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1928 Durant 65

Special Features

  • Six-cylinder engine
  • Unit power plant
  • Rubber mounted motor
  • Four wheel brakes
  • Roomy body, extra wide doors
  • Clear vision windshield
  • Gasoline gauge on dash
  • Motor equipped with air cleaner
  • Oil purifier and gasoline filter
  • Wheelbase 110 inches
  • Guaranteed speed of 65 miles per hour

Touring Car


Coupe


Two Door Sedan


Four Door Sedan


Sport Roadster


Cabriolet


Brougham


Models

  • Brougham $1,175.001,2
  • Cabriolet $1,045.001,2
  • Coupe $975.001,2
  • Sport Roadster with wire wheels $1,025.001,2
  • Two-Door Sedan $975.001,2
  • Four-Door Sedan $1,075.001,2
  • Touring Car $795.001,2
Notes:
1 1928 prices, US dollars, f.o.b. Lansing
2 Chromium-plated cowl lights, heavy cowl molding and hood hinge furnished at slight extra cost.

Serial Number Range

  • C-1001 to unknown
  • E-1001 to unknown
  • L-1001 to unknown
  • T-1001 to unknown

Specifications

ENGINE
Continental 15L, six-cylinder. L-head type, detachable head; bore, 2-7/8"; stroke, 4-4/3"; piston displacement, 185 cubic inches; S.A.E. rating, 19.84; brake horsepower, 47. Engine mounted in rubber.
CYLINDERS
Cast in block with upper half of crankcase; detachable head.
VALVES
Intake, 1-7/16"; exhaust, 1-5/16"; 5/16" lift.
CRANKSHAFT
Bearings - Front, 1-7/8" x 1-5/16"; intermediate, 2-1/8" x 1-3/16" (2); rear, 2-1/8" x 1-9/16"; Torsional vibration dampner.
CAMSHAFT BEARINGS
Front, 1-7/8" x 1-5/16"; center front, 1-13/16" x 27/32"; center rear, 1-3/4" x 27/32"; rear, 1-9/16" x 1-3/4".
ENGINE LUBRICATION
Force feed to silent timing chain and all main, connecting-rod and camshaft bearings. Oil Filtrator.
COOLING SYSTEM
Honeycomb-type radiator; capacity, 12 quarts; 16: fan, 4 blades; pump; thermostatic control; electric heat indicator on dash.
GASOLINE SUPPLY
Capacity of tank, 11-1/2 gallons; placed at rear. Vacuum feed; electric gasoline gauge on dash.
CARBURETOR
One-inch, plain tube, with air and fuel adjustment. Exhaust and intake mounted on left side of engine. Air cleaner and gasoline filter.
CLUTCH
Single-plate, dry-disc, enclosed in the fly-wheel.
TRANSMISSION
Standard selective sliding-gear type; three speeds forward and one reverse. Unit mounting with engine.
FRONT AXLE
Standard drop-forged "I" beam section with reverse Elliot type steering mechanism. Tapered roller wheel bearings.
REAR AXLE
Semi-floating, simple design with spiral ring-gear and pinion.
STEERING GEAR
Semi-irreversible, worm-and-gear type; fore-and-aft steering; ball thrust bearings. 17" wheel. Horn button on wheel.
BRAKES
Four-wheel Bendix mechanical, internal expanding, self-energizing, 3-shoe type; 11" brake drums. Easy adjustment.
CHASSIS LUBRICATION
Alemite system.
SPRINGS
Semi-elliptic; front, 36" x 1-3/4"; rear, 54" x 1-3/4".
WHEELS
Wood artillery wheels on the coupe, four-door sedan, two-door sedan and touring models; wire wheels on the brougham, cabriolet and sport roadster models
TIRES
Balloons, 29 x 5.00.
WHEELBASE
110 inches.
CONTROLS
Center control; accelerator pedal mounted on toe board; spark and throttle levers on top of steering wheel. Speedometer, ammeter, oil gauge, electric heat indicator, electric gasoline gauge and instrument lamp clustered on instrument board. Ignition and lighting switch and choke mounted on instrument board.
STARTING, LIGHTING, IGNITION
Generator, starting motor, igniter and coil; Glolite depressible-beam headlamps with control switch on toe board; combination stop and tail light; indirect instrument board light with individual switch.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Four shock absorbers; rear-vision mirror; automatic windshield wiper; electric motor driven horn; tire carrier and extra rim; coincidental ignition lock; front bumper, rear bumperettes, extra tire and tire cover on Sport Roadster and Brougham.
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Chromium-plated cowl lights, heavy cowl molding and hood hinge, at slight extra cost.

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