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Free wheeling

Hello everyone
Does anyone have a dash pull control for the free wheeling unit,this is on a 32 devaux but I know other cars used the same part,even a picture would help, also looking for a 31 or32 devaux parts car,if you want you can call me at909 918 7171. Thanks dave

Where Are You From? So calif

Do You own a car built by Durant? Devauxs

Re: Free wheeling

Dave refer to our mails with Bill on Forum about his 680 De Vaux inc FW dash pull. Yes other makes used Free Wheeling and the dash pulls are different styles. Just put Free Wheeling pull in Google images to see a few.
The 675 / 680 De Vaux, 633 Durant, 685 Frontenac all have same design pulls for dash pulls including the F W one

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FW-1

Top one is Myron's car back to former owner Howard Reinke and according to the Hemmings write up Howard had dash pulls reproduced for the 680 and perhaps you could contact him as he is a club member of DMAC. You might join DMAC since I don't see you in any Roster. Howard could also give you a direct pic of the F W one.
Bottom one is Keith Reid's 1932 633 coupe

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/the-de-vaux-1932-de-vaux-model-80/

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

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

Re: Free wheeling

I better update this since Howard passed on March 15 2018. However you could contact his son Dennis who is a member of DMAC and owns the 680 De Vaux.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

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

Re: Free wheeling

Thanks norm, I don’t know Dennis,I knew Howard very well.many years ago I spent the day with him and Myron at Hershey,Howard sure was knowledgeable about the devauxs,I talked to Howard a couple of months before he passed,the old car industry lost a great guy when he passed,do you happen to have Dennis email maybe I can see if he has a pull,norm if you hear of a devaux parts car let me know every time I turn around I’m needing something, Dave

Where Are You From? So calif

Do You own a car built by Durant? Devauxs

Re: Free wheeling

These darned De Vaux's are like Ford T's everywhere it seems. For a limited amount made there sure are a lot that survived in one stage or another. Just scan down the Roster at owners with them. Now you try 1932 614's and parts when two exist, Jacks coupe and my sedan. Much like the two 633's Keith's coupe and Bob's sedan.
Off hand I can only think of one 1931 De Vaux or what's left of it at Ed Pringlemeir's place in Guelph. I was sent pic's of the meet in Guelph and there is the rusty cowl of the De Vaux and in the rusting remains of a 1930 614 sedan are the inside door panels with handles of the De Vaux. Doubt you will get Ed to part with anything. I tried to get a front brake drum for the 32, as one of mine has a chunk out of it, when I saw fames piled up with axles / drums still on them. Plus the rusting 614 sedan still had its drums as well. That's 10 front drums just going back to nature no one will get
Dennis won't have a FW pull but might know where his dad had the pulls made for the 32. Might also send you a photo of the FW pull dead on so you can see a bit more clearly what it looks like and says. F W and IN below that. As I said on Bill's forum there was the correct pull on eBay for months NOS. Can't recall the sellers only that they have been selling NOS parts for a long time.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

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

 

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