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identify engine
I have a spare continental engine that I do not know what year or what it came out of. can anyone help out?. #114485 continental detroit W4A-99??? LOW 0119??? 4 cyl
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2005 1:55pm
by Don Shilling
Hot Water Heaters,Thermostats and Beyond
I am in the process of re-installing the aftermarket hot-water heater that was in my 1928 Durant M2 sedan. It seems quite old, core is all brass and copper, even has a purge valve for air on top. The make is a 'Tropic Aire' Model# L-3. Also has a 6-volt blower. Does...
Views: 455   Replies: 7
Last Post: Mar 30, 2005 3:02pm
by Gregg Wellner
wood work in car body
Is there a source for general info on wood work in the bodies of our durant cars. I am still battling with my car. I have some patterns but not quite enough to do the complete job. I dont know how to fit in the wood around the rumble seat area.I have a model 6-14 del...
Views: 520   Replies: 7
Last Post: Mar 29, 2005 7:45pm
by ken mccormick
Durant club cars needed in Lansing June 2, Thursday
Durant Park is having a dedication June 2 (Thursday afternoon), Joan Sheldon has asked me if I might be able to round up some Durant Club Car for the event. This could include the Governor of Mich. Nice photo op. I need to let Joan know what to expect soon. Bob
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2005 4:09pm
by Bill DeVries
Seeking general information on Durant vehicles
I am restoring a 1928 M-2 four door Canadian made Durant. When ever I view information such as Frank Witkowski parts book he reproduced which I recently purchased it refers to various degree of model designs, such as De-luxe, Brougham, Touring, Cabriolet,Coach, Roads...
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2005 1:38pm
by Jan Arnett
1918 Duarnt Radiator Emblem
Currently posted on E-Bay a mint condition 1918 Durant Automobile Radiator Emblem as found new in a package, item # 6519856654 Someone in the club should verify that this is the real thing and if not make all bidders aware. Good Luck on bidding if this item is origi...
Views: 330   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 28, 2005 5:16pm
by Steve Large
model 60/ 40 interior pics
Hi, if anyone needs interior pictures of wood work or a paper patern of a certain piece let me know while I have my interior apart and I will send out what you need? So far back seat is out and one door panel .
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Last Post: Mar 28, 2005 3:31am
by steve mercier
carb settings
Wondering if anyone who has installed one of the club's new zenith carbs could share the intial settings. I have teh write up for the original Tillotson on my '31 with the 22A engine. I wonder if I could start with the starting point for that?? Wayne
Views: 360   Replies: 2
Last Post: Mar 26, 2005 5:29pm
by Wayne Farrand
Durant & Star Illustrated Parts Book Available
I Have reproduced an ILLUSTRADED parts book that covers Durant and Star models M, M2, M4, 40, R, 55, and 60. This is not just a price list but an actual parts book as used by Durant and Star dealers. It is dated July 1929,There are 127 pages with 20 pages of pict...
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2005 8:14am
by Walter Pré
Confused M2 vs Model 65
I am confused at the differance in a 1928 model M2 and a 1928 model 65. I have a 65. Is the differance in the motor?
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2005 6:22am
by Lawrence
New member Beverly Rae Kimes
Hello everyone, Some more good news for our club as one of the most acclaimed and top automobile writers ever Beverly Rae Kimes has mailed Mike Larsen her check yesterday for her membership in our club. I had a mechanic working at “Cool Cars” I got to k...
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2005 1:47pm
by Lance Haynes
membership
Mr. Lance Haynes: I´m interested to be a member of Durant Motors Automobile Club , A couple of weeks ago talking with Ricardo Colombo he tell me that he pays membership by Credit Card ( VISA) Please, confirm if it is possibl...
Views: 350   Replies: 4
Last Post: Mar 15, 2005 7:34am
by Walter Pré
New book on Durants
Is anyone in the DMAC aware of anyone currently researching to write a new book on Durant besides myself. I've been in correspondance with several people who say they believe someone is, but cannot provide any names.
Views: 365   Replies: 2
Last Post: Mar 10, 2005 6:44pm
by Steve
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Boyce Motor Meter
There is up for auction on E-bay a beauitful Boyce Motor Meter for a Flint vehicle. The item number is # 6517949281 Good luck to all that bid.
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2005 6:30pm
by Steve
Update on East Coast Chapter
As of today we have heard from 18 members that were sent mailings and are interested in joining the group that signed on at the New Jersey meet. Also heard from two people who saw are postings on this web page and are interested, but are not members yet Only on...
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Last Post: Mar 9, 2005 6:45pm
by Gary & Haley War...
NJ Durant Plant Closing
Today I received an email from Don Annarella, Plant Engineer for Interbake Foods in Elizabeth, NJ. I am posting below the information that was included in that email: "We have some sad news to pass on. Interbake has sold the old Durant building and will be movin...
