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government survey...most influential auto pioneer....free dinner
I'm not sure what will get the most attention SURVEY or FREE DINNER. Anyway the government is doing a survey..."most influential auto pioneer?" The list is long, our man W. C. Durant is on it and Henry Ford has been excluded. Should be a cake walk?? Three random...
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2005 2:46pm
by bob smith
23 Durant - Distributor and Dash Switch Assembly
Anybody out there happen to have a distributor for a 4 cyl. A-22 Durant? How about a dash assembly that controls the "off & on" and the lights. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Yates
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2005 12:41pm
by Yates Milton
Pulling rear wheels.
Could somebody tell how to remove the rear wheels from my 1928 Durant D65. I don't have the proper puller and was wondering if there are any safe methods availible. Thx lawrence
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2005 7:21pm
by Bob
wood work in 614 coupe 1930
I need a pic or dimensions of the wood that goes around the belt line in the rear window area --specifically the curved areas on both sides of the rear window --any one have a radius size for me --My car seems to be a bit twisted in this area and it is very dificult...
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2005 6:17pm
by ken mccormick
picture of my car
Mike I sent a few pictures of my new project. The restauration of a Star depot hack model c 1923 to Rick a year ago and I never had news of that. If something wrong I will like to know. Louis
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2005 10:35am
by Mike Linthicum
For sale
For sale -- I have a Trans for a 1925 Star, and a Rear end also for a 1925 Star.
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Last Post: Sep 1, 2005 8:58am
by Ken Brink
1923 4 Dr. Sedan's
I showed my Car today and took (1) of 20 trophys. I was asked how many cars like mine (1923 A-22 4 Dr. Sedan) are there. Answer I do not know. So this is a question for our historian. How many of this model are around? Up and running or at least being restored.
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2005 5:40pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Parts on eBay
Hi folks: There is a 1928-29 Durant grille, radiator, headlights and support bar and front bumper on eBay under Antique auto parts #4569640223 No bids as yet - starting bid $100.00 Would be a deal if you need the parts. Gord.
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2005 8:29pm
by Don Shilling
Star Motors Engine for possible sale
There is a guy that I work with that has been restoring a Star car. He has replaced the original motor and is no longer in need of it. The side of the motor has a plaque that says: STAR MOTORS INC 22226 Continental Motors Corp Detroit & Muskegon, Mich The...
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2005 11:07am
by Mike Linthicum
Star / Durant moto meter on E-bay
If your in need of a working Moto Meter for your Star or Durant please check out item # 6555591975 on E-bay. Also while I have your attention I'm looking for a hood ornament for a 1933 Beacon, Flyer or Ace, it is the nude flying lady type, although the correct one fo...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2005 3:10pm
by Steve Large
Tire Air Pressure
I have been told different Air Pressure for my Tires. I have been using 45lb's, it was suggested to use 35lb's. that seems to soft. What should I be using for proper tire wear, etc.? My tires are 4" x 31" on my 1923 A22 Durant 4 Dr. Sedan.
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2005 1:45pm
by Ken Brink
Durant on eBay
Say, that 1931 model 619 that's listed on eBay as a '29 666 is quite a specimen! Somebody ought to be fighting over that. It needs to get into good hands. Somebody who will fix the ding in the right rear fender and take that antennae off the cowl (looks like one), t...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2005 12:19pm
by Lance Haynes
Lubrication of 23 Durant Speedometer Chain
What type of lubrication is recommended for the chain that is found on the 23 Durant speedometer to transmission?? This is a chain rather than a cable. Yates
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Last Post: Aug 18, 2005 3:03am
by Yates Milton
Urgent! Need help on '28 Durant 65
We are trying to identify a car that is titled as a '28 Durant 65 but has a '31 Willys 6 radiator shell and an OHV Gmc 6 cyl engine transplanted in it. It looks to be well modified. Also if interest is the wire wheels with FOUR lug bolts! Can anyone confirm whether...
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2005 8:00pm
by Lance Haynes
Durant Hearse?
Has anyone ever seen a Durant hearse? or a picture of one? I have a friend who, when he found out I own a Durant told me his grandfather had a funeral home years ago down in West Virginia,and he had a Durant hearse. Boy, I had my hopes up, until he said everything...
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Last Post: Aug 15, 2005 7:06pm
by mike Linthicum
Durant Distributor
My 1923 Durant's engine has the Autolite distributor and the engine runs good, However, there appears to be parts missing from the distributor housing. The points plate is screwed to the side of the distributor with 3 screws and what appears to have originally been a...
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Last Post: Aug 15, 2005 10:49am
by Bill Hoaglan
Durant-Star, Put Through Its Paces on Coliseum Track
I found an interesting webpage with a reprint of a 1928 Loas Angeles Times story about a Durant-Star. The URL is: http://frankwykoff.com/stock-car1928.htm From the article: Taking a stock Durant-Star Four utility roadster down into the big bowl, Kaiser pu...
