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Durant - Dort Carriage
Came across this while searching craigslist and found it interesting. https://wenatchee.craigslist.org/for/5745841488.html Found this information about Durant - Dort Carriage Companty William C. Durant and his business partner, J. Dallas Dort, completed this...
Views: 206   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 2, 2016 7:13pm
by cdmn
Camshaft timing A22 motor
I sent my Durant motor to a machine shop for some minor work and cleaning. They pulled the camshaft out to assist in the block clean. When they put it back in they missed. The cam is no way near in time. I checked the owners manual for instructions and the ones the...
Views: 324   Replies: 6
Last Post: Aug 31, 2016 7:41am
by Bill Hoaglan
30 durant wood pattern
Does anyone have a pattern for the piece of wood that goes along the floor below the trunk lid? Thanks, Dave
Views: 251   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 30, 2016 11:52pm
by Ross Hoevet
Floor Patterns
Are there any floor patterns out there for a 1929 D-40? I am missing from the back fenders forward.
Views: 289   Replies: 9
Last Post: Aug 30, 2016 11:51am
by Norm Toone
1927 Star value?
My father is selling his 27 Star model R Super Six convertible due to his health. He has asked for my help in coming up with an estimated value. Runs great, 99% original, 3/5 body condition. What should he ask for it?
Views: 316   Replies: 6
Last Post: Aug 29, 2016 6:15pm
by Don Shilling
Phil Donohough
Anyone have an email address for Phil? Thanks, Dave
Views: 306   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 16, 2016 10:01am
by Dave Schulte
Lower fan belt pulley
Can anyone tell me if the lower fan belt pulley is just pressed on? I can't see that the drive shaft is threaded for a retainer bolt and I find it hard to believe that it is held on by friction. The manual doesn't explain it very well. Help would be appreciated. Jim
Views: 235   Replies: 4
Last Post: Aug 16, 2016 5:27am
by Jim
That first time feeling
https://goo.gl/photos/4rFpWqTxU35iWPdK8 There is nothing quite like that first time you hear her run or take her out for her first drive! After spending the last 8 years in a dark storage unit I rescued her and brought her across the state to her new home. Th...
Views: 349   Replies: 5
Last Post: Aug 7, 2016 1:18pm
by Brian Johnson
Need a carburator Or a repair substance)
After all this time I finally tried to get it running and find a gas leak ****ed Carburetor seems to have a small crack in it and gas -of course -is leaking out .I cant see any way to repair it but maybe a sealing compound -If I can find one-- might make it work...
Views: 323   Replies: 4
Last Post: Aug 2, 2016 8:48am
by Bill Hoaglan
Restoration
OK Its been long enough. No shop - No time. I'm starting to think I need someone else to do my restoration. The car is in pretty good shape, Needs a new top, Interior is good, but has not been started in 40 years.The body is in good shape. Anybody know a good restor...
Views: 278   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 1, 2016 1:56pm
by Mike Linthicum
DeVaux owner..Peking to Paris
A club member (DeVaux owner from Lebanon) is now running the Peking to Paris race. Well, not in his DeVaux but I had to post this anyway. He is #61 and in a 64 Porsche 356A (or is it a B? It has been 50 years since I drove one.) The web site is www2.endurorally.com...
Views: 269   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 31, 2016 8:00pm
by Gary Yelle
1930 Rugby Truck
Below is a link to a Mecum Auction held in Houston, TX during April of 2015 of a beautifully restored 1930 Rugby Truck. Any idea id the new owner ever joined the DMAC?? Rick https://www.mecum.com/lots/HA0415-208803/
Views: 219   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 30, 2016 12:28pm
by Norm Toone
Spark Plugs
My 24 Flint uses Spark plug AC78RT. Anyone know what the RT stands for and can I use an AC78?? Does anyone know what is interchangeable with the AC78? Need 6. Yates
Views: 252   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 25, 2016 8:17am
by mike
When you need an extra hand...
