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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: Nov 20, 2022 9:13am
by Robert Bush
Replating Services
Where would be a good place to have headlight reflectors replated?
Views: 7   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 7, 2023 9:41pm
by Don Shilling
Message for Mike Linthicum
Mike: Do you remember the man that you and I talked with that lived in Northern Idaho. Also, what year was that? Thanks, Gary
Views: 56   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 6, 2023 10:29pm
by Gary J. Yelle
*****Spring Fling Livermore******
It's time to start planning your D.M.A.C event for the year. Before you know it April 24 is just around the corner. Get your reservations in soon and enjoy miles of smiles. Happy 25 year all.
Views: 34   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 2, 2023 7:17am
by Robert Bush
East coast Chapter Spring Meet
All you Durantonions east of the Mississippi. With Covid and everything behind us now it’s time to have a spring meet. I’ll start working on it and AnnJean DeVries has volunteered to help. The question is “where would you like to go”? We can g...
Views: 207   Replies: 8
Last Post: Feb 1, 2023 6:58am
by Mike Linthicum
parking
I am planning on coming to both events Livermore in April then Folsom in Sept "BUT" thats a drive pulling a trailer, 2 time so I am looking for a place to park my 18 foot trailer and car between both events. If someone has space around Folsom it would be a big help.
Views: 45   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 29, 2023 11:30am
by michael babick
membership dues
You know, every year at dues time I am never sure which clubs I am up to date on. I ( I belong to seven different car clubs ) . Could we publish dues status elsewhere on the web site. I hate having to bug people every year to see if I have already paid my dues. Just...
Views: 22   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 24, 2023 10:10am
by Curtis Bartell
Glolite Reflectors
Hello Durantonions I am in the process of machining some Glolite reflectors as you can see by the photo. They are not complete and will take some time yet to finish several sets. After the machining is complete, they will be gold plated like the original reflector...
Views: 98   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 14, 2023 3:10pm
by Tom Schaffer
Roof top bracket for 1926 Star
I trying to find some pictures or info on the bracket and or arm that holds the top up when the top is back. As of now the top is setting on my spare tires and covering the tail light. Any help would be appreciated!
Views: 185   Replies: 12
Last Post: Jan 2, 2023 4:32am
by Norm Toone
Think about donating to the Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation this year!
Tomorrow is September and we head into the fall of the year and before you know it the end of the year and tax time here in the U.S. Why not make a donation to the Durant Motors Automobile Foundation Inc this year! This year even with the struggles of the Pandemic, i...
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Last Post: Jan 1, 2023 10:16am
by Mike Linthicum
Christmas
To all my fellow Durantonians: "Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year!"
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Last Post: Dec 25, 2022 7:25pm
by Jack CONNOR
starters
I am looking for starter drive for a 1929 Durant M4 4cly with a Autolite MZ4012 starter? or part number
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Last Post: Dec 24, 2022 3:19pm
by Don M Gaskill
2023 Calendars and toppers
The 2023 DMAC calendars are available .. $10 each with $5.60 shipping ($15.60 US) You can also purchase the new "25th year DMAC topper" for $40.00 to go with your calendar Calendar 10.00 Topper 40.00 shipping for both 10.40 total $60.40 US See paymen...
Views: 58   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 21, 2022 7:16am
by Frank Witkowski
Crankshaft damper
Does anyone have a 22A crankshaft damper/pulley or can these be rebuilt? Fellow contacted me through the club(he's rebuilding the engine for someone else), and was having problems with what he's got. Seems like Frank Witkowski might have some info on this? Thanks
Views: 17   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 15, 2022 11:00pm
by Ross Hoevet
Wheel Bearing/ Flint
My Flint has a rear wheel bearing Gilliam 0415 T. Does anyone know a new number or alternate maker for this one, it is 3.48 inch outer diameter and is 1 inch thick ?
Views: 36   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 13, 2022 7:56am
by Robert Bush
Auto-Lite Catalog Numbering System
Does anyone have an Auto-Lite catalog from the '30's that shows what the catalog numbering system stands for? An example is IGB-4006-B which is a distributor out of a 1929 Model 60 Durant. The starter is MZ-xxxx and the generator is GAL-xxxx. I am trying to decipher...
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Last Post: Dec 11, 2022 9:19am
by Robert Bush
Engine and chassis no
Hi Everyone Can anybody help where can i find the engine and chassis number on my 1929 Durant?
