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Speedometer ends
Anyone know the speedometer cable end piece dimensions (transmission side) and where you might find cable repair components. Also inner cable diameter. Thank you for your input.
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2020 5:33pm
by Michael Phillips
J&M Machine Co Inc.
New Star member has this business. Specializes in the complete rebuilding of Antique and Modern engines for Automobiles, Trucks, Tractors, Industrial Marine, Coaches and more. http://jandm-machine.com/index.html
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2020 6:54am
by Norm Toone
rubber balls
One inch rubber balls as used in our Spicer u-joints available from "McMaster Carr". High strength neoprene. Around $8.00 for a package of five. Pretty cheap. These guys supply high quality products for reasonable money. I've never been disappointed yet.
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2020 7:10pm
by Curtis Bartell
Rebabbitting Service
Kohnke Rebabbitting Service, 60615 330th Avenue, Clare, Iowa, 50524. This is our 55th Year. We rebuild all Cars, Tractors, and Machine bearings, and others. We rebuild Rods, Mains, Cam Bearings, Ect. Many Bearings are Spun, or Centrifugally poured. Shop Phone 515-303...
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Last Post: Nov 8, 2019 2:02pm
by Herman Kohnke
Gasket for Durant product cars
At Hershey this year a gentleman came by from the below business. He advised that he carries Gaskets for all of our Durant cars. Gasket City 39 Saveryn Road, Hamilton Ontario, Canada L98 1N4 Toll Free 1-888-335-4686 email: alambert@gasketcity.com WEBSITE:...
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2019 10:47am
by Mike Linthicum
Water Pump issues
I have came into ownership of a 1924 Flint E55. Got it running but have some coolant leaks that need to be taken care of. Specifically out of the shaft of the water pump. Looks to have a brass compression sleeve or bushing that the shaft passes through. Coolant is co...
Views: 154   Replies: 0
Last Post: Apr 6, 2019 10:09pm
by Jim Moore
wiring and electric parts
I found an option for wires looms spark plugs the company is brillmans wiring harness I have ordered plug wires,boots and wire fittings cost is less then rhode island wiring and they usually ship the same day
Views: 194   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 15, 2018 1:40pm
by jeff quicksell
star exhaust
I have a 1924 star had a hole in front pipe to manifold had to send front pipe to waldrons exhaust so the are making copies and you will be able to order a pipe if needed
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Last Post: Dec 2, 2018 1:36pm
by jeff quicksell
Grey green motor paint formula
Can anyone provide me with the formula and where to buy the Grey-Green paint for the motor
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Last Post: Jan 3, 2018 4:23pm
by Parker Edmondson
Clutch and Brake relining
Found a recommendation on the AACA forum for a company in upstate New York that specializes in clutch and brake relining. I Spoke with the gentleman and they primarily work on antique car items. Sent my clutch and front brakes off and they relined them for me. Price...
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2017 2:40pm
by Mike Linthicum
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Last Post: Feb 17, 2016 3:09pm
by jim schouviller
Correct Gray/Green color for Durant/Star engines
Took my bell housing with the original Gray/Green paint used on Durants and Stars to my local PPG automotive paint dealer. they computer matched the color perfectly and now has the formula/code on record for anyone that wants to have the authentic color used. I purch...
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Last Post: Dec 23, 2015 8:18am
by Mike Linthicum
Vintage Reproductions for Durant & Rugby parts.
I just received yesterday from Vintage Reproductions in Australia my window winders and escutcheons for my interior doors and windows. Previously I had ordered my door handles to open the doors. The quality is excellent and they're made in stainless steel that when b...
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Last Post: May 8, 2015 6:48am
by Mike Linthicum
Source for ignition & door keys
Hi All... here is a link to a source that can supply key blanks for our cars as well as cut new keys to code. Frank http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_14223643297246&key=c81177253a52b296f324af540b3d8eea&libId=e55392b8-2db0-4c49-bcd3-ee193...
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Last Post: Jan 27, 2015 5:14am
by Frank Witkowski
U/Joint flywheel to G/box or complete assembly
Please can any one supply the above new or used, for my roadster which I use for vintage sporting trials. Regards Trevor
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Last Post: Jan 19, 2015 12:18pm
by Trevor Corner
torque
Hi Claude, We are almost neighbours and if I remember right you have rebuilt your car too.I would like to chat with you on a few subjects when you have a few minutes.
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Last Post: Jan 3, 2015 1:34pm
by Gerry Gouin
Snubber Shock Material
The supply of this product is quickly drying up and it is getting harder and harder to find. Restoration Supply I believe is totally out of it and does not plan on getting any back in EVER! They advised that the manufacturer has stopped production and wants between $...
