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Spark and Throttle control Tube
I purchased this project in pieces so didn't have the luxury of taking it apart and knowing where all the pieces fit. The Steering/Spark/Throttle column has two vertical 3/16 threaded holes approximately 2 inches below the spark and throttle levers.. The hole spaci...
Views: 241   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 17, 2015 6:00am
by henri houle
New York Members, Need Your Help
Hi All.... If you are a New York resident this bill is important to you. Please help your fellow car collectors. Ed Vomero forwarded this to me..... >> Many of you may know about the legislation that was reintroduced into our state assembly to provide that...
Views: 201   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 17, 2015 4:26am
by Todd E. Frye
Ignition parts swapped out, still issues.
I have spent today mostly trying to get the car to run, which it is now, though rough, and I think maybe hot? I can still touch the rad hose. The parts that were switched were: New Ignition coil New condenser New rotor New Distributor Cap New Points The po...
Views: 224   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 16, 2015 3:04pm
by Bill Hoaglan
1929 Rugby on Australian TV
1929 Rugby on Australian TV While watching season two of Miss Fisher Mysteries in an episode called Marked for Murder I noticed what appeared to be a 1929 or 28 Rugby Touring car. It had a lime green body with black fenders and top. There were 3 or 4 scenes with...
Views: 240   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 15, 2015 10:07pm
by Frank Reed
Liquidating Big Estate - Will be selling 1926 Durant Star
My name is Amy Carlton and I am the owner of Great American Estate Sales in Grand Junction, CO. We are liquidating a massive estate and have for sale a 1926 Durant Star. We also will have a Durant Star radiator. Please visit our website at www.gjestatesales.net...
Views: 295   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 15, 2015 8:13pm
by Don Shilling
Durant with Woodlites?
Here's something on "Old Motor" that looks familiar. http://theoldmotor.com/?p=147268
Views: 221   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 15, 2015 7:10am
by Don Shilling
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Gerald
Positive or negative ground?
I am installing a new coil. I saw that this is either a negative or positive ground system but I'm not sure which. Should my positive go to the distributor or negative. The old coil only had words like to dist and to battery. No polarity info on the bottom of the ol...
Views: 226   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 11, 2015 7:53am
by Gerald
Clutch
I am looking for advice on how to center the shaft coming out of the clutch. There is no pilot shaft and the clutch is held to the flywheel by 3 bolts. It is running out about .050" causing the engine to vibrate. When the clutch is not attached to the flywheel the...
Views: 255   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 10, 2015 1:39pm
by Matt Crull
Making of the Mob Television program on AMC
Anybody been watching "The Making of the Mob" on AMC channel. I watched the first two episodes and what are the Mobsters driving in a couple of scenes. A Flint. In several shots you can clearly see the Flint radiator emblem. Car belongs to a newer DMAC member in Mary...
Views: 191   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 7, 2015 5:04am
by Mike Linthicum
Napa, Standard motor, acdelco etc, which parts do I get?
I noticed there are several parts out there, I am going to get one of each of these as mine are looking pretty rough. I have been having stalling issues, so I thought this would be something that might help. I want to get: Condenser Distributor Cap Distributor...
Views: 710   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jul 6, 2015 5:45am
by Charles Spitz
DMAC & friends weekend in Guelph
Hi folks: Still not too late to come to Guelph, Ontario for the period June 28 to July 1. We have a good group planning on attending and lots of festivities planned. See information on the "Club Events" page. You snooze - you lose. Gord
Views: 250   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 3, 2015 9:44am
by Frank Witkowski
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Dixi
Continental Flyer hood ornament
Hi, I own a hood ornament from a 1933 Continental Flyer. The car that was once attached to it was owned by my uncle who purchased it in 1934. Anyway, I am interested in what artist created this hood ornament. Does anybody here happen to know this? Regards
Views: 833   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jul 3, 2015 4:36am
by Norm Toone
Rugby / Star F Model.
Does anyone know the precise date when the first model F was first produced.
Views: 1458   Replies: 14
Last Post: Jul 1, 2015 7:01am
by Osvaldo Yamamoto
Bob Porter 1927 Star
Hello everyone, Our 1927 Star restoration has reached the point of paint. We are currently exploring colors and contemplating over which shade of blue to paint the body of the car. We are very fond of the 1927 Star Model M owned by Bob Porter; and would love to kn...
Views: 265   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jun 27, 2015 6:29am
by Mike Linthicum
Flint title
Anyone have a Flint title in a drawer?
Views: 191   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 25, 2015 8:07pm
by gary k
Language Barrier
I hope this is not an omen of difficulties ahead but, I called the hotel in Mendota Heights today concerning any extra fees and charges they would charge us. Instead of reaching the hotel I was redirected to someplace in Europe to a fellow speaking English with a hea...
Views: 270   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jun 25, 2015 6:56am
by Don Shilling
Starting Problem Solved
On the last West Coast Tour, my Star wouldn't start without priming it through the spark plug hole. This was true even when gasoline was dribbling out the carburetor intake. Once started, however, it ran fine. Roger showed me how to hold my hand over the carbureto...
