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Motor Number?
I just got a W5 motor and would like to know what it was used in the motor Number is W5 535276 can anyone HELP?
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2011 7:46pm
by Don Shilling
Dist. houseing
I just got a w5 motor and found the dist. houseing that fits on the back of the gen. is missing does anyone have an extra one Thank DON
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Last Post: Jul 10, 2011 4:58pm
by Don Gaskill
1928 star car - boat
i have a boat made out of a 1928 star car thay used the hole car but the body to bild it.thay bilt it in 1929 i am planing to sell it if thear is any intreast in it give me a call.541-261-3909.
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Last Post: Jul 9, 2011 7:07am
by Mike Linthicum
15L Water pump
Help! A friend of mine called and is in dire need of a waterpump for a 15L Durant. His had the casting broken. Let me know if you can help and I will put you in touch with the chap. Also, are the 14L and 15L pumps interchangeable? The casting number on his pump...
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2011 10:50pm
by Franz Fraitzl
Independence Day 2011
As we start the holiday weekend to celebrate the US day of Independence, let us take the time to say thank you to those men and women that have served in the Armed Forces of the United States, and to say a prayer for those that have given the ultimate sacrifice in th...
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2011 12:43pm
by Yates Milton
That unsprung starter
After I finished the eager little Durant started on the second try! How I have missed this car. I took the starter around to a few local recommended repair shops and the ultimate answer always seemed to drift towards using the style spring that had worked fine be...
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2011 5:14am
by Justin Schiess
Spicer Joint
I just finished rebuilding the Spicer joint on the '27. The DMAC tech pages on this rebuild were invaluable. I made the fixture from 1/8" x 1 1/4" mild steel with 1/4" screws and wing nuts. This worked very nice and made reassembly a breeze. I found the 1" rubber bal...
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Last Post: Jul 1, 2011 4:01am
by Ron Baker
16th Annual DMAC gathering - Guelph, Ont, Canada
16th ANNUAL DMAC GATHERING - Guelph, Ontario, Canada The REGISTRATION form should soon be posted on the Durant Events button. Make sure to send yours in today. This event is an invitational meet to the WOKR (Willys Overland Knight) club, the HASC Heritage 35...
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2011 8:55am
by Gordon F. Curl
I have noticed the lubrication chart for the Model 60 shows to use grease on many of the fittings but also "steam cylinder oil of heavy duty" on a number of others. What is that and is it currently available or do I use something else? Also I just rebuilt the water p...
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2011 8:51am
by Gordon F. Curl
Dome light
I need a dome light for this car . Has anyone got one for sale? Mine is okay except for the switch mechanism . I have a good glass so the body is all thats required Ken
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2011 8:04am
by Mike Linthicum
Frontenac rewiring
We have just finished a complete rewiring of the 1932 Frontenac. Over the last 40 years we have replaced some of the wires, but there were many pieces, especially under the dash that were original. We could not buy a replacement harness off the shelf, so we (Will an...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2011 7:56pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Escutchions and springs for under the interior door and window handles
I dont know how to spell that word-- I need all the whole set of these things --both doors--windshield riser crank with escutchion and spring and rear window crank with spring I have the escutchion for it Has anyone got some for sale? Soon be putting in windows...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2011 9:01pm
by Ken McCormick
In need of a Transmisson
I am in need of a transmission for my 619. Right now the transmission howls in 1st and 2nd gear, 3rd is fine. I need either a complete transmission ready to install or the first and second gear cluster in good condition. I haven’t seen a good set of gears...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2011 12:56pm
by Bill Hoaglan
1928 Durant Door Handles
Nice looking pair of outside door handles on e-bay #170658765647...The price has been reduced to $55.00...Are these the type that were being concidered for manufacturing?
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2011 10:31am
by Lance Haynes
Durant Transmission for a l928(?) Durant
Sirs, Not a member nor have a Durant, but have found a l928 Durant Transmission..Anyone interested? My email usafranceauto@aol.com. Jim
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2011 5:39am
by J.Bandy
Soon as the heat hits here -And it surely will soon -I expect to put my roofing on the car. are there any special tricks I should know about other than to do it on a hot day . like maybe the front should be fastened first--or do you strech it and stagger the nails...
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2011 5:09am
by Frank Witkowski
I am going to attempt the upholstery myself--Any one have any helpfull tips about how to do this? I am a complete greenhorn at it and would hate to screw up after buying all the material( 1000.00 worth) Cant afford to waste any so I would appreciate any tips or poin...
