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Carb set screw broken
While "Fine tuning" the carburetor idle the pot metal around the set screw broken off. Does anyone have either a replacement part or know of someone who can repair it? Rick Carburetor is a Tillitson JR5 on a 22A engine.
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2010 4:09am
by Norm Toone
Spring Meet East Coast Chapter
Plans are being made for an East Coast meet for this coming spring. The dates are Thursday May 12th thru Sunday May 15th. It will be in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Final details are still being worked out and will be available shortly. If you have any questions or comments...
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Last Post: Nov 23, 2010 2:48pm
by Yates Milton
new to club, need help with model I.D.
Hi, I'm Julie. my husband and I just bought a 1931 Durant restoration project. The engine has ID numbers galore but how do you figure out which Model it is? Our car has 4 doors, 5 metal spoked tires/spare mounted at rear, signal lites on front fenders, and has a soft...
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2010 12:05pm
by Norm Toone
who made the gauges in durant?
im trying to do a little research on my gauges and first I'm trying to figure out who made them was it stewart warner ? thanks -Phillip
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Last Post: Nov 20, 2010 5:45am
by Norm Toone
1933 Continental Flyer brake adjustment
I am looking for 1 Continental hubcap and instructions for adjusting mechanical brakes. Thanks, Barry
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Last Post: Nov 17, 2010 6:08pm
by Dave Schulte
Bendix 3 shoe brake lining material
I am working on the brakes on a Durant D75 and need to replace the riveted linings. They are the Bendix 12 inch diameter, 3 shoe mechanical type with linings that measure about 3/16 in thickness by 1-3/4 wide. Does anyone know what type material should be used to ma...
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Last Post: Nov 16, 2010 8:01am
by S. Blomquist
Parts to sell
I have a lot of extra parts here that I do not need and am ready to sell to anyone that needs them. These are from a 30 durant Model 614. I have a set of 4 rims. 6 cyl motor with all the attachments( gen, starter, etc), 2 drive shafts, a set of springs,quite a few br...
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2010 10:45am
by Ken McCormick
Split rims
Hi all durantonians, I am a new member in DMAC since this autumn and evidently the only one in Finland. Does anyone have experience in assembling split rims of type Coker or Universal Tire instead of original rims in wood wheels? If so, what is the method of f...
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2010 10:31am
by Len McCormick
Veterans Day
Kind of off the Durant subject, but I want to wish all my Durant friends who served in the military a Happy Veterans Day here in the U.S. Thank you for you service to our country.
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2010 3:12pm
by Tom and Karen Ed...
2011 Annual Meet in Vancouver, BC
Yes Franz, I too have looked often but not responded. Vancouver is quite warm in Sept, I believe. Mary said early or even late Sept is fine with me. I'm usually busy in Aug but would be willing to think about adding an Alaska cruise in Sept if I can save some money...
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Last Post: Nov 9, 2010 3:11pm
by Jack Connor
2011 Annual Meet in Vancouver B.C.
Hello Everyone, just finalizing setting the date for next years meet and to allow for a large attendance your input is appreciated. I am trying to organize the meet after canadian Labour day and before canadian Thanks giving when school is back in. This is betw...
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Last Post: Nov 9, 2010 9:48am
by Rick Botti
Old Auto mag Parts wanted 30 Durant
Looking in the current Old Auto's I caught an wanted ad> Someone is looking for 1930 Durant bumpers (complete) front and back (must be sedan with rear spare tire as he says left and right bumper bars), rad cap (aren't we all), all outside door handles, tail light cov...
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Last Post: Nov 9, 2010 4:42am
by Norm Toone
Engine ID
I have a Durant Engine. The plate on the side says WA-554123. There are a few more pictures here http://gallery.me.com/cybernaut/100083. Could someone please help me to identify this engine or point me in the right direction? Thanks, Pat
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Last Post: Nov 7, 2010 5:41pm
by Rick Botti
Tires / tubes / rims
Looking around I caught this site, for those Ontarian's not wanting to deal with Simco Tires and costs. I notice its Canada only. I have no idea of their prices but see they have split rims, tires , tubes, rim jacks ,valve stem covers, etc. Looks like a fairly n...
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Last Post: Nov 7, 2010 4:53am
by Norm Toone
New repro Durant parts
Fooling around in Google search under Durant Parts came across this site http://www.vintageandclassicreproductions.com/durant.htm D hub caps for 28 - 29 Vacuum tank tops Only $1825.00 Australian each with exchange carb for U2 (and UX2 ?) carb used on the...
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2010 8:22pm
by Gary k
2011 Meet
Hi Franz, Labor Day in the US is also on the 5th of September. Any time after that would be good as school would be back in session. Looking forward to coming North. Regards, Phil
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Last Post: Nov 4, 2010 7:28pm
by Phil Peters
1928 M2 for sale
Hey folks, Well, looks like I have a sad task here. Just over 18 months after I bought her, it looks like I'm going to have to put my 1928 M2 up for sale. I think it's highly likely I will be moving to take up a new job within a few months, so time to start empty...
