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Durant Dealerships
Any Durantonians know of any Durant/Star dealership buildings left standing? There was one reported in upstate New York. Any more throughout the country. If so I would be interested in obtaining any pictures of them. Frank W. was compiling a list of dealerships, but...
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2022 6:51pm
by Robert Bush
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Eureka Tour on Facebook
I want to thank all that are going to Eureka spring fling. I see some are on there way there. The weather is rapidly getting better. no rain in forecast is great news. For those follow us on Facebook, there are times posted on when we are going "live" to broadcast th...
Views: 46   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 20, 2022 8:46am
by mike b
Front windscreen dimensions
I'm currently reconstructing the wood body on my 1928 Rugby/Star 4 door sedan. Right now I'm fitting the front door pillars. Quite a fiddle to put it mildly. Don Marsh's book is very helpful, although I needed to read it several times to fully understand large parts...
Views: 39   Replies: 2
Last Post: May 19, 2022 5:02pm
by Duncan Smeaton
window glass
Hello, I am in need (big time) of all the window glass (front and back windshields, too) for my 1927 Star 4 cyl, 2 door sedan. I bought it as a project from an auction and it is pretty well underway, however, all window glass were misplaced. It's a longshot but I'm...
Views: 30   Replies: 2
Last Post: May 13, 2022 5:44pm
by Gary Nitkin
PDF antique automobile books
I found an incredible amount of pdf books . im not sure if you know of this archive of printed materials. i spent hours downloading and reading books about automobiles . I typed in 1923 automobile and durant star but you can type whatever you want. Tell us what you f...
Views: 58   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 28, 2022 9:20am
by Robert Bush
1927 Durant M2 For Sale
I have a beautiful and very unique project that I unfortunately don’t have the time for. It is a 1927 Durant M2, and according to the Durant Automobile Club of America, it is 1 of only 10 known in existence to this day. It is a full restoration project includin...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2022 8:24am
by Christian Becker
Automobile Topics Magazine
Does anyone have any copies of Automobile Topics Magazine from the 1920's? I have a couple of copies and would like to get a few more. I got mine on eBay, and have looked at magazine and literature sites on the web. If you have some old copies, or know of some,...
Views: 51   Replies: 5
Last Post: Apr 27, 2022 11:52am
by Norm Toone
Durant Partner Spring 2022 Issue
I received the Spring issue of the Partner today. I am lucky to receive it since the Post Office has proven over the past year that it is not my friend. Thanks to Shawn, Bob Smith and the new printer for getting the new issue out to us.
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2022 4:26pm
by Robert Bush
Ignition Coil Problem
I've gone through three ignition coils in 100 miles. The last one worked for only 10 miles! Does anyone have any ideas about what may doing this?
Views: 63   Replies: 5
Last Post: Apr 25, 2022 3:29pm
by Ross
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******EUREKA UPDATE******
Just a reminder, the Spring Fling in Eureka is a little more than a month away. There are still rooms available. So far there are 19 rooms checked in to the Eureka Inn. Been posting videos and picture on Facebook of the places were are touring. Don't let it's beauty...
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2022 7:18am
by mike b
Durant Production
How many total cars (all brands) did Durant Motors produce in its lifetime?
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2022 4:28pm
by Norm Toone
Door handles and window crank
I need the door handles and window cranks for my 1928 Star (inside). Any one have a 1928 Star with these original items they could take a picture of. I searched the internet and found a picture of the window crank like mine but they are repops for a Model A. I have n...
Views: 34   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 20, 2022 1:15pm
by Mike Linthicum
Interesting tidbit about W.C. Durant
Henry Leland took over Henry Ford's first company and turned it in to Cadillac which was then acquired by W. C. Durant. Leland left General Motors in a dispute with Durant over producing materiel during World War I. Cadillac had been asked to build Liberty aircraft e...
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2022 2:30pm
by Vince O'Brien
Wheel well paint
I am looking for suggestions as to the selection of a rust converter and a paint to use on my 1928 Durant M-2 wheel wells.
Views: 66   Replies: 3
Last Post: Apr 11, 2022 2:52pm
by Phil Peters
Rear Axle Inner Seal
I'm fabricating the inner rear axle seal for my 1928 Durant M-2. This is the seal that is inboard of the rear bearing which impedes the flow of rear end oil from reaching the bearing when going around a corner or on a slope. I was wondering if this seal is made to fi...
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2022 1:48pm
by Mike Linthicum
The saga of my 1928 Durant Model 65
I bought my 1928 Model 65 in 2007 as a retirement gift to myself and brought it home from just north of Atlanta. It was born in Elizabeth in January 1928 and the engine just before that in December 1927. She lived her life mostly in the New York area and Long island...
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2022 1:37pm
by Mike Linthicum
adding photographs to web site post now
It's been awhile since I've added any photographs to the DMAC web site. I would like to document my restoration efforts for my Model 65 under my post. I used to use photobucket I believe. What and how is the easiest way to do it now? Can someone let me know. Thanks.
