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Re: Wanted to know what year a Durant a22 stopped using a magneto

Sid:
Do you know if it was Right Hand Drive?

Gord

Where Are You From? Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 Frontenac made by Dominion Motors Ltd., Leaside, Ont.

Re: Wanted to know what year a Durant a22 stopped using a magneto

Hi Gord. It is right hand drive.
Regards Sid

Where Are You From? Australia

Do You own a car built by Durant? d65 and 614

Re: Wanted to know what year a Durant a22 stopped using a magneto

Some early Rugby's (Star) came to Australia with mag ign. Also some came from New Jersey factory. I have a 4 cyl motor with a Bosch mag. Saved it from scrap dealer. Will check if it is W4 or5. All mag motors had generators that i have seen. Sid

Where Are You From? Australia

Do You own a car built by Durant? d65 and 614

Re: Wanted to know what year a Durant a22 stopped using a magneto

Before forum failed to work and error was page could not be found, I had added more to my previous mail, which vanished after hitting update.

It appears Star remained Star under the model C and it was F that got its name changed to Rugby. Both Terry's old site and Steve's new Registry have no C Rugby's. That doesn't alter what Sid is saying.
As Sid commented about New Jersey, in the Rugby (Star) the surviving Rugby's are very heavy from New Jersey and a few from Leaside. This reverses later with 1926 M with Toronto heavy in exports and New Jersey light from then on. All the Rugby (Durant) 40 are Leaside in the Registry.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

Do You own a car built by Durant? Dominion built 1932 614 Sedan

Re: Wanted to know what year a Durant a22 stopped using a magneto

Old DFR register shows some Aussie rugbys up to 1926 came from New Jersey factory. The motor i have is a W5 1924 with American Bosch magneto. Looks like factory fittment. However some one could have taken it off a 1923 W4 which were fitted to model C rugby here. The W5 i have was used as a generator mounted to cut off front half of chassis. Perhaps magnetos were more reliable. Doesnt really solve mystery of when magnetos ceased. Sid

Where Are You From? Australia

Do You own a car built by Durant? d65 and 614

Re: Wanted to know what year a Durant a22 stopped using a magneto

Lad on eBay has been trying to flog a number of different mags for months he doesn't know what they are off of. Nine Bosch make. 321893784777 Just see other parts to bring up all the carbs and mags.

Perhaps the Rugby mag time span is lost in the mist's of time.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

Do You own a car built by Durant? Dominion built 1932 614 Sedan

 

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