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2015 International Durant Meet, Minnesota
We have the contract signed with Marriott. They created a special link to book the hotel online. Checking Sept 9, 2015 and checkout is Sept 13, 2015 $95 http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Durant%20Mot...
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2014 12:21pm
by Adam Ford
Unknown Part of Engine
I apologize if this is a ridiculous question, but what is the device below the carburetor on my A-22 engine? It is spun via the generator shaft, but I am not really sure what it is? A governor of some sort?
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2014 11:58am
by Bill Hoaglan
Touring roof - Question
Good-day to all. I am finally getting the roof put on my car. I have found folding irons, saddles, back window and gotten new ribs made. All is in place other than the fabric. I have done my best to find pictures of our requirements on the net. I have found some,...
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Last Post: Oct 6, 2014 2:42pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Radiator Cap and Moto-Meter
I just bought a 1926 Star Four Coupe, looking for a radiator cap with a moto-meter an it, Anyone have a source or a spare, Please let me know. Thank you for your time. Regards, Kerry
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Last Post: Oct 6, 2014 6:28am
by Ray Acker
Marvel Schebler Carburetor
Hi all. I have been working on the car most of the summer trying to get it up to regular running condition. I had it started last year for short periods. There was no radiator so I couldn't keep it running. The radiator was replaced this year and is hooked u...
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Last Post: Oct 5, 2014 3:34am
by Norm Toone
A-22 Rear Generator / Distributor Mounting Housing
Hello all A-22 owners. I have been in conversation with the helpful Franz Fraitzl about getting some of the plates that cover the rear of the distributor into which the distributor mounts manufactured. Here are some pictures of my broken plate. For...
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2014 7:55pm
by Todd E Frye
Anyone know what happen to Philip Tramel ?
Philip Tramel was a member of the DMAC until somewhere around 2009. He lived in Modesto, California and owned a 1931 Durant Model 619. I'm updating the website and list of 619 owners and would like to speak to him. Anyone out there know how I can contact him?...
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2014 12:01pm
by Rick Botti
First Pictures from North Carolina DMAC Meet
Charlie Spitz has sent in the first pictures from the DMAC meet in North Carolina. Rick
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2014 8:56pm
by Frank Witkowski
Joint Durant Vintage Chevy Tour
I iust uploaded pictures from last month's Joint Durant - Vintage Chevy Club tour. The Pacific Coast Chapter DMAC was joined by the Greater South Bay Region VCCA for a one day tour. The group visted a restored Durant Star dealership, a real 1950's diner and winery wh...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2014 1:27pm
by Yates Milton
We welcome new and Old DMAC enthusiasts to HERSHEY PA!
We welcome anyone who is interested in Durants, Stars, Locomobiles, Dort, Rugby, DeVaux, Flint, To come and meet us at our spots in the CHOCOLATE FIELD SOUTH CG 5-6-7 Lets talk! We will have a few samples of our bi monthly color magazine… and you can join i...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2014 1:06pm
by Yates Milton
gary k
change of plans
Dear friends, I have unfortunately had a change of plans and will not make the N>C> show this week. If I was bringing something you want/need...email me a phone number and we can make some new arrangements. some minor but painful injuries have befallen me...but ev...
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2014 11:05am
by Don Shilling
Part Numbers
I have a parts book for my A–22, but does anyone have some sort of cross reference to Autolite or other numbers? Specifically, I am at the moment looking for a part number for my A22 distributor. I am betting it is Autolite, but there is not tag on mine.
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Last Post: Sep 23, 2014 12:33pm
by Todd E. Frye
2014 Annual Meeting Salisbury North Carolina September 24-28
Hi All... Some updates with more costs and registration to follow: Hotel: Hotel Salisbury and Convention Center www.hotelsalisburync.com I will have special rates and registration codes soon. Over 12 acres of parking so bring that car an...
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Last Post: Sep 23, 2014 4:00am
by Mike Linthicum
Website Updates
Website updates, Added Differential Rebuild article by Steven Blomquist to Tech Page under Modern Improvements. Added 1928 Continental Engine Manual donated by Phil Peters to Tech Page under Manuals. Added pictures of a beautiful 1923 Durant Touring Car owne...
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Last Post: Sep 14, 2014 6:34pm
by Phil Peters
Continental 7R Starter
Hi, I would like to find a starter for a Continental 7R engine. The trouble is I don't know which brand or model or part number to look for. Does anyone have one or can you tell me the info I need to search for one? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Chris
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2014 10:47am
by Chris
Durant/Star Clutches
I am in the process of rebuilding my clutch and was wondering if anybody has the specifications on the pressure plate springs(rate and free length) as well as the recess depth of the flywheel and initial pressure plate release finger settings? My understanding is tha...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2014 3:43pm
by Phil Peters
Durant Publications
Looking for information on the various Durant publications. 1. The Durant Standard which started in 1922. When did that publication end and how many issues were there? 2. The Durant Family Registry (the registry) I have from Volume #1 number #1 to volume #3 nu...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2014 6:43am
by Mike Linthicum
1924 Star
My grandma is looking to sell a 1924 Durant Star. What would be her price range?
