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1931 Durant 611

Special Features

  • Power, acceleration
  • Riding comfort
  • Body room
  • Steeldraulic brakes
  • Long wheelbase
  • Distinctive appearance

Standard Sedan


Standard Coupe


Coupe with Rumble Seat


Models

  • Standard Sedan
  • Standard Coupe
  • Coupe with Rumble Seat

Serial Number Range

  • D-1001 to end

Specifications

ENGINE
6-cylinder mountings cushioned in rubber "L" head. Bore 3 1/4", stroke "4". 25.4 h.p. N.A.C.C. rating, 72 brake horsepower at 3250 r.p.m. Interchangeable main bearings bronze-backed babbitt lined. PYRODYNE non-detonating cylinder head. ISOMETRIC, aluminum alloy pistons. Force feed lubrication. Camshalt driven by silent chain.
COOLING
Tubular radiator, capacity 3 gallons. Large centrifugal water pump near rear of block. Thermostat controls engine temperature.
FUEL SYSTEM
10-gallon, gasoline tank at rear of chassis. Electric gasoline gauge on dash. Fuel pump to plain tube high-powered carburetor. Manifold hot spot. Gasoline fiIter. Air cleaner.
ELECTRIC SYSTEM
6-volt, 2-unit electric system. Distributor has manual and automatic spark control. Mounted above engine. Depressible beam headlights Fender lamps.
CLUTCH
Mounted with engine and transmission to form unit power plant. Multiple spring, single dry plate type with rubber insulated center. Adjustable.
TRANSMISSION
Selective, sliding gear type. Three speeds forward, one reverse.
DRIVE
Hotchkiss drive. Power plant, drive shaft and pinion shaft in straight line when car is loaded. Two all-metal universal joints.
REAR AXLE
Semi-floating 8-bearing type. All tapered roller bearings. Special 2-bearing arrangement receives wheel thrust at asle ends.
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 bearings.
BRAKE
"Steeldraulic" 4-wheel, internal expanding type.
STANDARD EOUIPMENT
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. Double acting hydraulic shock absorbers. Equipment does not include bumpers and bumperettes.

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