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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you!
I know it's early but many of you will be leaving this weekend to travel to family members and friends for the holidays or just too busy to check the DMAC forum. With the weather not being so friendly up there in the Northern part of the states, travel might be tedio...
Views: 267   Replies: 8
Last Post: Dec 24, 2013 8:09pm
by Bill DeVries
1923 Star Coupe
Hi, My son and I are looking for some information on my Grandpa's 1923 Star Coupe. Where is the dip stick located and does it come completely out? Our's may be rotted or broke. We also need to replace the MPG/Speedometer gauge and the muffler pipe. Any response...
Views: 347   Replies: 5
Last Post: Dec 22, 2013 3:59am
by Norm Toone
Repair or replace broken carburetor
I started restoring my 1927 Star "R" car six that been in storage for 21 years. It appears that the throat in the Zenith carburetor broke at the throat that enters in intake manifold when I opened it. I think the throat had ceased inside the body. I had soaked the ca...
Views: 457   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 14, 2013 7:03am
by Norm Toone
Firewall Senciled Markings
I noticed a marking on the firewall of my 1930 614 which was built in Oakland, CA. The marking is very faint but was made with a stencil and reads "A10". The letters are approximately 1 and 1/2 inches high, located on the upper passenger side firewall just below the...
Views: 219   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 12, 2013 7:54am
by Ross Hoevet
Durant factory info:
Hi All: I just returned from a meeting of our local club and a man next to me asked if there ever was a business connection between John North Willys and Billy Durant. I think there was some connection because of a factory purchase..?? Thanks for any info. Gary
Views: 278   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 12, 2013 4:37am
by Norm Toone
Valve timing for a Continental early 14L engine
Would anyone have the valve timing specs (such as valve opens @ "X" degrees before TDC). I found the specs for the 4 cylinder engine in the technical section and used that information for the 6 cylinder and it works, but I'm not sure that it is correct. Any inform...
Views: 404   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 11, 2013 3:02am
by Norm Toone
Inner Speedo Cable
Has anyone made an inner cable for the speedo? I've only got remnants, so I have to build a new one. The ends on this site http://www.classicandexotic.com/store/c-383-speedometer-tachometer.aspx (STW-0003 & STW-0004) look like the right ones. I see Restorat...
Views: 262   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 8, 2013 7:23pm
by Guy Belzil
Happy Birthday Billy!
Today in December 8, 1861 William Crapo Durant was born. Happy Birthday to the founder of the automobiles that we drive. Charlie
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2013 7:06am
by Charles A. Spitz...
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Subject: Fake flash player required for this website, click download now Question: When I go to the DMAC website it says I need to download flash player. Answer: First I must say that no changes have been made to the website that will require you to downloa...
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2013 6:53am
by Rick Botti
Yates & Doris Milton
Some of you have been unable to contact Yates & Doris lately, including me and was wondering if they were OK. I talked to him today and he has moved to the Moorehead City area of North Carolina which is nearer to the coast to be near his son and daughter. All of his...
Views: 307   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 6, 2013 2:32am
by Jim Greenamyer
29 Durant/27 Star available
I just received an email showing about 100 old vehicles for sale. Among them is a 27 Star Coupe and a 29 Durant. I have no other information but if anyone is interested call Len Schmidt Whitecity Saskatchewan 1 306-781-2415 lensauto888@hotmail.com
Views: 306   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 5, 2013 7:55pm
by Brian D.
Don't Access the Museum
For the time being please don't access the Durant Museum. I am in the process of cleaning the files posted there and this will take some time to complete. Rick
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2013 4:18pm
by Rick Botti
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Durant Metal Signs
For anyone who wants a beautiful reproduction metal Durant Motors sign, Auto Trim Design in Ottawa, Ontario will make it in any size you like. An example of the original can be seen at http://www.durantcars.com/collectables/signs/F-30-0101-1.shtml Give them a cal...
