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Re: Water pump

Scott-Received the payment and thanks for the "tip". I think these are good engines for their day. Things to watch for are; Lube the reservoir for the fan hub bearing (filler plug + engine oil), if you are going through the engine, watch for the "hidden screw" in the front filler block. This part is easy to break since it is some pot metal alloy (and the rear is a nice piece of cast aluminum..?) The flexible hose-coupling between the water pump and generator is really there to absorb "slop" between the alignment of the two components. Otherwise, these are sturdy engines. The Spicer joints on the driveshaft could be better as they tend to throw grease all over the place, and the rear axle shafts are a known weak point. Probably not their design, just the metallurgy of the day (they can snap when you least expect it, e.g, speedbumps in a parking lot! Ross

Where Are You From? Orygun

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14

Re: Water pump

Thanks for the info Ross. I will keep in touch.

Where Are You From? Winter Haven , Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1931 6 14

Re: Water pump

There’s a guy in Oregon, goes by the name The Flying Dutchman. I sent him my pump off my 1931 DeVaux 6-75 and he made it work and look like new. He does phenomenal work, only charged me $185, and my pump was a mess.

His number is (541)450-2277
Website is www.water-pump-rebuilders.com

Good luck,

Where Are You From? Washington state

Do You own a car built by Durant? No, 1931 DeVaux 6-75 sedan


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