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Cobra roofing in western Canada?
Do any of you canadian members know of a source for roofing for our cars? I am sure we have a ford dealer in Edmonton but cant find his addy or any info on him in my phone book. Would be nice if there is one in Calgary -Edmonton -or Vancouver. Save a lot of shipping...
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Last Post: Mar 21, 2007 12:51pm
by Norm Toone
Durant 8 cylinder race car?
Back in the 20's there was a race car made from a Durant that was made out of putting two 4 cylinder Continental motors together to make an 8 cylinder. Later I believe Jeff Cromeens or someone reproduced the same car and tried it out on a great race or something. Wha...
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Last Post: Mar 21, 2007 5:00am
by jan arnett
What have I gotten myself into!?
A friend of mine was cleaning out an old barn this week for an elderly gentleman when he discovered what he thought were parts of an old car. He first noticed 4 wooden wheels complete with old Goodyear tires. Next he came across what appeared to be a windshield with...
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Last Post: Mar 21, 2007 4:57am
by jan arnett
Top Iron Sockets
If you are looking for a source for top Bow Sockets for your roadster or touring, I spoke with "Mel's" at the Chickasha swap meet, Mel had a set on display and they looked good...He said he could make the castings from your drawing (or tracing)..The sockets are made...
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Last Post: Mar 19, 2007 9:14pm
by Bill Hoaglan
1931 Devaux 4 Door for sale
Hello members and guests, J&R Vintage Auto Museum is selling a 1931 Devaux. They are asking $18,500. The phone number is: 505-867-2881. They are located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Dennis
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Last Post: Mar 19, 2007 11:35am
by Ron Hast
Where do I start?
Just purchased #C2060 M40 2 door Sedan from craigslist. Seems to run ok. A little surface rust starting on fenders. Upholstery and top needs replaced, paint, etc.. Looking forward to meeting club members for restoration advice Stan & Teresa Morris
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2007 10:27pm
by Rick Botti
I'd like to make an announcement !
In the next issue of the Durant Partner, that which be in the mail soon, Jackie Schroeder will announce that she is stepping down as editor. She and her husband are adopting a child that will demand all of her free time. I hope you all will send her an email thankin...
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2007 7:10pm
by Bob Porter
Which Distributor ??
On my 1923 Durant A-22 4-cylendar I currently have an Auto-Lite distributor. I have assumed that the distributor was missing some internal parts, specifically a movable plate for the points that would allow for spark advance. After attending the local AACA meeting l...
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2007 7:05am
by Jack Malpass
For Sale
1929 Durant M-4 four-door sedan. Project car. Make offer. Pictures available on request. Contact myself or Rick Botti.
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2007 7:00pm
by Anthony Howlett
Brake lining
It seems like this rebuilding is a good learning experience.I just put new linings on my shoes for this 614 coupe . Frank asked if I wanted the 3/32 or 3 /16. I took the 3/16ths because thats what was on the shoes I had here from a coupe parts car .I guess I should...
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Last Post: Mar 16, 2007 10:33pm
by Ken McCormick
New brake material?
Because our 1923 Durant only has rear brakes, I am considering having the brake material that is used on today's Auto's installed in place of the original material. I am looking for better stopping and holding power. There fore a greater Safety factor. I have always...
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Last Post: Mar 16, 2007 11:37am
by Ken Brink
29 Durant 19 Gray Dort
Thought someone might be interested in this. Was asking about 32 D parts and got this back. Unfortunately, what we have here is just the the from the cowl forward of a '29 Durant without any body metal. A scrap dealer found a '29 Durant and a '19 Gray Dort in...
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Last Post: Mar 15, 2007 1:59pm
by Norm Toone
Carburetor resource
What is the resource for a new or rebuilt carburetor for a 26 Star 6 cyl. Continental engine?
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Last Post: Mar 15, 2007 3:32am
by Ron Jaremkow
pictures for the durant star car i.d. guide
hello, if anyone is going to the two durant meets....cleveland and/or auburn....that would be a good time to give gary(me) any pictures you took of the identifying features and parts of your particular car...i will be at both meets, the good Lord willing. regards,...
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2007 7:49pm
by gary kauffman
Measurments Needed for Star Coupe
I need some help from those of you Star "M" closed car owners. In reskinning the doors with new wood, there is one measurement that is critical to proper alignment of the door and body side beads. This measurement is between the centerlines of the dovetail and the...
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2007 4:09pm
by Don Shilling
gas cap 1928 Durant 2dr coupe
Hi everyone. Iam in need of a gas cap.Someone needed mine.And removed it when I was parked in the plaza.So if any one knows of a cap could you email me. Mine was original complete with the D in the center.In side diamater 1 7/8" email address number1wolfman@hotmail....
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2007 3:51pm
by Mike Butters
1923 Star C Touring
My Dad has a 1923 Star C Touring, restored. He has recently decided to sell his car and has no idea what it might be worth. It's in very good condition and runs like a top. Can anyone give us an idea of what we might ask for it? Any help would be greatly apprecia...
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2007 3:17pm
by Rhonda Christens...