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2011 6:10pm
by cdmn
What's a value and where's a good place to sell a Durant?
We inherited a 1923 Sport Touring Durant and have no idea what its worth or where to try to sell one. Its a beautiful automobile but we have no need for her. Mostly restored but missing a top. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Have some great photo...
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2011 10:02am
by Chawne Luna
What's a value and where's a good place to sell a Durant?
We inherited a 1923 Sport Touring Durant and have no idea what its worth or where to try to sell one. Its a beautiful automobile but we have no need for her. Mostly restored but missing a top. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2011 10:00am
by Chawne Luna
how to re-roof a model a ford
heren is a website address on how to re-roof a model a www.abarnyard.com/workshop/roofinstall-​1.htm see if it helps you
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Last Post: Jun 19, 2011 8:53pm
mounting tires
what are the tricks to mounting tires and tubes on split rims (mdel t style) without damaging tubes...i have the cranking rim tool.
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2011 7:04pm
antifreeze leaking from head
I have a new rebuilt 14L engine done by a machine shop with new head gasket,I am leaking antifreeze from the head bolts and between the head and block.I retorqued to 70#,It is better but its still leaking,we pulled the head and checked for warping,it looks ok,It almo...
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2011 10:33am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
Wiring Dagram
Since its arrival last year, we have been unable to get this lovely old relic running. Despite all our endeavours, we have been unable to generate spark. Have replaced all the obvious ignition components, but are stil flat. Certain that the problem is a relatively si...
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Last Post: Jun 16, 2011 3:11pm
by Ken
Next Travel to USA
Hi partners , On Monday 23 of May to friday 27 i'm going to visit some suppliers in the Ohio area ( Salem or Canfield) and i have some free time to make contacts with members of the East Coast Chapter near this area and share experiences about Du...
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2011 10:22am
by Frank Witkowski
upholstery material
Anyone know offhand how much material is needed for this job?? need 2 quantities--One for the inner cab and one for the rumble seat area. Then of course need the seats covered but I can take the springs down to the shop and they can measure them right there...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2011 6:46pm
by Ken McCormick
pics of 1930 6-14 coach for sale
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2011 8:04pm
Rain ledge over the doors
Dont know if that is the proper name --but I need pictures or something to show what it looks like. I believe there should be some kind of a trough to run the rain water away from the door so it doesnt drip down your neck when you get in or out of the car. Can any...
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2011 9:17pm
by Ken McCormick
spring for the back rest of the rumble seat
Is there any chance that someone would have a spring they can spare? I have all the others but am missing the back rest for the rumble seat.Sure would like to find one instead of going with a foam pad but if that is all I have it will have to do ....
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2011 5:24pm
by Ken McCormick
Getting Serious Again
The trip to Kalamazoo and visiting with all you folks did me a world of good. I've gotten back in the swing of tackling the woodwork on my '27 Star coupe. Here's a pic of where I stopped today. Again, I'm still looking for a few parts for this coupe. Namely,...
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Last Post: Jun 9, 2011 5:46pm
by Don Shilling
Source for Obsolete Continental Engine parts
Saw this recently posted on the AACA forum. Might be a source for some parts for some of our engines. http://www.montesequipment.com/
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2011 10:00pm
by Lance Haynes
Bendix Spring
For all sorts of reasons yesterday was to be the first time in 2 years that my beloved Durant would leave the garage but I didn't make it. The starter spring gave u on me. It was very thoughtful of the car to break in the garage and not while I was tootling about....
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2011 3:55am
by Justin Schiess
Oil Gauge.
To all our Durant Friends. We are in need of an Oil Gauge for our Durant 1923 A-22 working if possible. Or a possible recommendation replacement. Thank You for any help. Ken Brink
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Last Post: Jun 6, 2011 12:04pm
by Bill Hoaglan
original jacks
i have never seen on this forum anyone mention about jacks ! a must for our cars.i have what i was told a original star jack 1926 i got it from a fellow from quebec when i dought 4 doors from him he said it was under the frt. seat it is exactly the same colour as the...
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Last Post: May 30, 2011 3:49pm
by Nestor
Engine parts 14L on plate 15L on motor
Any one know if new bearings are available and where to get them?
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Last Post: May 27, 2011 11:34am
by Dave Schulte
Title for Flint
Need title for [preferably] E 55 Flint, 1925. other years and models may be useful to register my car in ON. Don't want to spend time or money on it or because that will just drive the taxes up.
