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1930 Durant 666 rumble seat coupe with dual sidemounts for sale.
Hey y'all, Just for your information, I saw the above listed car for sale on ebay. It came on late this afternoon. I was hopeing someone was looking for a new project (total rebuild?) and could get this one before some streetrodder grabbed it up. Also, I'm into...
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Last Post: May 26, 2004 11:25pm
by Rick Botti
AACA Award in San Diego for a Durant car
Good news everyone. Charlie Spitz and I just received a AACA 1st Jr. award here in San Diego tonight in our first try with the 1930 Durant model 407. We are extremely proud. Not a easy task. Took almost two years of hard work. The judges seemed very impressed with th...
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Last Post: May 26, 2004 5:24am
by Yates Milton
Tail Light Lens
The tail light lens for my '29 Durant, Model 40, was broken during restoration. Does anyone have a spare lens (beehive with "STOP" engraved into glass) that they would be willing to sell? Thanks
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Last Post: May 25, 2004 10:23am
by Mac Irvine
U-Joints, fan belt bearings
Restoring 1926 Star Sedan. Looking for u-joint balls. Also looking for someone to update fanhub. Thankyou Paul Hoffman. My phone number is 248-627-8342.
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Last Post: May 25, 2004 4:00am
by Gary Warden
1928 M2 side lights
My 1928 M2 Rugby had two fake side lamps installed by a previous owner. I have seen several pictures of cars with those lamps of a little bit less of 4" diameter. I will be grateful if some Club member send me a close picture of the supports that hold those lamps to...
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Last Post: May 24, 2004 2:55pm
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
1928 or 1929 Durant Model 60 Four door Sedan (Standard Model)
Hello Boys and Girls, I just looked at a '28 or '29 Durant model 60 four door standard sedan. The radiator and hood are missing as well as some of the engine parts, fuel pump, dash cluster. ect. The wood is gone got the sheet metal is there. This car has been...
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Last Post: May 23, 2004 8:50pm
by Bruce Hargin
29 Durant Radiator
I thought that somebody with knowledge about Durants could fill me in. I bought a 29 durant radiator and shell on a models t rat rod that I built. I am having second thoughts about using this beutiful piece on such a misfit car. I figure that it won't hold the press...
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Last Post: May 23, 2004 6:43pm
by Douglas Heckart
1926 Star Headlamps
Hello, I have a 1926 Star Model R Coach. The headlights currently on the car are bullet shaped and are all chrome. The say Parabeam Headlamp on them. They measure roughly 9.5" wide and the lenses should be around 8.25" or so. Are these original or should the c...
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Last Post: May 21, 2004 8:34pm
by Swen Erickson
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Last Post: May 20, 2004 4:04pm
by BEC
3 Wheeled driving stunt
Hi All.. Going through some of my factory correspondence, I found a one page memo from the Atlanta Durant distributor that explains how to set up a car for this stunt and also some promotion ideas. This is from the early '20's, and was a popular advertising gim...
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Last Post: May 20, 2004 6:35am
by Frank Witkowski
Dues apologies due & snubber help please
Just wanted to apologize for not renewing til this morning. I know how frustrating and annoying it can be for brave volunteers to have to keep track of this stuff and I regret adding to anyone's work. In other news, I am going to try and "redo" the Gabriel snubbe...
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Last Post: May 19, 2004 8:53am
by Jan Arnett
Location of Data Plate -30 Durant
I was told that I was wrong when I stated that the data plate on the 30 Durants were on the toeboard and nowhere else. The person also has a 30 Durant and that a DMAC member told him there were 2 plates. One on the toeboard and one on the firewall. Who is right? Y...
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Last Post: May 19, 2004 7:42am
by Lance Haynes
New ID plate pricing
The new ID plates will be ready to ship in Mid May. The pricing wil be as follows: Any plate at $20 postpad to any Club member worldwide. Any four plates mix or match postpaid to any Club member worldwide @ $18 each. Prices are in US dollars If you hav...
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Last Post: May 18, 2004 7:17pm
by Lance Haynes
Dort Radiator Badge
Anyone need a mint Dort radiator badge? It is a little pricey but I saw it at the local swap meet on Saturday and I have the phone number of the guy who has it for sale. Bob (L8GR858 on eBay)
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Last Post: May 17, 2004 7:14pm
by Robert Bush
hey people anybody know the whereabouts of a pair of front fenders for a 29 model 40 coupe ? do sedan fenders how about model 60 fenders? thanx bec
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Last Post: May 16, 2004 8:42pm
by Frank Witkowski
boyce motometers
Does anyone have insight into problems with a motometer? If the vial is filled to the top with red, is it possible to get it to the bottom where it belongs? If no red appears where did it go? what is the material that seals the bottom, it crumbles like graphite?...
