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Re: Durant Production

You need to get a Star, Durant, Rugby (car / truck), Flint, Locomobile, Mason Truck, Frontenac, De Vaux, Continental Beacon / Flyer / Ace, join the fun of owning one of these vehicles and what might be correct on yours. As one or two owners have said, its like factory's tossed parts in the air and whatever landed first got put on that car, next car something else. Plant to plant used different parts on same model. Winter front rads were used on some models US but not even an option in Canada. We've been told our cars are wrong to have rear mounted wire wheel spares by US members, that's side mount. Wrong in Canada we had rear mount wire spares. The all red beehive taillight was not used 1930 US but was Canada. The carbs used 1931 / 32 on our Canadian cars even the carb king in the US (who knows most carbs world wide on his site) had never heard of ours nor our Frontenac. Durant Motors used Glolite headlights 30 / 31, Dominion Motors used Depress Beam 31 - 33. And they didn't wait to end of a model year to change parts making vehicles. In the aftermarkets and parts books to will see up to vin x used one part and after that vin used a different part.
De Vaux and Continentals were not Billy's cars but were very much welded to the hip using same parts. Small example the 680 De Vaux, 685 Frontenac, 633 Durant all used the same body / fenders etc of the De Vaux. Name's of course different. 680 De Vaux 40A 6 cyl Conny engine, 685 Fronty / 633 Durant 32A 6 cyl Conny engine.
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Where Are You From? Ottawa Ontario Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 614 sedan made by Dominion Motors


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