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Head Gasket for D40
Hi Fellow Durant Members, Can you help with the name of a supplier & their web site or email for a Head Gasket 425 for a 1929 D40. Parts are very hard to source down under. John
Views: 291   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 4, 2007 9:29am
by Mike Rice
Durant Star Station Wagon
Hello, I'm new to all of this but my family is starting to restore the car that my grandfather bought some years back. Everyone has their own jobs and mine with the cars is to research the history and be able to know where the car came from. I looking for any info...
Views: 640   Replies: 13
Last Post: Aug 4, 2007 3:55am
by David Roberts [T...
Intake Valves
Does anyone know where we may get 6 usable or new intake valves for the Continental 15-L engine??
Views: 370   Replies: 4
Last Post: Aug 1, 2007 7:59pm
by Dave Webster
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pictures of your car parts for club I.D. manual
FELLOW DURANTONIANS, HOPEFULLY, YOU REMEBER THAT WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO PUT TOGETHER AN IDENTIFICATION MANUAL FOR THE IMPORTANT PARTS FOR EACH MODEL OF OUR CLUB CARS.THIS BIG TASK REQUIRES INPUT FROM AS MANY MEMBERS AS POSSIBLE. TAKE TIME THIS SUMMER (OR WINTER DOWN...
Views: 356   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 31, 2007 9:55am
by Frank Witkowski
Parts
I am looking for a rad for a 1 ton truck and other parts
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2007 8:42pm
by Orville Maerz
D-55 Vibration
My '28 D-55 Coupe develops a bad vibration between 25 and 30 mph. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I should start looking to fix this. When the vibration starts it sounds like the entire drive train is going to fly apart. I have to assume that this is...
Views: 329   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 30, 2007 6:59pm
by gary k
Need more stuff
Can anyone help, I'm looking for a wiring harness, and is there a place I can get the outer rims for 29 Durant M2. Mine will not line up after I put new tires on, tried and tried. Thanks Dave
Views: 446   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jul 30, 2007 6:30pm
by Steve Large
Auburn Dash Plaque
Hi All.... Thought you might like to see what the dash plaque for the National meet will look like. Each registered participant will get one. Another good reason to get those registrations in to Mike. If we do have any extras, they will be for sale after th...
Views: 361   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jul 30, 2007 6:43am
by Frank Witkowski
My '27 Coupe needs help!
Hi all, The other day, as I was coming back home from a Model A club meet, My Star coupe was running fine, then all of a sudden it just came to a halt. Kind if like a brake locked up.....or maybe rear end? maybe transmission? I put it in reverse & drove it backwa...
Views: 300   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 27, 2007 11:30am
by Rick Botti
Hood Ornament 1933 Beacon , Flyer or Ace
A very close friend of mine is in the home stretch of completing his 1933 Beacon restoration and is in desperate need of a hood ornament to complete the package. The ornament is of a nude woman with her arms out stretched and flowing hair, his base that this attaches...
Views: 346   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 27, 2007 5:50am
by Giovanni Maiolo
Auborn 2007
I've received about 6 registrations so far for the Auburn meet but I know there is more coming for sure. This is going to be a great meeting in a great part of the country, so don't miss out on this one. It's a chance for many mid-westerners to come to a meet and enj...
Views: 513   Replies: 11
Last Post: Jul 26, 2007 8:57pm
by Wayne Farrand
I'm looking for parts.
Hi Again, can anyone tell me where I can find a manifold nut that holds the exhaust ? and is it possible to find a radiator cover for my 29, mine will take a lot to repair.
Views: 501   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 25, 2007 3:36pm
by Dave Ford
Flint NOS Hubcaps
I came across a company (Vintage Auto Parts) offering NOS hubcaps for a Flint. Here's the link for those interested: http://www.vapinc.com/Oneofakind/other/other4.html
Views: 259   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 24, 2007 8:41pm
by Jim Greenamyer
A good Day.
Yesterday Sat. 7/21/07 I motored our Durant to a car show for the Day. What made this a good Day is that during the show I had 3 people through out the Day approched me. First person said that there is a Lady in Muskegon that has a 1924 Star convertable for sale, h...
Views: 293   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 22, 2007 6:47pm
by gary k
Last known Durant factory worker "Rocky" dies at 99
Sad news came over the phone this morning from our faithful member Charlie Spitz that our great friend and ex Durant factory work (Rocky) Russell Howland died at 99 yesterday. As many of you remember we invited him to tour the Elizabeth New Jersey Durant factory with...
Views: 446   Replies: 8
Last Post: Jul 21, 2007 3:43pm
by Rick Botti
Lubrication
The manual for my Star says that the universal joints should be oiled with 600W oil. However, they all have an Alemite grease fitting instead of an oil plug. Should I grease these or disassemble and clean them and then fill them with oil?
Views: 388   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 19, 2007 6:05am
by Jan Arnett
Most Identifiable Durant Product
Hi All....... Of all the various cars out there, which are the most easily identified as being products of Durant Motors ??? I would say any of the models (40, 60 M2, M4 etc) with the rad shell with the bars. As well as the 614 with the hood spears. What ab...
