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Re: New York star motor

For what its worth engine 99031 is in Terry's Registry as a 1923 C sedan C 36699. However that vin makes it a 1924 model year.
C-18,390 to C-40,000 is Aug 1st 1923 to Nov 1 1923. In our Registry it's a 1924 black / blue sedan with head casting date of 5/13/23 owned by Dale in Antioch Calif.

Not coming up with the 131045 which is a high number for a W4 if 1923 model year. Good many 23 model year are 5 digit. Even the 1924 mentioned is a 5 digit for Oakland. We do have a 1924 F Oakland touring with 129683 which is close and W4 was used in the first F's, Nov 1923.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

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

Re: New York star motor

Norm: The car I saw was 1923 star sedan which was all black with mohair interior. I know that the car was in Benicia, California till 2 years ago. The former owner had the car several years prior. He supposedly was a big star guy. The odd features I saw were the brake rods. They were the flat type not the standard barrel type. My dads 1922 has the same type. Also, the windows were odd. All 6 had tabs that you pulled inward on both sides to move windows up/down. I will try to read the firewall data plate number to confirm.

Where Are You From? calif

Do You own a car built by Durant? 24 flint/27 locomobile

Re: New York star motor

Mike, don't confuse model year with production year. vin's are model year which in most cases is Aug 1 of one year to July 31 of next year, unless the model is dropped for a new one. ie C to F Nov 1923.
CEO of Durant motors stopped that practice with the new 1930's line. Model year would only be on updates to that model. Again as example the Jan to Dec 31 1930 614, Jan 1 1931 to Jan 31 1932 and finally Feb 1st 1932 to end of the 614's whenever that was and whatever final vin was.
The production Aug 1st 1929 to Dec 31 1929 is 1930 model year for 40, 60 etc, as they fall after July 31 1929.

AS we know nothing is set in stone what parts were used on cars to shove them out the door. Even factory to factory on same model. Then Leeside did its own thing in Canadianizing them.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

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

Re: New York star motor

norm: just looked at head and the date was 02/08/23. I think we found a new car?

Where Are You From? calif

Do You own a car built by Durant? 24 flint/27 locomobile

Re: New York star motor

More Star pictures from Mike, Enjoy.





Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? 129 Model 60 Roadster

Re: New York star motor

Mike as I mentioned in the email I was in error thanks to needles in both eyes Tuesday morning for AMD. I'm still having trouble seeing as clear as I did before the injections.

The Registry has sedan C 36699 with engine serial 99031 as all black not black / blue.
Are you saying your dad picked up only the engine ? Perhaps then this sedan with engine serial 131045 head casting 2-8-23 might be same car C 36699 and engines switched. VIN plate will give us that confirmation.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

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

Re: New York star motor

For those following this, it appears to be same car with engines switched. Mike was telling me ..... The motor of 131045 looks like a replacement motor because the 99031 motor is on car registration. We did pickup some star parts with the 99031 motor. The new owner is trying to talk to old owner on data plate and history.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

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

 

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