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2022 1:14pm
by Norm Toone
Doctor's Coupe
Hello.. I am looking at purchasing a 1923 Durant Doctors Coupe and wanted to ask a couple of questions. 1) Does anyone have any history on the Doctors coupe and was it manufactured by Durant or an after market upgrade? 2) what value would you place on the Doctor's co...
Views: 243   Replies: 23
Last Post: Dec 1, 2022 9:49pm
by Ross Hoevet
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1922 Star front wheel inner seal.
Is there a modern replacement seal for the front wheel inner bearing. The wheels and axles are believed to be off a 1922 4 cylinder Star touring car It has wood spoke wheels and uses 21" split rims. Thank you
Views: 55   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 29, 2022 12:16pm
by Curtis Bartell
Doctor's Coupe
Hello.. I am considering a purchase of a 1923 Durant Doctor's Coupe. Great condition. Runs good. I just wanted to get a little information on the vehicle and what better place to ask. 1.) Does anyone know the history and the Doctor's Coupe and if it was originally ma...
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2022 8:01am
by Hamp Smith
Hershey, Pennsylvania Car Show
For those of you Durantonians that have never been to the largest car show in the world! Here is an aerial view of what it's like. Over 9,000 flea market spaces, average of 1,200 cars for sale, antique car races, auction and much much more. Just about every car club...
Views: 78   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 23, 2022 6:16pm
by Douglas Burris
Website Updates
Recent updates. At the top of Technical Page is a new data collection form for your car's info and picture. New Club online store has been activated. Rick
Views: 86   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 5, 2022 11:12am
by michael babick
Devaux for sale in Portland
Hi: That DeVaux is from Jeff Chromens collection. Long story but Jeff and I talked just after he sent his cars to auction. It was purchased by a man that used to run his cars in the Great Race. We chated in Tacomo years ago when the race ended in downtown Tacoma....
Views: 141   Replies: 4
Last Post: Oct 21, 2022 10:52pm
by Gary J. Yelle
Rearend ratio
I found out that my Durant has a rearend ratio of 4.44. I am planning to build and speedster because I have only the mechanical parts. Then, I am studing the posibility of changing the ring gear and pinion, from a local manufacturer, to have something closer to 3.5,...
Views: 113   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 14, 2022 5:53pm
by Rogelio Hecker
Anyone from the UK?
Anyone in here from the UK ? Just dropped into a Rugby Model R and will be needing some parts!!!
Views: 47   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 10, 2022 11:47am
by Stuart Hart
New Durant Partner
Hi folk: I got my New Durant Partner in the mail yesterday. It was nicely enclosed in an envelope, so arrived in my mail box in good shape. I read most of it yesterday and the balance today. The articles were great, and I especially enjoyed the article by Tim Jorda...
Views: 43   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 28, 2022 11:47am
by Gordon F. Curl
Tour updates
Yes its time for planning tours for next year. The following date have now been established. Spring Fling for 2023 are 04/24/23 to 04/28. The place is the Best Western Inn plus vineyard, Livermore calif. Cost $139 + breakfast. The National tour, in the greater Sacram...
Views: 52   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 11, 2022 8:03am
by michael babick
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...
Views: 319   Replies: 20
Last Post: Sep 5, 2022 9:16am
by Mike Linthicum
Needed: Someone near Port Huron who is going to the meet in Marshall
Hi folks: I am looking for someone from near Port Huron who is going to the meet in September in Marshall. I have some parts for Dave Schulte ( a couple of Brakedrums and a windsheild Stanchion. If they get to Marshall Don Shilling will deliver them to Dave. My daug...
Views: 90   Replies: 4
Last Post: Sep 4, 2022 2:25pm
by Dave Schulte
Hershey Car show October 4th through the 7th. 2022 DMAC C-44,C-45 & C46
The biggest car show in the world with over 9000 flea market spaces, big car corral with cars for sale, antique car races and other things going on will be held Tuesday October 4th through Friday October 7th. This year the time has changed since Hershey amusement par...
Views: 44   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 30, 2022 1:47pm
by Mike Linthicum
new- 2023 Calendars
The latest DMAC calendars are available Only $10 each plus shipping Shipping; US ... $6.15 Canada ... $22.10 elsewhere .. $30.90 There is no shipping if picked-up at the Marshall MI meet (Sept 14th-17th)
Views: 49   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 25, 2022 9:31am
by Rick Botti
24th Annual Meet in Marshall, MI ... deadline
Hello Members Just a heads up. August 10th is the deadline to reserve a room for the event at the special DMAC price. Call the Hampton Inn at; 269 789 0131 This promises to be another great event. We will be driving the old cars onto the Gilmore Campus (photo opps...