Views: 51   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 4, 2022 9:44am
by Mike Linthicum
Don Shilling is in the hospital
Hello Durantonians I received a call from Shirley Shilling a little while ago to let me know that Don Shilling has been in the hospital a little over a week with a very very serious medical issue plus he has Covid. Don is in the hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana b...
Views: 329   Replies: 14
Last Post: Mar 20, 2022 7:56am
by Don Shilling
DMAC ANNUAL MEET
DMAC Annual meet members Veterans or Active going to MARSHALL, MICH. Can ask for Veterans military Discount. Sept. 14th 2022.
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Last Post: Mar 8, 2022 5:51am
by Kenneth Brink
1928 Durant Model 65 top material & running board material
Hello Deuarntonians; I'm looking at ordering my running board material and top material. So what is the correct pattern to use and do you have a source. I know Mac's and snyders has the material for the tops for Model T' and A's but I want the correct pattern and...
Views: 99   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 9, 2022 4:27pm
by Mike Linthicum
SAVE THE DATE 2022 Annual Meet in Michigan, Sept 14th-18th
Just a little information on the upcoming 2022 Annual Meet: The meet will be held in Marshall, Michigan. The hotel will be the Hampton Inn. The dates for the event are Sept. 14th-18th. A visit to the Gilmore Museum is planned as part of the program. The Grand...
Views: 76   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 2, 2022 3:26pm
by Robert Bush
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mike b
*****eureka update******
Just a friendly reminder. Eureka is rapidly coming and you need to start thinking about securing your hotel reservation. The 1st day is a scenic drive through the northern region of eureka coast line. 2nd day is a historic drive around area of Eureka. 3rd day will be...
Views: 124   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jan 30, 2022 7:21am
by mike b
DOOR CHECK STRAP
Can someone send me a picture of a door check strap for 30-31 Durant. My 619 doesn't have have any and in order to find replacements I need to know what they look like plus their length and width. Rick
Views: 63   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 18, 2022 12:37pm
by Norm Toone
Carb for 1923 Durant A-22
A friend of mine is working on a 1923 A22. The car has a replacement Carburatator put on it that doesn’t seem to do the trick. I took him down one of my spares for my car but the 23 is different. Does anyone have a good crossover for a carb? Or better yet, a go...
Views: 58   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 12, 2022 12:03pm
by Norm Toone
Water pump installation
I had the water pump rebuilt for my 1928 Star. Wanted to know if there is a recommended length for the hose that connects the water pump to the generator/ distributor as well as the placement of the holes for the clamps on each end. I noticed that the water pump shaf...
Views: 41   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 11, 2022 8:48pm
by John Strieb
1929 LA Auto Show up in flames: Were Durant cars there???
On March 5, 1929 the 16th annual Los Angeles Auto Show went up in flames. The show was held under giant outdoor tents, and when a fire started it destroyed nearly 400 hundred cars as well as boats and airplanes. Many well know brands of cars and many less well known...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2022 8:43am
by Robert Bush
What's wrong with this picture?
What is wrong with one of the pics in this Rugby add?
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Last Post: Jan 8, 2022 8:54am
by Bill Hoaglan
Road Trip Goodie Run
Just got back from upper Missouri and scored a pair of Durant wire wheels, (application to be determined later. They are 5 lug with the killer snap ring), a NOS Star C left front fender, and a set of NOS side curtains for the C and F touring cars. These will be saved...
Views: 44   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 7, 2022 2:03pm
by Don Shilling
Ken McCormick
It is with sadness that I must let Durantonian's know of the passing of Ken McCormick on Dec. 12, 2021. Ken was an active member for many years and made many friends at Durant conventions. We offer a toast to Ken (Yukon Jack) which was a favourite of Ken's drink and...
Views: 166   Replies: 11
Last Post: Dec 31, 2021 6:15pm
by Peggy Spitz
Star W4 Exhaust Manifold
Here's something many of us may have come across concerning the exhaust manifold without the castellated gland nut. How is the exhaust pipe secured in the manifold?
Views: 149   Replies: 6
Last Post: Dec 30, 2021 5:49pm
by Don Shilling
Tail light for 23/24/25 Durant Star.
Looking to buy a 1923/24/or 25 Tail light for my finished Car.
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Last Post: Dec 22, 2021 5:03am
by Robert Heath
Think about donating to the Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation this year!
Well for all you U.S. Durantonians who are looking for a place to donate some money before the end of the year before the end of our tax season, please take a moment and consider donating any amount to the Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation this year. Donatio...
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2021 10:13am
by Mike Linthicum
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays!
This week gets busy and crazy, but I wanted to take a moment to wish all my fellow Durantonians a very Happy holiday season! I hope you all remain healthy, Covid free and have great times with friends and family. Hope to see all of you at some of the Durant events ne...
