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Website Updates
Updates, Website Updates!! * Added Information for the Pacific Coast Chapter's 2017 Spring Tour to Club Events page. * Added 2017 DMAC National Meet information to Club Events Page. * Added pictures taken by the year's Billy Durant winner to the Frontenac Pho...
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Last Post: Oct 18, 2016 12:25pm
by Yates Milton
DMAC at Hershey!
I spent last week at the Hershey, Pennsylvania annual car show representing the DMAC there. For those that are not aware, the Hershey Fall Car Show is the largest car show east of the Rockies. Over 9,500 flea market spaces, 3000 cars in the car corral, several antiqu...
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Last Post: Oct 18, 2016 12:09pm
by Yates Milton
1929 Durant?
I'm a police officer with the Eugene Oregon please Department. I am putting together a history wall and located the first police car for the department. I am told it is a 1929 Durant. Can anyone verify this and/or tell me the model? Thank you very much. http://s...
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Last Post: Oct 14, 2016 11:44am
by Norm Toone
Hershey Fall Meet and the DMAC
OK Durantonians. Several members would like to see us have a space at Hershey each year to "get the work out" and try to recruit new members. As many of you early members know the club was re-organized and first met there in 1998 after the passing of Jeff Gillis the...
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Last Post: Oct 11, 2016 4:45pm
by Don Atkinson
New York star motor
My dad bert just picked up a 1923 New York star motor made in New York. Does anyone know when did New York plant started production. Also,was this the first plant to produce star cars? The designation is "n" and production numbers were n-8 - n-3850. The motor my dad...
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2016 3:52am
by Norm Toone
Charlie Wins Prestigious Billy Durant Award!
Charlie Spitz wins prestigious Billy Durant Award during DMAC Annual Meet in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Congratulations Charlie! Rick
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2016 4:04am
by Peggy Spitz
1930-31 doorhandles
I'm just making an observation here, I'm not the one selling these doorhandles. Ebay has 1930-31 exterior doorhandles for sale in their vintage parts section. The are listed as NOS(and the sure look like it). They are for a roadster or touring since they have flat es...
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2016 3:00am
by Norm Toone
national meet
Hi all, Look out!! we are on our way Orillia Canada. Air fare done. hotel reservations done. check to Don, on its way. car rental done. Sonia and mtself cant wait to see all of frenda again, and meet new ones.. Only nine weeks to go. As my civics teacher told us,...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2016 4:05pm
by Charles Spitz
Local Car Show
Took the 1929 Durant 663 and the 1926 Star to the local car show on Saturday. Had lots of fun. A few people knew about Durants and lots were interested in the story. Both oldsters and kids enjoyed the cars. Met a gentleman who's grandfather had the local dealersh...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2016 2:26pm
by Tom Schaffer
19 Annual Meet
Dorothy and My self Want to say that we totally enjoyed the Family Reunion. Meeting and making new friends as well seeing old friends. Seeing some friends that we hadn't seen for a few years. We hope that all made it safely home, and all of good Health. Ke...
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2016 7:42am
by Peggy Spitz
Billy Durant
September 16th, 1908 was the date Billy Durant started General Motors.
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2016 5:35am
by Don Shilling
Durant in History Park, San Jose
I drove the Roadster over to this year's Annual Antique Autos in History Park event in San Jose. The Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club puts this show on every year and invites all of the local prewar car clubs to attend. Here is a link to a few pictures I took...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2016 7:48am
by mike
New Durant Owner.... It was destined to happen
Hello from Michigan. A new Durant owner as green as they come. I have some family history that drew me to wanting a Durant for a number of years now. My Uncle was Vice President of General Motors back about 1916 as well as for Chevrolet. He was a very good frien...
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Last Post: Sep 5, 2016 12:24pm
by Brian
Durant Meet - Durant Appraisals for Ontario Durant Owners
Hi all, I have been rebuilding my wife's grandfather's 28 Durant for about 2 years now. Still quite a bit to go but I'm getting there. (Facebook TwentyEight Durant) In my rebuilding adventure, I managed to become an Ontario "Used Motor Vehicle Appraiser" for v...
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Last Post: Sep 5, 2016 9:49am
by Neil Martin
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...
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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...
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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
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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.
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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?
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2016 6:15pm
by Don Shilling
Phil Donohough
Anyone have an email address for Phil? Thanks, Dave
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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
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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...
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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...
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2016 8:48am
by Bill Hoaglan
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...
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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...
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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/
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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
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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...
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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.
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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
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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...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2016 5:11pm
by Ken Hoshowski
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...
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2016 7:22pm
by Bill Hoge
Parade cars
Was anyone else in a parade today? Here's me at a local parade. [/URL]
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2016 9:26am
by Ross Hoevet
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...
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2016 7:29pm
by cdmn
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...
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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...
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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
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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
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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...
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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...
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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 ---
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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...
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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...
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2016 5:32am
by Norm Toone
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