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Another Flint for the DMAC

Hi Y'all,
I have purchased a 26 Flint 4 Door Sedan that will be picked up this week.
Rick has added a page on how to add photos and I still can't do it.
I did not see the data plate but think it is a E55 5 passenger. Has a 120"
wheelbase.
Will need a starter assembly and one drum headlight and an additional lense.
Please help...
Sold my 23 Durant and 48 Willys Jeepster at auction on September 29th. Didn't
take long to find out that it is hard to give up what you truly love and that is this great hobby and the wonderful people you meet along the way. My health has slowed me down but as yet has not made me come to a full stop.

Yates

Where Are You From? Four Oaks, NC

Do You own a car built by Durant? 26 Flint

Re: Another Flint for the DMAC

Hi Yates, great to hear from you. Kind of like a desease isn't it? Gets in you blood and will not let go. I know how you feel. Not even finished restoring my first and starting to think of what one will be next. You know of course to call Jim Greenamyer. If anyone is connected in the Flint world he is. Gary K and I stopped by to see his new addition to the family on the way back from Traverse City and what a car he has. I'd give my eye teeth for that. Get with Rick and let's see some pictures.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door

Re: Another Flint for the DMAC

I've posted Pictures of Yates Flint below.

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Re: Another Flint for the DMAC

Hi Y'all,
Thanks Rick for posting the pictures..
The man I purchased the car from thought is was a 1926. I feel it is either a 23 or 24. I could use some help from the experts in the Club.
Here are some of the reason for feeling it was a 23 or 24.

1. The car was built in Long Island, NY (per data plate)
2. Car serial # was N 2923. (per data plate)
3. The Flint Registry list a 1924 built in New York and the serial # is
4639. The difference is 1716.
4. The engine # is 6E-3976. Not sure if this is of any significance.
5. Body tag on sill at drivers side is #1204.

Hope someone can help me nail down the year of manufacture.

Yates

Where Are You From? Four Oaks, NC

Do You own a car built by Durant? Flint

Re: Another Flint for the DMAC

Hi Yates
What a find! Are resident expert Jim G. will be able to advise better, but to my recollection Flint started in 1924 in the Long Island plant. Lucky lucky you I hope to find one of those when I finish my Durant.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door

Re: Another Flint for the DMAC

Hi Yates Milton.

Congratolatione!! this car looks to be a special and fine Flint project.

I think it is a 1924 Flint E-55 Sedan with to wheels brake, is it disk wheel
on the car?

Terje

Where Are You From? Norway

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1924 Flint E-55 Sports Touring

Re: Another Flint for the DMAC

Hi Mike and Terje.

According to the information in the "The Flint Catalog" production began in
June of 1923 and that only 500 were made in Long Island. Seems strange to have serial numbers in the 2000 to 4000 plus range.

Terje, the car does have disc wheels.

Thanks

Yates

Where Are You From? Four Oaks, NC

Do You own a car built by Durant? Flint

Re: Another Flint for the DMAC

Hello Yates....sorry for the slow reply, computer was in the shop.

Glad to see another Flint finding it's way to the DMAC.
Congrats, Looks like you have found a good looking and nearly complete early Sedan project. Judging from your pics and info, I also believe your car is a 1924 E55 Sedan.

Here's a couple of additional things to check. Looking at the firewall tag,
check and see if it mentions the Locomobile company like the upper tag in the
pic shown below. I believe these Locomobile tags were only used on the Long
Island built cars.
Also, you might take a look at the hub caps. I noticed the caps on my
1924 Touring(serial # 4671) have no Flint script and are plain like the
picture below.
I've also attached a pic of the serial identification chart.
Hope this is helpful. Anything else... let me know. Jim G




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Where Are You From? Ohio

Do You own a car built by Durant? Flint

Re: Another Flint for the DMAC

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the information...
My data plate shows the car was manufactured in Long Island and does state
Locomobile Company of America. It took my son to pull up the tag info. and then he had to use a "jewelers eye" magnifying glass. It is identical to the one you show with the prefix N before the serial number. The bottom picture you posted READ THIS makes no mention of the prefix N.

My hubcaps are also plain.

Will be in touch with you soon.

Yates

Where Are You From? Four Oaks, NC

Do You own a car built by Durant? Flint

Re: Another Flint for the DMAC

Hello Yates
Congratulation on your recent purchase, you're back in the hunt.

You might note that Jim's Flint has a five lug wheels like an A-22, with the high pressure tires. The first Flints were like this, they also had mechanical brakes. By the numbers; some 4,900 model E Flints were produced in New York (N-)Long Island factory. Production started in June of 1923 so some had to be considered 1923 models...but there were no changes for 1924 so they were just lumped together??
The Flint factory (in Flint, MI) did not get up until Spring of 1924. The first Flints would have mechanical brakes.

I would deduce from your serial number and body tag, that they were putting out a high percentage of enclosed cars at the New York factory in 1923-24. That is a surprise, but then Flint was aiming at a higher $$ market.

Yates, as they say, you're addicted to rust. Bob

Where Are You From? Tucson

Do You own a car built by Durant? a couple

Re: Another Flint for the DMAC

Hello All,
Found out from Lance Haynes that the 6E engines electrical system were not interchangeable with a 6W engine. The 1923-24 cars had either AUTO-LITE or DE'JON electrical systems. Mine has the DE'JON system which according to Lance are very rare. Let the search begin....
Thanks to all for your input...

Yates

Where Are You From? Four Oaks, NC

Do You own a car built by Durant? Flint

Re: Another Flint for the DMAC

Yates,
A couple of years ago, The great and memorable Bob Krause mailed me his original Flint parts book he acquired when he purchased his Touring car from Flordia and allowed me to make a few copies. Though there are mostly part numbers and only a few pictures,this book lists all of the Flint models which allows it to be used for cross referencing.

Sorry to say, there are very few "major" items that will fit the bigger
Flints (E55-80) that were used on the smaller ones. Guess it figures when
you think about it... bigger motor... bigger chassis... bigger everything!
Don't get me wrong, there are some items that are interchangeable...but, not
the motor parts your looking for.

Now... with all of this said, I will try to make you smile a little by telling you I still have a few parts available from a "rough" parts chassis I got from Lance Haynes a few years ago. Yes, there is a Starter and generator, but let me repeat... they're rough! If these parts are missing from your car, this would be a beginning. They are complete.
If you want them... they're yours along with a copy of the parts book with Bob and Lances's compliments.
Send me your mailing address or send me an e-mail.

Jim G.

Where Are You From? Ohio

Do You own a car built by Durant? '27 Flint E80 ..... '24 Flint Touring

 

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