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Last Post: Nov 4, 2010 6:45pm
by John Brunstein
need a three speed trans.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of riding in Rick Botti's roadster, the bad thing about riding in Rick's roadster is having to ride home in my Durant, I have a model 612 deluxe coupe, with a Continental A22 6 cyl. engine, and a three speed transmission. As we w...
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Last Post: Nov 4, 2010 10:19am
by Ken McCormick
Argentine 500 miles Race 1929
Hi Partners, looking for some Durant Race cars i found this incredible images of the first "Argentine 500 miles" made in the Rafaela City , Santa Fe Province in 1929 The images are the original ones of time, has only added him sound to make most realistic...
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Last Post: Nov 2, 2010 9:42pm
by Rick Botti
Need headlight rims for 1931 Durant
I am in need of two head rims for my 1931 model 619. I don’t know if the headlights used on a 619 were the same as other models, but I’d think the chances are good. I have the original rims, but they are badly cracked all the way around. Rick
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Last Post: Nov 2, 2010 7:14pm
by Gary k
Need Parts for Star
I am new to the Durant world having just purchased the Star from a Wisconsin estate sale. Does anyone know about this car # C401504? It has a 1970 California tag laying in the back. How do I get the big nut off the exhaust manifold? Mine is partially broken, loose pi...
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Last Post: Nov 2, 2010 10:56am
by Bob Smith
1930 Durant for sale in Ontario
Thanks to Stephen Straughan of Cobourg, Ontario who sent me this lead to a 1930 Durant sedan for sale in Ontario. From the pictures it appears to have just under 79000 miles on it. http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1930-Durant-W0QQAdIdZ2283779...
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2010 7:17pm
by Gary k
Headlight Bar and Smith Lense
I have a headlight bar for a 30 Durant in good shape that I do not need. Also have a 8 1/2" Smith lense that I think fits a Star. Both are in good shape. Make an offer... Yates
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2010 7:57am
by Yates Milton
durant 4 cylinder engine
hi fellow car guys ,I just listed a durant engine on ebay,thought I should give you guys a 'heads up'thanks Bill Donnelly.ebay # is180580805646.
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Last Post: Oct 29, 2010 4:03pm
by Bill Donnelly
Parts for sale- And I am going to portland area this (leaving this weekend)
I have a lot of parts for sale and will be going to the portland area( vancouver wash) this coming week. Expect to be there Mon evening or early tuesday. If anyone needs anything contact me quickly to save shipping costs. I leave Sat Morning oct 30. Have a 6 cyl moto...
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Last Post: Oct 29, 2010 9:18am
by Ken McCormick
NEW 6 Page Durant Article in Dec 10 issue Hemmings Classic Cars
All, There is a very nice 6 full page Durant article (with 10 pictures)in the Dec 2010 issue of Hemmings Classic Cars magazine. Starting on page 59 in the "history/automotive design 1921-1932" section the article by Brooks T, Brierley is titled "The Great Expecta...
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Last Post: Oct 26, 2010 8:08pm
by Gary k
Prepare for Winter!!!
Just a comment from up in the NorthLand where winter is just around the corner, and is always something to try to ignore...but our little furry friends will be looking for a warm spot when the winds howl and the snow drifts. Has everyone gone out and bought their fr...
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Last Post: Oct 23, 2010 9:03am
by Lance Chabot
1927 Durant
i have a 1927 durant star i believe that needs to be restored it is complete and did have it running a couple years ago am very interested in selling to someone that would restore this car thx...604 328-5434
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Last Post: Oct 21, 2010 9:09pm
by Dave
Axle shafts Durant, DeVaux, Star
Rick who just bought the 1919 Dort sent me this site he just found, if anyone needs an axle shaft. http://www.vapinc.com/Axles_Driveshafts/main.html Not quite correct about Star axles 23 - 30 when last Star was 28. I see he has axles for a 621 and 622 Duran...
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Last Post: Oct 20, 2010 1:36pm
by Norm Toone
1919 DORT For Sale on ebay
There is a 1919 Dort Touring on ebay for $7500. Located in California and looks to be in good original condition. "Buy a Dort, You Will Like It" Bob
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Last Post: Oct 20, 2010 5:54am
by Bob DeAngelis
1917 Dort for Sale
I have a 1917 Dort Cloverleaf Roadster made in Flint Michigan for sale. It has a partially restored body, interior and chassis with the original four-cylinder Lycoming engine. We have a spare chassis for some parts and the original wooden braces for the top, that are...
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Last Post: Oct 19, 2010 12:26pm
by Rick
1927 Durant
i have a 1927 durant star i believe that needs to be restored it is complete and did have it running a couple years ago am very interested in selling to someone that would restore this car thx...604 328-5434
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Last Post: Oct 19, 2010 8:17am
by Don Gaskill
Gary k
fun at hershey
hello....i just got back from hershey...still lots of stuff out there....too much walking for a fat man....i really need to get a scooter or golf cart.. saw larry fogarazzo, jim genmell....and another maryland club man whose name i believe was lundquist...sorry, my...
