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1931 Durant 407

Special Features

  • Continental 49 horsepower, four-cylinder engine
  • Four-wheel Steeldraulic brakes

Standard Coupe


Rumble Seat Coupe


Models

  • Standard Coupe $595.001
  • Rumble Seat Coupe $625.001
  • Sedan $645.001
  • Sport Roadster $645.001
  • Touring $495.001

Serial Number Range

  • A-3351 to end

Specifications

ENGINE
Continental W8, 4-cylinder, mountings cushioned in rubber, "L" head. Bore 3-7/8", stroke 4-1/4", 24.03 horsepower, N.A.C.C. rating, 49 brake horsepower at 2,300 r.p.m. PYRODYNE non-detonating cylinder head. ISOMETRIC aluminum alloy invar strut pistons. Camshaft driven by silent chain.
CRANKSHAFT BEARINGS
Interchangeable main bearings, bronze-backed, babbit lined.
ENGINE LUBRICATION
Force feed lubrication.
COOLING SYSTEM
Tubular radiator, capacity 11-2/3 quarts. Large centrifugal water pump near rear of block. Thermostat controls engine temperature.
GASOLINE SUPPLY
10 gallon gasoline tank at rear of chassis. Electric gasoline gauge on dash. Fuel pump. Gasoline filter.
CARBURETOR
Plain tube, high-power carburetor. Manifold hot spot.
CLUTCH
Mounted with engine and transmission to form unit power plant. Multiple spring, single dry plate type with rubber insulated centre, adjustable.
TRANSMISSION
Selective sliding gear type. Three speeds forward, one reverse. Hotchkiss drive. Power plant, propeller shaft and pinion shaft in staight line when car is loaded. Two all-metal universal joints.
FRONT AXLE
Reverse-Elliot type. Drop-forged, heat-treated I-beam. Tapered roller bearings for wheels. Steering pivots have ball-thrust bearings. Ball joints for all steering linkage. Worm and sector steering gear with tapered roller thrust bearings.
REAR AXLE
Semi-floating 8-bearing type. All tapered roller bearings. Special 2-bearing arrangement receives wheel thrust at axle ends.
BRAKES
"Steeldraulic" 4-wheel, internal expanding type.
WHEELS
Wood artillery on standard models;
STARTING, LIGHTING, IGNITION
6-volt, 2-unit electric system. Distributer has manual and automatic spark control mounted above engine. Depressible beam headlights.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Includes electric temperature indicator and gasoline gauge, speedometer, ammeter, oil gauge, pull controls for spark, throttle and choke. Coincidental ignition and coil lock, foot pedal headlight control, rear view mirror; automatic windshield wiper, chromium plating on bright finished exterior hardware. Equipment on Standard models does not include bumpers and bumperettes..

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