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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
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
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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...
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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??
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2007 7:59pm
by Dave Webster
gary k
pictures of your car parts for club I.D. manual
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Last Post: Jul 31, 2007 9:55am
by Frank Witkowski
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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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
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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...
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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...
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Last Post: Jul 21, 2007 3:43pm
by Rick Botti
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?
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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?
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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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2007 9:19am
by Mike Linthicum
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.
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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.
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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.
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Last Post: Jul 6, 2007 3:01am
by Yates Milton
gary k
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
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2007 5:07pm
by gary k
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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2007 9:26am
by Lance Haynes
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