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What did you do to your Durant (or other cars) Today?

Well I spend a couple of hours on my brakes, rebuilding them. One thing I learned was that I did not take enough pictures when I took them apart but hey I think I got them back together. Now I just have to source some new springs for them.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan from Elizabeth, NJ Plant

Re: What did you do to your Durant (or other cars) Today?

Previously, I had removed the top bows to measure them for new ones since they were broken. Unfortunately, the new ones haven't arrived and the West Coast Chapter has a nice tour coming up Saturday. So today I patched up the old bows and reinstalled them. Now I'm guessing as to where the padding and straps were stapled to the bows.

This winter, I had a restoration shop work on the valves. They sounded terrible and wouldn't hold a gap. It turned out a spring that absorbs the lateral forces from the cam had broken so the lifter was getting beaten hard. I had also planned on having it painted but ran out of time.

Last Friday I was at the Bakersfield swap meet for pre-WW II cars. The Babick's were there too. I managed to buy a 1909 REO Touring from a Bakersfield collector. So this week, I have to drive back to Bakersfield and pick it up.

One never has too many cars.

Vince

Where Are You From? Greenbrae, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star Touring

Re: What did you do to your Durant (or other cars) Today?

Hey Vince! 1909 Reo! Let's see some pictures! Love those old old ones.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan from Elizabeth, NJ Plant

Re: What did you do to your Durant (or other cars) Today?

Continued with the process of getting ready for paint removed dash and hood trim. Need a source of colors, the car was a dark blue with the black stripe.

Where Are You From? Lutz Fl

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1927 Coach

Re: What did you do to your Durant (or other cars) Today?

Hi Charles;
Auto color library in California should have the paint colors for Durant. I know they had the 1928 paint colors. I'm leaving town till the end of the week, but if you send me an email with your telephone number I'll give you a call. I'm over in the Orlando area and maybe I can help you with things.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan from Elizabeth, NJ Plant

 

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