Views: 31   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 20, 2021 1:47pm
by Don Shilling
Star engine for sale
Star engine for sale in Portland, OR. Ebay #133942145662. Tag on engine is 376487. Complete engine, less flywheel, carb and distributor.
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2021 12:52pm
by Robert Bush
W5 Valve Springs
Well, I am doing a valve job on my little M2/M4/D40 coupe, I am gathering up parts and have found the needed valves between Egge and Ebay, however not having any luck at finding a set of valve springs, has anyone had any luck finding valve springs for our W5 engines...
Views: 98   Replies: 6
Last Post: Dec 15, 2021 6:55am
by Mike Linthicum
The main different of M2 & M4
What is the different in a M2 & M4?
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Last Post: Dec 12, 2021 5:30am
by Norm Toone
W. C. Durant's birthday
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to William Crapo Durant
Views: 31   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 8, 2021 12:26pm
by Bob Smith
Preparing new Windshield Glas
I'm preparing new Windshield Glass for the 31 Durant, all went well until I tried installing the side pieces. Since I didn't remove them I'm not completely sure as to how they go back together. The metal piece that I thought went over the rubber that fits around the...
Views: 90   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 2, 2021 9:47pm
by Ross
The new DMAC calender
The all new DMAC calendar for 2022 is now available. They are priced at $20.00US each plus shipping. Shipping is for US members $5.95 for Canadians $21.25US for everywhere else postage is $26.00US These make excellent Christmas presents and stocking stuffers...
Views: 123   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 28, 2021 4:39pm
by Don Gaskill
Happy Thanksgiving!!!
To all of our DMAC US friends. HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM ALL YOUR CANADIAN BUDDIES. We are still getting over eating all the turkeys that we had up here in Canada a few weeks ago. Enjoy yourselves, but leave room for a little Christmas Turkey!! No snow up here ... y...
Views: 42   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 28, 2021 7:44am
by mike b
waterpump rebuild kit
My name is Jacques of Jacques' mobile repair I specialize in vintage vehicles . One of my customers has a 29 Durant that I maintain . The car is all original and in pristine condition . Im looking for information on waterpump parts or an available rebuild kit. any he...
Views: 134   Replies: 9
Last Post: Nov 26, 2021 12:16pm
by Don Shilling
E Bay problems
Rick: I seem to be having problems with the Ebay on the DMAC page. When I click on an item, everything works OK, then if I click on one of the other pictures of the item, noting happens. Sometimes I would like to see the other pictures the person has listed. Just wo...
Views: 95   Replies: 5
Last Post: Nov 22, 2021 11:23am
by Norm Toone
Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation.
Hello Durantonians! As we start to draw near to the end of the year and our thoughts turn to year end donations to various non profits here in the United States please consider making a donation to the Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation inc. You can easily d...
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Last Post: Nov 21, 2021 4:51pm
by Mike Linthicum
Roadster Interior and Top Pictures
Hi All, Well if you remember the post "Following A Star" Cathy's roadster is ready for the interior and top. What we need are any reference pictures of the interiors used in Durant or Star roadsters. Please help us get the car ready for the Flint Meet! Thanks.....
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Last Post: Nov 8, 2021 11:56am
by frank witkowski
Needing help!
Just a good news - bad news note. GOOD NEWS, just bought a 1925 STAR SPORT TOURING CAR that had major restorations nearly finished: the Bad news, in the restoration process, the restorer "lost" major parts - e.g. steering column, dash gauges, door handles, top irons...
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Last Post: Nov 1, 2021 6:50pm
by Dennis Olson
star motor
my father who lives in upstate ny has a star motor in his shed if wanted you can have it free before it goes for scrap thanks jeff
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2021 8:43am
by Donald G Chrysle...
Rusty Star and ? parts available for free (well sorta)
A member moving out of the SF area passed his parts hoard on to me. I'd like to get rid of them (Um, to see them put to good use). They are free to Club members but you have to pay for boxing, shipping and insurance. You can view them by following this link: ht...
Views: 214   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 30, 2021 8:10am
by Dennis Olson
Star chassis rear axle
how to fix the resolution on my computer I'm looking for a pinion assembly for my axle, it was made into a trailer and the opening is blocked off. My Rear axle has external brake bands... this one, which I think is a star rear axle... or at least looks the same,...
Views: 67   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 26, 2021 6:40am
by Norm Toone
Mounting Windshield Wiper
I've been going through an old box of parts and rebuilt the windshield wiper, but when it comes to mounting it, well something is either missing or upside down. Any ideas? Rick
Views: 74   Replies: 4
Last Post: Oct 24, 2021 10:59pm
by Ross Hoevet
distributor curve
does anyone have specs for distibutor curve for a w4 1924 engine thanks
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Last Post: Oct 12, 2021 2:18pm
by jeffrey quicksel...
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