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Durant Frontenac Motors

I received in todays mail a very pleasant surprise. When I was restoring my 1926 Star I advertised for suitable cowl lights in our Provincial Car Club Magazine. I received a pair from a gentleman I first met 46 years ago, both of us being Amateur (Ham) radio operators. I was most grateful to get these lights in a matching pair. In todays mail I received a catalogue that he thought I would like. It is a Durant Frontenac Motors Catalogue No. 39 advertising Durant, Frontenac, Rugby and Star parts. Address shown is 91 Jarvis Street Toronto Ontario. Telephone number Adelaide 0477.
Some of the Star parts I would have needed were complete set of piston rings, $1.98. Generator cut off 95 cents.
Hood Assembly, $2.75. Gas Cap 30 cents. Front fender $2.95. Head gasket $1.85, just to name a few. I do not see any printed date on the catalogue but someone has penciled in May 6, 1940.
I thought I should share this with you, I found it most interesting.

Where Are You From? Kamloops BC Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 Star Delivery Van

Re: Durant Frontenac Motors

Ken, these Leaside catalogues give much more info then the US ones. Refer to the index page where it shows you "5 Important Points to mention sending your order in". The passenger motor vehicle permit shows 1938. Now you know the year of the catalogue.

I have a 1935 on front cover and same permit shows 1935. 1936 one only has the permit. 1937 gives year on the cover and on the permit. I missed one on eBay for 1934.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

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

Re: Durant Frontenac Motors

Hi Norm, you are right on. Now that I know where to look, it does show 1938.
The catalogue is 3 years older than I am.

Where Are You From? Kamloops BC Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 Star Delivery Van

Re: Durant Frontenac Motors

Hi Ken .. you beat me by 3 years . I have 1935 US and Can one plus other US ones, and use the Can one helping out folks. Ours is much more detailed. Can one has two pages on headlights, cowl / fender lights, taillights for each model and part numbers. The 1938 Can one we both have is a lot less on that and one page. US 1935 one for cowl / taillights says page 22 which has one line each telling you nothing. Doesn't even mention fender lights, nor does it mention headlights at all. Much the same for carb info US etc.

Since Leaside ones only deal with Can models its easy to add in the US models like 610, 612, 619 helping folks, as those used common parts like W8 in 610, 22A in 612 / 619, fenders rad shells etc. Have to remember though we used some different parts to US. The one that stands out to me is the all red beehive taillight used in some pre 1930 vehicles US but more here. Box often on eBay mentions the other makes that used the lense but says 65 and 1931 Durant. 1930 US used an orange and red taillight but here 1930 to 1932 all used the full red one Durant / Rugby / Frontenac. US 1931 at Lansing.

US has the winter front for rads which was not even an option up here in the land of ice and snow

Very useful Can catalogues to know what other models used same parts or if exclusive to one model.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

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

 

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