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Durant Partner
Hello, hello, hello. Good news in Durant land. The June magazine has finally been mailed out of a post office in my community. Our new old printer Tim of Pomona, Ca. has been in Poway, Ca. with his wife’s dying father and left a helper in charge to mail the Dur...
Views: 335   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jul 27, 2005 6:51am
by Walter Pré
torque settings
Hi Guys,can anyone tell me what the torque settings are to tighten the main bearings and rod bearings on a W3 engine. Thanks Barry
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2005 9:53am
by Ronald A Jaremko...
Oils to use
I have a 1929 Model 60. I'm draining and replacing all the lubricants. Are there some good modern lubricants I should use, or is 600wt still the best? What kind of oil do the Lovejoy shocks use? thanks, Leonard
Views: 302   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 24, 2005 5:56pm
by Ronald A Jaremko...
Pistons and compression
I have been looking for over size pistons to rebore my W5 engine. I have obtained a set supposably genuine 'Continental', but the measurement from the piston pin to the crown is 1.2 mm larger the my original. The only marking on the piston is HX126 and appears both...
Views: 252   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 24, 2005 7:23am
by Bob
tail light arm and light assy.
Looking for a brake/tailight arm and light assembly for a 1930 Durant.
Views: 243   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 23, 2005 6:42pm
by Jim Glover
Rugby Racing
I've posted two pictures submitted by Ricardo Colombo (Ricardo.H.Colombo@gsk.com) of race car driver Fangio with a Rugby modified for racing. Rick http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/durant/forum%20pics/Rugby%20Racing/index.html
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2005 1:25pm
by Rick Botti
1957 register
I saw on ebay, a antique auto club register 1957 writeup says it lists cars with serial numbers and owners names. Item # 6545714706 might be of some interest to see if any Durants or Stars listed.
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Last Post: Jul 21, 2005 5:37pm
by Jim Glover
Starter switch problems 1928 d65
I have had a problem for some time with my battery going flat. At first I didn't know what the problem was. I Know now that it is my starter switch. I have since by passed it and start with the crank and there is no problem. Measuring the resistance to the switch I f...
Views: 288   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jul 21, 2005 4:27am
by Lawrence Marchan...
From Argentina
My country has been better known, as some of our sportmen participated in international events. May be some of you remember Maradona de soccer player, De Vicenzo the golfer, Vilas o recently Gaudio as tennis players. Some of you may remember also Juan Manuel Fangi...
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Last Post: Jul 21, 2005 3:12am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
Mdl 618, 1930/32:Front Gravel Pan
Does anyone have this part. I could also use any part or whole fender lights. Remember!!! I ain't cheap;I'm frugal.
Views: 248   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 18, 2005 1:33pm
by Jack Connor
tropic aire heater
please help i found a tropic aire heater and a set of air horns like new model 4900 seral #2823 on heater what is it off of and what is it worth
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Last Post: Jul 17, 2005 8:42pm
by mike lawrey
Durant Partner
Has the Durant Partner gone out yet? Don't know if mine was lost in the mail or not.
Views: 209   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 17, 2005 12:44pm
by Rick Botti
Engine No.
Hi Everybody! My name is Gino and amd from Italy. Could please someone help. I can't find the engine number on my 1929 Durant D66. Unfortunately. Could someone send me a picture of the engine with a little arrow indicating where the number is located? I would be ver...
Views: 239   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 17, 2005 10:22am
by Lance Haynes
1921 Rugby Truck
I have not been able to find any information on a 1921 Rugby Truck (I belevie it was a delivery truck of some kind. We have the truck and the original title. If anyone has any information on this please email me at nickoalh@yahoo.com. It is my understanding that t...
Views: 366   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jul 13, 2005 6:04am
by David Roberts
Press Release
HEMMING MOTOR NEWS has asked me for a press release, so they can do a write-up on my car badge business. Of course, I had someone (my sister) write one for me and submit the release. Please watch for the write-up in the next issue. Here is a copy of what she su...
Views: 465   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jul 12, 2005 4:13am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
30 Durant 6-14 Roadster Parts
I know I'm probably whizzing in the wind here.....but would any one out there have a pair of door latches for a 30 roadster? I also need one rumble seat grab handle and one top rest/tiedown. I'd even be interested in a photo of the latches. Thanks, Dave
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2005 7:21pm
by Dave Schulte
1929 Rugby Delivery Truck
We are trying to find out more information on our 1929 Rugby Delivery Truck. We have the original title issued June 18, 1934. It says: Type: 1/2 ton, 4-06 model, weight: 2,325, serial #: 1013, motor#W8-7-1283. It is a 4 cylinder with a Continental engine, panel body...
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Last Post: Jul 10, 2005 11:55am
by Nickoal
Star door?
