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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
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...
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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
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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?...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Last Post: May 9, 2016 9:30am
by Tom Schaffer
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
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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...
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Last Post: May 5, 2016 10:55am
by Will Curl
Need a new head gasket for a 30 Durant 407
We need a new head gasket for our latest Durant 407 car W8 engine from Canada that Ray owned, it is a Victor 819 gasket and it actually has W8A 402 on it also. None on E-Bay, or other suppliers, wondering if anyone has a extra one or a idea who could maybe have new...
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Last Post: May 3, 2016 5:00am
by Lance Haynes
Timing chain cover seal
Does anyone know of a modern oil seal to fit the timing chain cover of a W5 engine?
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2016 7:03am
by Jim Cooke
1930 Durant 614 engine temperature sensor
Hi, What would be a replacement part number for a 1930 Durant 614 temperature sensor?
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2016 4:18am
by Norm Toone
DMAC Pacific Coast Chapter Spring Tour
The Pacific Coast Chapter's Spring Tour is coming up soon on April 18th. There is more information an Agenda and a registration form in the Events section. I hope to see you there this year. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2016 5:47pm
by Rick Botti
Restored 1929 Model 40 for Sale
I have posted this on the For Sale site but thought it best to place it here as well. Having finally finished the restoration of our 1929 Model 40 sedan, I have decided to put it up for sale. The W5 engine has been rebuilt with new pistons, valves, and gaskets. Th...
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2016 9:29am
by Gordon F. Curl
Durant 614 starting problems
Hi, Getting closer to get the 1930 Durant 614 running again. New fuel tank, fuel lines ok, fuel pump serviced, water pump ok, engine turns, radiator fixed, new motor oil, new transmission oil, etc. The problem is that the starter does not turn the engine fas...
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2016 10:50pm
by Juha Saari
1928 ?? Durant motor
I was wondering if any Durant enthusiasts can tell me an approximate value of a 1928? Durant motor? I should have it tomorrow and will have more info. Just wondering if this was something of value to Durant collectors? Any comments would be greatly appreciated, thank...
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2016 1:11pm
by Ray
Autolite 3076 orChampion w16Y Spark Plugs.
Hi Fellows, I am having great difficultly in locating either of the above spark plugs in Australia. Have been into Spark Plug .com site but their freight charges to australia are over the fence. Must be sending them by Specially Chartered aircraft. Their freight...
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2016 10:47am
by Norm Toone
Need help for a starter durant 1929
Hello My father is looking for a starter for this DURANT car 1929 because he has a problem with the starter . The first contact he makes he can hear a sound of electric mill ( grinder) It can be teeth do not connect , or not match well .Maybe a part inside...
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2016 3:59am
by Norm Toone
new technology for our cars
Hello everyone..... Just thought I'd show how new technology has come into play with our Durant cars. I couldn't find a water pump impeller for "Cathy's Star car", So I used scanning and nc machining technology to produce a new one out of high grade aircraft alumi...
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2016 12:36am
by Jim Greenamyer
Club Events
Looks to be a busy year for the DMAC with a West Coast Spring Tour, an East Coast Summer Tour and National Meet. More info posted in the Events Section. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2016 2:05pm
by Rick Botti
1932 DeVaux Model 80 Convertable
I received my June issue of Hemmings Classic Car yesterday and there is a great article on the 1932 DeVaux Model 80 convertable Coupe owned by clubs long time member Howard Reinke's sons Dennis Reinke. This car was sold to Myron Cummings who owned it until his passin...
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Last Post: Apr 12, 2016 6:48am
by Mike Linthicum
DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring Meet
It's that time of year again, although many of you are still experiencing very cold weather to think of our ECC Spring Meet. Where would you like to go and what would you like to do? The National Railroad Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania has been suggested as one, B...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2016 7:22pm
by Don Shilling
Dort Hub Caps
At the Portland, OR swap meet this past weekend I met a vendor who has several different Dort hub caps. Since I do not see many of these, I asked for his contact info. If you need a Dort hub cap, he may have what you need. His name is Bob Calvert, Oakville, WA, phone...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2016 1:20pm
by Bob Bush
Bill Hirsch - Engine Enamels
For those of you that have never talked with Bill Hirsch you really missed something. I ordered some engine enamel for the Flint yesterday. Bill, who is now 88, gets up at 4:00AM and gets to work at 5:30AM and works to 5:00PM and sometimes later. He and I agree th...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2016 6:27am
by Mike Linthicum
Bert Motor ready to rebuild
Bert in brown shirt and James with 1927 14L motor ready to rebuild.
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2016 7:39am
by Bill Hoaglan
Flint Distributor Removal
Have any of you Flint owners ever had trouble removing the distributor from your E-6 Continental engine. I removed the screw from the side of the base that I thought held the distributor in place (like on other engines). I have removed the entire unit from the engin...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2016 6:07am
by Jum Greenamyer
Passing of DMAC member Guy J. Beizil of Peace River, Alberta Canada
Rick and Sonia just let me know that DMAC member Guy J. Beizil from Peace River, Alberta, Canada passed away on March 1, 2016 from Lung cancer. Anyone who attended the Vancouver Durant Meet would remember Guy. He was driving a 1926 Star Touring Car with a canoe on...
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Last Post: Mar 23, 2016 10:25pm
by Frank Reed
Our W5 engine has now been completely rebuilt after installing two sleeves. I just have water in the radiator. I have been surfing the net on what coolants are being used in these old engines. Some use antifreeze or a mixture and some say use water only. What are...
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2016 7:56am
by Bill Hoaglan
lug nuts
I am in search of the following lug nuts for 29/30 Durant with wire wheels. these us a 3/4 wrench, they are 9/16 fine thread. I need 8 with RH thread I need 3 with LH thread email or call 618-523-4459 note of interest. My nephew was at the local Carquest st...
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Last Post: Mar 19, 2016 9:41pm
by Gene Gray
Hello All, I'm building a 1926 star from parts, the thing I need is a title. Was hoping someone in the club might be able to help with this. Right now I Have a 1926 Durant woody star huckster. My phone number is 386-871-5223....
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Last Post: Mar 19, 2016 4:20am
by Norm Toone
Dastardly Emal Alert!!!
Hey folks, I received an email today with a return email of admin@durantmotors.org and containing an attachment. Watch for this email address and delete immediately. Do NOT open the attachment. I'm sure no good can come from it if your curiosity gets the better of...
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2016 7:46am
by henri houle
6 volt battery life
It seems even though I try to take very good care of my 6 volt batteries, and use float maintainers on them, I can only get about a maximum of three years from one. With very limited market choices for 6 volt batteries in Canada, I'm searching for a better one in U...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2016 10:11pm
by Mike Rice
Fuel level sensor/meter replacement for Durant 614
Maybe a new topic for this instead of continuing the manual search topic. The fuel level meter is probably beyond repair and looking for a replacement that would work. Any ideas where to look or how the old one could still be fixed?
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2016 3:34am
by Juha Saari
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