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Last Post: Jan 2, 2015 4:08pm
by Mike Linthicum
Period Clothing
Many of our members enjoy dressing the part in period cloths that were the fashion of our era cars, especially for our Annual Banquet. I received a postcard in the mail from a place called "Gentleman's Emporium" who sell such cloths. Their web site is www.gentlemanse...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2014 12:23pm
by Mike Linthicum
Clutch & Pressure plate rebuilding
Came across this information from the Reo club site, someone was asking where the best place to get their clutch and pressure plate rebuilt and the following info was given. Fort Wayne Clutch located in Indiana phone # 800-258-8243 hope this is a new source for clu...
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2014 1:32pm
by Steve Large
Continental Piston Rings
If you are looking for NOS piston rings for our Continental engines, give Otto a call....Most ring suppliers don't carry the 3/16" wide rings...I had no problem getting a set of rings for my W-6 Continental with an .040 oversize, his prices are reasonable and were...
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Last Post: Dec 14, 2013 8:02am
by Bill Hoaglan
Tillotson Carburetor Gasket sets and neele valves
While restoring my Tillotson Sp 13B carburetor I found the below company on EBAY that was advertising Gasket sets for various model Durant Tillotson carbs. In an email he stated he was working on some needle valves also. He did not advertise my particular carb but up...
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Last Post: Jul 13, 2013 6:16am
by Mike Linthicum
Epithanes marine grade varnish for wood
Just wanted to let my fellow restorers know that I found a product to use on various wood parts that will be left natural on your restoration. I decided to do my wooden spokes in their natural wood appearance. The spokes are made of hickory and turned out great done...
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 5:36am
by Mike Linthicum
Valve springs for Continental 14L
If you need new valve springs for a Continental 14L, you can have them custom made at OmniCoil, 307 Darrell Drive, Ayr, Ontario N0B 1E0 (sales@omnicoil.com). I've got 12 new high quality springs for just over $200.00 You can send them a good one (if you have one)...
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2012 7:17pm
by Claude Lavoie
Prop shaft universal joint covers
Hi all. Both of the grease/oil covers at each end of the Spicer prop shaft are damaged. Does anyone know where I can purchase a new set? Preferably in the UK but anywhere will do!!!
Views: 305   Replies: 0
Last Post: May 17, 2012 8:07am
by Graham Batty
W5A engine oil level measurement
I am about to complete the rebuild of my engine but need to make the oil level float mechanism for the 4cyl W5A engine. Does anyone have any detailed drawings; photos or materials of construction that I could use?
Views: 403   Replies: 0
Last Post: Apr 30, 2012 7:01am
by Graham Batty
R. Rear fender,etc.
I'm a new member and I'm looking for the following parts: (R) rear fender, accelerator/linkage, reflector(both) for headlights (cannister), original speedometer. Thank you for your time.
Views: 319   Replies: 0
Last Post: Mar 6, 2012 3:57pm
by Dennis W. Nutter
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Wood Spokes
Trying to get serious aboout the Star. Looking for recommendations of who can replace the wood spokes in my wheels. Thanks for any help you can give me.
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2012 6:05am
by Eliot
Radiator surround
The chrome radiator surround (see photos of my car on the DMAC 'photos' webpage) is in a poor state and repairs are very difficult and re-chroming nearly impossible. What I really need is a new, or nearly new, surround. Anyone any ideas where I can get one?
Views: 347   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 24, 2012 5:22am
by Graham Batty
Souce for honey comb radiator cores
http://www.maineradiator.com/jaz_mar_antique_frame.html Maine Auto Radiator PO Box 1916 14 Forrestal St. Lewiston, Maine 04241-1916 207 784-0189 American Honeycomb Manufacturing 171 Highway 34 Homdel, NJ 07733 718 948-7772
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Last Post: Jan 4, 2011 11:25pm
by Rick Botti
Vacuum Tanks
Vacuum Tank Restorations - Hal Houghton, C. P. C. (short for Classic Preservation Coalition) 3253 Albany St., Schenectady, N.Y. Ph. 518-374-5078 About a 6 week turnover. $242.00 Hotchkiss is no longer in business. I sent my tank in to C. P. C. a few days...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2012 10:52pm
by Fritz Kuenzel
Tappet clearances
I've just had my M40 piston conrods remetalled and am starting to rebuil the engine. I only have a manual for an M2 model and this refers to tappet clearances measured 'hot'. Can anyone give me the M40 tappet clearances when the engine is cold. kindest regards
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Last Post: Oct 18, 2011 6:48am
by Graham Batty
Engine & other restoration procedure
Hi, I´ve just bought a Durant 614 Sedan De luxe 1930. I would like to know if somebody could suggest where to find information, to start it´s restoring. This cars was stopped many years ago and I would like to disassembly it´s engine (6 cyl) to check i...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2011 6:32pm
by Gustavo Mackinso...
What's it worth?
I'll be completly honest I don't know much about Durants. For my entire life my father has had a 1930 something (1931?) Durant sitting in our barn. Recently, a man has been coming around wanting to buy the Durant off my father. My mother is pushing him to sell and...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2011 11:54am
by Loretta Cruz
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2011 10:22pm
by rick
Brakes
Anyone thinking about rebuilding your brakes? I just had new linings put on my shoes, and the drums turned, on all four wheels for $304.00. I like doing business with people like this. Fast, reasonable. They are located at 3637 Adeline St. in Emeryvllle, CA 94608....
