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25 Star for sale in local paper
This is an ad which is in the current issue of Old Autos. I don't know a thing about the car, I'm simply posting the ad. It's in Gord's part of the world, he may even know the car!! The ad is word for word, as it appears: DURANT 1925 STAR special sedan, everyt...
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2004 8:42pm
by Rick Botti
1929 Durant Model 60 Chassis Parts
I have a 1929 Durant Model 60 frame, front axle, brake rods, brake cross shaft, rear end assembly (good differential gears and axles but no pinion gear), front springs, and rear springs. The frame can go as one piece or I can provide you with just a piece if you nee...
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2004 2:41pm
by bec
Various things
I have been trying -without luck --to find out about the May 1st napa valley wine tour --Can someone give me info on where the tour starts and when?? I expext to leave B.C. on the 25 th of this month and would like to meet some of the members and attend the tour...
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2004 3:55pm
by Ken
1928 Coupe for Sale
Since Washing state seems to be a Durant gold mine right now, I thought I'd post this ad I found. I don't know anyting about the car or owner, just found it on the internet this morning. http://adcache.collectorcartraderonline.com/10/3/6/69319136.htm Rick
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2004 11:40am
by Bill Hoaglan
1931 Durant Coupe for sale
For sale a 1931 Durant coupe , that needs a full restoration. The car is complete exept the rear deck lid. The wood is there and the fenders are fair. The body, doors and hood are nice and most of the glass is good, as well as all the gauges. This car is for sale as...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2004 10:14am
by Chris Garcia
I am ready to put engine and clutch assembly back together. Need to reline clutch need thickness of clutch pads. Thank you Paul Hoffman 248-627-8342
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2004 8:55pm
by Bruce Hargin
Durant Touring Car (probably 1922-23)
At one time I had the above Durant loaned and shown at the San Antonio, Tx Auto Museum. About 1990-92 I sold it. I do not have a record of the purchaser. I'm trying to locate that auto. Interested in possible purchase. Please reply to above email or delsik@hotma...
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2004 1:27pm
by D wight Elsik
inner tubes and rim liner
Hey y'all, Need a couple tubes and rim liners for my 27 Star. Tire size is 4.50 X 21. Any of you able to suggest an online dealer for tires and tubes, etc.? Havin' trouble finding one. Thanks a lot. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2004 8:23am
by Jan Arnett
Torque Specifications
I read somewhere that bolt torque specifications weren't widely used until 1939 or 1940. This may be the reason we can't find specs for tightening head nuts on Durant made cars. Bob
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Last Post: Apr 12, 2004 6:57pm
by Gregg Wellner
I' need plan to restoring a Durant Rugby 1929 touring !
I' need plan to restoring a Durant rugby 1929 touring . Please I' need plan to rebuilding the wood of the body. thank you ! ( Sorry my english)
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2004 3:55pm
by Rick Botti
14 L Settings.
Hello. Can anyone tell me what we should set the valve clearances at cold on my 1926 14L? The book only tells us the Hot setting of .006. Also, does anyone have any tricks for inserting the pistons from below? any special homemade tool configurations or tricks?...
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2004 8:05am
by Gary Warden
Reproduction Brake drums in 10" and 11" diameter
Hello everyone, found a company that still has tooling to make brake drums in 10" and 11" diameter. They are $145.00 US each drum having some made right now. Let me know if there is anybody else that needs some. Best regards, Franz Fraitzl
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2004 8:47pm
by Gordon F. Curl
1923 Flint Engine
Have complete 1923 Flint big 6 engine. Very rusty, been siting in back yard for years. Make offer. Ask for Doug (909)825-1211
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2004 8:13pm
by nance
6-14 colours
Hi At the stage of putting colour coats on some parts of my 1930 6-14 deluxe. Can anyone tell me if originally 1 dash board is body colour or black or any thing else ( i have painted instument backing plate black ) 2 side mount spare wheel brackets black or body...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2004 5:24am
by Sid Semple
How do I make a puller for my 1924 wood spoke rims
I have a new paint job & I would like to paint my rims also . But I'm not really sure about how to remove them. I think I need some type of a puller. Any ideas are welcome
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2004 1:12am
Dort Left Front Fender
I found what I believe to be a 1923/1924(?) Dort left front fender at the swap meet last weekend. Anyone out there who can help identify exactly what year it is? I can send you some sketches. It has some very unique contours so a Dort owner should be able to deter...
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2004 9:22pm
by Robert Bush
Zenith Carb
Got the 30 Durant out on the road to-day after a longish winter. With the new gears I got from Frank, the transmission sounds 100% better!!! If anyone needs a noisy set of gears, gladly pass them on to you. (Noisy gears are better than no gears ... Very happy...
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2004 8:47pm
by Frank Witkowski
W8 spark plugs
Any W-8 owners out there who have purchased spark plugs recently? Every chart or manual I look in has a different plug number and likely not available. The car is a driver, not a show car, so I'm not concerned about black shells etc. Just a plug that fits an...
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2004 7:40pm
by Bob Porter
Head bolt torque spec.
Where can I find head bolt torque specs on web site or does someone know off-hand for 1928 Durant W5. Gregg
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2004 1:51pm
by Bob Porter
Who was that team that knocked off number one undefeated Stanford today on National TV anyway? Ha. Tee Hee.
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2004 1:18pm
by Dick
14L idle
Hello, I have a 1926 Star coach with a Continental 14L 6 cylinder engine. We are having difficulty getting it to idle smoothly. We tried another carb from Lance (thank you Lance) but it still seems to "load up" on idle and run to rich with the exhaust smelling like...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2004 3:14pm
by Swen Erickson
1927-28 Star Parts Car on Ebay
Missing the body, but may make a good source for parts. Rick http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2471790912&category=39405
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2004 11:51am
by Rick Botti
W5 Head and Block
Pulled head off 1928 Durant M2 W5 engine yesterday. Pistons and cyl walls are really like new.#3 has one teenie scratch, But not enough to worry about. Looks like head gasket leaked between 2 and 3. Question is, I will send head to machine shop for cleaning and to ch...
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2004 11:03am
by Gregg Wellner
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