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Durant 1931 Hood ornament
My father acquired a '1932' Durant, 4 door, 4 cyl sedan in the early 30's. All accounts indicate it was actually a 1930-31 model 610 introduced in 1930. His description matches the model 610 with a 112 inch wheelbase, 50 horsepower four-cylinder, A.C. oil filter, and...
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Last Post: Nov 18, 2012 4:47pm
by Kenneth Hiltz
Handles 30 - 32
Just trying to get an idea how many different outside handles were made for the 30 - 32 Durant's. I know the spear type used 30 / 31 and the plain type used on 407's. All handles cast metal and chromed. The 407 escutcheon on open cars is stainless steel not cast...
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2012 4:35am
by Norm Toone
Sparkplug Wires
Hello everyone, I have come to the point where I need to find new Plug wires for my W5. What I would like to have is modern day wires with a cloth outer coating. Does anyone have a clue as to where I can find such a product? Maybe I should find out does everyone...
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2012 1:45am
by gracielona
winter has shown up
An ugly sight to see this morning--about 4 or 5 inches of that ugly white stuff all over everything here. Looks like I better get my plow fixed so I dont have to shovel the 200 or so feet of driveway Have to take the little beast to a repair shop before I can use...
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2012 3:47am
by Norm Toone
Cathy's New B=22 Pictures
Hi All...... Here are a few pictures of "Ginny" Our newest addition. She came from Virginia, hence the name Cathy has chosen for her....... Enjoy....Frank
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Last Post: Nov 12, 2012 12:17pm
by Yates Milton
Export of Durant Cars to Australia
Can anyone confirm what Date the first Durant Rugby's arrived in Australia. I do know that the first sales commenced in July 1923.
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 9:45pm
by Robert N Heat...
Athena the Nor'easter
At 2200 EST on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, we have about 5" of snow on the ground already, and winds in the 25-30 knot range. In addition to the damage from Sandy, we now have six more large oak trees that have broken limbs that are hanging close to the house and t...
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 8:45am
by Lance Chabot
Hurricane Sandy
The news is filled with images of very severe damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Flooding, wind and fire is what TV here on the west coast is showing 24/7. I hope our east coast members are safe and dry. Rick
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Last Post: Nov 5, 2012 5:59pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Draining rad
Getting the little beast ready to put to bed for the winter. I have found the drain for the rad but cant find any for the block. Does the rad drain also empty the block? I think it does but sure would hate to crack the block at this stage of the game. Thanks guys...
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Last Post: Nov 1, 2012 6:28pm
by Ken McCormick
Cowl ID tag
Say I came across a cowl with a tag that reads: car number 1166 model s-4 Detroit Michigan. From what I have been able to find it looks to be for a 29 Rugby truck? is this correct or could it be for a car also? Thanks
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Last Post: Oct 31, 2012 5:59pm
by Norm Toone
Brake cross shaft and rods
Has anyone got a good picture of all the rods connected to the cross shaft? I am having a problem and so far havent had a lot of luck figuring it out. When I put the emergency brake on -the tail lights are on as well- I know there is something simple I am doin...
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2012 1:06pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Distributer for a star 4
I am looking fo a 4 cylinder distributer for a 26 star car . A freind of mine has a star and needs a distributer. Trying to get him to join the club so maybe if I find a distributer for him he will do so. Anyone with a spare one ?? And what is the price --I will let...
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Last Post: Oct 28, 2012 12:41pm
by wayne
Fan Hub Upgrade
I looked thru the tech page and found nothing concerning putting modern bearings in the Star and Durant fan hubs. The hub for my D60 is in perfect condition but an upgrade at this point is desirable. Anybody have any plans for this??
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Last Post: Oct 25, 2012 11:16pm
by Don Gaskill
Water Pump Rebuild
Anybody out there doing water pump rebuilds for a 14L? Franz is out of touch for the time being. I need a new shaft and bronze bearings.
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Last Post: Oct 20, 2012 1:34pm
by Rick Botti
Grease Fittings - Again
The grease fittings I am looking for are DOT system with Acme thread which were made by Carr Fastener Co. starting in 1923. These are NOT Amelite Pin Types I have posted a picture and part of article from Durant Partner Nov 2002 at http://s725.photobucket.com/album...
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2012 4:20pm
by Donald R. Hoke, ...
Anybody heading to Hershey this week?
Anybody heading to Hershey this week? Let me know I'm looking for my rim bolts for my Hayes wheels. I can provide dimensions and a picture. I won't be able to make it this year.
