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Tires have manufacture date codes
Guy's post about camber settings got me thinking about old tires. Then I remembered that the Shay club had a recent post on the subject . Here is a link to an ABC story that will show you how to discover the date your tires were made, at least within the last 15 y...
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2011 8:30pm
by Rick Botti
Camber Setting - my tools
Last year I took my front axle to a machine shop and they set my camber to the apropos 1 degree positive camber (i.e. top further apart then bottom and with no car weight). Theory says this should get me to 0 degree camber with weight on. Some call me "St. Thomas...
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Last Post: Aug 7, 2011 5:47am
by Guy Belzil
parts for sale at vancouver meet
i will have the following parts for sale at the vancouver meet,for a 27 star model r 6cyl recored model r rad never used complete driveshaft assembly transmission with rear coupler 14l motor complete runs well starter motor less bendix assorted other parts
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Last Post: Aug 6, 2011 10:35am
by brian boys
fuel tank
looking to replace 1928 Durant fuel tank and sending unit
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Last Post: Aug 5, 2011 4:03pm
by Jack Connor
Flint Fuel Gauge Parts
Hi All.... A source of parts for the King Seeley fuel gauge used on the E-55 Flint....... http://www.classicandexotic.com/store/c-85-king-seeley-hobson-fuel-gauge.aspx Or click on web page...... Frank ---
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Last Post: Aug 5, 2011 9:54am
by Frank Witkowski
For Sale W-5 Rugby Motor $100
Hi All..... Located in Maple Ridge BC Canada. Brass Rugby tag on motor. 4 cylinder W-5, needs rebuilt. Contact me for sellers number and email See y'all in Vancouver BC...... Frank ---
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Last Post: Aug 4, 2011 6:50am
by Frank Witkowski
How do I properly connect choke, sterring wheel throttle & advance?
Would someone please send me detailed pixs and a description on how to connect the choke up at both ends? Also, please send me pixs and descriptions on how to connect linkage from end of throttle and advance rods at bottom of steering wheel column to carburetor and a...
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2011 1:37pm
by Jim Tracy
How Hot Is It, Momma?
Yeah, it's warm down here in Texas, 103.2 in the shade today. Went fishin' yesterday and caught a catfish,,,,,,,, it had ticks on it,,,,,,,, Birds out here in the yard kickin' up dust looking for fried worms,,,,,,,,
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2011 10:09am
by Don Shilling
new engine start/up
new engine really tight,will not turn fast enought on starter,we have started it twice on a tow and it really runs nice,can I boast it with a 12 volt battery and will it hurt anything,like generator,dist,points,coil,starter,etc.till it gets loose enough to start on 6...
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Last Post: Jul 31, 2011 12:41am
by Vince O'Brien
market value like new
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2011 2:11pm
by Franz Fraitzl
Need a driving Car
Hello everyone, I am looking for a car that is fully drivable preferably a roadster. I will be selling my project cars for someone else to carry on. My live has gotten so crazy that I have so little time to continue on the restoration. Any info or interest is welco...
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2011 10:17am
by Franz Fraitzl
Valve Settings??
Looking for the proper valve setting for our A-22 engine Intake and Exhaust. For our 1923 A22 Durant. this is one of the last things that we need to get our Engine running again. Thanking all for any help. Ken Brink
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2011 7:39pm
by Bill Hoaglan
1927 Star Landau For Sale
Hi All..... Check out this link to a Star listed on the AACA forum . To view, just cut and paste link or click on web site icon.... Frank http://forums.aaca.org/f119/rare-1927-star-durant-landau-sedan-308481.html
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2011 3:56pm
by Frank Witkowski
Clutch question's
Since getting our Durant back after having a complete engine rebuilt. I am having a problem shifting gears without grinding. The person that has worked on our Durant does not know anything about adjusting the Clutch (fingers), he adjusted the clutch peddle to it's ma...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2011 2:47pm
by Bill Hoaglan
The distrubutor on my Star is an AutoLite with a serial number of GW4187A (may be more but that is all I can make out). I am getting voltage to my points but no spark. It appears that a previous owner has put is an updated set of points and condensor but I have no wa...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2011 11:15am
by Jim Reed
14l complete
i have a good running 14Lmotor complete in every way for sale enginge clutch trans i have test run for 15min. the engine is located at my warehouse in langley practically on the truck route from the USA, an easy picup for anyone interested when coming to vancouver m...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2011 9:56am
by brian boys
Strasburg Railroad Car Show & Run
Hi All...... If you have ever wanted to race a steam locomotive with your Durant product, now is your chance! On Saturday July 23 2011, the Strasburg Railroad is Having their annual "Rolling Antique Auto Show & Run" This event runs from 10 Am - 3 Pm at the r...
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2011 4:57pm
by Lewis Mendenhall
AACA July/ August Mag article of Bankruptey and Beyond
Got my AACA magazine today and on page 20 article by Steven Rossi is a picture of 1930 Durant model 40 or left over 29 model 60 behind the one lite front doors of a dealership with a bankruptcy notice for Monday February 3rd at 1 PM, saying stock and fixtures being s...
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2011 7:46am
by Frank Witkowski
How much is it worth dose Nyone want to buy one?
Have a 1930 2 door 6 cylinder runs and drives don't have time or the money to restore
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Last Post: Jul 21, 2011 7:13am
by Dave Schulte
DMAC membership cards.
Hello Everyone! I hear that the membership cards did not make it into all of the USA Summer Magazine packets.. some got them and some did not. Please look through your packets carefully, as these cards are business card size and very small, perhaps they remained un-n...
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Last Post: Jul 20, 2011 7:43pm
by Carol Fogarazzo
Part needed
I have a big need for a part. The vacuum fuel assist is broken. The hose attached to it was bumped and the vaccuum line broke off. It is pot metal so it will not weld very easy. Any help on locating this part would be a great help. Thanks
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2011 2:15pm
by Yates Milton
gen brushs
Where can i get genarator brushs or the part number?
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Last Post: Jul 16, 2011 7:44pm
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
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