Views: 330   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 18, 2007 9:42pm
by ross hoevet
I need help identifying a Continental Engine
Hi Everyone, I need help identifying a 4 cylinder engine that a friend has. It came out of a field and was being used as a water pump engine. It has overhead valves but no valve cover, Tillison carburator and Durant style clutch and throw out bearing. The generato...
Views: 583   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jul 17, 2007 8:27am
by Phil Peters
Loose Differential Housing
The housing (part no. 20309) that covers the universal joint between the clutch and the transmission on my 1925 Star is loose. I can easily wiggle it and it will rattle occasionally. The universal joint itself appears to be fine. Is this normal or is something out...
Views: 261   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 16, 2007 9:33pm
by Vince O'Brien
Rear seat springs
My 26 Star is a frame off restoration -- hardly a flaw now, inside and out. However, the rear seat (2 door) seems "soft," but not lumpy, likely relating to springs. Is this the nature of the beast, or are there correction opportunities?
Views: 329   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 13, 2007 6:19pm
by Greg Krueger
Latest Issue - Durant Partner
Just finished reading the latest issue of the DURANT PARTNER. WOW.... Great job Carol... The pictures are sharp as a tack and the changes are superb. Would also like to thank those who contributed. As a member of the AACA I much prefer our small magazine over what th...
Views: 781   Replies: 20
Last Post: Jul 12, 2007 8:53pm
by Graham Mock
Transmission Trivia
Butch and I have been dismantling 3 "M" trannys in the last couple of days and have found a peculiar trend. All the ball bearings in all transmissions are made in Italy! Was this a Durant practice to use imported components? Anybody have any insight on this matt...
Views: 371   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 12, 2007 8:13pm
by cdmn
Headlamp on eBay
There is a "Tilt Ray" headlamp on eBay at the present. Some later Durants used this lamp item 7901383794 Lots of luck
Views: 352   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 12, 2007 9:32am
by Manuel Campos
Car Show Participant
Want to see a 1930 Durant Deluxe Sedan in a car show? http://www.livecarshows.com/Sespe.html Type the above into your internet search and see my wife Cyndi and I at the 2007 4th of July Sespe Creek car show and festival sponsored by the Fillmore & Western Railw...
Views: 365   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 12, 2007 8:50am
by D. J. Federlein
Wood on the Station Wagon
This past weekend my family and I finally were able to get the Star out. After we carefully pull it out we were able to inspect all aspects of the car. After looking carefully some of the wood appears to be rotted or falling apart. We would like to replace this to th...
Views: 293   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 11, 2007 1:29pm
by Jan Arnett
Auburn Restoration Talks & Demonstrations
Hi All...... One of the ideas we are working on for the National Meet, is to have some demonstrations from members on various restoration techniques. Here's your chance to share your skills with other members. We are looking for any ideas. These can be from...
Views: 358   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jul 8, 2007 9:19am
by Mike Linthicum
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do I hot rod or restore a 28 55?
How rare is a 1928 model 55 four dour deluxe Durant? The sheet metal is so georgeous it would make an awesome hot rod. Where would a person get rid of the rest of the car? It is complete: wheels, tires, all metal parts, etc.
Views: 321   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 7, 2007 11:38am
by Dave Schulte
Need Help Again
Thanks for the help on last item, does anyone know where I can find clutch disc pads, they are about 3 inches long and there are 8 of them riveted on, they look like brake pads.
Views: 315   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 6, 2007 7:09am
by Frank Witkowski
1923 Star 2dr runabout [roadster] gas tank,seat springs,bumpers etc.
Ha any one out there know of a gas tank seat springs bumpers for my 1923 star roadster also a spare tire and mount.
Views: 328   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 6, 2007 3:01am
by Yates Milton
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rugby "speedster" on ebay
don't miss the Rugby speedster for sale on ebay...it isn't original but it is definitely interesting... regards, gary k
Views: 276   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 5, 2007 5:07pm
by gary k
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Durant Star Engine, 4-Cylinder, FOR SALE
1926 circa 4-Cylinder Durant Star Motor on a wooden skid. Radiator is included. Engine was mounted to the skid to drive a mill or other type of farm machinery. Engine is not frozen and still turns over by hand, but has not been run in several years. Serial Number...
Views: 451   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 5, 2007 2:44pm
by David
Painting Your Car
Don Shilling in a recent post mentioned color sanding. As a "Do It Yourself" person, I would like to see an article both for the website and the Durant Partner on painting your car. I do not recall ever seeing anything about painting a car in the Durant Partner or ou...
Views: 475   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jul 5, 2007 9:17am
by Jan Arnett
old folks memory
dear rick.what is the chance of getting you to put all these great restoration tips from the website onto a disc that we could buy to make a few $$$$ for the club and have forever....????? regards, gary k
Views: 311   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 3, 2007 2:43pm
by Rick Botti
Ammeter Reading
I got my 25 Star out of storage today and drove it home. On idle, the ammeter reads 10 amps charging but it drops to zero at higher revs (e.g. when I'm cruising at 35). Is this normal? P.S. I live in the SF Bay area. To get the car home I have to cross the Rich...
