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Slotted Flat Head V Square Drive Flat Head Screws
I have found that the Canadian built '29 M-40 Coupe that I am restoring was assembled using both slotted and square drive screws in the original wood framing and moreso of the square drive...Until now I had thought that the only screws used in our Durants were slotte...
Views: 558   Replies: 12
Last Post: Sep 29, 2012 6:30pm
by Ken McCormick
Clutch
Good afternoon Durant Motors Automobile Club If you have any information about how to remove the clutch of a 1928 RUGBY four- cylinder model, please give me that information. If it`s possible send me images. Thank you for all, Federico PD: Chassis E16...
Views: 211   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 29, 2012 5:16pm
by Frank Witkowski
another odd ball ?
Ebay 330796488118 Right hand drive 1930 614 but with side vents on cowl. Odd bumpers too.
Views: 381   Replies: 4
Last Post: Sep 27, 2012 4:26am
by Norm Toone
Facebook
Is anyone here on Facebook? I was hoping to stay better connected using FB. If you are, feel free to friend me (aford173) adam
Views: 280   Replies: 4
Last Post: Sep 27, 2012 4:13am
by Adam Ford
First pictures in from Natioanl Meet
Here are the first pictures from todays national meet in Traverse City, MI. Rick
Views: 459   Replies: 8
Last Post: Sep 25, 2012 10:23am
by Rick Botti
wire wheels
hello everyone has anybody rebuilt there own wire wheels,on my 31 devaux it has 19 inch i believe there called riveted spoke wheels no adjustments that i can see,one of my wheels needs some spokes replaced but i was wondering about tightening existing spokes and tru...
Views: 212   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 24, 2012 10:48am
by DAVE ENRICO
transmission for a 1930 612
My transmission is dis-assembled and in a wood soda crate, awaiting re-assembly. (I hope I have all the pieces) Is there any manual available that would show the parts, and a possible assembly pattern ? thanks for your help. George
Views: 197   Replies: 4
Last Post: Sep 24, 2012 6:40am
by George Scholz
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Devaux Hubcaps
There is a set of Devaux hubcaps on ebay item number 290776341726 .
Views: 360   Replies: 10
Last Post: Sep 19, 2012 5:11pm
by DAVE ENRICO
2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23
Hi All..... It's not too soon to plan your fall trip to the DMAC annual meet! Bob & Stephanie Smith have a great schedule planned for us. Enjoy fall in Michigan. You don't need a car to enjoy all the activities and fun with other "Durantonians". Everyone i...
Views: 1327   Replies: 49
Last Post: Sep 19, 2012 9:11am
by Rick Botti
9-16-1908 ??
Hi All...... Time for a pop quiz!!! Haven't been able to say that since 1975, when I quit teaching. Soooo....what is the significance of those numbers?? See y'all in Traverse City......... Frank ---
Views: 233   Replies: 4
Last Post: Sep 19, 2012 2:00am
by Rory
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Flint Authorized Service
I have a 20 by 30 two sided Flint Authorized Service sign. Looking for a value of this sign and possible sale.
Views: 192   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 17, 2012 11:43pm
by Jim Greenamyer
Biofreeze Orders for Annual Conference
I just placed my fall order for Biofreeze (remember the comment in the last Durant Partner "Pass the Biofreeze"). There has been no increase in the price to me this year so it is still $7.50 a tube. Anyone who wants (or needs) tubes (and wants to save the postage of...
Views: 828   Replies: 6
Last Post: Sep 16, 2012 8:12pm
by gary k
Durant motor color
Does anyone know what color the engine should be in my 1928 Durant m2 with the w5 engine.
Views: 754   Replies: 12
Last Post: Sep 16, 2012 5:25am
by Mike Linthicum
Got it running
Got the little beast running again --sounds good but I have a slight problem -- I have one forward gear and three reverse gears -- sure would go fast backward. I dont understand how that hapened =--All I took apart was the rear end to replace the crown g...
