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'31 DeVaux
Did a club member get that '31 DeVaux on eBay? That was a good buy in my book. If it hadn't have been in New York, I probably would own it. Was real tempting. But I didn't need another project. Wayne
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2007 9:48pm
by Wayne Farrand
26 star on ebay
1926 Star 4 door for sale on ebay, Indiana. Is this one from our club member? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180152888714
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2007 5:11pm
by Brian Tanguay
Help! I need valves for my Flint
Hello Durant people. I wonder of some of you can help me to find 6 our 7 valves to my 1924 Flint E-55. The car has a Continental motor nr: 6E-6427 and car nr: 3755. The valve part nr is 30226. It has the same part # for intake and exhaust valves. (see picture) Ple...
Views: 337   Replies: 4
Last Post: Aug 27, 2007 3:49pm
by Jim Ketchum
'29 for sale
Howdy, haven't dropped by in a while, but I noticed an ad for an unrestored/#4 or 5 '29 Durant sedan, thought I'd send it along. Good news: Asking $1,800 Bad news: Argentina http://www.arcar.com.ar/AutosAntiguosDet.aspx?qAuto=5333 Dave
Views: 539   Replies: 7
Last Post: Aug 27, 2007 3:22pm
by Walter Pre
Computer Crash and Change of Email Address
Hi Fellows, May be that this is not the place to post this request. Oh well, you know me.... Lost everything stored in my computer crash about two weeks ago including my address book and basically everything. I have changed my ISP to Time Warner. Please note my e...
Views: 203   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 25, 2007 1:31pm
by Ken McCormick
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gary k
DURANT FOR SALE ON EBAY
1930 DURANT ...LOOKS LIKE A 2 DOOR ....DOR SALE ON EBAY/....NEAR LARAMIE, WYOMING.... ITEM # 230163822068...NOT COMPLETE BUT BODY IS THERE PLUS DASH, AND MORE
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2007 7:15pm
by gary k
Literature
Have an original issue of the Durant Standard vol.1 no. 5 dated Feb. 1923. It is in decent condition. Best offer takes
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2007 5:08am
by Carl Moore
30 Dlx bumper rear bracket wanted
I need the rear bumper bracket for a 30 DeLuxe Durant with the full rear bumper. It is the unplated bar with the big hump in it that bolts to the frame and the chrome face bars bolt to it. THANKS! Dave
Views: 235   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 23, 2007 9:36pm
by ross hoevet
Rear main filler block
By chance, I ran across an ad in our local paper for a Star engine. The engine had come from a mining operation in Nevada and was semi-stripped and very rusty. The pan was off and I immediately noticed an in tact rear main filler block, that miserable pot metal shiel...
Views: 475   Replies: 7
Last Post: Aug 23, 2007 11:06am
by Lou Gerard
front wheel hub seals and bearings
Looking for modern day front hub seals and bearings for 1926 star sedan model M. Tech page shows bearing and seals for 1929 model 60. Are these the same for all? Please reply with any info. Thank You Very Much, Paul...
Views: 364   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 23, 2007 8:39am
by nicolas
I need gauges
Hi All, does anyone know where I can get a amp and oil gauge for my M2. Thanks, see you in Auburn. Dave
Views: 241   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 22, 2007 4:59pm
by Dave Ford
Question on window crank mechanism
Just talked to Rick Botti this evening. Going to send in my membership dues & join the club I'm begining to find a lot about the '27 coupe that I have. Boy....talk about good therapy Question for today is....How to remove the window crank, aside from removing...
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2007 5:07am
by Andrew Passadore
Timber for body re-build
I just getting in to the re-build of the body on my 29 D40 Rugby. I have read previously on the forum of people overseas using Oak or similar in the rebuild of the timber work for the body. I am just wondering what others from Australia have used that is readil...
Views: 350   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 20, 2007 10:35pm
by Shane Hoffmann
30 Parts Car on Ebay
There is a 30 parts car on Ebay and if you look closely it's a rare 30 "Coach" with blind quarter windows. Dave
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2007 4:23pm
by Dave Schulte
Pictures of Cars from new members
Some time ago I posted a message on the forum about members sending in their photographs of their cars to Rick for inclusion on this web site's photograph section. The responce was great and we updated our photograph section with many photographs. Well it's time agai...
Views: 385   Replies: 4
Last Post: Aug 20, 2007 12:09pm
by gary k
Club Member Terry Rudi dies of Wisconsin
Some sad news here with one of our very faithful Durant Club members Terry Rudi of Wisconsin passed away this last Saturday. I had been helping Terry with some parts for his cars and spent a bunch of time on the phone with him over a pretty long period of time now. H...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2007 9:12pm
by Lance Haynes
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Brent
Durant M2 Coupe..Help?
Hello all, i have found a 1928 Durant M2 coupe Serial # E 19730. I don't know much about these cars, they do look pretty cool. I would like to buy it from this guy. I would like to know if his asking price is a good deal or not. Also, how hard are these parts to come...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2007 5:58pm
by Frank Witkowski
Red color.