Views: 56   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 7, 2022 2:36pm
by Bob Smith
electronic ignition
Rather than mess with contact points (see my other post) I'm thinking of switching to an electronic ignition. There are kits for 4 cylinder cars that fit under the distributor cap. They advertise unlimited life and a much hotter spark. Has anyone had any experience w...
Views: 101   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 27, 2022 2:37pm
by Phil Peters
Contact points
I'm replacing the points in my 25 Star. The points came in two pieces wrapped around each other that connect to the coil stud. One is a copper strip. The other is a spring steel band. I guess it is to increase the pressure holding points closed. However, I can't figu...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2022 9:53pm
by Vincent Edward O...
engine swap
Does anyone know if a 4 Cylinder can be used to replace a 5 cylinder, 14L engine. Like shaft diameters, etc. Bill Durant
Views: 56   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 26, 2022 8:41pm
by Don Shilling
Road Trip with a Goodie Run
I'm feeling a little bit better every day so I'm still planning on the Marshal meet in September, I just made the hotel reservations and purchased a '25 Star sedan project to pick up on the way! So, if the sun's shining and the river don't rise, I'll see ya'll shortly.
Views: 30   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 24, 2022 2:24pm
by Don Shilling
Chevrolet and Durant
Here is an interesting video of Luis Chevrolet and later in the story, Durant. It skims over the story of there separation from each other during the Chevrolet Motors era, but still is very interesting. https://youtu.be/-Rqodx8b5fI
Views: 99   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 18, 2022 8:13am
by Mike Linthicum
Durant-Dort Carriage Company
I found a website devoted tot the Durant-Dort Carriage Company. Rick http://durantdort.org/index.cfm
Views: 44   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 13, 2022 8:21pm
by Rick Botti
Durant Partner
I received my copy of the Durant Partner Summer issue yesterday on the first day of summer. Right on time! Excellent issue. Thanks to everyone who contributed!
Views: 54   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 11, 2022 12:03pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Wood for my roof
After a long delay I am commited to getting my Star finished. There is very little of the wood for the roof that survived. This is a 1925 2 door Coupe, as best as I can tell. I need help. Is there any one who can help me. Any pictures, measurement or specs, It would...
Views: 128   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 9, 2022 6:55am
by Mike Linthicum
Auction sale of Durant Cars & parts
Hi guys. You don't want to miss this sale. Everything must go. This is Reg & Marilyn Bent's lifetime collection of Durant cars and collection of parts and other pieces. The sale date is SATURDAY JULY 16, 2022 at his home in Napanee, Ontario starting at 10:30 am....
Views: 152   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 6, 2022 6:44am
by Mike Linthicum
27 or 28 Locomobile 8-80 roadster, need help with year and a few parts
image hosting Hello all, I have a 27 or 28 Locomobile. My grandfather (Buddy Beard from Tulsa) restored the car before I was born, it has been in the shop at my house for at least 50 years. After my dad passed I was left the car and bought the h...
Views: 185   Replies: 8
Last Post: Jul 3, 2022 7:59am
by mike b
IGNITION & KEY
HEY GUYS, YOU REALLY HELPED ME OUT W/ MY GAS CAP A WHILE AGO. THANK YOU VERY MUCH BUT, I'M NOW LOOKING FOR A IGNITION & KEYS. CAN YOU HELP? THANKS AGAIN, GARY
Views: 348   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 23, 2022 11:16am
by Gary W Newman
1928 Durant Model 65 top material
I understand that the top material is long grain top material. I see Snyders Model T & Model A supplier sells a kit for the model A sedan. Complete with top material, cotton padding side folding welt etc. Has anybody used this or do you think it would work?
Views: 49   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 16, 2022 6:01pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Help, pictures needed for 2023 calendar, Help
Stephanie is assembling a calendar for 2023. She needs pictures of our cars! It's your chance to get exposure for your favorite auto. The bigger/more pixels the better, think creative, add foreground (needed for cropping), a background with no modern cars (or peopl...
Views: 40   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 13, 2022 9:48am
by Bob Smith
Announcement for Lance Haynes
Lance Haynes was one of the early founders of the Durant Club, and he was president for several years. He has owned and restored many Durant cars, and he has helped numerous others with their Durant cars. Lance is having serious financial difficulties now due to t...
Views: 130   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 2, 2022 11:45am
by Rick
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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: 81   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: 79   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: 61   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: 96   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 28, 2022 9:20am
by Robert Bush
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