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Last Post: Oct 13, 2012 5:24am
by Mike Linthicum
OK, just went to the photograph section and do not see many new cars there. Adam, don't see yours, DJ don't see yours, Jim, where's the new Flint? And I know that there are so many more that have not provided any photographs of their cars. It doesn't matter if they a...
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Last Post: Oct 13, 2012 5:22am
by Mike Linthicum
Rad cap And Gas cap
I need a rad cap and a gas cap for my car. Anyone have a spare they would part with ? Norm I see you got a rad cap =-- Any more around where you got yours? Ken
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Last Post: Oct 10, 2012 3:35pm
by Norm Toone
gary k
see u at hershey?....maybe
hello... if i make it to hershey i will be at the booth space of HULLCO restorations with Doug Hull...thursday if i can make it...ask for me there...gary kauffman it is listed in the vendor book.....
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2012 8:27pm
by gary k
Steering box bearings
I need new thrust bearings for my '26. Anyone know if they are available or what they change up to? Would even consider a couple of good used if there are any floating around out there in Star land!
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2012 12:45pm
by Brian D.
Exhaust packing material
Just got the exhaust done on my '26 and am wondering what others have used for packing around the pipe and between the manifold and manifold nut. Thanks, Brian.
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2012 12:18pm
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
Durant Motor Company of Michigan stock Certificate
I have a stock cert dated Jan 31, 1923, and it is for SIX shares. Found it in a box of things by gramps left behind. He also had a stock cert for 8 shares of Universal Car & Hose Coupler CO. No. 1140 issued in Arizona. Intersting!
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2012 4:09am
by Walter Carpus
Anyone going to the "Bay to Birdwood" Next month?
Hi, Just thought I'd put it out there and see if anyone is heading to the Bay to Birdwood Rally in Adelaide next month? This is an Australian Rally , it runs from the beaches of Adelaide through the city and up through the hills to Birdwood, home of the Nationa...
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2012 11:47am
by Mike Linthicum
Slotted Flat Head V Square Drive Flat Head Screws
I have found that the Canadian built '29 M-40 Coupe that I am restoring was assembled using both slotted and square drive screws in the original wood framing and moreso of the square drive...Until now I had thought that the only screws used in our Durants were slotte...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2012 6:30pm
by Ken McCormick
Good afternoon Durant Motors Automobile Club If you have any information about how to remove the clutch of a 1928 RUGBY four- cylinder model, please give me that information. If it`s possible send me images. Thank you for all, Federico PD: Chassis E16...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2012 5:16pm
by Frank Witkowski
another odd ball ?
Ebay 330796488118 Right hand drive 1930 614 but with side vents on cowl. Odd bumpers too.
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2012 4:26am
by Norm Toone
Is anyone here on Facebook? I was hoping to stay better connected using FB. If you are, feel free to friend me (aford173) adam
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2012 4:13am
by Adam Ford
First pictures in from Natioanl Meet
Here are the first pictures from todays national meet in Traverse City, MI. Rick
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2012 10:23am
by Rick Botti
wire wheels
hello everyone has anybody rebuilt there own wire wheels,on my 31 devaux it has 19 inch i believe there called riveted spoke wheels no adjustments that i can see,one of my wheels needs some spokes replaced but i was wondering about tightening existing spokes and tru...
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2012 10:48am
transmission for a 1930 612
My transmission is dis-assembled and in a wood soda crate, awaiting re-assembly. (I hope I have all the pieces) Is there any manual available that would show the parts, and a possible assembly pattern ? thanks for your help. George
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2012 6:40am
by George Scholz
Devaux Hubcaps
There is a set of Devaux hubcaps on ebay item number 290776341726 .
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2012 5:11pm
2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23
Hi All..... It's not too soon to plan your fall trip to the DMAC annual meet! Bob & Stephanie Smith have a great schedule planned for us. Enjoy fall in Michigan. You don't need a car to enjoy all the activities and fun with other "Durantonians". Everyone i...
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2012 9:11am
by Rick Botti
9-16-1908 ??
Hi All...... Time for a pop quiz!!! Haven't been able to say that since 1975, when I quit teaching. Soooo....what is the significance of those numbers?? See y'all in Traverse City......... Frank ---
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2012 2:00am
by Rory
Flint Authorized Service
I have a 20 by 30 two sided Flint Authorized Service sign. Looking for a value of this sign and possible sale.
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2012 11:43pm
by Jim Greenamyer
Biofreeze Orders for Annual Conference
I just placed my fall order for Biofreeze (remember the comment in the last Durant Partner "Pass the Biofreeze"). There has been no increase in the price to me this year so it is still $7.50 a tube. Anyone who wants (or needs) tubes (and wants to save the postage of...
