Durant Motors Internet Forum

Our Purpose

  Preserve the automobiles manufactured by the Durant Motor Company, provide enjoyment for each member with meets, tours & technical assistance.

This forum is provided by the Durant Motors Automobile Club located at durantmotors.org

How to Add Pictures             Rocky

General Discussion Forum
Start a New Topic 
View Entire Thread
Re: steeldraulic brakes

Many years ago a late friend was working on his 1931 617 Coupe. When he needed to replace a bad brake cable he went to one of the local Boat/Yacht builders and they fabricated one for him. He didn't tell them it was for a car, just needed it for his boat.

Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1931 Durant 619

Re: steeldraulic brakes

The ends to the brake rod and to the backing plate should be the same. The rear brakes will be a little longer, due to the increased travel of the rear suspension. No difference right to left. You could use a rear on the front and just have a bigger "loop' in the flexible portion, but moving a front to back would not be enough for suspension travel. I'll bet new cables have been needed for years across several makes, but I'm not sure where you would go for getting them reproduced.

Where Are You From? orygun

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14

Re: steeldraulic brakes

Does anyone know what happened to Reg Bent's part stash? He moved a while back and his collection was sold. He sold me the back brake assembly for my 614 about 20 years ago, but I seem to remember him saying that he had a couple of extras. Maybe an old lead, bit a lead none the less.

Where Are You From? Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1931 Duraant 614

Re: steeldraulic brakes

Another thought is Frank Pringlemeir if he still has the cars and parts in Guelph.
This is Bent's parts 614

Beside that was piled up frames with cables


Where Are You From? Ottawa Ontario Canada

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

Re: steeldraulic brakes

I took a cable off my spare front axle and guess what? Same length and ends. Prolly a different mfr but sure looks like a fit. It is free, cable slides in the conduit. Only difference is it has a cloth protective cover. Frank is going to check his stash and I’ll keep my eyes and ears open. But I think I have a path to finish. I took a pic of them side by side but I’m not smart enough to upload it here. Got my spare parts from Frank Johnson years ago.

Where Are You From? Durant31@mchsi.com

Do You own a car built by Durant? 31 model 619

Re: steeldraulic brakes

Feel free to email your pics and I'll be happy to post them for you.


Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1931 Model 619 and 1929 model 60 Roadster


The Durant Motors Automobile Club