Views: 245   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jun 24, 2015 8:12am
by dave enrico
Generator / Voltage Regulator Help Needed
Sirs : I think my charging gauge (on dash) does not work. I think my generator is charging but once this summer battery was dead. So: I got a volt-meter. Have been doing tests, all tests were done with engine running. Test #1 on battery poles show 6.0 volt...
Views: 560   Replies: 11
Last Post: Jun 21, 2015 9:24pm
by Don Palla
W5 engine valve clearance
What is the proper clearance for the valves for a 1926 Star with a W5 engine?
Views: 156   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 21, 2015 8:36pm
by Don Shilling
How to tell if my star is on the registry
wondering if my star 6 is on the registry? We just bought her a couple weeks ago. This is a new world for us! Tag says model R vin L-9511
Views: 317   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jun 16, 2015 8:06am
by Darlene
Major Demolition of the Former Durant Motors of Canada Head Office Building
Seems as though a housing developer is hell bent on demolishing most of the former Durant Motors of Canada Head Offices on Laird Drive in Leaside. Even though the building has Heritage status they are determined to convert it to seven story 109 unit condominium with...
Views: 342   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jun 13, 2015 10:22am
by Steve Large
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Nestor
Mechanism of advance of the distributor
Hello, I have Rugby 1928 and I need information of the mechanism of advance of the distributor. The Rugby has command to the left side. As the rods are installed for moving the distributor.
Views: 171   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 12, 2015 10:27am
by Nestor
Finished my roof 1927 Model M Touring
Sir, I need help Have done everything to get a new roof on my touring star. Found irons, saddles and new ribs. Assembled all material and snaps and have had a roof built with snap secures so it is removable. Status Roof is on and sown and looks great. But h...
Views: 238   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 6, 2015 12:30pm
by Bill Hoaglan
1925 Star Touring Car for Sale in San Francisco Bay Area.
Just got this ad for a 1925 Star for Sale from one of the vintage Chevy guys. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/5059695181.html Rick
Views: 184   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 6, 2015 9:39am
by Rick Botti
Durant Rugby Truck
I stumbled across this advertisement on the HAMB for what is being called a 1929 Durant Ruby Truck in Ottawa, Ontario. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/29-rugby-durant-truck.950374/ Anyone know what the story might be? Interesting at least.
Views: 241   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 6, 2015 3:27am
by Norm Toone
Durant Meet in Guelph
Who will be joining us at the Guelph meet this year. SUNDAY JUNE 28 to WED JULY 1 [see Club Events section] Mary and I will be there to see old friends and make new ones. Jack & Mary
Views: 249   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jun 5, 2015 10:35am
by Frank Witkowski
Two New West Coast Cars
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Views: 428   Replies: 15
Last Post: Jun 4, 2015 3:31am
by Norm Toone
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Jim
To buy or not to buy.
I am looking at a 1929 D40. It needs complete restoration. Will I be able to get parts at a reasonable price?
Views: 439   Replies: 11
Last Post: Jun 1, 2015 10:10am
by Norm Toone
14 L & 15 L water pump repair & restoration
Well my next project today was to remove my water pump off the side of my motor. Any tricks or secrets I need to know before I start to restore it? Started taking it apart and the shaft seems frozen, haven't really worked at it yet. The two cups on the top I presume...
Views: 233   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jun 1, 2015 5:51am
by Mike Linthicum
California Registered Motor Vehicle Tags
California started registering autos in 1905. Owners would get a small brass tag with the registration number on it. This would be attached to the car and the owner would make a larger plate with the number on it to hang on the back of the car. These brass tags we...
Views: 169   Replies: 0
Last Post: May 29, 2015 3:02pm
by Vince OBrien
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Matt
1929 Durant 60 Roadster For Sale
Hello- I have a 1929 Durant 60 Deluxe Roadster for sale. I have recently had a few very fair offers for this car but the interested parties would hack it up and turn it into a hot rod. I would hate to see this happen to this car as there aren't many left so I figu...
Views: 4236   Replies: 4
Last Post: May 28, 2015 2:48pm
by eugen guna
Durant Limo
I was thinking of the "medical" benefits of Merlot last night when talking about our Eastern Washington wineries. This made me remember the 1930 Durant Limo that is in Walla Walla. I first saw it about 4 years ago when the owner first drove it out of his shop. Lan...
Views: 218   Replies: 3
Last Post: May 27, 2015 4:21am
by Norm Toone
Looking for info on 1917 Dort Touring
A friend owns a 1917 Dort Touring and I am trying to help him determine the value of it. The car has been in a barn for several years and it is very dirty but body is complete. Interior needs some minor restoration but overall it is in good shape. Car was last dr...
Views: 177   Replies: 0
Last Post: May 25, 2015 1:08pm
by Steve Joyce
Annual Durant Enthusiasts meet, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Hi folks: NOW is the time to register for the 'TWENTIETH ANNUAL DURANT MEET" to be held in Guelph, Ontario June 28 to July 1. Come and join us, camping is FREE in Ed Pringlemeir's back yard. WHAT A BARGAIN!!!! We have a couple of interesting tours lined up and t...