Views: 306   Replies: 7
Last Post: Sep 15, 2012 1:45pm
by Norm Toone
Traverse City & Hagerty Insurance
Hi All...... I've been contacted by a representative of Hagerty Insurance. They are located in Traverse City. They plan on stopping by our meet and doing some photography & interviews. They would enjoy a ride in some of our cars! I'm planning on arranging...
Views: 175   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 15, 2012 6:30am
by Charles A. Spitz...
Bleaching wood spokes, what have you used?
Well I've been busy lately on the car. I've taken all the spokes off the fellow, bead blasted my hubs, and have stripped the old paint off the spokes. It had the original green paint under a black paint. The black paint was from a previous partial restoration. When I...
Views: 344   Replies: 5
Last Post: Sep 14, 2012 6:32am
by Mike Linthicum
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26 Fint for sale
Listed on KSL.com is a 26 Fint B40, http://www.ksl.com/auto/listing/14131271 looks like something I might get myself in trouble with. So before I look at this what might some of you think about the price and the condition and will I be able to find parts?
Views: 305   Replies: 4
Last Post: Sep 11, 2012 11:56pm
by Jim Greenamyer
Helping a fellow out...
It's not often you find someone who is will go out of their way to help you out. I had the pleasure of meeting Ken McCormick this morning on his way from Kelowna B.C. to the meet in Michigan. I purchase a set of wheels in Sicamous B.C. and made arrangements with Ke...
Views: 228   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 9, 2012 10:45am
by Brian D.
Aluminum running board step plates
Hello all - I have a set of four cast aluminum running board step plates as seen on many of the 1930 sedans (407 and 614). These had been found in the basement of my 1920's house in Altadena, California and I've been meaning to see that they get in the hands of a Du...
Views: 246   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 8, 2012 9:27am
by Vance Pomeroy
Auction Sept 29th
Hi Y'all, Time has come for a part of life I truly dread and that is a liquidation of my old cars and stuff that I have collected over the last 60+ years. Having COPD and a form of Muscular Dystrophy has put me in a condition that limits me to any activity re...
Views: 261   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 7, 2012 10:07pm
by Lance Haynes
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Met Master Bert Babick and His lovely wife weekend last in Roseville
Past by a shop/store/parking lot in Roseville, Ca sunday past..well, as most.."Cool Cars" lets stop. As my wife and I strolled the parking area, My wife pointed out, Hey look.. Two Durants...what the heck?...Thats when I had the pleasure to meet my first fellow Du...
Views: 333   Replies: 5
Last Post: Sep 5, 2012 9:56am
by Bert & Sonia Bab...
Hemmings Classic Car Article "4-speeds of the 30's"
Hemmings Classic Car Sept 2012 magazine has a great reprinted 2 page article from SIA April-May 1972 titled.."Four-Speeds of the 30's". And you guessed it our very own Durant 4 speed tranny is in there. And they said right after the Chrysler 4-speed our Durant was...
Views: 403   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 2, 2012 11:35pm
by Ross Hoevet
Help identify this vehicle please
Looking for help or information on this Durant Star Car. Tractor or what? Can't up load pictures
Views: 247   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 2, 2012 7:21pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Wooden wheel hub bolts
The 19" wooden wheel hub bolts on my wheels were Peened on and beaten up pretty bad when they were installed on the car. Also appears they are a bit bent. I guess they did not want them to come off. The size is 3/8 inch by about 2" and #16 I believe course thread. D...
Views: 445   Replies: 5
Last Post: Sep 1, 2012 4:51am
by Mike Linthicum
Early Durant Distributor
The distributor I have on my 23 4 cyl. Durant has 12 teeth on the gear at the bottom that engages the camshaft gear. The mechanic says that it should have more teeth because the timing gets off when trying to crank the engine. Frank says he has heard that later mod...
