-in-law passed away a few months ago. I am helping to clean out his workshop/machine shop in his basement. I have found an engine that was made by the Continental Motor Co. and is marked Durant. It is a straight six and does not seem to have the head for...
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2007 8:59pm
by Wayne Farrand
What's Wrong With This Picture?
In the days when interchangeable parts were commonplace, components of our cars could be assembled more than one way. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t. In the picture below is one occasion where this was done. What’s wrong with this picture?
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2007 10:31am
by Don Shilling
Electric system
I have a 1929 Model 666 Durant. A mechanic suggests converting it from a 6 volt system to a 12. Any advice?????
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2007 7:38pm
by gary k
1928 Rugby Stake + 400 other cars :for sale
1928 Rugby Stake Truck -sale by auction/no reserve. also 400 other cars See "rmauctions.com" for list of cars to be sold. Other pictures of same on "www.fawcett-movie-cars.com" Preview Sept 14--Sale Sept 15&16 Some interesting cars available WILL FRANK FORGET AB...
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2007 9:10am
by Dave Roberts [TH...
transmission removal
If anyone is experienced with tranny removal from a Durant without lots of removals, I'd like to talk to them. Couldn't find anything by seaching the forum and I do not have a mechanics manual. I have a '31 619 with the 22A Continental engine and 3 speed. I want to s...
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2007 11:22pm
by Lance Haynes
Rear axel seals for Bango style rear end.
The Annual meet is coming up and I was told that I need to replace the rear outer seals on our Differential. The brakes were to be replaced until my Mechanic said that I needed to replace the seals be fore he will do any more work. Differential is on my 1923 A22 Bang...
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2007 4:16am
by Yates Milton
Star Roadster Pickup For Sale on E-Bay
Search on "Durant Star" and check out the pick-up for sale! It's close by and my checkbook keeps saying "let's bid". Alas, my storage space is beyond full.
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Last Post: Aug 7, 2007 9:10pm
by Dave Schulte
looking for a part
I'm a new member of the club and have a 1929 Roadster that I'm restoring and am looking for a radiator apron. Can anyone help? Thank you...Bill
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Last Post: Aug 7, 2007 8:34am
by Mike Linthicum
Barn Find in Pasadena
Durant fans, Would anyone be interested in a barn find that looks to be in need of a total restoration? It's a neighbor's(that I don't know very well and who does not occupy the home anymore) and it's sitting under a tarp under his carport. A neighbor(that I do kn...
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Last Post: Aug 6, 2007 4:09pm
by Greg Wervey
Looks like I have a '72 (+/-) VW vacuum distributor on my '23 Star C model. I need a mechanical one, but with the gears on the bottom of the shaft. Should I try for another VW one or what? Suggestions,please. Thanx!
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Last Post: Aug 6, 2007 2:50pm
by Mike Rice
Parts Hunting
We're still blowin' n goin' on our 1927 Star M Coupes. Presently I'm starting construction of finished body woodwork and Butch is working on the frames, axels, and leaf springs. Concerning the leaf springs, is there a source of spring shackles, shackle bolts and spr...
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Last Post: Aug 6, 2007 1:29pm
by eliot
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