I found this on Ebay under the Antique Car section. Seller believes it's a star door. Item number is 4560635371. Maybe someone can use it.
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2005 5:54am
by Mike Linthicum
Third Place!!
Drove my 1930 4-07 to a car show in Arnprior, Ontario. It's an annual event, been running for 26 years now. Were around 350 cars there this year. The Durant was in Class 1, pre-1949, about 12 cars entered in this class. An excellent 39 Buick took first place...
Views: 292   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jul 6, 2005 9:05pm
by Stephan Riffault
Circuit Breaker for 23 Durant
Does anyone know where I can purchase a circuit breaker for a 23 Durant. I have contacted Bill Hoaglan who has helped me tremendously in getting my 23 on the road. Plan to finish both the 23 Durant Touring and the 30 Durant Deluxe Sedan this summer if all goes well...
Views: 248   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 5, 2005 3:12pm
by Yates Milton
1928 M-2 Durant radiator core
Iam currently restoring a 1928 M-2. The rad core needs to be replaced, top and bottom tanks look ok. Can one purchase an orginal type core and if so were. The engine is a W-5 contential 4 cylinder.
Views: 287   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 4, 2005 3:43pm
by Walter Pré
Factory Owners
We all know that Norman DeVaux owned about 40% of the Oakland Durant factory. I believe he had a similar arrangement with Durant while at General Motors. So my question is: Does anyone know if the other factories had similar arrangements, and if so, who where the...
Views: 235   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 1, 2005 9:51am
by Lance Haynes
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Motor Meter
Does anyone have any info about getting a motor meter? Maybe from someone that remanufactures them. Any info would be helpful. Does anyone know what the actual one looks like that came on the 1928 Durant M-2? I would like to see if I can find one almost like the o...
Views: 286   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 29, 2005 4:56pm
by Adam
Durant For Sale
For Sale 29 Durant Model 66 project car. Partially disassembled. 99% complete. Many parts to convert to a DeLuxe included. Email for photos and more info. $3500 Located in Iowa. Dave Schulte schulte3@mepotelco.net
Views: 277   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 29, 2005 6:40am
by Dave Schulte
Wheel Side Mounts
I would like to mount wheels on the side of my 1928 Durant D65. Is this possible? And what would I have to do to acheive this. Were the D65s produced with side mounts?
Views: 260   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 27, 2005 8:49pm
by Lawrence Marchan...
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1928 M-2 Ignition Switch
If anyone knows of a place I can get a ignition switch for my 1928 Durant M-2 please let me know. I would be greatful if I could get maybe some pictures of one so I can create something like the original. Any help would be greatful. Please e-mail me at adam.monahan...
Views: 309   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jun 27, 2005 9:00am
by Adam
back on the road
Just wanted to share the good news the star is running after 2 years.It runs like a top.
Views: 215   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 27, 2005 4:00am
by Walter Pré
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Book Collection
Disposing my car book collection. Send e-mail (msrstar@juno.com) for list, description and prices. List covers books on Durant, books by Alfred P Sloan, Jr, Arthur Pound, Burt Mills, David Horowitz, Floyd Clymer and Matt Joseph. 11 total. Bob
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2005 1:35pm
by Bob
radiator
I am looking for a radiator for a 1928 rugby 1 ton
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2005 7:33am
by Orville
Star ? Trucks
Hi Just wondering if anyone can give me some info or links on a couple of old farm trucks they say "star" on the VIN plates what years where these Vehicles made? Did they make a panel van also? as there is one there that looks similar? Will post more info on tues....
Views: 204   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 25, 2005 7:31am
by Charles A. Spitz
timber?
Hi every one, I hav dated my car to late 1925 or 1926 "M". Does any body have timnber plans for a 'tourer' or a 'roadster' avaiable. Is the sill timber the same? Thamnks Wayne down under.
Views: 249   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 25, 2005 3:44am
by Wayne Dekker
1928 Durant Model M2
Fellow members, I just took a look at a 1928 M2 four door sedan. The car appears to be pretty much all there, but, the engine has been torn apart. The car is weatherd looking the radiator shrould and bumpers are rusty. Interior is torn in spots but complete, hard to...
Views: 278   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 23, 2005 6:08pm
by Bruce Hargin
23 Durant Horn Button
Anyone out there got a horn button for a 23 Durant?? Could also use the spring if available. Condition not important. Will even consider making one if someone has the diminsions. Thanks... Yates
Views: 255   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 22, 2005 4:37am
by Yates Milton
flint hubcaps
I was looking on a website and found NOS Flint hubcaps.The website is www.Vapinc.com look under one of a kind items thats where I found them.