Views: 542   Replies: 8
Last Post: Aug 31, 2012 1:45pm
by Yates
Posting Pictures is a littler Easier now
Recently I asked the folks at Bravenet the company that hosts our forum to make a change to the way code is entered into a post when you want to display pictures. Today they completed work that will remove some of the effort needed to display pictures in our posts...
Views: 232   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 31, 2012 11:08am
by Rick Botti
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Front Mounting Plate
The front mounting plate on my engine, the one that holds the generator and the timing chain cover needs to be replaced. At some point in time it has been broken and welded, not to bad of a job but the pieces are not quite lined up. It is on a 25 Star and bolts dir...
Views: 198   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 31, 2012 8:35am
by Don Shilling
setting up brakes
I have the instructions for setting up and adjusting steeldraulic Brakes but there are parts I cant quite figure out. Checking rods for proper adjustment-It says --first block the pedal back against the floor boards. Can some one clarify this? Is it the back...
Views: 195   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 30, 2012 6:51pm
by Ken
Transmission and differential oil weight
I am about to refill both the transmission and differential of my 1928 D-60. The differential has new oil seals, but the transmission doesn't and has no provision for such. I'm afraid that the transmission will leak plenty if I use conventional 90 weight oil. I know...
Views: 248   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 29, 2012 5:09pm
by Claude Lavoie
A new owner of a 1928 Durant
Just bought my father in laws 1928 Durant that he bought in 1968 in Illinois. Father in law started restoration in 1969 and he was transferred to San Angelo, car was stored in Illinois for several years then moved down to Texas. When my father in law retired he moved...
Views: 422   Replies: 5
Last Post: Aug 29, 2012 11:09am
by Frank Witkowski
Auto Lite Coil, condensor, Rotor
OK Durantonians, you've come through for me in the past. Maybe someone can tell me the correct Auto Lite number for a coil, condensor and rotor for my 1928 15l engine. I have looked through the old club magazines but have not had any luck yet. I see the replacement t...
Views: 201   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 28, 2012 7:43am
by Frank Witkowski
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Fan Hub Rebuild
Just rebuilding the fan assembly as part of my restoration, and note that Franz in Vancouver has managed to rebuild some with modern bearings, and do away with the felt seals etc and the associated leaks. It's a bit problematic to send my bits to Vancouver and bac...
Views: 250   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 28, 2012 4:51am
by Shane
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considering sale of model 60 1929 wire wheel coupe
please read my item in parts wanted/sale
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2012 5:47pm
by gary k
Tires
I have the Coker recommended 475/500 x 19 tires on my 31 Durant. They dont have much braking surface and don't look quite right to me. What size/brand tire would work best and look good?
Views: 1138   Replies: 19
Last Post: Aug 27, 2012 1:59pm
by tienie pitzer
Dist gear set
"HELP" I need a set of gears for my '29 M4 distbutor and gen it is a W5 4cly. motor would like NOS if i can get them. Come boys dig in the garage and help me out.
Views: 181   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 26, 2012 8:09pm
by Don Gaskill
Wheels from a '25 on a '26
I have been looking a long time for wheels for my '26 and haven't had any luck. I did manage to find a good set off a '25 for a reasonable price. Just wondering if there will be any size difference that will cause me any issues?
Views: 136   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 26, 2012 4:21pm
by Brian D.
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Eliot
Radiator Emblem
What is the difference in the raditor emblems of the 23,24,25,26 Stars?
Views: 223   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 25, 2012 6:17pm
by Don Shilling
DMAC on the radio !!
DMAC on the radio Tomorrow, Sunday August 18th at 9:00am Pacific time I will be on the radio talking to the hosts of the Way Back Now Show on KYAA 1200am in Monterey, California. For a few minutes we'll talk about Durants and the DMAC National meet in Traverse...
