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1929 Durant M4

Special Features

  • Continental W5, 36 horsepower, four-cylinder engine.
  • Cellular ribbon radiator.
  • Bendix four-wheel brakes.
  • Simplex shock absorbers.
  • Tryon self-adjusting shackles.

Coupe


Models

  • Coupe $595.001
  • Sport Roadster $595.001
  • Touring $595.001
  • Two-Door Sedan $595.001
  • Four-Door Sedan $695.001
  • Brougham $675.001
  • De Luxe Brougham $750.001
Notes:

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

Serial Number Range

  • C-1001 to C-15000
  • E-1001 to E-15000
  • L-1001 to L-15000
  • T-1001 to T-2272

Specifications

ENGINE
Continental W5, four-cylinder, L-head type, detachable head; Nelson Bohnalite pistons with invar struts; 3-3/8" bore by 4¼" 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
1½" diameter; 5/16" lift.
CRANKSHAFT BEARINGS
Front, 1½" x 1-25/32"; center, 1½" x 1-9/16"; rear, 1½" x 2¾".
CAMSHAFT BEARINGS
Front, 1½" x 1-3/8"; center, 1-5/8" x 1"; rear, 1½" x 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, 11½ 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 forward speeds and one reverse; seperately removable.
FRONT AXLE
Standard drop-forged "I" beam section wih reverse Elliott type steering mechanism. Timken tapered roller bearings. Ball bearing 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" black, corrugated wheel, flush type control. 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" x 1¾"; rear, 54" x 1¾". Tryon self-adjusting shackles.
WHEELS
Wood artillery.
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 on top of steering wheel. Semi-automatic spark control. Speedometer, ammeter and oil gauge clustered in indirectly lighted instrument panel of burnt ivory finish. 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.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Rear-vision mirror; automatic windshield wiper; electric motor-driven horn; stop light; spare tire, tube and tire cover standard equipment on all models; tool kit; bumpers front and rear; all metal trimmings chromium plated; new type body hardware. Simplex shock absorbers.

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