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2010 9:49pm
by Gary k
E maill addy for Bob Smith
I have been tryint to send an E mail to Bob and Stephanie Smith but cant seem to get thru . Can anyone tell me the proper e mail addy for them ? Or better yet- Bob --send me an E mail . I havce something for you and dont want to send it till I know you are home again...
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Last Post: Oct 11, 2010 5:11pm
by Frank Witkowski
How to sell a 1923 Sport Touring Sedan??? Help!
Just found a 1923 Durant Touring sedan in my late father's barn. Have no idea what its worth or how to sell it? Any suggestions would be helpful. To my untrained eye, its beautiful. Nice paint, new interior...Help!
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Last Post: Oct 9, 2010 8:53am
by Don Gaskill
Looking for Phil Tramel
Many years ago I posted a picture of a 1931 619 to the Photographs sections of the website that belonged to Phil Tramel. At the time, Phil told me that he was about start a full restoration of the car. Recently I tried to contact him by, phone, email and the post w...
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2010 3:48am
by Norm Toone
Gary k
find gary at hershey
hello, on thursday, at hershey..... i will be stopping at chocolate field north.... space C 3 L 25....my friend doug hull will be there.....it is just below airport road , first or second row of vendors parallel to airport road' and close to the crosswalk between...
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Last Post: Oct 6, 2010 7:15pm
by Gary k
Wheel Puller for 28 Durant
I've been looking for a wheel puller for my 28 Durant Model 65 for quite some time now. I've measured the opening across the wheel which is 2 1/4 inch. Does that sound right? I've seen them on Ebay at 2 1/2 inch 16 thread will that work? I know the Model T will not...
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Last Post: Oct 5, 2010 7:22am
by Mike Linthicum
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Last Post: Oct 5, 2010 4:03am
by Norm Toone
Need Help from Down Under
This is an urgent plea to our friends in Down Under (Australia, New Zealand). This is off topic but I have a 1971 Toyota forklift, model FG20 with a 2R engine in it. I have thoroughly rebuilt the engine at considerable expense but am still needing a set of push-rod...
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2010 3:55pm
by Don Shilling
Wood spoke wheel noise
As I drive my car around more, I've got a couple of drivetrain noises. I had my wife drive the car slowly while I walked along side and one of the noises is at the rt front wheel. Sounds like the wood spokes are loose against the rim? Noise got more prominent when...
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2010 6:10am
by Guy Belzil
need to find parts
Hello my husband just bought a Durant star model c touring car somewhere between a 1922 to 1924 we are need of parts and really have no clue where to look so if anyone could help us out it would be appreciated the engine is running and he already took it for a short...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2010 2:55pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Durant truck engine
I am acquiring a Durant, from what I've been told is a truck engine, this afternoon. The frame was cut just behind the door post, so I am getting everything from the radiator to the dash board. It was used as a stationary power source on a farm, the transmission is...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2010 7:14am
by Frank Witkowski
What Spark plugs to use??
My 1931 model 619 arrived last night and I have spent today tuning up the engine. I cleaned the plugs and noticed that they are two differnt heat ranges and pretty worn out. So I'll need to replace them with fresh plugs. What plugs would you recommend for the 22A...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2010 7:08am
by Frank Witkowski
Finding what the car looked like
Can anyone help me I.D. what this car looked like originally? Here's all the info I can find on the car: Dort Eagle logo is in brass on radiator Car # 15460 Model # 9 (?) Flint, Mich Motor # K6495 Lycoming Foundary and Machine Shop Transmission - Mechanics...
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2010 11:14am
by George Francis
I have a 1929 Durant Model 60. Have engine totally rebuilt. Runs great however original carburetor is leaking gas. Could anyone suggest a dependable replacement for the original for open road driving. Thanks
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2010 7:40am
by Mike Linthicum
Durant for sale
Just back once again for the season and had this from my Kijiji ad for parts / info on the 32. Haven't received a reply back from the sender telling me any info as to year etc. "Call my buddy rob 905 728TIRE in oshawa he has durant for sale"
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2010 4:11am
by Norm Toone
Star Motor Trans etc For Sale Otego New York
Hi All...... Talked to a fellow this evening who has the remains of a Star 4 cylinder power unit. Fairly complete, missing radiator. Has cowl and front axle motor accessories. Wants it to go to a good home with a club member. Priced at less than scrap value a...
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2010 4:52pm
by Frank Witkowski
WNTD:1931-33 Canadian Frontenac SOHC engine. Leads?
Dear Friends I am looking for one of the 1931-33 SOHC engines ,built by Van Ranst and Louis Chevrolet for the Canadian built Frontenac Six Automobiles,built by Dominion Motors of Toronto,successor to Durant of Canada. I would consider a complete car also. The same ba...
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2010 2:12pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Bendix brakes
The BENDIX front brakes on my 1929 Durant RUGBY are adjusted by means of a 'wormscrew' and locknut. One of these has sheared and I am having difficulty locating a spare here in the UK. Anyone know where I can get one either here or in the USA?
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2010 6:47am
by Graham Batty
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