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Club Magazine
I just received the latest issue of the Durant Club magazine. Great layout, articles, and stories. I read with interest the formation of various departments to cover technical help, translation, and such. I also noticed my name mentioned as a source of Spanish transl...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2007 8:02am
by Ken McCormick
Durant's Standard Update
Thanks to Terje Bråtveit for donating yet another copy of the Durant's Standard magazine. The newest addition to the website is the December 1923 issue. You can find it in the Special Interest section. Rick Botti
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2007 10:08pm
by Rick Botti
Fuel Pump on Ebay
Hi All..... Check out item 220096313437 If memory serves me right this is the same pump as used on the later 22A engines as used in the 614-617 619 etc. Located in Canada, no bids yet, I'm not bidding on this one Good Luck..... Frank ---
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2007 7:46pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Looking for detailed pics of 1925 Stars and early car/tractor conversions
Hi, I just bought a 1925 star chassis with front disk wheels and a tractor conversion kit on the rear. I suspect the vehicle was a pickup (because of the disk wheels), but don't know because the body is missing. Also, I don't know the make of the tractor conversion,...
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2007 5:40pm
by Brandon Beard
RIP E-7786
If anyone's keeping track, my office mate brought in a tag he pulled off of a decomposing firewall in the woods in Marlboro, New York some years back. Durant E-7786, a Model M4, has been accounted for. Photo of the tag available, if anyone's ever interested.
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2007 4:49am
by David Traver Ado...
Throw -out Bearing
Came across nos bearings today NICE #4958 and I am willing to part with does someone have a need for 1 let me know ?
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2007 5:12pm
by steve mercier
Distributor housings
Almost forgot, I am still waiting on a quote from a local CNC shop for the new billet aluminum housings. The guy promised me on friday to have a definite price. All orders have to be prepaid since we talking about a few hundred dollars per piece. Also I had a few...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2007 7:12pm
by John Sweeney
6" Repro hubcaps
Is anyone out there interested in a set of 6, 6inch repro hubcaps from Argentina? I beleive they fit the 31 Durant 619. Price is $308 for the set of 6. You can contact me at schulte3@mepotelco.net. Thanks, Dave
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2007 9:51pm
by Ken McCormick
Windshield post stanchion
With the best intention to improve the look of my Rugby M2 28 y removed stanchions and windshield posts and sent for re-chroming to a shop. Unfortunately the right stanchion that had several welds exploded when trying to repair it. What appeared then, was that the le...
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2007 6:08am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Meeting Auburn, Indiana, 26 - 30 September 07
How does the meet tie in with a visit to Hershey and/or Carlisle Swap meets. What dates are these and what accommodation is nearby. At this time my Wife (Maureen) and I are toying with the idea of attending the above and would also like to look at an intinerary that...
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Last Post: Mar 28, 2007 10:14pm
by Graham Mock
Australian and New Zealand Chapter.
Australian and New Zealand Chapter: I think it is time we down-under formed our own local chapter of this great club. I see such as a local resource to enable quality restorations by utilising members contributions, written and practical. Also the flushing out of Dur...
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Last Post: Mar 28, 2007 10:04pm
by Graham Mock
Electrical Question
Hey Everyone, I'm having someone rebuild the motor and gen. for me. He wants to know if its Negative or Positive ground off the battery. I guess it varied back then. (29 Durant M2). Thanks Dave
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Last Post: Mar 27, 2007 4:07pm
by Frank Witkowski
Generator Part
I need a generator drive end head assembly for generator model GAL-4104. It is part number GAL-1068. The part itself likely has GAL-68 stamped on the inside. Thanks for your help. Mac
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Last Post: Mar 27, 2007 10:13am
by Mac Irvine
Parking light lenses
If you are looking for a parking light lense, there are a grouping of five on eBay. One is the Depress beam style as used on 30 - 32 Durant cars. There were however, different sizes used. Item 130092676381 Gord
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2007 12:14pm
by Norm Toone
1925 Locomobile
Hello:)There is a 1925 Locomobile JR-8 Straight 8 Sedan Barn Fresh for sale on ebay. This is the first time I see this model for sale on eBay. Here is the adress: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Other-Makes-Locomobile-JR-8-1925-Locomobile-JR-8-Straight-8-Sedan-Ba...
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2007 11:58am
by Terje Bratveit
Cowl molding question for 1922 Star
A good friend of mine is doing a 100% correct restoration on a 1922 Star. His question is: "Did the '22 Star originally have trim moulding on the cowl to seat the back of the hood? Mine does not, nor is there any visible indication that there ever was one. Only the...
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2007 8:20am
by Bill Hoaglan
Brake pedal return spring
What is the specs for the return spring for the brake pedal in the 30 coupe . How long is it --whats the tension ?? Any one able to answer this ?? Best would be a picture I guess but any info would be a help Thanks Ken
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2007 12:21am
by Ken McCormick
seat springs.
Anyone have any tips on where to find seat springs?? I would sure like to have springs rather than just foam padding .I need both the front and the rumble seat, seats and backs. Looking more and more like I better take a long road trip again .I seem to be fin...
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Last Post: Mar 21, 2007 3:09pm
by Frank Witkowski
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
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