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1931 Devaux Owner's Manual on Ebay

I was bidding on an original owner's manual on Ebay. I maxed out at $141.00 and the winning bid was $143.00. I would be curious on what the winning bidder's Maximum bid was as I wasn't the only one that lost out.

I did manage to have the winning bid on a large lubrication chart for the Devaux.

Dennis

Where Are You From? Jacksonville, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1931 Devaux Sports Sedan

Re: 1931 Devaux Owner's Manual on Ebay

Dennis,
Yes too bad you lost out in bidding on that manual! My only hope is that they might be copying it for others use!

Some people go "Nuts" on E-bay! A little while ago I lost out on a 1928 LOCOMOBILE 8-70 model radiator cap; "L" in a Circle style (poor cond.), that went well beyond my wildest expectations, for over $800 dollars. This was totally Nuts for the condition and year! If I had got it for a reasonable price I would have made copies for our club's sale to other Loco owners....But not for that crazy price, no one could afford the copies!

Probably Norm T. was after that Devaux owners manual, Ha,ha! Someone just "had to have it at any price", who knows what the Reserve could be on E-bay?

Lance C.

Where Are You From? Niceville Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 25 Locomobile JR-8 Brougham, 25 Loco JR-8 Sedan, 26 Loco JR-8 Roadster project, 30 Durant 610 Deluxe Sedan

Re: 1931 Devaux Owner's Manual on Ebay

Dennis and Lance:
I have a copy of the 1931 DeVaux Owners Manual. I got it from Myron years ago. I have made copies for other DeVaux owners as needed. Anyone needing one, let me know at garyyelle@msn.com. I will need a snail mail address.

I should note that we had to shut off the link between the website and my e-mail because of spam.
Gary

Where Are You From? Washington State

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

Re: 1931 Devaux Owner's Manual on Ebay

Nice try Lance ... still bundled up trying to keep warm when its 70 + outside ???

No I assure you it wasn't me. Only one I am interested in, is a 32 614 Dominion Motors anything. Closest I have is 1930 614 sales brocheur booklet from Leaside (and none of the cars from standard to deluxe have white walls ... grin), and a 1930 owners manual I got from Maine. Doesn't seem to be anything for our Dominion cars or very little.

I agree some people go nuts with this ebay thing. See the starting price of two sales for depress beam lenses 11471 in Thunder Bay ? $300 each 280401912902 & 280401926038. Used on Dominion 614 / 618 and Frontenac's 31 / 32 plus many other makes. Very common, can be had at flea markets for $20 or ebay under for $50.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 614 sedan

Re: 1931 Devaux Owner's Manual on Ebay

There you go Lance ... something to make up for missing the Loco rad cap. Double rad cap with wings and dog bone (obviously wings added later) Boy they have $$ in their eyes for a well worn standard Boyce meter you just change the plate with car name. 390096673981 US $1,999.99 DURANT BOYCE MOTO-METER WINGED HOOD ORNAMENT MASCOT.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 614 sedan

Re: 1931 Devaux Owner's Manual on Ebay

Hello Gary, I recently purchased a 1931 DeVaux which has been restored in the late 1980’s from what I can find out. Do you still have a copy of the owners manual available? The previous owners are decendants of Norman DeVaux, they gave me all kinds of information on the DeVaux family and the car. Unfortunately they had no owners manual with the info. Just trying to find out if the DeVaux is a positive or negative ground on the electrical system? The car hasn’t run for several years, don’t want to mess anything up on it. As you know, parts are hard to come by. Thank You! Bill Krall

Where Are You From? Latrobe, Pa.

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1931 DeVaux

Re: 1931 Devaux Owner's Manual on Ebay

Bill: I think I know the history of your car. Yes, please contact me at garyyelle@msn.com. I can copy you a lot of date on the DeVaux and the life of Norman DeVaux.
My DeVaux Registry has 2 DeVaux's (one from VA and one from PA) that the owners were relatives of Norman DeVaux. If you got the one from PA, it was restored by one of the founders of the DeVaux Registry.
We have a lot to talk about! Thanks, Gary

Where Are You From? Washington State

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

Re: 1931 Devaux Owner's Manual on Ebay

Bill...

The Devaux should be a negative ground, same as Durant.
Frank ---

Where Are You From? Hookstown Pennsylvania

Do You own a car built by Durant? Star, Durant , Devaux

Re: 1931 Devaux Owner's Manual on Ebay

Thanks Frank ... De Vaux uses same Auto-Lite starter MAB-4037 as the Frontenac E-618 & E-670 and later Durant's 31 / 32. Plus the De Vaux AEA cards 1931 and 32 say... Ground - Negative terminal grounded.
Hall engine is basically a 22A. 40A used 1931 675, 1932 680 with Hall name ground off it and 1933 Ace block, ground off Hall, is also a 40A on the casting but called a 41A on engine plate. All three models have 1931 casting dates indicating using up left over motors of the 675.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 Dominion built 614 Sedan

Re: 1931 Devaux Owner's Manual on Ebay

Hi Norm:
Thanks for all the great information on DeVaux specs. On your 2nd paragraph, I do have to disagree. The 40A does look the same except the port design. As you remember, the only difference in the gaskets used is the manifold one. A couple weeks ago I had a conversation with a club member that tore down his 40A engine and saw the different internal port design.
There was another thing I wanted to share with you. Look at my post to Bill. I have been carrying a duplicate entry on the Registry since I took it over. The Barry Palmer car is the same one that David DeVaux bought. Now it goes to Bill. Palmer made his own entry that takes the car back to a used car lot in Traverse City in 1956.
Gary

Where Are You From? Washington State

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

Re: 1931 Devaux Owner's Manual on Ebay

Hi Gary .. I should have said the 40A was based on the 22A and from a previous forum item someone said the 22A head would work on the 40A.
Sure wish there was interchange books to cover all our cars US / Can so we can say part A fits Fronty / DeVaux / Durant / Rugby / Conny models xxx, but there isn't. Asked one seller on eBay about a Hollander book covering our time frame, if De Vaux was mentioned as it had the rest of our US vehicles and no DeVaux was not in it. Guess Hollander never heard of a De Vaux either and it was US.

I have my entry on M-2317 as Barry Palmer but we must have talked as I had that changed to David DeVaux. Going to need white out to show Bill Krall in PA as its present owner.
Norm

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 Dominion built 614 Sedan

 

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