Durant car springs
I seem to recall someone looking for springs for a durant car. I have found the spare ones I had for my 30 rumble seat coupe. I have all four and they appear to be in good shape .Will sell them at a reasonable price . Buyer of course would have to pay the cost of shi...
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2007 1:35pm
by Ken McCormick
Post Sandblasting
Hello All: I will be starting sandblasting of body parts soon on my '28 M-2. There will be a lag time between the cleaning and the painting (body work, size of wallet, etc.) Question is, is there something that I can apply to the bare metal that will minimize re-rus...
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Last Post: Mar 9, 2007 6:37pm
by cdmn
Distributor Cap & Throttle Rod
Need help with a Napa Part number for the distributor cap and rotor on 1923 Durant 4 cyl Auto-lite distributor. I have looked through the Tech pages and do not see any info going back to 1923. Would it be the same as the listed 1928 or not. The distributor I have is...
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Last Post: Mar 8, 2007 11:42pm
by Vince O'Brien
Looking for Wood and Chroming possibilities
Hey everyone, any info on the type of wood used in the doors and cab of a 29 Durant?, anyone good at replacing and matching, near Maryland. I've got alot of work to do !!! Also, how about reasonable chroming shops, if thats possible ? Thanks Dave
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2007 12:36pm
by Norm Toone
answering "sheila's letter"
hey men...don't forget to read "sheila's" guest book entry and send some ideas and encouragement to her about her durant project. i told her what a good and helpful bunch you are ...don't make a liar out of me....regards, gary k
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2007 7:17pm
by gary kauffman
Cleveland Spring Meet Hotel Info etc
Hi All....... Here is the Hotel info for the ECC meet April 20-21. Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland / Twinsburg 8971 Wilcox Drive Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 Phone 330-405-4488 Group -Durant Auto Club rate $79 Also have finalized the tour of the Crawford Auto Avia...
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2007 7:13pm
by gary kauffman
Star Roadster on ebay
I was just bowing ebay under Ford Model T. There is a Star roadster listed there. It is item number 160090165560. The guy calls it a 1923 but it looks like a 24 or 25. The wood has been done and over all it doesn,t look too bad. It is located in Brownsville, Tx. I do...
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Last Post: Mar 2, 2007 10:52am
by Chuck Faulkner
Road Trip!!
Butch and I made a run up to Newberg, Pa last week and visited with Steve Gardner. Actually, we really wanted to look at his '28 Star Coupe and get some woodwork measurements and photos! Steve and his family were exceptionally hospitable and helpful in our quest. It...
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Last Post: Mar 1, 2007 9:52pm
by ross hoevet
New addition to the Special Interest section.
I've posted two additions donated by Walter Pré Special Interest section. * The first is the story of the restoration of a Model 65 by a automobile museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. * For all you music lovers, the second addition is a Rugby Tango (sheet m...
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Last Post: Feb 20, 2007 7:29am
by Rick Botti
Water Pump D.40
Can any one help with suggestions on what type of packing to use in the stuffing box of my water pump. The book says candle wickering with tallow or graphite grease. Have tried commercial 3mm Packing but still leaks even when idle. Have replaced shaft & nut. Your H...
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Last Post: Feb 20, 2007 3:45am
by David Roberts [T...
Looking for info
Hello again, first restoration for me, is there a check list of what needs to be done or what they will look for, to keep original as possible in case its in a show? Thanks dave
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2007 8:50am
by David Ford
Side view mirror report
Thanks to Bill Hoaglan and Jan Arnett who reponded to my hunt for a quality chrome side view mirror, I ordered one from lebaronbonney.com. It is easily installed by tapping out the pin in the upper driver's door hinge. The new unit comes with a new pin and fits as i...
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2007 6:48am
by jan arnett
More New Pictures
I've just finished posting new pictures. You'll find a beautiful 1932 Frontenac Model E 670 Deluxe Sedan & 1930 Durant Model 407 Standard Sedan owned by Ray & Diane Walker of Ingersoll, Ontario. I've also added new pictures of a 1928 Model 65 Deluxe Sport Roadste...
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Last Post: Feb 18, 2007 4:27pm
by Rick Botti
Found a Durant parts car. Need help to identify it.
Fellow Members, I took a look at a Durant car, the grill looks like a '28 or'29 model. The owner said it is a '27 although no cars were manufactured that year. The e ngine is a 15L with a bell housing. This car would be a parts only car and is located south of...
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Last Post: Feb 17, 2007 6:35pm
by Tracy & Mark
seat constructio
I think most of you know by now that I am in the proccess of restoring a great durant car. I am not going for a 100 point car -just one that will look good and drive well.At the moment I am working on the floor boards and running boards.I was thinking of using plywoo...
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2007 1:38pm
by Walter Pré
Restoration parts
Hey Everyone, looking for idea's to replace cork seals in drive shaft cups. Working on 29 Durant M2. Thanks for any help.
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2007 11:57am
by David Ford
February 2002 Durant Partner Swap or sell
I have an extra copy of volume 4 issue 1 dated February 2002 of the "Durant Partner". Would like to swap it for another 2002 issue except August 2002, I have that one. If you have any extras of the earlier Gillis years let me know, I might need one of them also. Any...