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Last Post: May 16, 2004 4:22am
by steve mercier
Head casting number date
Can anyone help decode the casting number date for the head on the 1923 Star chasis I purchased? It is #W4A-602E. Thank-you, Bob
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Last Post: May 14, 2004 6:31pm
by Robert DeAngelis
Steward fuel vacuum pump
Again I am disturbing forum members asking for advise. My 1928 M2 Rugby has a vacuum pump equal to the one shown in 1929 Maintenance manual posted in the Club Tech Page, Chapter III, page 80 (Leverless type) Unfortunately flapper valve is missing and upper valves bl...
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Last Post: May 14, 2004 4:24am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Golden Quill Award
Hello all fellow members and anyone else that reads this late breaking news flash. Yes we are now the proud recipient of our first Old Cars Weekly "Golden Quill Award. This is the top award for excellence in collector car magazine publication. Jeff Gillis (since dec...
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Last Post: May 13, 2004 12:29pm
by Jan Arnett
eBay item 7901732703
The seller states that this is a Durant dash. Has anyone ever seen one like this. I wrote to him asking about it and he said that it came from an old gentlemen who assured him that was what it was. I have my doubts, but would be interested if someone knows for wha...
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Last Post: May 9, 2004 6:14pm
by Dave Roberts
split rims
Hi y'all, Well, thanks much to Frank W. who turned me on to a master rim tool for sale on ebay. I was having a heck of a time trying to get a split rim back together after repairing the tube. Frank told me that "this tool makes it almost simple!" Well I guess I'm p...
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Last Post: May 8, 2004 4:55pm
by Gordon F. Curl
1928/29 M-4 Durant For Sale in CT...$3,500 US
The only serious inquiries I've had are from "Hot-Rodders" who want to chop the car; I can't do it! The car is a M-4 built in 1928 sold as a 1929. This is a 2 door coupe with a 4 cylinder Continental engine. A good to excellent car to restore. Body in great shape , p...
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Last Post: May 8, 2004 12:21pm
by bec
Help with 1923 Star engine
I am considering buying a 1923 Star chasis with running gear, engine etc. to make a speedster. The distributor, housing clamp for distributor and water pump are missing. I was told I can use a chevrolet 4cyl. distributor. Is this true? What do I do about the housi...
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Last Post: May 8, 2004 5:31am
by Robert DeAngelis
1928 Durant M2 restoraton project
Restoration has started, now over the radiator woes thanks to Mac Irvine and his excellent ideas. Have been on the phone all week ordering new tires getting chrome done, headlight reflectors, gaskets, sandblasting rims, new ignition parts, and a whole lot more. List...
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Last Post: May 5, 2004 6:48am
by Gregg Wellner
Wooden Top Bows
Can anyone lend any help in going about fabricating the wooden top bows for a '23 Star? Dad and I have the original bows but they are in pretty rough shape - not bad enough that they couldn't be used as very good templates, however. Dad is quite adept at wood working...
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Last Post: May 5, 2004 3:47am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Hood River meet
Hello out there..., I'd like to hear from anyone who might be going to the Western Region meet in June. Is there anyone in the Seattle/Tacoma area that would like to tour down in their Durant? If not I will just have "soft it" and bring it on a trailor. Write to me...
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Last Post: May 4, 2004 9:56pm
by Lance Haynes
Modern type Wheel Seals
Does anyone know off-hand the numbers for front and real seals for 1928 Durant M2 from NAPA or current source? I thought I might have seen them posted at one time. Front felt originals are still good but I would like to replace. Rears are eaten away. Thanks, Gregg
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Last Post: May 4, 2004 7:37am
by Rick Botti
8 volt battery
Went to NAPA today to buy a battery, nearing start-up on my 1928 M2. The guy asked me if I wanted an 8-volt instead of 6-volt. He said it would work fine and make things brighter. I didn't buy it but wondering if anyone has any feedback or experience with this.
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Last Post: May 3, 2004 7:51pm
by Bob Porter
Name two automobiles that Durant Motors built which are not in the club
This is a quiz. There are two automobiles which were built by Durant Motors that are not in the club. One was built in the begining of the Durant Motors life and one was built at the end of Durant Motors life. Who can name them? Have fun. Jan
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Last Post: May 3, 2004 7:04pm
by jan arnett
1929 Rugby 1 ton truck wanted
Sirs; My Grandfather and Greatgrandfather both owner 1929 Rugby one ton trucks, they were the one's with the steel spoked wheels. My Greatgrandfather's was sold at auction in 1998 or so, without my knowledge in the Outlook, Saskatchewan Canada area, my Grandfathe...
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Last Post: May 3, 2004 12:54am
by Guy Derdall
Parts required
I will continue a suspended reconstruction project with my recently bought M2 1928 Rugby. As far as I could investigate mechanically is ok, but requires finishing. In addition to the labor required I will need some spares. Somebody can orient me about possible supply...
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Last Post: May 2, 2004 2:54pm
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
Durant Trunk For Sale
My Father has a metal trunk that is off a Durant automobile that is in restoreable condition. We are not sure of the year or model. I have looked at some of the photos on this site and I am convinced it is a Durant rear trunk. I am thinking of selling it on E-Bay unl...
