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Shifting a 4 speed transmission - any comments?
Shifting a 4 speed transmission: I have a friend who has a 1929 6-66 that he has just brought to life. However, he is a little puzzled by the 4 speed transmission. I have tried to help him, as best I can, but I have never driven one either. Can someone explain...
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2017 1:29am
by Phil Donoghoe
New source of Durant Era Pictures
I found a great new source of Durant era pictures. All seem to be factory images from 1923-31. These are hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia. Rick https://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/search/?q=durant
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Last Post: Nov 12, 2017 10:58pm
by Lance Haynes
Old cars sure are fun
Lots of fun trying to fit old tin onto an old framework-- Doesn't seem like anything is the right size to fit anywhere. Seems like everything I try to fit good makes something else fit poorly. Pretty discouraging after all the work you do to get this far. Only thing...
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Last Post: Nov 9, 2017 4:46am
by Norm Toone
Missing Modesto package
Hi All.... Trying to track down a package that was to be sent from the Modesto meet. Did anyone get ours by mistake? Thanks..... Cathy & Frank ---
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Last Post: Nov 8, 2017 6:31am
by Frank Witkowski
Curtis Bartell's parts cache
Anyone else interested in Curts cache and wants to combine a few purchase's ? I'm interested in some but not all. I'd be willing to help haul some of it to get it over to East edge of S. Dakota if that would help at all. Dave
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Last Post: Oct 29, 2017 10:56pm
by David Coppess
Thank you for the Award
It sure was a surprise to get a call from Mike Linthicum, our President, letting me know that I was the recipient of the 2017 "William C. "Billy" Durant Award" What an unexpected honour!! The beautiful plaque arrived by post last evening. I have been a member of...
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Last Post: Oct 18, 2017 4:59pm
by Birgit and Don A...
To all members of the DMAC:
We would like to thank all of the members of the Durant club for the prayers and concerns for our safety in regards to the northern California fires. Pam and Roger Von Bergen, Terry Neisingh and us ( like Roger said ) dodged a major bullet. We didn't have any dama...
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Last Post: Oct 18, 2017 6:55am
by Gordon F. Curl
woodwork in body for rebuild
Does anyone have plans for all the body work in the 614 rumble seat coupe =-1930 deluxe. I am going to rip mine all apart again and try to do it right. Need help and any info will be helpful and appreciated Never had a plan of any kind to work from so its not re...
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2017 10:42pm
by Ken McCormick( b...
Star C model horn
Bill, Bert, or Ed, could you tell me the make and model of the horn used on the Star C 22-24 ?
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2017 8:07pm
by Bert Babick
mix up at the meeting
seems like I have caused a lot of trouble. I am really sorry if that is the case. Anyone that knows me will know that I am a quiet guy and I would not want to be the cause of strife in the club. There was a screw up in the transportation to the dinner but its no big...
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2017 4:56pm
by Ken McCormick( b...
Looking at buying a Durant 614 need advice!
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1253481778&siteLocale=en_CA&requestSource=b I have a chance to make a trade on this Durant 614 I'm curious if any one could tell me what it's value would really be, thanks!
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2017 5:20am
by Norm Toone
California fires
I would like to hear how our California members are fairing with the wildfires! A few that I had the pleasure of spending time with at our meet a few weeks ago I know are from one of the areas of concern. Wishing you all the best !
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Last Post: Oct 14, 2017 8:07am
by Bill Hoaglan
1931 Devaux Owner's Manual on Ebay
I was bidding on an original owner's manual on Ebay. I maxed out at $141.00 and the winning bid was $143.00. I would be curious on what the winning bidder's Maximum bid was as I wasn't the only one that lost out. I did manage to have the winning bid on a large lub...
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Last Post: Oct 14, 2017 5:39am
by Norm Toone
2017 DMAC Modesto Meet
Kudos to the Pacific Chapter for a job well done. The time, effort and hands-on you all did to make this a great meet showed! The trips were fun, sometimes educational (the museum and covered bridge) wow factor (the private collector tour with the high end cars), et...
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Last Post: Oct 13, 2017 5:48am
by Mike Linthicum
Rear Quarter panels for Star
I brought 2 rear Quarter panels for a star to the meeting. Does anyone know what became of them - The owner would like to know if they found a good home. Thanks Ken
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Last Post: Oct 11, 2017 3:25pm
by Rick Botti
Dort help needed. Any suggestions?
I received the following message from Paul, who's working on the restoration of a Dort engine. Let's see if we can lend a hand to get this one on the road again. Howdy: I found you through the Durant website. We are currently rebuilding the Lycoming DU engin...