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Last Post: Feb 14, 2007 2:33pm
by Ken McCormick
Durant magazines
Thanks to Rick Botti for converting and posting the Durant magazine that I sent him for this purpose. Among other passions, I really have this passion for pictures and old magazines. I just cannot see enough of these old cars (especially Durant's cars of course :))...
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Last Post: Feb 14, 2007 11:02am
by Terje Bratveit
Brakes & shocks for 1929 6-60
Dear Sirs, I just bought a Durant 6-60 phaeton, the car was stored since 1968, and is very complete, but for some reason, the brakes are empty, so I need all the brake shoes and other internal parts. Also the front brakes external rods and levers are missing. Any he...
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2007 6:01pm
by Mike Linthicum
oil filter / hood hold downs 30 - 33 D's / Frontenac's
Hi fellows. Continuing the previous discussions about oil filters and "Roberts" under Hood Hinge Hold Downs he's another venue. May have a source for the chrome hood ends yet, as well from Tod. Hi Norm, I have a few oil filters on the shelf and don't change the...
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2007 12:34pm
by Carlos Lopez-Rui...
Removal of Steering Wheel?
Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I can remove the wheel on my 1926 Flint Junior Z-18 so I can send it away for restoration? My mechanic is stumped.
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Last Post: Feb 12, 2007 4:07pm
by Jim Greenamyer
Website Updates
Ok, We have lots of new stuff added to the website. First, Terje Bratveit has sent me scanned copies of the November 1922 issue of Durant's Standard. I converted all of the pages to a single PDF file and posted it to the Special Interest section. One word of warni...
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Last Post: Feb 11, 2007 5:00pm
by Rick Botti
Star Motor & Trans on ebay
Hi All........ Some one from the west coast needs to jump on this a Star motor and Trans in San Francisco starting at 99 cents and also no reserve. same seller has a rad & shell also eBay item # 170078596338 Good luck......Frank ---
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2007 5:52am
by Bob DeAngelis
1929 Durant coupe for sale
Model 60 for sale. Needs complete restoration. Picture of car was in the magazine June of 2004. Asking $4300.00 phone 317-223-9781
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Last Post: Feb 9, 2007 7:55pm
by Larry
1923 Star 2dr runabout [roadster].
Hi everyone I have made arrangements to save another one of our great cars.1923 star runabout [roadster].It needs work but it will be a great project.I need any info I can get on this car.The roof is missing completely and one headlamp, bumpers front and rear.Any hel...
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Last Post: Feb 8, 2007 11:21pm
by Dave Roberts [TH...
Side view mirror(s)
Looking for appropriate (quality) side/rear view mirrors. Hate to drill holes in the doors for mounting, however o.k. if appropriate. Any original type designs recommended and their source? Thanks much.
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Last Post: Feb 8, 2007 2:56pm
by Ron Hast
Parts Source
Try the "fillingstation.com" Lots of interesting stuff even if it is Chevy parts in general. Honeycomb Rad cores--window channel-6volt alternaters--seat belts and much more Good Luck
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Last Post: Feb 8, 2007 5:59am
by curtis smith
Have no clue what our Durant on Ebay is worth.....
..but if it doesn't bring $20k we'll probably keep in the fam or let Barrett Jackson decide what its worth... any comments? thanks
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Last Post: Feb 7, 2007 8:32pm
by gary kauffman
8 volt battery vs 6 volt
What's everyones thoughts on using an 8 volt battery instead of a 6 volt. I was reading of someone who used it and said his starting and lights were much brighter and he had had no problems with this system. Anyone else used and 8 volt.
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Last Post: Feb 7, 2007 10:14am
by bobby carter
Durant sales booklet - Poertner Motor Car Co
I have a Durant sales booklet with the name Poertner Motor Car Co showing models of the early 20s. I'm not a collector or dealer but I wonder if any of your members might be interested in it? 1) booklet is 6 x 4 3/4, 12 pgs, sepia 2) it contains description...
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Last Post: Feb 6, 2007 10:15pm
by Dave Roberts [TH...
brake rods
Has anyone got a picture of the emergency brake rod . I have a lot of rods but no rod for the emergency brake It goes from the hand lever to the cross rod.I cant quite figure how to build one since it must work when you pull the lever --and not work when you push th...
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Last Post: Feb 4, 2007 7:18pm
by Ken McCormick
Owners Manual
Help please. I'd like to get hold of an Owner's Manual for my 1923 Star Touring. Original or copy would be fine - I've tried a few US dealers without luck. Any ideas please. I have the Repair Manual for this car and would be happy to copy any part to any who might n...
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Last Post: Feb 4, 2007 9:58am
by Mike McDowall
restoration to resume
My name is Mud! Some how my aunt, who gave me the 33 Durant sedan, found out that I was thinking of selling the car which has been in our family since it rolled off the production line in Leaside. The confersation we had on this matter is unprintable. She wounldn't...
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2007 10:14pm
by ross hoevet
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