I was advised by a wise restorer that the best way to determine if the number 1 piston was on the compression stroke was to remove the plug, put your thumb over the hole and turn the crank until you felt the pressure. This works well if there are two of you. One to...
Views: 209   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 24, 2016 10:32am
by Ross Hoevet
Knockdown, Dragout, and Whupup on Windstream!!
For all my friends out there, I just kicked Windstream out of my life for trying to scam me on a bundle con. My old phone number (903-793-8304) is no longer valid. I will be using my ATT cell number for all occasions (903-277-7190). Please up date your phone lists.
Views: 250   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 20, 2016 12:26pm
by Don Atkinson
Auto-Lite Distributor Information
Hello, I am rebuilding a Auto-Lite distributor model number IGB-4010A, 4 cylinder. Does anyone have a timing advance curve for this distributor? Thank you, Kurt
Views: 743   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jul 17, 2016 8:22am
by Gordon F. Curl
Installing headlight glass and rings
After 5 years of restoration, installing my headlights is the last major project. My project was bought in pieces so I do not have the luxury of having taken it apart. I also received parts from a parts car (1928) so often had trouble in knowing which belonged to t...
Views: 244   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 12, 2016 5:11pm
by Ken Hoshowski
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Radiator Cap
I have a Rugby 1928 and am looking for a photograph or original design of the radiator cap. Anyone have this information. Thanks
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2016 2:00pm
by Geoff Cotton
Brass bushing vs steel
I need to replace the steel bushings on the leaf springs of my 1925 Star F. The Filling Station has brass bushings of the correct I.D that can be modified to fit the springs. Any opinion out there as to stick with the plain swRHsteel tube bushing or switch to the b...
Views: 239   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 7, 2016 7:22pm
by Bill Hoge
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U2 Carb
My dad has a Durant 614 that we are restoring and we are looking for a Stromberg U2 Carb. Can anyone help? If so, please email me at rescue7414@aol.com Thanks Tom
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2016 2:12pm
by Art LLoyd
Parade cars
Was anyone else in a parade today? Here's me at a local parade. [/URL]
Views: 280   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 6, 2016 7:11pm
by Art LLoyd
Warped Split Rim
My 24 Flint uses a split rim and I have one that when layed flat has about a 3/8' warp on the end. Why can't I use it as it appears to me when you tighten the bolts on the wheel it would eliminate the warp. The later models had 4 lugs whereas mine has 5 which should...
Views: 219   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 3, 2016 8:17am
by Yates Milton
Have a Great July 4th
Hi All, Truly hope all of you have a great July 4th. For us in the USA please remember all of those who made sacrifices for us to keep our independence. Some time we have a tendency to forget what we have to do to keep us free. Yates
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Last Post: Jul 2, 2016 8:59am
by Yates Milton
De-rusting leaf springs
Hi I have use the molasses water mix very successfully to de-rust parts of my Durant (Rugby) 4 door sedan. I have also had other parts sandblasted. My question: Can I de-rust my leaf springs (still assembled and I want to leave them that way) in molasses? I do...
Views: 276   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 1, 2016 7:30am
by Jim Cooke
Happy O"Canada Independance Day and Happy 4th of July, U.S. Independance Day!
Hello fellow Durantonians! I wanted to wish all our Canadian members happy Independence day on July 1st as well as Happy and safe 4th of July, our Independence Day for everyone in th e U.S. Our countries not only share a border, but history too, both breaking off...
Views: 187   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 30, 2016 6:42am
by Mike Linthicum
Plan now for DMAC Fall meet in Orillia, Ontario, Canada
We sure hope you can attend the annual fall meet, September 7-11. Since it's in Canada, you need to take time now to blow the dust off your passport or US passport card (for land travel), and make sure the document will still be valid for entry for these dates. T...