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Last Post: Oct 10, 2017 3:48pm
by Norm Toone
I'm selling my 1926 star I want to know how to go about doing so
Yes I'm wanting to sell my 1926 star. I have complete body and frame also title. How do I go about doing so. Thank you
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Last Post: Oct 5, 2017 9:23pm
by Jon maisterrena
Tillotson JR5 Vs. JR5A
Hi. I am trying to find information that identifies the difference between a Tillotson JR5 and JR5A. Can anyone provide documentation or explain the difference between the two carbs? Thank you.
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2017 12:52pm
by Rick Botti
Safe Travels!
Hello Durantonians! As we get closer to the National meet in Modesto, California next week, many of you will start traveling in the next couple of days to get there. I'll be arriving myself on Tuesday, early afternoon. I hope everyone, especially those towing, t...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2017 2:50pm
by Rick Botti
HERSHEY Fall Meet, October 4 through 7, 2017
Hello Durantonians! The DMAC will have the same two spaces this year at the upcoming October Hershey fall meet. This is the best advertising and recruitment for new members money can buy, when there are over 100,000 people attending and over 9,000 flea market s...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2017 5:29am
by tom edmonds
That darn nut!!
I removed the bumpers from the 619 today, Lots of rust man o man. The rear bumpers were easy, in fact they almost fell off they were so lose. But the front bumper was another matter. The nut holding the carriage bolt on the passenger side of the bumper was very,...
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2017 4:01pm
by Rick Botti
any one need a 1930+ radiator shell. see ebay
any body need a radiator shell? just saw one on ebay, and they are willing to bring it to Hershey! Hurry time is running out. This vendor is in the same field as the Durant motors automobile club booth, but up near the food vendors. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930-1...
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2017 4:30am
by Norm Toone
Clutch will not fully disengage?
I have a problem where the clutch appears not to fully disengage. This car has the separate gearbox and rubber ball universal coupling. The travel is correctly adjusted and any areas where there was minor wear repaired. There is a new clutch bush with around 1.5...
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2017 9:12pm
by Vincent Edward O...
I need a Tillotson Sp13B-1
I am searching for a Tillotson Sp13B-1 some on help please
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2017 6:47am
by Mike Linthicum
Free Quarter Panels
Free, Free, Rear Quarter Panels from a 1926 Star Coach. Good condition, paint has been stripped to bare metal. No rust. Ken (Yukon Jack) McCormick is offering to transport said panels to the Modesto Convention at no charge. Pictures available on request....
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Last Post: Sep 18, 2017 10:43pm
by Ken Hoshowski
1929 Durant car radiator
I have a 29 Durant car radiator in great shape it holds water and flows through real good the shell is not rusted through just email me I'm willing to ship if need be you'll be responsible for shipping cost email me at guslaw38@gmail.com
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Last Post: Sep 18, 2017 6:09pm
by Don Shilling
The Cars that Made America
Hey Everyone; Very exciting news, if you watch the History Channel you'll start seeing advertisements for a 3 night special starting August 13, 2017 8:00 P.M. Eastern Time "The Cars that Made America". Many of the early car people will be featured, Henry Ford of...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2017 6:54am
by Mike Linthicum
Hurricane Irma
Hello Durantonians; Well Frances and I are hunkering down and riding the hurricane out in our home just East of Orlando. Plenty of water, canned soups, comfort foods, kerosene lamps (One lucky thing about collecting them for a number of years, I have about 7 ol...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2017 7:03pm
by Ken McCormick( b...
DMAC Meet in Modesto, CA
The met turnout is looking real good, in fact for a brief moment we ran out of rooms. BUT, we arranged for 14 additional rooms at the Ramada Inn and should those fill up the hotel next door has set aside 10 additional rooms. So pickup your phone and call the Ramada I...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2017 6:37pm
by Ken McCormick( b...
Ruby 1932
I am going to restore a 1932 Ruby truck and would greatly appreciate any leads on where I could source various parts for the truck. For example, are there suppliers that might have steering and brake system parts? thanks for your help Brock
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2017 12:46pm
by Norm Toone
Headlight bar and gas tank
Hello all, I am entering my '26 Star in our Orpahan Car show here in Michigan on the 17th of this month. I'm sure i may be a little late in asking, but life has gotten in the way of thinking about it sooner! My car is all original and unrestored. I have every p...
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2017 10:27am
by Don Shilling
Removing slushing sealer from fuel tank
Hi guys: Back in about 1970 or 71 I had the fuel tank on the Frontenac sealed with slushing sealer, and done at the local airport shop. Have driven the car over 70,000 miles since with no problems until now. This new "ethanol" in our fuel is playing havoc with the...
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Last Post: Sep 7, 2017 3:12pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Coupster won't run properly!!