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Last Post: Dec 3, 2013 8:23am
by Ben
Happy Thanksgiving
To all of our Durant friends, Peg and I extend to you a Happy Thanksgiving, and wish that each of you have a wonderful day. Peggy and Charlie
Views: 245   Replies: 7
Last Post: Dec 2, 2013 11:40am
by Ken McCormick
u joint ball kit
I am looking for a u joint ball kit for a STAR 1926, I email Frank but he did not anwers me
Views: 282   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 26, 2013 4:12am
by Henri Houle
Interchangeable parts manuals
Is it a good idea to buy an interchangeable parts manual, or is interchangeability the sort of stuff that other club members can provide on a case by case basis?
Views: 343   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 21, 2013 12:11pm
by Duncan Smeaton
Distributor A22
What make & model number was the original distributor used on a 1922 Durant model A22 4 cyl.?
Views: 334   Replies: 8
Last Post: Nov 21, 2013 11:30am
by Frank Wilkie
DMAC registraions
This is a great and very interesting Car Club. I have been a member for only twelve months,but I have found the contacts with other Durant owners all over the world as nothing short of amazing.I love to read the Forum every week to see what is happening and catch up...
Views: 224   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 21, 2013 3:15am
by Robert N Heath
Durant Registry
I own a Durant 614 4dr. Sedan, which was once owned by Gary Kauffman in Penn. Who started the national durant club. So Ive tried acouple of times to Register this car, I have been a club member and no success of ever getting it done. If this car supposely with Gary s...
Views: 1276   Replies: 13
Last Post: Nov 20, 2013 8:44am
by dave enrico
Durant Rugby Lighter Photos and ????
Hi All...... Picked this up on eBay a while back. See the photos for details. It is engraved on the base with Durant Cars, Rugby Trucks, interestingly it is stamped with the same wording on the underside of the base. I have no idea when this was made, ther...
Views: 601   Replies: 7
Last Post: Nov 18, 2013 7:13pm
by Chai Ohayon
How to remove transmission
Since my engine is in the shop being rebuilt I want to remove the transmission and have it rebuilt locally. I have some other maintenance to perform while the transmission is out of the car as well. My question is, how is the transmission driveshaft removed?
Views: 345   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 18, 2013 12:17pm
by Rick Botti
D75 horn brand?
The D75 came with a horn that was mounted on the head bolt of the engine with a bracket. I have the original horn and bracket that has been partially restored years ago but a missing badge to state its brand. My question is, What brand horns went on the D75 models in...
Views: 380   Replies: 7
Last Post: Nov 17, 2013 12:03pm
by carol
Body top material?
As I look forward in my restoration project, I am pondering what the original type of top covering material was used for the D75 model Durant. Some of the terms used are Cobra short grain vinyl, Long grain vinyl, Colonial Grain Vinyl, and Black leather. Those of you...
Views: 353   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 17, 2013 7:20am
by Carol Fogarazzo
Hood trimming
I am looking for a supply company that sells trimming that is around the hood edges.I have purchased hood material from the USA for my Durant and have almost finished,but cannot find anyone that supplies this edging in Australia.
Views: 245   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 12, 2013 10:55am
by Robert N Heath
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Jeff
Dealer sign
Can anyone place a value on a 4' x 8' dealer sign. It says low-cost transportation star cars durant motors. Appears to be a tin sign in the original wood frame. Sign is rusty but can still make out the letters
Views: 301   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 9, 2013 2:40pm
by Frank Wilkie
A sad day for all Durantonians!
I received this blog today from Hemmings Motor News. http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2013/11/04/factory-where-chrysler-automobile-was-conceived-razed-in-new-jersey/?refer=news One of the last Durant plants, if not the last Durant plant will be torn down. Lea...
Views: 399   Replies: 5
Last Post: Nov 7, 2013 1:56pm
by Rick Botti
Another DeVaux found
First of all I have to thank Frank for the E-mail last night that led me to this find. There are some names on the Registry that go back a lot of years since last contact. This 31 Sport Coupe was last known to be in up-state N.Y. in the 80's. The man I just talk...