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2012 8:12pm
by gary k
Durant motor color
Does anyone know what color the engine should be in my 1928 Durant m2 with the w5 engine.
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2012 5:25am
by Mike Linthicum
Got it running
Got the little beast running again --sounds good but I have a slight problem -- I have one forward gear and three reverse gears -- sure would go fast backward. I dont understand how that hapened =--All I took apart was the rear end to replace the crown g...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2012 1:45pm
by Norm Toone
Traverse City & Hagerty Insurance
Hi All...... I've been contacted by a representative of Hagerty Insurance. They are located in Traverse City. They plan on stopping by our meet and doing some photography & interviews. They would enjoy a ride in some of our cars! I'm planning on arranging...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2012 6:30am
by Charles A. Spitz...
Bleaching wood spokes, what have you used?
Well I've been busy lately on the car. I've taken all the spokes off the fellow, bead blasted my hubs, and have stripped the old paint off the spokes. It had the original green paint under a black paint. The black paint was from a previous partial restoration. When I...
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Last Post: Sep 14, 2012 6:32am
by Mike Linthicum
26 Fint for sale
Listed on KSL.com is a 26 Fint B40, http://www.ksl.com/auto/listing/14131271 looks like something I might get myself in trouble with. So before I look at this what might some of you think about the price and the condition and will I be able to find parts?
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2012 11:56pm
by Jim Greenamyer
Helping a fellow out...
It's not often you find someone who is will go out of their way to help you out. I had the pleasure of meeting Ken McCormick this morning on his way from Kelowna B.C. to the meet in Michigan. I purchase a set of wheels in Sicamous B.C. and made arrangements with Ke...
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Last Post: Sep 9, 2012 10:45am
by Brian D.
Aluminum running board step plates
Hello all - I have a set of four cast aluminum running board step plates as seen on many of the 1930 sedans (407 and 614). These had been found in the basement of my 1920's house in Altadena, California and I've been meaning to see that they get in the hands of a Du...
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2012 9:27am
by Vance Pomeroy
Auction Sept 29th
Hi Y'all, Time has come for a part of life I truly dread and that is a liquidation of my old cars and stuff that I have collected over the last 60+ years. Having COPD and a form of Muscular Dystrophy has put me in a condition that limits me to any activity re...
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Last Post: Sep 7, 2012 10:07pm
by Lance Haynes
Dave G
Met Master Bert Babick and His lovely wife weekend last in Roseville
Past by a shop/store/parking lot in Roseville, Ca sunday past..well, as most.."Cool Cars" lets stop. As my wife and I strolled the parking area, My wife pointed out, Hey look.. Two Durants...what the heck?...Thats when I had the pleasure to meet my first fellow Du...
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Last Post: Sep 5, 2012 9:56am
by Bert & Sonia Bab...
Hemmings Classic Car Article "4-speeds of the 30's"
Hemmings Classic Car Sept 2012 magazine has a great reprinted 2 page article from SIA April-May 1972 titled.."Four-Speeds of the 30's". And you guessed it our very own Durant 4 speed tranny is in there. And they said right after the Chrysler 4-speed our Durant was...
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2012 11:35pm
by Ross Hoevet
Help identify this vehicle please
Looking for help or information on this Durant Star Car. Tractor or what? Can't up load pictures
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2012 7:21pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Wooden wheel hub bolts
The 19" wooden wheel hub bolts on my wheels were Peened on and beaten up pretty bad when they were installed on the car. Also appears they are a bit bent. I guess they did not want them to come off. The size is 3/8 inch by about 2" and #16 I believe course thread. D...
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Last Post: Sep 1, 2012 4:51am
by Mike Linthicum
Early Durant Distributor
The distributor I have on my 23 4 cyl. Durant has 12 teeth on the gear at the bottom that engages the camshaft gear. The mechanic says that it should have more teeth because the timing gets off when trying to crank the engine. Frank says he has heard that later mod...
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2012 1:45pm
by Yates
Posting Pictures is a littler Easier now
Recently I asked the folks at Bravenet the company that hosts our forum to make a change to the way code is entered into a post when you want to display pictures. Today they completed work that will remove some of the effort needed to display pictures in our posts...
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2012 11:08am
by Rick Botti
Front Mounting Plate
The front mounting plate on my engine, the one that holds the generator and the timing chain cover needs to be replaced. At some point in time it has been broken and welded, not to bad of a job but the pieces are not quite lined up. It is on a 25 Star and bolts dir...
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2012 8:35am
by Don Shilling
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