Views: 251   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 21, 2005 6:23pm
by Jim Greenamyer
Great Machine Work on our Fan Hub
I received my new fan hub for our 1923 Durant Service Truck and have installed it. Thanks to the great and fast work by Franz Fraitzl (the Mahineist from Vacouver B.C.). This is the one that broke while on the Santa Rosa Tour. Franz did an excellent job in redooing t...
Views: 206   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 21, 2005 12:20am
by Tom Schwab
Happy Pappy's Day
Interesting Fathers Day week, each year at this time the East Wenatchee Mall invites our local antique car club to display there vintage and antique cars inside the Mall corridors...It's pretty cool stuff, we sprinkle our cars throughout the mall and then chain them...
Views: 272   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 20, 2005 10:57am
by Bill Hoaglan
Squaking Clutch
Help! I looked at a 1929 Durant Model 60 coupe that the owner was having clutch problems with. Every thing seemed to line up OK and the adjustment on the presure plate arms was pretty close, the only problem I could find was a fair amount of play between the friction...
Views: 352   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jun 19, 2005 5:17pm
by Bruce Hargin
East Coast Newsletter
Hi All.......... We are in the process of putting together a newsletter for the members of the East Coast chapter. One of the ideas is to have a section of cars, parts and literature that are for sale or wanted. What do you think? If you have any ad that...
Views: 333   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jun 17, 2005 11:38am
by Frank Witkowski
My Star is running again!!!
To everyone out there. After three years of ground up restoration finally this week my 1926 Star touring is back running.After a view hours of adjusting carburator and distributor I got my car running like new. My new reproduction distibutor housing works great also...
Views: 285   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jun 15, 2005 6:50pm
by Jan Arnett
Paint Color
Could somebody tell me where I could get information on the colors that were availible for my 1928 Durant 65. At present it is all midnight blue I would like to change the color. There are so many nice cars on the website and I would appreciate any help with this Thx
Views: 272   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jun 15, 2005 6:30am
by Mike Linthicum
Necesito palancas de freno para rugby 29
Nesesito las palancas de freno que van en el tren delantero,son dos una lado izquierdo y la otra lado derecho. Saludos,Nicolas
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2005 1:41pm
by nicolas scaparon...
Oakland & Star Durant Factory
Oakland & Star Durant Factory I purchased a DVD containing 3 films made for the Oakland, California area on EBay last week. They may have been produced for the Oakland Camber of Commerce and are dated 1918, 1928 and 1931. The 1928 film briefly talked about Oakland...
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2005 10:09am
by Rick Botti
Rumble Seat Lid Linkage
My Dad look the lid off of this 29 Durant 6-66 many years ago. There are plates mounted to the lid with 2 holes in each. There are slots in the side metal panels that would line up. The hard ware to connect is missing, can some one tell me what to make? Warren
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2005 4:32pm
by Warren Rauch
Starter is Grinding
Hello to all! I have begun to have trouble with the starter bendix on my 1929 Model 60. About every other time, the starter makes a grinding noise instead of engaging. I release the starter pedal, wait a second and then try it again. It usually engages as it should...
Views: 324   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jun 10, 2005 5:34am
by Frank Witkowski
46/47 Plymoths
Hi I have 2 46 or 47 Plymoths 2 door coupes 1 of them ran when we parked the other is for parts but I don't know what they are worth can anyone help me out
Views: 217   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 9, 2005 5:26pm
by Dwayne
Canadian Durant Serial Plates
I'm going to reproduce the serial number plates for the Durants made at Leaside. These will be the style used from the mid 20's to end of production. Same high quality as my other plates. This will give us the correct plates for all the Durant's and Star's....
Views: 574   Replies: 12
Last Post: Jun 9, 2005 10:35am
by Frank Witkowski
Canadian Chapter Meet Cancelled
Due to extenuating circumstances including low registration the Canadian Chapter Meet is cancelled for this year. Look for us in 2006 when we hope for the privilege of running the Durant Club AGM.
Views: 290   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 9, 2005 9:19am
by Ronald A Jaremko...
Durant serial tag
Just noticed a Durant serial number tag on ebay. One of our members might own the car this belongs to. If you have a car without the tag, this might be it. The auction item # is 4555227020
Views: 181   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 8, 2005 7:01pm
by Jim Glover
electical
I am starting to put my electrical system back together on my 1922 durant A-22 touring and I have run into a few snags. First what amp is the glass fuse that is mounted to the dash support. MIne was missing and the wiring diagram and both the owners manual and the pa...
Views: 268   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 8, 2005 1:41pm
by Ken & Dorothy Br...
Manifold Gaskets
Looking for a exhaust/intake manifold gasket for 1930 Durant 614 six cyl. 22A engine. Jim
Views: 227   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 5, 2005 8:01pm
by Bill Hoaglan
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