Hey everybody! In preparation for the meet in Medesto, we have started to take a more in depth look at the Coupster after it decided to suddenly die on us in Orillia. Anyways, digging into it we have found that it gets way too much gas and is only running on 2 cylind...
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Last Post: Sep 6, 2017 4:39pm
by Shane
1932 Durant
Hi sam here, new to Durants. Found a 1932 model 619 4door and wondering about availability of parts and possible value restored. This car needs a few parts and a TOTAL restoration. Thanks ahead for any advice!
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Last Post: Sep 6, 2017 4:58am
by Norm Toone
Trouble on the way.
Looks like I may have to cancel my plans . Wife had a brother pass away and the service is scheduled for Oct 1. I am trying to work around it but it doesn't look good . May be able to go to the first part of the meet but would have to leave in time to drive home...
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2017 5:35pm
by Rick Botti
club meeting
Sent my registration to PAM today. Tomorrow will send my hotel check and get my room reserved-- Brace yourselves--I am coming again./ And (as usual) will have my yukon jack with me. See you all soon. Ken
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2017 9:42am
by Gerald F
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2017 7:40am
Corporate Officers Durant Motors Inc.
Anybody know who the Corporate Officers were of Durant Motors Inc, and the other car companies under Durant. We know Durant was the President, how about Vice President, Treasurer etc? Don't know that I've ever seen a list of heard of any of them.
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2017 2:33pm
by Mike Linthicum
I need a FIX!
I'm getting antsy for a Westbound roadtrip so I can get my Rocky Mountain Fix! Four and a half weeks to go and time seems to just drag by! I've got all my paperwork in and motels reserved. See you all in Modesto.
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2017 12:38pm
by Brian Johnson
Fuel pump / carburator issues
Hello my Durant friends, I have not been able to bring my beast to life this year and am looking for some advice. To start with: - I have changed spark plugs and put new fuel in the tank - I have checked and do have spark at the plugs - When I inject gas i...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2017 4:53pm
by Don Shilling
Question on Tillotson Carb JR5A
I have an older carb here on the shelf- a Tillotson JR5A is which an after market J5A updraft carb for a 20's car. Anyone ever try or run one of these things on a Star or Durant? Just wondering as it is built strong and no-nonsense. Thanks- just wondering, Jim Ch...
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2017 12:21pm
by Norm Toone
Autum Meet at Modesto
Accommodation booked, plane tickets collected and paid for. Arriving on 24/09/2017 in San Fransisco.Looking forward to meeting you all in Modesto.
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2017 8:28am
by Rick Botti
Head gasket
Does anyone know where to find a head gasket and manifold gaskets for a w5 continental engine?
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2017 5:20am
by Jim
Yet another Fuel Pump thread. I am thinking of switching over to one for a bit.
Hi Everyone. It's been a while since I posted. I haven't had time to work on the car, but I have finally a free week coming up here and I want to see if I can solve my stalling fuel problem as well as my timing issue. Before my question a quick summery of what...
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2017 1:56pm
by Gerald F
Colors offered for 1929 model year?
OK club members, Does anyone know of how many and what colors were offered for the 1929 model year? Particularly for the Model 40? Other than black of course.
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2017 7:24am
Durant Star engine for sale
Hello. I recently came across a Durant 4 cylinder and a few other miscellaneous parts. The tag on the motor says Star W5-389355 Durant Motors of Canada Ltd. I took the head off and cleaned things up a bit. The cylinders look good however there is some damage in...
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2017 5:40am
by john pardy
durant star water pump and pump driveshaft
i recently purchased a 23 durant star speedster. i am looking for a water pump and the shaft that goes from the generator to the pump. any help at all would be greatly appreciated. i can be called or texted at 269 362-8184 thanks in advance for any help....john
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Last Post: Aug 3, 2017 2:23pm
by john pardy
I need to remove the steering wheel for repair. I can't figure out how to remove it from the column. Who has an answer. Feel free to call or email me anytime if you can help me. Cell is 319-201-0521
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2017 9:23am
by Jim Cooke
Wanted two or four star durant connecting rods
Hello everyone I'm restoring a very rare aircraft engine known as the long harlequin, it's a two cylinder apposed engine that uses 1929 harley Davidson jd cylinders and uses two star continental connecting rods part number wd400_4 if anyone has a pair to sell please...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2017 7:27pm
by Don Shilling
Got an email from Photobucket saying it will not allow 3rd party posting. Going on their site this was effective June 1 2017. Not sure what they are talking about as I just tried posting a pic using the method we have used for years and pic was in DMAC Forum. The Sha...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2017 4:00am
by Norm Toone
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