Views: 240   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 6, 2013 3:04pm
by DAVE ENRICO
steering box rebuilder
While the engine is out of the roadster, this might be a good time to have the steering box rebuilt. Any suggestions for a reliable person or company?? Rick
Views: 243   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 5, 2013 8:14pm
by GARY KAUFFMAN
Club members, your choice, need a vote!
Another item for the club store. Below is a prototype of a new key ring for the club store. Please cast your vote for which one you like best design A or B. A: Left side with club logo on the key ring one sided B: Right side design with old Durant emblem on f...
Views: 884   Replies: 45
Last Post: Nov 2, 2013 11:36am
by Dave Schulte
Careful
I have a want for a left front fender on the parts forum & was answered by David Hardy from Kansas City KS. The picture sent was a beautiful rear fender for another car. I don't know if it was a scam or not, be careful. By the way, I still need a lt. frt. fender for...
Views: 235   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 1, 2013 6:14am
by Mike Linthicum
MESSAGE FOR GARY K.'S MODEL 60 PARTS PURCHASERS.....
IF YOU ARRANGED TO PURCHASE PARTS FROM ME FROM MY 60 COUPE OR STAR....SEND ME AN EMAIL WITH YOUR MAILING ADRESS AND TELL ME WHAT YOU WERE PROMISED ...I CANNOT FIND MY PRINTOUTS FROM YOU ALL THANX, GARY...FROGGYSROD@COMCAST.NET 610-279-3116 HOME
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2013 9:02pm
by GARY KAUFFMAN
A California Top
I met a guy who said his father had had a Star with a "California Top". He said it was a solid top that bolted on the touring car in place of a soft top. It had windows that slid to open. Has anyone ever heard of this?
Views: 379   Replies: 8
Last Post: Oct 29, 2013 7:18pm
by Rick Botti
Replacement Distributor Parts
Hey Star people, I have a friend that just purchased what we think is a '27 Star M2 as it is a 4 cly. motor. The current distributor has a potmetal housing and is a n autolite with a missing ID tag. The rotor is round and is approximately 2" in diameter w...
Views: 400   Replies: 12
Last Post: Oct 27, 2013 7:14pm
by Jim Greenamyer
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Paul
Generator shaft
I'm trying to diagnose a noise at the front of the engine on my 15L. I pulled the radiator to gain access to the timing chain cover. I also removed the access cover for the generator shaft nut. I noticed that the shaft has a lot of end-play. Does anyone know the...
Views: 184   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 27, 2013 3:59pm
by Paul
still giving needed support
OKAY...TONIGHTS VOTE IS IN....EVERYONE ELSE ..ARE YOU DOING YOUR SHARE???...ONLY AA FEW NITES LEFT TO VOTE....GET TO IT !!!! REGARDS, gARY K
Views: 200   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 26, 2013 8:29pm
by GARY KAUFFMAN
Need some support here
For those of you who remember our granddaughter, Ryanne (she came to the NJ and Lancaster meets), she has entered an Uncle Ben's Rice cooking contest and made it to their voting stage (along with over 500 other kids). We need people to vote for her. If she wins, her...
Views: 460   Replies: 12
Last Post: Oct 25, 2013 8:21pm
by GARY KAUFFMAN
Wheel Rims for 25 Flint
I need 3 wheel rims with tabs to hold 6 bolts. They are 4 1/4" wide X 22" diameter. Tire size would be 6.20 X 20 if super baloon or 4.95 X 20 if desired. They are to fit my Flint project but were used on other Durant cars and other makes.
Views: 211   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 25, 2013 5:10pm
by Jack Connor
Radiator Badge
It's a freebie to anyone who is really needie. I have a Star/Durant/Six radiator badge, it has the Star "star" and superimposed Durant emblem with a diagonal "Star" written on it, below emblem is "Six" and then on the bottom white parameter is written "Durant Moto...