Views: 525   Replies: 11
Last Post: Jun 28, 2016 4:42pm
by Don Atkinson
proper radiator clamps
What is the correct radiator hose clamp for a 1929 Durant D63? The best I can tell from some pictures is the double wire type with a slotted screw. The last car show people didn't like my worm drive industrial clamps I stole from work. Thank You
Views: 208   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 28, 2016 9:26am
by Ross Hoevet
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cdmn
Star radiator ornament mystery
I keep a few things in the loft of my barn. One was a Star radiator shell. Today I took a look and the ornament was gone. I thought, "Oh boy, someone's been prowling in here." Then I saw the ornament laying right below. My question is, do these things pop off b...
Views: 212   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 23, 2016 7:29pm
by cdmn
DURANT/HERITAGE 35 GATHERING
While you are making your plans for the summer, don't forget our Annual Durant Gathering here in Ontario. This will be the 21st annual gathering that we have held, starting in 1996 when the Great Race ended up in Toronto and we invited all the Durant/Frontenac/Star...
Views: 224   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 23, 2016 5:04pm
by Gordon F. Curl
1926? Durant Sedan help.
Hello all, Looking at one that came out of Canada. Can't find a data plate and only number seller has is W5517030. Does not seem to match the chart. Interior wood and fabric is in bad shape. Are patterns available? Thanks! Photos here: https://spokane.craigs...
Views: 1075   Replies: 31
Last Post: Jun 22, 2016 4:56am
by Norm Toone
Door handles
I'm looking for three or four interior door handles for my 1930 sedan. (908)-687-2088
Views: 250   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 16, 2016 5:27am
by Frank Witkowski
Old Gas Staton with Durant
While cruising the old internet I cam across this photograph of a gas station with a 1928 or 29 Durant Coupe in the background. I've seen it o couple of times in the past, but got a copy this time. Rick
Views: 209   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 11, 2016 1:33pm
by Norm Toone
Another DeVaux needs completion:
A young man in California sent me a e-mail last week on having to sell his "work in progress) My connection to this car goes back to 2001 when my wife and I were in Southern California. On my old registry I had a 31 Custom Sedan listed just a few miles East of Di...
Views: 213   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 6, 2016 1:12pm
by Gary Yelle
Howard, Myrons 32 De Vaux roadster in Hemmings Classic Car June 2016 Mag
Hi. Nice pictures of Howard & Myrons 32 De Vaux roadster ( calleed a convertible coupe!!!! in the just out June 2016 Classic Car magazine magazine used to be SIA before Hemmings bought it and ruined it putting way too many modern cars on the cover and inside. An...
Views: 265   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jun 6, 2016 12:49pm
by Gary Yelle
1923 Stra AACA Grand National Winner
Congratulations to ED Vomero. His 1923 Star touring won first place at the AACA Grand National today in Williamsport. A very highly deserved award for ED. He put a lot of effort into achieving this award. Frank ---
Views: 199   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 6, 2016 6:12am
by Mike Linthicum
DMAC East Coast Spring/Summer Meet, Bowling Green, Kentucky June 9-12, 2016
OK, I've locked in the hotel and working on the tours now. We will meet June 9th through June 12th 2016. Below is the information on the hotel and how to book it. We have the Hilton Garden Inn in Bowling Green for $109.00 per night not including tax and we will have...
Views: 622   Replies: 18
Last Post: Jun 3, 2016 6:20pm
by frank witkowski
Durant "book ends"
Hi All..... A while back Norm suggested Cathy & I needed "book ends for our collection of Durant related products. So......I can blame Norm for the latest acquisition. We now have the Durant-Dort carriage and a Model 10 Buick for the beginning and our newly pu...
Views: 357   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jun 3, 2016 5:32am
by Norm Toone
1926 Star 6 complete engine with test stand - $750 (Walla Walla Wa)
Here is a Craig's List item from the Seattle Craig's List. Item number 5472857816. Nice photos of the engine on the test stand. Also has a radiator shell and radiator. Nice price for a complete running engine and test stand (the radiator and shell will be sold separ...