Views: 314   Replies: 7
Last Post: Aug 25, 2012 2:06pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Transporting of Fender from Sperry to Traverse
I've bought a fender for a '26 Star from Dave Schulte in Sperry, Iowa and need to get it to Ken McCormick at the Traverse, Michigan meet of Sept. 19th... Anyone going by that way that I could beg, borrow or pay to get it to Traverse.? Your consideration would be ap...
Views: 233   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 24, 2012 8:31am
by Ken McCormick
Traverse City...it's next month
Hello DMAC members It's time to get off the bubble, there are only a couple of weeks left, to receive a DMAC discount on room reservations; call Sleep Inn (231-938-7000) soon. Mention Durant Looking at the registrations that I have received, it looks like...
Views: 2846   Replies: 19
Last Post: Aug 23, 2012 10:22am
by mike Linthicum
Lance is recovering!
The following is the content of an email that Lance sent earlier this evening..... Hello everyone. Well l survived a heart attack this last Thursday and the great fast acting San Diego fire dept with a ambulance got here with in about 3 to 4 minutes and speed m...
Views: 421   Replies: 11
Last Post: Aug 20, 2012 6:46pm
by Ken McCormick
Differential
Has anyone got some info on removing the crown gear from the diff? Would really appreciate seeing a picture with instructions on how to do this. I cant seem to get it apart enough to get it out of the case -And cant get the diff apart far enough to get at it well....
Views: 236   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 18, 2012 9:10am
by Ken McCormick
Security code to post
there has to be a better way, Those letters/numbers are very hard to figure out sometimes.....there has to be a better way to display them so that you can figure them out....this is the second time today that it took me twice to post something because I cannot figur...
Views: 216   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 16, 2012 4:43pm
by Rick Botti
Boy Scout Photo Contest
How many of you are on Facebook? If you are, we would like your assistance, and some of you already have helped. One of our grandsons, and those of you that attended the Lancaster Meet met Donovan, too a photograph at the Boy Scout Summit Shakedown last week. That...
Views: 511   Replies: 15
Last Post: Aug 15, 2012 4:24pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Pinion gear and bearings
I need a new pinion gear if anyone has one for sale- Mine got a bit of damage when the nut came off the end of the shaft and The inner bearing got chewed up. I see that both inner and outer bearings are the same? ( I think) I could use a pair of these as well D...
Views: 221   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 14, 2012 10:50pm
by Ross Hoevet
Drove 4 blocks and had to trailer it back
I am beginning to wonder if I will ever get this car to go anywhere. I thought I would go to the gas sta down the hill . Never got there. Rear end seized up tight so I had to skid it up onto my trailer and get it back in the shop. I found the nut from the pinion gea...
Views: 221   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 14, 2012 7:45pm
by Vince O'Brien
crown gear and pinion
After taking the rear end apart i found all sorts of metal chips in the rear housing. Crown gear teeth are chewed up pretty good --Has anyone got a crown gear and pinion they would part with For my car ?? I sure need one now. I will take mine out and try to find s...
Views: 165   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 13, 2012 4:42pm
by Rick Botti
Model 612 Coupe Restoration
Yesterday I took some photographs of a Durant undergoing restoration owned by Frank Lersch of Hayward, California. The car has an interesting story behind it and is currently undergoing restoration. The car is and will continue to be a driver, not trailer queen. It h...
Views: 250   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 12, 2012 4:21pm
by Rick Botti
Traverse City
Our reservations have been made. Check sent to Bob and cashed and made hotel reservations. Meeting up with Pam & Roger Von Bergen to fly into Grand Rapids. Driving into Traverse City trailing their Cord as they are attending a meet two weeks earlier and leaving th...
Views: 207   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 10, 2012 7:18pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
618 tire cover
Many years ago my grandfather owned a rare 32 durant model 618 apparently it was only produced in limited quantities and those made were used in the showrooms of dealers to promote the 32 line. He sold the car in the mid 1950s but kept the spare tire cover which he g...
Views: 344   Replies: 6
Last Post: Aug 10, 2012 11:50am
by Gordon F. Curl
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