Views: 325   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 2, 2007 7:06am
by Keith Nordquist
Rugby and Durant badges
Hi guys [oops, and gals] I currently have listed on eBay a 1924 Rugby badge [ 320132157331]. I was intrigued why this site did not pick up on the words Rugby and Durant in its eBay segment. It turns out that the segment is 'ebay motors' specific, and as i had liste...
Views: 262   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 30, 2007 5:43am
by Paul Durrant
windshield window riser mechanism
Hi group I have done it again. Broke my windshield raising mechanism.Had another but it is broken as well and I cant make a good one out of two. Does anyone have the complete setup to sell. It has the double gears -One at each end . I broke the pot metal part t...
Views: 548   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jun 29, 2007 9:26am
by Lance Haynes
Paint
I own a 1929 Durant Model 666. The blue paint is faded and almost gone in spots. It comes off on the drying towels when I wash the car. I was trying to avoid re-painting since it is the original paint, but this may not be possible. Any suggestions?
Views: 264   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 28, 2007 5:13pm
by Don Shilling
re: Star 4 cylinder motor for sale
I have a not-siezed 4 cylinder Star motor for sale if anyone needs one. the price is negoitable. It has the brass tag as Installed by the Continental engine Co. I guess the serial # could be available if you were concerned about the year. I think it is for a 1926 but...
Views: 275   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 28, 2007 2:28pm
by brent chalmers
Car find of the Century???
Folks, check out this web page and decide for yourself or wait and see if this is a hoax. If it's for real it's got to be the find of the century!! http://www.metafilter.com/58748/Huge-classic-car-find-in-barn-in-Portugal Don
Views: 365   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 28, 2007 11:57am
by Frank Witkowski
Tire Pressure
What is the proper air pressure for 4.5-4.75 x 21 tires, for my 1925 Model F Star? I was raised on fat tubeless tires so I don’t have any idea what the tire pressure should be for skinny tubed tires. Thanks Chuck
Views: 391   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jun 27, 2007 9:38am
by Jan Arnett
Brake Cables
I'm looking for a source for brake cables for my 1930 614. I have 2 complete, but they look a little sketchy. Any help would be appreciated!
Views: 247   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 27, 2007 5:56am
by Al DeWitt
Saddles for my 1925 Star Model F
I'm missing the saddles for my 1925 Star Touring. These are the arms at the rear corner of the body that the top rests on when it is folded down. I know these are hard to find so I'd appreciate any help. Does anyone have a picture they could send me? How might...
Views: 184   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 27, 2007 5:44am
by Frank Witkowski
latest Durant partner.
Good job Carol!
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2007 11:12pm
by Bert Babick
stock certificate
I have an original stock certificate from Durant Motors dated Feb. 21 1922. I will be listing it on ebay tonight if any of your readers are interested in a true collectable. It will be listed in the antiques section. Thanks for looking.
Views: 281   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jun 26, 2007 8:45pm
by gary kauffman
window channels and rubbers
Hi gang Does anyone know of a Canadian source for the rubbers and channels for the windows of our cars ? If not then I could use info on a source anywhere thanks guys Ken
Views: 291   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 26, 2007 7:19am
by Ken McCormick
Voltage Regulator
Deos any-one have a Voltage regulator for my 1923 Durant? I am in need of one or a recommendation as to where we might find one. Thanks Tom
Views: 276   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jun 26, 2007 5:58am
by Frank Witkowski
Rear Motor mount
Hey Everyone, have front rubber motor mounts, how does rear motor mount work, have two hole in rear of motor and two in the frame. Does it bolt directly to frame in rear ?.Is there a rubber bushing that sets in between the frame and motor.Does the transmission wings...
Views: 286   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jun 25, 2007 6:05pm
by Dave Ford
generator again
Well the joke is on me because I did not proof read what I wrote. I had ask a question about the wining on the generator. I have a 1923 A22 durant touring car. I had to put all new wiring in the car. I went by the wiring diagram. ^The diagram showes an old coil and...
Views: 262   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 24, 2007 9:12pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Star Touring Splash Aprons.
Hello All, I have a pair of side splash aprons left over from a 1925 Star F Touring restoration. I had two different shops make a set and these are ones I didn't use. They are 20 ga., the beading is done except for about one inch on rounded corner, the curved top is...
Views: 279   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 20, 2007 5:36am
by Greg Krueger
Found two Stars for sale....
At the recent Tiburon, CA antique and classic show, i was told of a 1923 Star roadster pickup: New black paint, top and interior -- hasn't run for at least 6 years - 4 cyl. has been garaged. (photo shows it's quite nice in appearance). Other is a 1927 Star pickup w...
Views: 269   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 19, 2007 2:04pm
by Ron Hast
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