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2014 5:00pm
by John
2014 Durant Calendar
Hello fellow Durantonians I would like to make you aware that there is a Durant Calendar available for 2014. 12 pages of Club Members Cars. $22.00 ( shipping $3.60-US $6.20-Can $14.90-Elseware ) Calendars can be obtained by sending payment to;...
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2014 4:14pm
by Christa
Stuck engine
This car ran about 15 years ago. When I bought it 4 years ago I soaked the pistons with brake fluid & diesel fuel and the engine turned over easily. Now, after setting for 4 years it is seized up. Does anyone have any suggestion on what I should try to free it up wi...
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Last Post: Sep 9, 2014 7:29pm
by Larry Harp
Durant Porcelain Sales and Service Sign
Anyone know what the story might be on this sign? Looks like it was made in England. eBay item number 201157690101
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2014 1:22pm
by Norm Toone
Durant's Locomobile
I case you didn't see it. Cliff Durant(Billy's son) Locomobile is on ebay right now in the "other makes" section. Bidding starts at $300,000.00 The perfect top car in any true Durant enthusiast's collection. Frank? Don?
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Last Post: Sep 5, 2014 10:17am
by Frank Witkowski
Speedometer Decals
The numbers on the only speedo I have are pretty poor. Does anyone know if the decals that the Model A vendors sell for the Stewart Warner speedo's will fit correctly? Thanks
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2014 3:53am
by Shane
Interior Roof
The interior roof fabric on my 1929 Durant Model 666 is sagging. It is original and very very fragile. Any suggestions on how to reattach it to the top or other ways to de-sag it?
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2014 6:35pm
by Don Shilling
DeVaux at auction
Did anyone go to the Enid, OK on Saturday and pickup that DeVaux sedan?
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2014 5:12pm
by Gary Yelle
Recent Earthquake. All you Durantonians in California OK?
Hello California Durantonians I hope all of you out there in the Bay area are OK, Rick, Bert & Sonia and everyone else. I saw on the news that the epicenter was around American Canyon which I know is where Bert & Sonia hail from. Hope all of you are OK!
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2014 4:36pm
by Bert & Sonia Ba...
Durant "D" Gas Cap
Opinion needed: Durant "D" gas cap, was it originally painted silver or black or what? Anybody have an idea?
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2014 2:16pm
by Mike Linthicum
radiator shell emblem removal
Can anyone enlighten me as to the best way to remove the Durant logo/emblem from my grill shell without damaging it? I am looking at having it nickel plated and doubt they can do it with the crest in place. Tips are appreciated. Thanks.
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Last Post: Aug 25, 2014 6:12pm
by Todd E Frye
Durant - Vintage Chevy Joint Tour
On Saturday August 23rd, the Pacific Coast Chapter DMAC and the Vintage Chevy Club GSBR will conduct a historic tour combining both clubs. The tour will bring the group from Fremont to the Sunol train station via Niles Canyon Road and on to the former Durant/Sta...
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Last Post: Aug 25, 2014 7:59am
by Rick Botti
Unknown clamps
Hello! I aquired a pile of Locomobile parts and these clamps were in it, can someone identify what parts these are? Thank you! https://www.dropbox.com/s/3w7f4dhd8wtamp3/clamps.jpg
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2014 3:13pm
by Antti Lappalaine...
Ray Keto Passes
Just learned that long time Durant enthusiast Jorma Ray Keto passed away in March. He was a contributor to all three Durant clubs. One item he contributed to the DFR was a signed copy of the book "My Father" by Marjorie Durant. I visited Ray back when we were tryi...
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Last Post: Aug 15, 2014 7:03pm
by Hilkka Brucksch
Loosen a Frozen Nut
Machinist Workshop Magazine tested the break out torque on rusted bolts. No penetrant used required---516 lbs " #1 238 lbs...
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Last Post: Aug 15, 2014 11:07am
by Frank Witkowski
Pictures of your cars
I've just looked over the photographs section of this website to the left and notice that it's been a long time since there has been some new pictures posted. We've had many new members join with cars we either haven't seen or seen in a long long time. We all like lo...
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2014 6:18am
by Mike Linthicum
1921 Durant Ford Sale
1921 Blue Durant 4 door Touring vehicle. Wooden spoke rims and trunk. Newly refurbished in 2000, hardly driven. 39,229 miles. Model A-22 Car No. 523. Extra parts available. - See more at: http://www.classifiedads.com/classic_cars_antiques-ad125921560.htm#sthash.t2vAr...