Views: 188   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 23, 2013 7:47pm
by Don Shilling
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Paul
Crankshaft pulley removal
I am trying to remove the timing chain cover on my 1928 15L Continental. Not sure how to remove the lower (crankshaft) pulley. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Views: 223   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 20, 2013 4:22pm
by Paul
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Bill
Duranr Star Newbie
I just received a 1927 Star Roadster that is in rough condition but all metal parts are there. Being a Dodge Brothers guy I am not used to all the wood that is necessary! There will be plenty of questions in the future mostly in the wood department. I would...
Views: 478   Replies: 9
Last Post: Oct 20, 2013 4:33am
by Jim Greenamyer
A thing of beauty!
I had my bronze Tillotson MV-1A carburetor rebuilt and it came out so pretty I didn't want to bolt it on the car - but I did. The car runs 5 mph faster, the engine is smoother and I can actually adjust the mixture. I put the vendor's contact information on the Res...
Views: 491   Replies: 8
Last Post: Oct 19, 2013 11:31pm
by Vince O'Brien
radiator
looking for a back up radiator for 24 star 4cyl have a 6cyl rad for sale or trade thanks
Views: 324   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 19, 2013 5:18pm
by Robert Bush
Sad but true
Despite many mixed emotions I have decided to sell my Durant coupe. It has been a good car, in many ways the nicest car I have ever owned. It was a deeper commitment than I had ever made to any other old car and because of that I learned so much about taking care o...
Views: 430   Replies: 6
Last Post: Oct 13, 2013 8:04pm
by Rick Botti
Tubular Backbone Exhaust
Hey all, This 1925 Flint H-40 (closed car) project I have has one of those tubular exhaust systems on it that is rusted out....I am wondering if I would be doing myself a disservice if I just scraped this thing and install a conventional 5" round muffler with ta...
Views: 416   Replies: 8
Last Post: Oct 12, 2013 7:28pm
by Rusty Buchanan
Generator Parts
I am still looking for a spare drive end plate (Part GAL-1065) for a GAL-4105 or GAL-4107 generator. This plate is about 6 3/4" across at the widest and is stamped inside with GAL-65. I'm also looking for good armatures - GAL-2066 and GT-2006. I also have a ne...
Views: 210   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 12, 2013 11:45am
by Mac Irvine
14L Vibration Dampner
For 1929, Durant/Continental added a vibration dampner (Lanchester) to the front of all 14L six cylinder engines. Mine is missing, so am looking for one. It attaches to the front fan drive pulley with 4 bolts. This is the pulley that the hand crank engages when star...
Views: 227   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 8, 2013 10:36am
by Ken McCormick
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Gerald
Durant Wood Structure - Pictures (1928 M2 Coupe)
Hi everyone, Recently someone needed some pictures of the wood structure in the Durant I have. I thought it couldn't hurt to put links up here as well in case in the future someone needs them. Most of the wood is uncovered at the moment, so I can do any mea...
Views: 255   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 7, 2013 5:18am
by Henri Houle
Possible new items for the club store?
At the recent National Meet in San Diego, it was suggested by several members to possibly offer some glasses for sale in the store. These would be either a wine glass or a beer/soda glass with either our club logo or the first Durant radiator emblem with our club nam...
Views: 423   Replies: 14
Last Post: Oct 4, 2013 6:53pm
by Mike Linthicum
Lambrecht Chevrolet Inventory Auction (500 cars)
The '28 Durant sedan sold today at the VanDerBrink Auctions for $7000.00. The person that bought this car is the same person who is buying about 90% of the cars at this auction in Peirce, NE. It be interesting to find out who this person is and where these cars are g...
Views: 372   Replies: 9
Last Post: Oct 1, 2013 6:46am
by Todd E. Frye
San Diego Meet
Hi all: We would like to thank Charlie & Peg for putting on a great meet. Behind every man is a great woman and Peg is no exception. Peg made and gave us so many goodies that it will be hard not to gain weight. We arrived home on the 20th via Sea World, San Diego...
Views: 292   Replies: 5
Last Post: Sep 28, 2013 3:55pm
by Peggy Spitz
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