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Last Post: Mar 8, 2005 3:59pm
by Charles A. Spitz
DeJon Electrical in Flint Cars
I have a reference that lists DeJon electrical in Flint cars from '23-27. How prominent was this electrical system for those years? I have only seen Autolite used. Thanks Dan
Views: 271   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 7, 2005 10:31am
by Terje Bratveit
ignition parts for sale
We have just purchased a large inventory of early ignition parts and can fit most of the Durant family of cars. I formerly wrote the "Repair Shop" column for Jeff Gillis.
Views: 503   Replies: 6
Last Post: Mar 7, 2005 8:19am
by edward vomero
Chassis Design.
Did chassis design change with manufacture year? I resenty went to see a finished 1924 "f" model Tourer hoping for dementions of the sill timbers, this car had a flat chassis rail from front to rear, as did a spare chassis hanging on the roof. My chassis raises in...
Views: 396   Replies: 8
Last Post: Mar 6, 2005 2:30am
by Sid Semple
1930 durant standard coupe
I have a lead on a standard coupe here --Am Going to check it out tomorrow . Hopefully it will have a lot of the parts I need for my deluxe coupe --body parts should be the same and maybe some trim will be there for me .At least I think the wood work will be in it --...
Views: 340   Replies: 2
Last Post: Mar 4, 2005 10:38pm
by ken mccormick
1928 durant chassi
Am interested in a 1928 durant chassi that a family found in their possession. It has all original wheels, engine, fenders, seats, but has been exposed to weather and outside elements. Am a novice at restoring and considering purchasing this item, but not sure if p...
Views: 646   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 4, 2005 5:53am
by Leonard Burkhold...
1922-1923 Star C or CC closed delivery photographs of drawings
Anybody out there have any good photographs, sales brochures or detailed drawings that I can obtain a copy of of the 22 or 23 Star C or CC closed delivery truck?
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Last Post: Mar 3, 2005 8:07am
by Mike Linthicum
Spring Pads
I hope to produce NOS rear spring pads, as well as the front pads now available. Rear pads will cost $12.00 per pair. The front pads are $11.00 per pair. Please let me know your needs ASAP. Thanks Mac
Views: 426   Replies: 11
Last Post: Mar 1, 2005 4:28pm
by Lou Gerard
Where Is It Now?
Going through some of my papers from the Oakland California DeVaux-Hall Motors Corporation, I found the following "Stolen Car Bulletin No. 2" issued on October 2, 1931 Durant Coupe Cabriolet, 1929 Model 60, six cylinder motor number 106145, serial number 4704 Cali...
Views: 260   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 28, 2005 5:45pm
by Frank Witkowski
Star Engine
FOR SALE - Durant 1925 Star Engine. Overhauled a number of years ago and stored. Engine turns over. Make offer.
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Last Post: Feb 28, 2005 3:21pm
by Burton Young
26 Durant Roadster - Body rear section needed
Trying to locate the rear section of the body or what I call a turtle deck. Someone has removed the rear section of the body for conversion to a wood saw. Would greatly appreciate any help. Yates
Views: 253   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 28, 2005 2:08am
by Yates Milton
1924 Star For Sale
This ad appeared today in the Des Moines Iowa Register. 1924 Star 4 dr. w/suicide doors,tan mohair interior in good condition,body is totally enclosed and in good condition.Odo says 2,899 miles, recent work on the brakes,exhaust, carb, distributor and realigned front...
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Last Post: Feb 27, 2005 12:49pm
by Dave Schulte
model 60 interior kit
Awhile back someone posted an interior kit that they had purchased from a supplier I would like some info on the kit what it includes, and cost any help would be greatly appreciated
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Last Post: Feb 26, 2005 11:33am
by steve mercier
Restoration
I would like to find out if there is information availible for people like me who would like to restore an old Durant. My question is, is there information on wireing and the proper type to use. In the area I live in there is only a Model T restoration company. It s...
Views: 300   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 26, 2005 6:41am
by Ricardo Colombo
Replacment Wire for engine Compartment
I would like to repair or replace the wiring in the engine compartment of my 1928 D65. Where would I get this fabric covered wire? Or would any antique wire of this vintage be aceptable. Also where can I find information on working with this wire.Ie. intalling fasten...
Views: 234   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 25, 2005 6:18pm
by Jan Arnett
Star headlight lens
The Durant hub cap has been sold, thank you! Now, would anyone be needing a headlamp lens for a Star?
Views: 394   Replies: 6
Last Post: Feb 25, 2005 4:52pm
by Gregg Wellner
Back Issues of The Durant Partner For Sale !!!
Back Issues of The Durant Partner are available for only $5 each, this includes all shipping charges. Issues Available Volume 4 Nov 2002 Issue 4 Volume 5 Mar 2003 Issue 1 Volume 5 Dec 2003 Issue 4 Volume 6 Mar 2004 Issue 1 Volume 6 Jun 2004 Issue 2 Vo...
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Last Post: Feb 24, 2005 9:06am
by Rick Botti
Parts Needed for 28' Durant M2
The original head light lens and inter workings, Ignition switch, air cleaner, alternator mount with alternator, drivers side door, and engine crank. Any manuals that are out there for my car would be helpful. I have just gotten into Durants so if there is any in...
