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1930 Durant 617

Special Features

  • Continental 15U, six-cylinder engine.
  • Durant-built 4-Forward-Speed transmission.
  • 4-wheel Steeldraulic brakes.
  • Forward-tilting, no-glare windshield.

Standard Coupe



Deluxe Sedan


Models

  • Business Coupe $995.001
  • Standard Coupe $1,025.001
  • Standard Sedan $1,065.001
  • Sport Roadster $1,155.001
  • De Luxe Coupe $1,155.001
  • De Luxe Sedan $1,195.001
  • De Luxe Phaeton $1,185.001
Notes:

1 1930 prices, US dollars, f.o.b. Lansing

Serial Number Range

  • L-1001 up
  • T-1001 to end

Special Note

The 617 is incorrectly illustrated in the Durant sales brochure A-30-108. It is shown with hood spears. A February 25, 1930 Service bulletin describes the error and announces a replacement brochure A-30-107. This brochure illustrates the 617 with vertical hood louvers.


Specifications

ENGINE
Continental 15U, six-cylinder, L-head. Bore 3-3/8", stroke 4-5/8". 70 brake horsepower at 3000 r.p.m., N.A.C.C. rating 27.34 h.p. Seven main bearings, bronze-backed, babbitt lined, interchangeable; Isometric invar strut pistons. Pyrodyne non-detonating cylinder head. Force feed lubrication, oil filter, air cleaner, gasoline filter, crankcase vapor remover and fuel saver.
FUEL SYSTEM
Fuel tank at rear of chassis. Electric gas gauge on dash. Fuel pump feed to high-power plain tube carburetor.
ELECTRIC SYSTEM
6-volt 2-unit system., 117 ampere hour battery. Generator driven by silent chain.
CLUTCH
Multiple spring, single, dry disc type. Ball thrust bearing release mechanism. Driven member rubber insulated.
TRANSMISSION
Durant-built 4-Forward-Speed transmission, with silent "third" and "doublehigh". Standard gear shift positions.
FRONT AXLE
Reverse Elliot type. Drop-forged knuckles and I-beam. Ball thrust bearing steering pivots. Tapered roller wheel bearings
STEERING GEAR
Constant pressure worm and sector irreversible type. Turning radius 19½ feet right or left. Ratio 15 to 1. 17" diameter wheel.
BRAKES
4-wheel, internal expanding steeldraulic. Hand lever applies all four brakes for parking. Single shoe twin contact type. 14" diameter drums.
SPRINGS
Semi-elliptical. Front 36" long, 2" wide. Rear 55" long, 2" wide. Self-adjusting all-metal shackles.
WHEELS
Wood standard. Wire wheels on De Luxe models. Tires -- Balloon type 19 x 5.50 (29 x 5.50)
WHEELBASE
116 inches
CONTROLS
On instrument panel. Spark, throttle, choke and light switch "pull" controls. Coincidental coil and ignition switch lock. Push button on toe board tilts headlight rays.
WINDSHIELD
Forward tilting, no-glare, on-piece, ventilating type. Wide vision. Adjustable, crank handle control.
EOUIPMENT
Rear vision mirror, automatic windshield wiper, electric horn, combination stop and tail light, jack, tool kit, tire carrier with extra rim, headlamps with depressible beams, etc. All exterior bright hardware chromium plated. Four double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers. Electric engine temperature indicator.
DE LUXE EQUIPMENT
Front and rear bumpers. Luggage rack at rear. Six wire wheels, the two extra with tires mounted in fender wells with side carriers. Five wire wheels also available.
OVERALL LENGTH
Standard Sedan, 175¾"; De Luxe Sedan, 179½"
WEIGHT
Sedan, 3250 pounds.

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