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Last Post: Aug 15, 2005 12:22am
by Rick Botti
Durant car prices
I am from Kansas and have found a Durant car. I think it is either an M4 or a model 40. It is in fair shape. There is little to no rust holes in the body. The front and rear bumpers, and the tire carrier are missing. The canvas top is gone. Everything is in great sha...
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2005 7:51pm
by Bob
'25 Star Touring rr. body tub
Does anyone know if the rear body tub was changed from '24 to '25 F Touring ? I picked up one off of a '24 from Don Shilling and it doesn't match mine. The rear corners on mine are rounder and the hight in the rear is wrong, mine is 1 1/2 in lower across the back. T...
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2005 4:41pm
by Glenn
Running Durant
As of yesterday, after a 3 year complete restoration of our 1923 Durant Sport Touring Model A-22, she fired right up and made a 3 mile test run. Runs like a well oiled watch. Although she is running I don't think it has the correct distributer (currently an Autoli...
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2005 6:27am
by mike Linthicum
Original Durant Standard Magazine
Does anyone know when the original Durant Standard magazine was published by the Durant Motors Company? From when to when?
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2005 6:25am
by mike Linthicum
Lug bolts
Hi, I need a complete set of lug bolts for a 30 Durant with wire wheels. Even one will help. Thanks, Dave
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2005 10:16am
by Dave Schulte
Durant parts
I was wondering if Durant (model 40 or M4) parts are very hard to find. And, are they very expensive. Any help would be appreciated.
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2005 3:27pm
by Miles
Durant Dealership Still Standing!
I met up with Bill Davis, another Durant M2 owner, at a local car show recently and he told me where the old Durant Dealer was located in Rochester, NY. Many years ago he did some roofing on the building and was shocked to find the Durant logo on the building as he...
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2005 12:20pm
by Justin Schiess
Crank Pulley
Hi, I am putting together a W4 engine which was in pieces when I got it.The crankshaft at the front of the engine is keyed to accept the bottom pulley .The pulley I have is also keyed but has a hole through it to take a bolt or cotter pin. The shaft has no hole for t...
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2005 8:17am
by Barry White
Continental engine on eBay
Is there anyone interested in the 22A 6 cyl on ebay (4565942040)? I would be if it wasn't in AZ. It would take too much travel or $ and since I have a running 6 cyl in my '31 plus another in a basket, I'll have to pass. Maybe they'r not rare or the '30-'31s that n...
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Last Post: Aug 6, 2005 9:15pm
by Wayne Farrand
Durant Roadster on eBay
There is a Durant Roadster on eBay that really needs to go to a member or prospective member of the DMAC. This car does not deserve to go to a rodder. I have corresponded with the current owner for over one year. I was under the impression it was a 26 rather than a 2...
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Last Post: Aug 5, 2005 12:42pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Lee's Brake and Clutch
I recently had the brake shoes for my 30 Durant 6-14 relined by Lee's Brake and Clutch in Des Plaines, Ill.They are fast, professional and did an EXCELLENT job. Cost was $165 plus shipping. Lee's Brake and Clutch 995 Graceland Des Plaines, Ill. 60016 706-827-7114
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2005 6:38am
by Gregg Wellner
Distributor Cap
Hi, I am looking for the correct number to replace my distributor cap on our 1924 Star 4 cylinder continental engine. The Tech page lists the 4 clinder engine (1928 to 1932) as a part # AL-31. Is this also the # for the 1924 engine? The distributor cap is interchage...
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2005 9:52pm
by Tom Schwab
Early Star & Durant radiator emblems
Anyone out there have an extra early Durant, Star or Flint radiator emblem they want to get rid of or sell. Prefer one in good condition, but small chips will not rule it out. Email me with condition and price.
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2005 3:02pm
by Mike Linthicum
Tires white bands
Is there any information about white bands in tires? Where some models out of the factories, provided with those tires or was a dealer offer? Was a popular feature in the twenties? I have seen cars of that period with and without bands. The tires of the twen...
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Last Post: Jul 31, 2005 8:04am
by Mike Linthicum
through out bearing
Hi, is there a spring located inside the through out bearing and if so what holds the bearing in place . This is on a w5 motor and trans from a 28 ? thanks in advance Steve
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2005 4:33am
by steve mercier
East Coast Chapter Newsletter 1st Edition
All of you East of the Mississippi that contacted Frank Witkowski about being interested in being members of the East Coast Chapter and those that attended the April Chapter meeting should be receiving your 1st Edition of the Chapter's newsletter. 38 were mailed out...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2005 7:29pm
by Mike Linthicum
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...
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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
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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