Views: 388   Replies: 10
Last Post: Feb 21, 2005 5:37pm
by Adam Monahan
Durant Hub Cap
I have a solid brass hub cap for a 1929(?) Durant, it has been hanging on the wall 40 years, can someone use it for $10.? Can email picture.
Views: 301   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 21, 2005 4:03pm
by Lawrence
Star 1923 repair manuals
Went to an Antique Car swap meet today in St Charles Illinois. Found an NOS tail lamp lense for my 1928 Durant M2, an aftermarket radiator cap NOS,and 2 Star 1923 repair manuals. Anyone interested in the Star repair manuals let me know. They list repairs and pictures...
Views: 279   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 20, 2005 3:00pm
by Gregg Wellner
Engine mounts ?
Has any body designed a rubber engine mount system for the 4 cylinder Star/ Rugby engine? Does the gear box produce vibration and require mounts as well? Would the gearbox require height adjustment or will the universal compensate for the change in centre lines bet...
Views: 255   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 19, 2005 7:35pm
by Mac Irvine
Fog/Driving lights
I would like to add new fog or driving lights to my 30 Durant 614 and want to find the correct style. Does anyone have info on what I should be looking for and possibly any sources? Jim
Views: 239   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 18, 2005 7:38pm
by Jim Glover
Brake lining replacement for model 60
I have a 1929 Model 60 Touring. I'm completely restoring this car. The brake lining is getting thin. Where do you get brake lining for a 1929 Durant?
Views: 307   Replies: 4
Last Post: Feb 18, 2005 6:38pm
by Rick Botti
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1928 M2 for sale on ebay
1928 M2 , 4 DR sedan on ebay. Finally got my little M2 up for sale!! Charlie made me dig it out of its resting place, and never came to get her... so her she goes..... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4520594212&category=6472 I...
Views: 305   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 18, 2005 11:26am
by Adam Monahan
Electrical system polarity
Does anyone know if the 1928 Durant M2 has reverse polarity on the electrical system? I would like to make sure before hooking up the battery. Thx, Adam
Views: 264   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 16, 2005 5:07pm
by Bruce Hargin
Durant Rugby
Inside section " Photographs" of this web site, under Rugby there is a 1928 Durant Rugby Owned by Jaime Martinez that says textualy "Only sixteen models of this vehicle were ever produced. They were exported out of the country in 1927 under the model name Rugby,...
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2005 12:39pm
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
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Star Four radiator and shell with emblem
Hi all-- I am posting this for my friend-- He has a radiator with shell and emblem in very nice restoreable condition-- Have pics that I can send if interested-- emblem is very nice-- says star four-- let me know and thanks-- Jeff clunkertruck@...
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Last Post: Feb 14, 2005 6:07pm
by Jeff
Welcome Our New Editor
Please welcome our new Durant Partner editor, Jacki Schroeder. Her first edition will start with the up coming March issue. Send yor article, tips, and pictures to her at: 1598 Inverness Circle San Jose, CA 95124-4809 or by email to: editor@durantmotors.com...
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Last Post: Feb 14, 2005 2:37pm
by Lance Haynes
1927 Star picture
The January/February issue of Antique Automobile (page 44) has a great picture of a 1927 Star owned by William Harm of Santa Rosa, Ca. I hope we can see the car in May. Gary
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2005 12:43pm
by Gary Yelle
1928 Durant Rugby M2 Restoration Project
I´m working on a 1928 Durant Rugby M2 Touring and needs information about originals colours of engine, gearbox and firewall, side engine The original colors of body car is dark green, with black fenders Any info would be appreciated Thank all
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Last Post: Feb 11, 2005 8:36am
by Walter Pré
Embossed Brass Fedders Radiator Tags For Sale
Brand new embossed brass tag used on Fedders Radiators and installed on cars such as Durant, Jordan, Duesenberg, Pontiac and others. Measures 3 7/16 x 1. Price is $60.00 plus $2.00 S/H anywhere in the US. Call Classic & Exotic Service at 248-269-9414 Monday thru Frid...
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Last Post: Feb 9, 2005 8:03am
by Classic & Exotic...
Removing Fenders
I recently posted an add to sell my 1928 Durant. However I have decided to keep it and would like to repaint it and clean up some areas. Engine bay and fenders. My question is can I remove the fenders without damage to other parts such as the interior? My car is roya...
Views: 266   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 7, 2005 7:37pm
by Lawrence
Durant Partner
Just received my first copy of the Durant Partner Mag. Great magazine! Read from cover to cover. Very nicely done, keep up the good work! Jim
Views: 245   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 1, 2005 7:03am
by Jim Glover
Spring shackles
I would like to redo my front spring shackles on my Durant 60. Is the tapered pin on the leaf spring and on the frame bracket replaceable? Is this a pin that can be pressed out? Thanks Al Farnum
Views: 278   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 31, 2005 10:22am
by Bill Hoaglan
windshield riser mechanism
I bought the windshield riser mechanism from e bay It is okay but needs one gear . Does anyone know where I can find one ? Maybe I will have to have one made for me but would rather find one to use. Any info would be appreciated Thank all...
Views: 266   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 28, 2005 8:50am
by Lance Haynes
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