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Re: Small handle for front seat adjuster

The small handle that we are looking for is unlike any of the other handles on the car. The one on our 1932 Frontenac is exactly the same. We do have a non workable one that Reg gave us, and we are going to dismember it and see if we can repair it.
Will bought Reg's restored Roadster! It is a beautiful car. I have driven it around town and enjoyed every mile. As with any new acquisition, there are always things that you change or repair to suit yourself. We are enjoying it.
When we dismember the broken handle, we will let everyone know if there is any hope of it being repaired.
What is not working on the one we have, is the interior spring that works the ratchet that controls the direction that the screw turns to either advance or retard the seat. It is not easily dismantled as it is held together by two rivets, one of them being the knob handle.
We can move the seat now, as Reg had welded a small 1/4 inch socket to the projecting screw and you can attach a 1/4 inch ratchet to the protruding socket and adjust to which way you want the screw to turn. Hope this helps.
Thank you Ross and Norm for your discussions.
It would just be a whole lot simpler if we could find a workable unit.

Where Are You From? Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 Frontenac assembled by Dominion Motors Ltd., Leaside , Ontario

Re: Small handle for front seat adjuster

Gord do you not have a 2nd 670 Frontenac sedan you said was out at the farm. Perhaps it has the unit ??

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ontario Canada

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

Re: Small handle for front seat adjuster

Norm:
We sold that Frontenac a few years ago. When we went to pick up the car at the farm where it was stored, That part of the car and two of the hubcaps had been stolen. The purchaser of the vehicle wanted the engine, and they have used some other parts. I believe that the front fenders went to the US . Not sure about any of the other parts.

Where Are You From? Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 Frontenac assembled by Dominion Motors Ltd., Leaside , Ontario

Re: Small handle for front seat adjuster

Gord I don't have a spare but can provide a picture

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cute .. but all sheet metal

Where Are You From? Tucson, AZ

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

 

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