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Last Post: May 25, 2011 10:50am
by Gordon F. Curl
durant for sale
hello friends, i am putting my 6-14 coach up for sale. one of the two must be sold. i sent carol the ads.....but they are: 1930 6-14 4 dr sedan with blind quarter window and front bucket style seats as coach had in 1930 with wood wheels and rear spare.but no title...
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Last Post: May 24, 2011 7:23pm
Vacuum Tank
Anyone have a Kingston Model G vacuum tank for sale?? Part number 27526 for a 1929 Durant D 63 Thank You
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Last Post: May 24, 2011 8:53am
by Mike Linthicum
Thanks to GOLD COAST TOUR people
Cyndi & I would like to thank everyone for making us welcome at the Pacific Coast Chapter “GOLD RUSH TOUR”. It was the first time we participated at a DMAC event, it was GREAT! We are looking forward to Vancouver this fall when our 614 will again be on th...
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Last Post: May 18, 2011 9:48pm
by Rick Botti
Spring Kalamazoo Meet
Many thanks to Bill DeVries and his lovely wife for the great time we all had this weekend. We loved the informal, laid back, plan as you go style. The weather was perfect for Gilmore with the tour back to the motel during a heavy thunderstorm adding an exciting dime...
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Last Post: May 18, 2011 8:36pm
parts for sale
if anyone is going to the coastal swap meet at tradex center abbottsford bc may 27 - 28 th i will be in booth 1024 and 1025 with some star parts ,a 14l 6 cyl. good running condition,a driveshaft transmission and a perfect condition rad tested for flow and pressure .a...
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Last Post: May 18, 2011 6:34pm
by Nestor
For those interested Diana died yesterday morning. Its been quite the ordeal for her and last 3 days she refused meds and food.
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Last Post: May 18, 2011 6:03pm
by Norm Toone
Spring Meet East Coast Chapter
Here is some information you have been waiting for. The meet will begin Thursday May 12th with departure on Sunday May 15th in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We will be staying at Candlewood Suites at 3443 Retail Place Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. Phone number 1-269-270-3203 an...
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Last Post: May 15, 2011 10:52am
by Tom & Karen Edmo...
Wiper motor
Does anyone know what vacuum wiper motor # or replaceable subsitute for 1926 Star 4? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Last Post: May 14, 2011 7:45am
by Kerry Lewis
Pacific Coast Chapter Tour Pictures
Here are a few pictures from this weeks tour. We leave for home tomorrow and have had a wonderful time gold country. Rick
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Last Post: May 13, 2011 3:43pm
by Yates Milton
Kazoo Trip
I've got everything loaded, set aside, lined up, and otherwise sorted out. All I have to do now is Hook n Haul and try to find a way across the Mississippi River. I-40 is still flooded out at the White River between Little Rock and Memphis but there are a few alterna...
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Last Post: May 10, 2011 5:45pm
by Frank Witkowski
Pacific Coast Gold Rush Tour
The dates are set for the Pacific Coast Chapter Gold Rush Tour, May 10-13 in Sonora, California. We'll stay at: Best Western Sonora Oaks 19551 Hess Avenue Sonora, CA 95370-9720 (209) 533-4400 www.bestwesterncalifornia.com‎ There will be lots to s...
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Last Post: May 10, 2011 9:56am
by Rick Botti
Fuel problems
In getting the Star out of storage for the Gold Country Tour I ran into two problems. First, a copper line had broken at the fitting. This is the second time this has happened. Were the lines originally copper? Would steel be better? The same for the vacuum li...
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Last Post: May 10, 2011 9:06am
by Bill Hoaglan
voltage cut outs
I have gone through 3 voltage cut outs (TSC 0236465) every time I run the car I get max amps only when I run with the headlight on it drops to around 10 amps and when i turn the key off i get a 10 amp draw. I pull the wire off the cut out and the draw goes away.Do yo...
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Last Post: May 8, 2011 5:00pm
by Don Gaskill
exhaust system for 614 Durant
Reg and I are trying to get the exhaust systems for our 614 roadsters built. We tried Walrons who said they have the pattern but now they say can't find the pattern. they say that they are willing to travel to measure one if we can find an intact 614 exhaust within...
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Last Post: May 1, 2011 3:52pm
by Mike Linthicum
Factory & Period Durant Photographs needed.
I'm looking for period photographs of the following Durant Plants, Lansing, Elizabeth and Oakland. Would like to have pictures of the outside of the plant and inside photographs would be OK too. I'm also looking for factory photographs such as promotional pictures, a...
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Last Post: Apr 27, 2011 7:47pm
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