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2004 10:10pm
by Robert Bush
Durant Motor
I have a Durant Motor that I want to get ready to sell. My Dad recently passed away & I really do not know too much about it. I have the engine numbers...is there a way to find information out about it from those numbers? I need to located what kind of carbeurato...
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2004 7:47am
by Georgette
May 1st Tour
If you think you may be interested in attending the May 1st tour, I've posted the information below. ==================================================== The Pacific Coast Chapter tour will be held on Saturday, May 1st. Bert & Sonia Babick will be our hosts and...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2004 12:36pm
by Rick Botti
New Durant and Star ID plates
I'm having new ID plates made for the following cars: Star's from the following factories; Michigan New Jersey California Canada These are the later plates with the Star logo as used o...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2004 7:51am
by Frank Witkowski
trip and tour
Getting pretty hectic round here. We are packing and getting ready to leave on the big trip on tuesday morning .I certainly appreciate all the replies and invitations I got to stop and see cars and parts -I hope I have enough room in my truck and trailer to haul home...
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2004 1:05pm
by Ken McCormick
turn signal controller
Turn Signals have been discussed on this forum and many other old car forums in the past but a new product is on the market which might be of interest to people. A person on the Model T forum mentioned it and it looks like a well made product. It doesn't solve your...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2004 9:15am
by Jan Arnett
25 Star for sale in local paper
This is an ad which is in the current issue of Old Autos. I don't know a thing about the car, I'm simply posting the ad. It's in Gord's part of the world, he may even know the car!! The ad is word for word, as it appears: DURANT 1925 STAR special sedan, everyt...
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2004 8:42pm
by Rick Botti
1929 Durant Model 60 Chassis Parts
I have a 1929 Durant Model 60 frame, front axle, brake rods, brake cross shaft, rear end assembly (good differential gears and axles but no pinion gear), front springs, and rear springs. The frame can go as one piece or I can provide you with just a piece if you nee...
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2004 2:41pm
by bec
Various things
I have been trying -without luck --to find out about the May 1st napa valley wine tour --Can someone give me info on where the tour starts and when?? I expext to leave B.C. on the 25 th of this month and would like to meet some of the members and attend the tour...
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2004 3:55pm
by Ken
1928 Coupe for Sale
Since Washing state seems to be a Durant gold mine right now, I thought I'd post this ad I found. I don't know anyting about the car or owner, just found it on the internet this morning. http://adcache.collectorcartraderonline.com/10/3/6/69319136.htm Rick
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2004 11:40am
by Bill Hoaglan
1931 Durant Coupe for sale
For sale a 1931 Durant coupe , that needs a full restoration. The car is complete exept the rear deck lid. The wood is there and the fenders are fair. The body, doors and hood are nice and most of the glass is good, as well as all the gauges. This car is for sale as...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2004 10:14am
by Chris Garcia
I am ready to put engine and clutch assembly back together. Need to reline clutch need thickness of clutch pads. Thank you Paul Hoffman 248-627-8342
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2004 8:55pm
by Bruce Hargin
Durant Touring Car (probably 1922-23)
At one time I had the above Durant loaned and shown at the San Antonio, Tx Auto Museum. About 1990-92 I sold it. I do not have a record of the purchaser. I'm trying to locate that auto. Interested in possible purchase. Please reply to above email or delsik@hotma...
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2004 1:27pm
by D wight Elsik
inner tubes and rim liner
Hey y'all, Need a couple tubes and rim liners for my 27 Star. Tire size is 4.50 X 21. Any of you able to suggest an online dealer for tires and tubes, etc.? Havin' trouble finding one. Thanks a lot. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2004 8:23am
by Jan Arnett
Torque Specifications
I read somewhere that bolt torque specifications weren't widely used until 1939 or 1940. This may be the reason we can't find specs for tightening head nuts on Durant made cars. Bob
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Last Post: Apr 12, 2004 6:57pm
by Gregg Wellner
I' need plan to restoring a Durant Rugby 1929 touring !
I' need plan to restoring a Durant rugby 1929 touring . Please I' need plan to rebuilding the wood of the body. thank you ! ( Sorry my english)
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2004 3:55pm
by Rick Botti
14 L Settings.
Hello. Can anyone tell me what we should set the valve clearances at cold on my 1926 14L? The book only tells us the Hot setting of .006. Also, does anyone have any tricks for inserting the pistons from below? any special homemade tool configurations or tricks?...
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2004 8:05am
by Gary Warden
Reproduction Brake drums in 10" and 11" diameter
Hello everyone, found a company that still has tooling to make brake drums in 10" and 11" diameter. They are $145.00 US each drum having some made right now. Let me know if there is anybody else that needs some. Best regards, Franz Fraitzl
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2004 8:47pm
by Gordon F. Curl
1923 Flint Engine
Have complete 1923 Flint big 6 engine. Very rusty, been siting in back yard for years. Make offer. Ask for Doug (909)825-1211
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2004 8:13pm
by nance
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