Views: 359   Replies: 0
Last Post: May 24, 2011 12:35am
by Frank Lersch
Star Roadster on Ebay
I just saw this posted on Ebay. It's in sad condition with no doors but the body that is there is in fairly good shape. Follow this link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1932-STAR-ROADSTER-FORD-OTHER-RATROD-/170643068453?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item27bb1e9625
Views: 347   Replies: 0
Last Post: May 22, 2011 9:41pm
by Chuck Faulkner
Wheel or Hub Puller Source
I found this guy who lives in Nebraska that will custom make any wheel or hub puller size you want. He's a very good machinist and a car guy too. Has several old cars himself. His work is top notch and he guarantees his work. George McMurtry P.O. Box 112 1605 We...
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Last Post: May 8, 2011 4:50am
by Mike Linthicum
1931 Frontenac Transmission
My father has a transmission from a Frontenac and is wondering if there is any interest out there for it. He is pretty sure the car was a 1931. Unfortunatly it seems that the transmission is the only thing he has left from the car. He lives in Chilliwack, B.C.
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2011 11:36am
by Alan Keith
Snow Bunny
Well this is what we do with our Stars @ 20 below farenheit... The scene is my 1926 Star's damage being looked at after I have supposed run into a railway cross sign. The scale is 2/3 The Star posed for the sculpture last saturday... have cover for rad.. but geez...
Views: 258   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 19, 2011 7:08pm
by Guy Belzil
Engine and Suspension Parts
While still looking for parts for my antique forklift I came across this interesting website down in OZ. It might be helpful. http://www.autosurplus.com.au/ Cuzin Don
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Last Post: Feb 5, 2011 9:45am
by Don Shilling
ID numbers
I've been trying to establish where my car was built without having the benefit of an ID tag. the registration paperwork just lists #23917 -no letter to idenitfy the city of origin. Any chance that the number alone will give a clue? Kenn
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2010 3:12pm
by kenn young
a Rugby located in Cyprus since 1920
I have a Rugby that is in Cyprus since 1920, it is an original car, I 'm intrasted for more information regarding my Rugby, since now I was not able to locate a similar car, any help will greatly apriciated thanking you in advance Harris
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Last Post: Nov 29, 2010 11:46am
by Harris Economide...
some rubber and hood parts 30 - 33
Re post Lance's mail for some parts with modifications to orig. OK fellows you are in luck. I just finished a 619 and lots of server damage and missing parts sent me shopping all over in Ford etc old car catalog's and on the web. And guess what Mac’s Antique...
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2010 4:07am
by Norm Toone
Wire wheel painting
Bast Tire Service (Scott Lloyd) Wheel refinishing with Nucote powder coat system, include's blasting. (wheels must be straight before process), Friday mornings. 1 Bast Place St. Jacob's Ont (off of #15 Lobsinger Line) 800-265-8852 www.basttire.com
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2010 3:05am
by Norm Toone
Carburetor
I have a 1929 Durant Model 60. Have engine totally rebuilt. Runs great however original carburetor is leaking gas. Could anyone suggest a dependable replacement for the original for open road driving. Thanks!
Views: 386   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 24, 2010 5:59am
by Dennis Comer
Gas tank sending unit & Temperature sending unit for 15L & 14L engine
Contacted a company called Atwater Kent Manufacturing Company about restoring my gas tank sending unit. Spoke to "Mike" who advised they could restore or build a new unit. Also was able to manufacture a new temperature sending unit that sits on top of the head on a 1...
Views: 344   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 21, 2010 6:57am
by Mike Linthicum
Seats, Upholstery, Interior Ideas, Please?
So, my boyfriend, Phillip Butterfield, owns a Durant. I LOVE this car. I would love to get the interior redone, but I have no idea where to start. First of all, the seat springs we currently have in the poor girl are all wrong. Can anyone tell me of a good place to g...
Views: 488   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 12, 2010 4:45pm
by Jeri Stewart
Fuel pump kits for the 1930 and up Durants
Great idea Rick !!! I'll start it off with this info: Fuel pump kits for the 1930 and up Durants. The Fordson House 717 Stephenson Ave Escanaba, MI 49829 906-786-5120 www.thefordsonhouse.com Just tell them it is for a F-12 or F-14 Farmall tractor F...
Views: 373   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 14, 2010 12:58pm
by Frank Witkowski
Durant Tubular Backbone (muffler)
If anyone is interested, I can reproduce the nearly famous Durant tubular backbone like the one I made for my '25 Star. They are rather labor intensive so the ballpark price is around $500. They are usually gone or totally rusted out on our cars and they really do ad...
Views: 525   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 11, 2010 7:58am
by Rusty Buchanan

 

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