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1929 Durant 40

Special Features

  • Quiet bodies -- exclusive Durant construction.
  • New advanced body lines.
  • New brilliant colors.
  • More roomy body interiors.
  • Chromium plating on all fittings formerly nickel plated.
  • The famous Million-Dollar four-cylinder Continental Red Seal Motor of special Durant design, completely rubber mounted.
  • Morse Silent Timing Chain
  • Bendix quiet positive four-wheel brakes.
  • Exceptional gear shifting and steering wheel.
  • Perfect balance -- for unrivalled comfort and performance -- always identified with Durant products.

Two-Door Sedan


Four-Door Sedan


Coupe


Roadster


De-Luxe Four-Door Sedan


De-Luxe Sport Roadster


Models

  • Two-Door Sedan $595.001
  • Four-Door Sedan $695.001
  • Coupe $595.001
  • Roadster $595.001
  • De-Luxe Four-Door Sedan 2 $775.001
  • De-Luxe Roadster 2 $675.001
  • De Luxe Sport Roadster $715.001
  • De Luxe Coupe 2 $715.001
  • De Luxe Two Door Sedan 2 $745.001
  • Chassis $495.001
Notes:

1 1929 prices, US dollars, f.o.b. Lansing

2 De Luxe models equipped with: Front Bumper, Rear Straight Bumper, Baggage Rack, Cowl lights and Band, Six wire wheels with two spare wheels mounted in front fender wells and equipped with two spare tires and tubes, and tire covers.

Serial Number Range

  • C-1001 to C-12000
  • E-1001 to E-3145
  • L-1001 to L-3145
  • T-2273 to T-12000

Specifications

ENGINE
Four-cylinder, L-head type, detachable head; Nelson Bohnalite pistons with invar steel struts; 3-3/8" bore by 4-1/4" stroke; piston displacement, 152 cubic inches; N.A.C.C. rating, 18.2; brake horsepower 36 at 2,400 r.p.m. Engine mounted in rubber.
CYLINDERS
Cast en-bloc with upper half of crankcase; detachable head.
VALVES
1-1/2" diameter; 5/16" lift.
CRANKSHAFT BEARINGS
Front, 1-1/2" by 1-25/32"; center, 1-1/2" by 1-9/16"; rear, 1-1/2" by 2-3/4".
CAMSHAFT BEARINGS
Front, 1-3/4" by 1-3/8"; center, 1-5/8" by 1"; rear, 1-1/2" by 1-33/64".
ENGINE LUBRICATION
Force feed to silent timing chain and all main, connecting-rod and camshaft bearings.
COOLING SYSTEM
Cellular ribbon radiator; capacity, 8 quarts; 16" fan, 4 blades; pump.
GASOLINE SUPPLY
Capacity of tank, 11-1/2 gallons; placed at rear. Vacuum feed. Gasoline gauge on tank.
CARBURETOR
One-inch, plain tube, air and fuel adjustment. Exhaust and intake manifold with hot spot, mounted on left side of engine.
CLUTCH
Single-plate, dry-disc, enclosed in flywheel; seperately removable.
TRANSMISSION
Standard, selective sliding-gear type; three speeds forward and one reverse; seperately removable.
FRONT AXLE
Standard drop-forged "I" beam section with reverse Elliott type steering mechanism. Timken tapered roller wheel bearings. Ball thrust bearings on knuckles.
REAR AXLE
Semi-floating, simple design, with spiral-bevel ring gear and pinion.
STEERING GEAR
Semi-irreversible, worm-and-gear type. Fore-and-aft steering. Ball thrust bearings. 17" wheel, flush type controls. Horn button in center of wheel.
BRAKES
Four-wheel Bendix mechanical, internal expanding, self-energizing, 3-shoe type; 11" brake drums. Easy adjustment.
CHASSIS LUBRICATION
Alemite pressure system.
SPRINGS
Semi-elliptic; front, 36" by 1-3/4"; rear, 54" by 1-3/4". Tryon adjustable shackles.
WHEELS
Wood artillery on standard models; wire on De Luxe models.
TIRES
Balloon, 28 x 4.75.
WHEELBASE
107 inches.
CONTROLS
Gear shift and parking brake levers in center; accelerator pedal mounted on toe board. Spark and throttle levers in center of steering wheel. Semi-automatic spark control. Speedometer, ammeter and oil gauge clustered in indirectly lighted instrument panel. Ignition and lighting switch and choke mounted on instrument board.
STARTING, LIGHTING, IGNITION
Generator; starting motor; igniter and coil. Combination stop and tail lamp; resistance dimmer on head lamps; large cowl lamps for parking.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Rear-vision mirror, automatic windshield wiper; electric motor-driven horn; combination stop and tail light; chromium-plated radiator, lamps and other fittings; tool kit. Tire carrier and extra rim.
DE LUXE EQUIPMENT
Six wire wheels with two spares mounted in fender wells, bumpers, front and rear, trunk rack and chromium-plated cowl band.

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