Views: 166   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 23, 2015 3:37am
by henrih2@yahoo.ca
267 Pictures from the West Coast Spring Fling added
I've added 267 Pictures from the West Coast Spring Fling to the Past Events page in the Photographs section. Enjoy Rick http://www.dmacweb.com/events/PCC2015/index.html
Views: 159   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 22, 2015 10:04pm
by Gary Yelle
Outstanding Flint Depot Hack
There is a really nice Flint Depot Hack on Ebay # 141658592734. Has it ever been displayed at any of our events? This must be a rare build or did Flint ever build such a vehicle? At any rate, it would go perfectly with Ed Vomero's stable of beauties!
Views: 310   Replies: 4
Last Post: May 22, 2015 5:23am
by Norm Toone
DeVaux's found!
First I have to thank Dave Schulte and Bob Smith for finding a DeVaux for sale in Staunton, Ill. This is at Country Classic Cars. I called them and they gave me all three identification numbers that I need. I went to my Registry and I found the match. Last contact...
Views: 324   Replies: 3
Last Post: May 20, 2015 4:51am
by Norm Toone
What car projects are you working on this Summer.
Hey everybody, with Spring here and going and Summer starting, what projects have you been working on on your cars. For me it's getting the rear end off to the blaster for refinishing, sending off my manifold to JetHot for coating and working on my engine. Besides li...
Views: 208   Replies: 4
Last Post: May 18, 2015 8:09am
by Rick Botti
1926 Star outside door handle
Anyone know where we might find a 1926 Star outside door handle, needed for Dick Krause's service truck, I broke the old one getting out the passenge door Thank You
Views: 264   Replies: 3
Last Post: May 17, 2015 6:52pm
by Vincent O'Brien
Help removing Tube for oil level gauge
Hello all. For the past little bit we have been replacing the gaskets on the engine chain case oil pan etc. I have the oil pan off at the moment, and am trying to figure out how the tube that the oil level gauge (on the side of the engine) comes off. It's pretty s...
Views: 179   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 17, 2015 4:45pm
by Don Shilling
1926 flint
Posted on eBay # 141658592734 1926 Flint Jr. Depot Hack, Model Z, Car #1860, Length 172"
Views: 252   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 8, 2015 9:35am
by Yates Milton
Views: 225   Replies: 4
Last Post: May 7, 2015 7:18am
by Yates Milton
East Coast Chapter Spring Meet
Now that the holidays are behind us we need to start thinking about the DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring Meet usually held late April, early May. I know it's hard to think about this when most of you are having snow and freezing weather, but before you know it Spring w...
Views: 1136   Replies: 41
Last Post: May 4, 2015 7:33am
by Charles Spitz
Pacific Coast Chapter Spring Meet
PACIFIC COAST CHAPTER DMAC SPRING FLING 2015 MAY 4-8 FORT BRAGG, California PROPOSED AGENDA: Visit Mendocino, Fort Bragg Point Cabrillo Light Station Botanical Gardens Ride Skunk Train More Details on the Ev...
Views: 233   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 29, 2015 4:28pm
by Rick Botti
Need a set of piston rings
Hi everyone. I'm an antique car enthusiast and I'm trying to help out a friend who owns a 1929 Durant D66 Deluxe but does not speak english. His car has a Continental 15L 6 cylinder engine. He is in desperate need of a set of piston rings. He can also use some ot...
Views: 259   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 28, 2015 11:23pm
by Roy Contarino
Carol & The Partner Winners Again !!!
Hi All..... Old Cars Weekly has announced the "Golden Quill" winners. The latest issue lists all the winning publications. Our Partner has won again! A nice touch is the photograph that they used to illustrate the article. A picture of the Partner cover is f...
Views: 197   Replies: 4
Last Post: Apr 28, 2015 7:45pm
by Rick Botti
Last call for candidates!!
DMAC Election Last call for candidates!! Remember that this election will have no incumbents so all positions are open. Make our club stronger by volunteering to run to an office. No prior experience required. Question? Contact he Election team at:...
Views: 158   Replies: 0
Last Post: Apr 28, 2015 7:41pm
by Rick Botti
1926 Star R front leaf spring help needed
The weather has finally gotten better here and I've stopped having a fever every day (would you believe for almost three months!) from some unknown illness or virus the doctors could never diagnose. I guess that is why that call it a medical practice. I went out and...
Views: 169   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 28, 2015 6:09pm
by Gene House
DMAC Elections - Please Read
DMAC Election Times flies by so very quickly, it's hard to believe that three years have passed since the last DMAC election. The 2015 election will have no incumbents so all positions are wide open. The election team invites all members to help make our club...
Views: 422   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 28, 2015 1:03pm
by Roy Contarino
Head Gasket for 22-23 Durant B22
I was contacted by a person on the AACA forum web site with the below information. If interested let me know and I'll get his number and email so the connection can be made. I have a copper head gasket for "Ansted Motor 6 cyl model CD, 1922-23 Durant B22 6 cyl."...
Views: 285   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 28, 2015 9:58am
by Atif
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