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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
Iola Car show July 10, 11, 12, 13
Hey everyone, Anyone in the Iola WI area attending the car show this week?? You are welcome to stop by and say Hello We are registered as OLDCARLENSES.COM and welcome any Durant Car Club members or anyone with a Durant Related automobile that want to stop by and t...
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Last Post: Jul 9, 2014 12:34pm
by Larry Fogarazzo
Tillotson Model L1A Carburetor
Does anyone have a spec sheet, diagram or anything else which can aid in the correct assembly of my Tillotson Model L1A Carburetor? It was taken apart by someone and I can't remember how it goes back together. I know there has to be some literature on this thing so...
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2014 10:08am
by Frank Witkowski
Just To Be Sure On The Year.......
Getting ready to get all my paperwork in order so I just need help from the experts on the correct year for the titles. Star Coupe Model R VIN #E-229XX Engine #14L 42361 Radiator Height - 27-1/2" Lower Hood Panel Height - 18-3/16" Star Sport Roadster Mod...
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2014 9:34am
by Steve Large
Need Bendix gear for Auto-lite Starter. For 1923 Durant.
Need Bendix Gear for Auto-Lite Starter. For 1923 Durant.
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Last Post: Jul 2, 2014 6:06pm
by Ken Brink
Transmission oil
How much oil does the transmission in my Star hold?
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2014 10:12am
by Rick Botti
1925 H-40 Flint Brake info
Anyone have any Information on the brake adjustment procedure for a '25 Flint H-40 having mechanical brakes, this car's brakes are the double shoe type (locomotive?) the brake linkage has an evener to ballance right and left brake cross shafts, it also has some type...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2014 8:49pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Connecticut Ignition/Light Switch Diagram
Does anyone have a diagram of the terminals on the back of the ignition/light switch mechanism the A22s like mine used? Or could someone with a similar unit kindly look at how there's is numbered and tell me? Mine had been bypassed, and I'm trying to put it back to...
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2014 1:52pm
by Todd Frye
A22 Dash Bulb
I got a #64 bulb based on the information on the technical page, but the it is about 1/4" too tall to get the little 'helmet' back on. Can some tell me what kind of shorter bulb I really need?
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2014 11:56am
by Todd E Frye
Ontario region meet June 28 - July 1
It is not too late to plan on coming to Ontario for the 19th Annual Durant Gathering -- See Club events for details. Hope to see you there. Gord
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Last Post: Jun 19, 2014 4:19pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Hooray for Carol....
once again our dear Carol takes our club magazine, THE DURANT PARTNER into the lime light as a NATIONAL COMPACT golden winner for 2013.... way to go gal....we all appreciate your work and "LUV YA" regards, Gary k
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Last Post: Jun 16, 2014 3:55pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
"Rusting DeVaux's" found
In the fhotograph section Rick posted a picture I took up in Wetaskawin, Alberta in 1992. When we went back a few years later (I again had to convince my wife to take a short drive..to the mall)the cars were sold and they did not have records where they went. Well,...
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2014 12:25pm
by Norm Toone
Generator Removal - Autolite GJ
So - looking to have the generator rebuilt - model GJ autolite. I'm looking at this and it looks a little complicated. Ideas on the procedure?
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2014 9:12am
by Frank Witkowski
A-22 Biflex Bumper Brackets
Does anyone perchance have a set of drawings/diagrams of the brackets required to attach the Biflex bumper to the A-22s? Some detailed pictures would be much appreciated in lieu of that if someone could help me out. Thanks. -Todd
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Last Post: Jun 10, 2014 9:07am
by Todd E Frye
Stewart warner Vacuum and Bendix Drive
I was asked if I could locate a Vacuum Tank Float, the one this person has, has 3 cracks in it. Good Used preferred. I am in need of a working Bendix Drive for our 1923 4 cyl. O.H.V Durant. New or used. Any help is Appreciated. Ken Brink
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Last Post: Jun 10, 2014 7:56am
by Ken Brink
Cherry Parade w/ one Durant and one Star
Saturday Dennis Murphy and I drove our cars in the San Leandro Cherry Parade. We were invited by the Durant Task Force a community organization of people that live on Durant street alongside the Oakland Durant factory. The Durant water tower is their logo. After...