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2014 5:46pm
by Donna Willis
Importing from Canada
Hello all. I am looking to import an original A-22 engine and possibly a partial chassis from Canada (to bring my A-22 back to a more original condition). I am trying to get all my paperwork in order before going after it with a trailer this summer. I would greatl...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2014 3:08pm
by Don Atkinson
North Carolina Meet
Do we have the starting and ending dates for the 2014 North Carolina meet? Trying to plan and extended time frame to visit friends and need to set air plane schedule and tour dates.
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2014 8:53pm
by gary k
1921 Durant Touring car for Sale
My Dad has a 1921 Durant Touring car in great condition with 39,229 miles on it. The vehicle was reconditioned in 2000. Also looking to find out how many of these were manufactured. Model A-22 Car No. N523 Blue 4 door with new canvas top.
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Last Post: Aug 7, 2014 8:03am
by Steve Large
Star bumper guard/emblem???
I recently acquired what appears to be a cast steel bumper guard/emblem. It is roughly 4 inches wide by 10 inches tall by 1/2 inch thick and has five holes in the top (one is a 5-point star-shaped hole that is about 1-1/2 inches tall). It also has three bolt holes in...
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Last Post: Aug 5, 2014 8:49am
by Steve Large
road trip
Hello everyone, Starting a trip tomorrow in my 1926 Durant Woody Star Huckster.Leaving Daytona Beach, Florida to Middletown, New Jersey. Awhile back an axle snaped and had to be welded. So I am a little nervous about that. Is there anyone out there that has a rear o...
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Last Post: Aug 3, 2014 5:30am
by Mike Linthicum
Does anyone have a digital image of the Round star logo similar to the one shown in the photo section of Bert Babick's 1922 Star Touring. I would like to have a 14 inch diameter decal made and use it on the side of my delivery van/service truck restoration.
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2014 12:34pm
by Ken McCormick
Frame back from the blaster, ready to start re-assembly
Wow, I'm excited! Picked up my frame from the blaster last week, she's blasted primed and painted. She looks like she just came out of the factory, still can see the factory part number on it. I used Eastwood Extreme Chassis Black on it and it looks great. I like thi...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2014 6:57pm
by Don Atkinson
Voltage regulator for D40 Rugby
I have been running my 29 Rugby on 12 volts for many years using the original 6 volt generator. Probably not technically the best thing to do however it seems to work fine and not cooking the battery. One thing is that the third brush needs to be backed almost righ...
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2014 4:16am
by Keith Hoffmann
Star Speedster?
Does anyone know who owns this Star Speedster? Rick
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2014 2:07pm
by Dennis W. Nutter
Engine Gaskets
Where do I find the head and manifold gaskets for the W-5 engine ?
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2014 4:40am
by Frank Witkowski
Rugby 1928
Hello durant owners. Me and my father are about to buy a durant rugby 1928. The car looks great, It´s green and black. The headlights are wrong but the right ones comes with the car, But one of the headlights are missing the glass, Is there any things i should b...
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Last Post: Jul 20, 2014 6:25am
by Mike Linthicum
Proper engine color
Over the years there has always been a debate on the proper engine color for our cars. I was checking EBAY today and there is a 27 Star coupe on there that appears to have the correct gray/green color. Not on the water pump, that appears to be a mismatch, but the act...
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Last Post: Jul 18, 2014 11:47am
by Norm Toone
Technical Session at Annual Meeting
Hi All....... Phil Peters has agreed to do the Thursday night tech session in Salisbury NC. If you remember he did an excellent one in San Diego on the Model 60. This session will deal with documenting you car. Please bring any info you have on your car....
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Last Post: Jul 17, 2014 8:07am
by Frank Witkowski
car for sale on ebay
Hi new friends...I am the person who bought the car on ebay and have enjoyed reading your posts...I mostly collect 30-33 cadillacs but could not refuse a big sedan for the mony. I would like to know what the heck i bought...as i read some disscussion about the actu...
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Last Post: Jul 15, 2014 5:03pm
by Mike Linthicum
Drawing of Durant
Hello All. I was going through some files related to the Durant my Dad once owned...he was Odus G. Raymer. I made a cake in the shape of the Durant for him one year for his birthday. I thought I would share the drawing. It's of his 1931 Durant. The tape has yellowed...
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Last Post: Jul 15, 2014 10:26am
by Wendy Rose Rayme...
Clutch Adjustment
In the past, I've had trouble grinding gears when down shifting. Now, I can't put the car into first gear without grinding. I've replaced the transmission fluid to no avail. I thought that maybe the friction plate wasn't moving off the flywheel far enough but I ca...
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Last Post: Jul 10, 2014 5:14pm
by Don Palla
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