Views: 432   Replies: 5
Last Post: May 31, 2016 10:18pm
by Jim Lytle
1928 M2 for sale
I have a barn fresh 1928 M2 Durant that is all original with 1936 title bought from orignal owners family. Take a look, or email for other images...see my website for other parts and a link to the address below... http://users.adelphia.net/~catart/M24Sale.html
Views: 753   Replies: 5
Last Post: Apr 13, 2007 10:36am
by Larry Fogarazzo
Spark Plugs
I was working on my car today and noticed that the spark plugs are Champion W-14 these were in the car when I got it are these the right plugs for this motor? It is a 14-L motor with a 15-L head.
Views: 367   Replies: 4
Last Post: May 30, 2016 5:48am
by Norm Toone
SAH article on Norman DeVaux
I receive my SAH "Automotive History Review" on line and there is a great article on Norman DeVaux and Col. Elbert Hall in the Autumn 2015 issue. This is written by Dr. Ric Dias, Professor of History, Northern State University, Aberdeen, S.D. Anyone wanting to...
Views: 220   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 23, 2016 6:37pm
by frank witkowski
Devaux at auction
Auction Information Auctioneer Larry Swartz, Auctioneer 717-677-0831 Auction Date Apr 30 Auction Location 714 Black Horse Tavern Rr Gettysburg , PA Time 09:00AM 31 DeVaux Custom RS Coupe 28 Ford Model A Phaeton Conv 28 Ford Mo...
Views: 456   Replies: 5
Last Post: May 22, 2016 4:50pm
by Norm Toone
West Coast aviation and Norman DeVaux
A while ago a man in Seattle contacted me as he was writing a "blog" on Eugene Ely and his history in aviation. Norman DeVaux had a connection in his research. If you want to read it go to: johnzobel.com. His March 25 entry is on Norman DeVaux. Gary
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Last Post: May 22, 2016 12:34pm
by Gary Yelle
1923 star Touring for Sale
Now on Ebay for sale from Missouri. Type in Durant Star to find the listing. Looks like it needs a full restoration. Looking for 12,000.00.
Views: 280   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 15, 2016 12:24pm
by Norm Toone
Rubber balls for universal joint and engine mount rubber
Hi First question: In the Technical Page section of our website, there is a useful article on restoring U joints. Mention is made of the availability of the 16 rubber balls required for this task. Are they still available and if so, who do I contact for them?...
Views: 204   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 14, 2016 4:42pm
by frank witkowski
How to use Google Photos to post pictures on the DMCA Forum
I have been using Photobucket to post photos here but didn't like their advertising and slowness of their site so started experimenting. I found I could use Google Photos and put together the linked how to. Hopefully it will help others. https://drive.google.c...
Views: 267   Replies: 4
Last Post: May 10, 2016 9:48am
by Rick Botti
Pristine April 3 1925 Durant Stocks
i recently discovered two pristine Durant Motors, Incorporated stocks issued to my husband's Great Grandmother from the Liberty National Bank in New York. One is numbered 0126498 (brown) and the other is 26409 (green). These are ninety-one year old stocks and look...
Views: 200   Replies: 2
Last Post: May 9, 2016 1:13pm
by B Hicks
Inside Door Handles and Air vents
Hi All, My project is now back from the paint shop and in pieces that I am slowly re-assembling. I bought this project in pieces so don't have the benefit of knowing where or how all the pieces fit together. It has been a learning curve for sure. I have a cou...
Views: 243   Replies: 3
Last Post: May 9, 2016 9:30am
by Tom Schaffer
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
To all the wonderful Mothers out there. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. To our wives and Mothers. You make our lives so much better. May all your troubles be little ones. Gord
Views: 166   Replies: 0
Last Post: May 7, 2016 4:50pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Question for A-22 Durant owners
I am trying to take my water pump apart and according to the parts catalog both the pulley and impeller are threaded onto the shaft. I know that the pulley is a left hand thread but I am not sure about the thread on the impeller end. Has any one rebuilt one of these...
Views: 196   Replies: 4
Last Post: May 5, 2016 10:55am
by Will Curl
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