I´m doing a baquette 1929 with a Durant 66 deluxe 1929.I need the technical specification of a red color of Durant 1929. Yours sincerely. José Schneeberger.
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2007 2:49pm
by Schneeberger, Jo...
Paint colour
Hi I'm looking for the paint formula for Parkdale Blue, a 1930 Durant Colour - Any help would be appreciated.
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2007 9:48am
by Lance Haynes
1928 Durant on film (youtube)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZfIoKTTZuUo
Views: 333   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 17, 2007 8:46am
by Dave Schulte
Fan belt search
Looking for a fan belt or two (for backup just in case). The existing is one inch wide and appears to be made of leather. Engine is Continental 6 cyl. (26 Star Coach.) Guidance please, with appreciation.
Views: 665   Replies: 8
Last Post: Aug 16, 2007 10:22pm
by Fritz Kuenzel
Photograph Updates
I've aded three updates tot he Photographs section, one Star and two Durants. 1925 Star Touring owned by Greg Krueger, Eau Claire Wisconsin. 1929 D40 Sedan-C owned by Cumberland Heritage Village in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Pictures were submitted by David True...
Views: 468   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 16, 2007 6:38pm
by Rick Botti
1931 DeVaux for sale
A few members had previously talked to this lady about her car in upstate NY. She has now put it on E-bay. The number is 141581199. The search "DeVaux" will also pull it up. This can be a good one for some "East Coaster". She has the car running. It just needs...
Views: 331   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 15, 2007 11:22am
by Danielle Koenig
Need Wheel Clincher Tool
Hey Everyone, car is going together awesome, does anyone have a tool for putting rims on tires for sale, or a picture of one to possibly make one,they keep binding when they spring together, not square end to end. Hope this makes sense. Thanks Dave
Views: 278   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 15, 2007 3:02am
by Dave Ford
Extra parts
We have what i think is a 29 durant driver door, its to good to haul to the dump and a pair of fenders taken off our coupe when it was a truck. would love to find a home for these items as we will be moving cross county and trying to down size. free to a good home....
Views: 288   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 13, 2007 9:11pm
by Larry Rockey
Durant engine block available
My ex-father-in-law passed away a few months ago. I am helping to clean out his workshop/machine shop in his basement. I have found an engine that was made by the Continental Motor Co. and is marked Durant. It is a straight six and does not seem to have the head for...
Views: 205   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 13, 2007 8:59pm
by Wayne Farrand
What's Wrong With This Picture?
In the days when interchangeable parts were commonplace, components of our cars could be assembled more than one way. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t. In the picture below is one occasion where this was done. What’s wrong with this picture?
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2007 10:31am
by Don Shilling
Electric system
I have a 1929 Model 666 Durant. A mechanic suggests converting it from a 6 volt system to a 12. Any advice?????
Views: 395   Replies: 4
Last Post: Aug 11, 2007 7:38pm
by gary k
1928 Rugby Stake + 400 other cars :for sale
1928 Rugby Stake Truck -sale by auction/no reserve. also 400 other cars See "rmauctions.com" for list of cars to be sold. Other pictures of same on "www.fawcett-movie-cars.com" Preview Sept 14--Sale Sept 15&16 Some interesting cars available WILL FRANK FORGET AB...
Views: 410   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 11, 2007 9:10am
by Dave Roberts [TH...
transmission removal
If anyone is experienced with tranny removal from a Durant without lots of removals, I'd like to talk to them. Couldn't find anything by seaching the forum and I do not have a mechanics manual. I have a '31 619 with the 22A Continental engine and 3 speed. I want to s...
Views: 266   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 9, 2007 11:22pm
by Lance Haynes
Rear axel seals for Bango style rear end.
The Annual meet is coming up and I was told that I need to replace the rear outer seals on our Differential. The brakes were to be replaced until my Mechanic said that I needed to replace the seals be fore he will do any more work. Differential is on my 1923 A22 Bang...
Views: 298   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 9, 2007 4:16am
by Yates Milton
Star Roadster Pickup For Sale on E-Bay
Search on "Durant Star" and check out the pick-up for sale! It's close by and my checkbook keeps saying "let's bid". Alas, my storage space is beyond full.
Views: 260   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 7, 2007 9:10pm
by Dave Schulte
looking for a part
I'm a new member of the club and have a 1929 Roadster that I'm restoring and am looking for a radiator apron. Can anyone help? Thank you...Bill
Views: 277   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 7, 2007 8:34am
by Mike Linthicum
Barn Find in Pasadena
Durant fans, Would anyone be interested in a barn find that looks to be in need of a total restoration? It's a neighbor's(that I don't know very well and who does not occupy the home anymore) and it's sitting under a tarp under his carport. A neighbor(that I do kn...
Views: 309   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 6, 2007 4:09pm
by Greg Wervey
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Ken
Distributor?
Looks like I have a '72 (+/-) VW vacuum distributor on my '23 Star C model. I need a mechanical one, but with the gears on the bottom of the shaft. Should I try for another VW one or what? Suggestions,please. Thanx!
Views: 473   Replies: 5
Last Post: Aug 6, 2007 2:50pm
by Mike Rice
Parts Hunting
We're still blowin' n goin' on our 1927 Star M Coupes. Presently I'm starting construction of finished body woodwork and Butch is working on the frames, axels, and leaf springs. Concerning the leaf springs, is there a source of spring shackles, shackle bolts and spr...
Views: 293   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 6, 2007 1:29pm
by eliot
Head Gasket for D40
Hi Fellow Durant Members, Can you help with the name of a supplier & their web site or email for a Head Gasket 425 for a 1929 D40. Parts are very hard to source down under. John
Views: 291   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 4, 2007 9:29am
by Mike Rice
Durant Star Station Wagon
Hello, I'm new to all of this but my family is starting to restore the car that my grandfather bought some years back. Everyone has their own jobs and mine with the cars is to research the history and be able to know where the car came from. I looking for any info...
Views: 640   Replies: 13
Last Post: Aug 4, 2007 3:55am
by David Roberts [T...
Intake Valves
Does anyone know where we may get 6 usable or new intake valves for the Continental 15-L engine??
Views: 370   Replies: 4
Last Post: Aug 1, 2007 7:59pm
by Dave Webster
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gary k
pictures of your car parts for club I.D. manual
FELLOW DURANTONIANS, HOPEFULLY, YOU REMEBER THAT WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO PUT TOGETHER AN IDENTIFICATION MANUAL FOR THE IMPORTANT PARTS FOR EACH MODEL OF OUR CLUB CARS.THIS BIG TASK REQUIRES INPUT FROM AS MANY MEMBERS AS POSSIBLE. TAKE TIME THIS SUMMER (OR WINTER DOWN...
Views: 356   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 31, 2007 9:55am
by Frank Witkowski
Parts
I am looking for a rad for a 1 ton truck and other parts
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2007 8:42pm
by Orville Maerz
D-55 Vibration
My '28 D-55 Coupe develops a bad vibration between 25 and 30 mph. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I should start looking to fix this. When the vibration starts it sounds like the entire drive train is going to fly apart. I have to assume that this is...
Views: 328   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 30, 2007 6:59pm
by gary k
Need more stuff
Can anyone help, I'm looking for a wiring harness, and is there a place I can get the outer rims for 29 Durant M2. Mine will not line up after I put new tires on, tried and tried. Thanks Dave
Views: 446   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jul 30, 2007 6:30pm
by Steve Large
Auburn Dash Plaque
Hi All.... Thought you might like to see what the dash plaque for the National meet will look like. Each registered participant will get one. Another good reason to get those registrations in to Mike. If we do have any extras, they will be for sale after th...
Views: 361   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jul 30, 2007 6:43am
by Frank Witkowski
My '27 Coupe needs help!
Hi all, The other day, as I was coming back home from a Model A club meet, My Star coupe was running fine, then all of a sudden it just came to a halt. Kind if like a brake locked up.....or maybe rear end? maybe transmission? I put it in reverse & drove it backwa...
Views: 300   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 27, 2007 11:30am
by Rick Botti
Hood Ornament 1933 Beacon , Flyer or Ace
A very close friend of mine is in the home stretch of completing his 1933 Beacon restoration and is in desperate need of a hood ornament to complete the package. The ornament is of a nude woman with her arms out stretched and flowing hair, his base that this attaches...
Views: 346   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 27, 2007 5:50am
by Giovanni Maiolo
Auborn 2007
I've received about 6 registrations so far for the Auburn meet but I know there is more coming for sure. This is going to be a great meeting in a great part of the country, so don't miss out on this one. It's a chance for many mid-westerners to come to a meet and enj...
Views: 513   Replies: 11
Last Post: Jul 26, 2007 8:57pm
by Wayne Farrand
I'm looking for parts.
Hi Again, can anyone tell me where I can find a manifold nut that holds the exhaust ? and is it possible to find a radiator cover for my 29, mine will take a lot to repair.
Views: 501   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 25, 2007 3:36pm
by Dave Ford
Flint NOS Hubcaps
I came across a company (Vintage Auto Parts) offering NOS hubcaps for a Flint. Here's the link for those interested: http://www.vapinc.com/Oneofakind/other/other4.html
Views: 259   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 24, 2007 8:41pm
by Jim Greenamyer
A good Day.
Yesterday Sat. 7/21/07 I motored our Durant to a car show for the Day. What made this a good Day is that during the show I had 3 people through out the Day approched me. First person said that there is a Lady in Muskegon that has a 1924 Star convertable for sale, h...
Views: 293   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 22, 2007 6:47pm
by gary k
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