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Last Post: Jun 10, 2014 7:03am
by carol
Need a radiator for my 1923 Durant Star
I am in need of a 1923 Star radiator. If you have one please let me know.I just returned home from Iraq and bought a 1923 Durant star truck conversion. I found it in a Kansas barn, very well preserved only surface rust.Mostly original I want to leave as I found it. O...
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Last Post: Jun 6, 2014 7:04pm
by lloyd franz
Old guy
The other day a friend gave me a stack of "CARS & PARTS" mags from 1971 to 1975 and look at February 1971 volume 14 no. 5 under Clubs and activities I found a listing for Durant, Star, Flint, Frontenac, Rugby. Join the fast growing owners club. Dues $5.00 yearly for...
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2014 8:48pm
by gary kauffman
Technical Question RE: Brake rod between frame
I'm just about done stripping the frame of all miscellaneous screws, bolts, brake rods, pins etc but have one last thing to remove. I have run into a snag and need some help. Running from one side of the frame to another is a bar that connects to the brake rods that...
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2014 1:42pm
by Mike Linthicum
Original Break Light switch mounted on frame
Anybody have a picture of or a drawing of what the original break light switch that mounted on the frame looked like. I took one off my frame and not sure if it was an original or not. It was mounted on a small piece of metal that had a screw and nut mounting it to t...
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2014 1:39pm
by Mike Linthicum
Updates to website
Added new pictures of Dick Krause's 1927 Star Station wagon to Star page. Updated events page, removed past tours. Will update Natioanl Meet info this weekend. Added 100 pictures from the Pacific Coast chapter's Spring Tour. Need pictures from East Coast Tour...
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Last Post: May 25, 2014 5:25am
by Mike Linthicum
Just A Thought This Memorial Day Weekend..........
I fired up the grill near the shed where I am storing the roadster and came up with a thought. I noticed it still has the 1941 Colorado License plate. Could it be that this car belonged to a young man who never came back? Could it be that the family was so devastated...
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Last Post: May 24, 2014 3:29pm
by Yates Milton
distributor gears and housing need replacing
I had my 23 Star C Touring with a W-4 engine out for a drive today when suddenly it lost power and I had to limp home a few miles playing with the timing advance the whole way. After some inspection I discoved the timing was way off. I removed the distributor as i...
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Last Post: May 24, 2014 2:29pm
by Hal Vandevord
Front Bumper.
Hi everyone. So I am waiting for my newly fabricated radiator to arrive this week, I am looking into the missing front bumper on my car. This car was very close to the 1929 production line of M2's, and as such had some parts on it that were 1929. I'm...
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Last Post: May 21, 2014 9:00am
by Bill Hoaglan
#1 gas
I was advised (by an older man) to put #1 gas in my Star in lieu of regular gas. This is due to gas not being as it once was. I put in a tank of #1 and went for a 40 mile drive, the Star sure seemed to run better. Am I wrecking the engine ? tx guy
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Last Post: May 21, 2014 8:32am
by Ross Hoevet
Brake Material
What is everyone using to reline their brakes. I saw the Keith N sent his out. Has anyone tackled the job themselves? What are you using and does it work? The model 65 has the 3 shoe mechanical brakes. Looks like it has a solid lining on there now, but believe it wou...
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Last Post: May 21, 2014 5:07am
by Mike Linthicum
Source for Ignition Coil
My coil just bit the dust I believe - recommendations on finding a coil for a 24 star? BTW - when i shake the coil - sounds like liquid is in it.... Thanks in advance. Shawn
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Last Post: May 19, 2014 5:02pm
by Shawn
Locomobile 8-70 firewall
Hello! I'm doing a restoration for 1928 Locomobile 8-70 Sedan. I'm looking for pictures of firewall, because this hasn't one, only wooden wall and frames built by earlier owner. I have an original manual with picture of engine room and it looks like the firewall...
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Last Post: May 19, 2014 5:08am
by Antti Lappalaine...
More Rusty Gold in Oklahoma
Here's another ancient car graveyard uncovered in Enid, OK and will be orchestrated by the Van Der Brink auctions on July 7. A bone yard in operation from About 1945 to 1953. Mostly rust and dreams but may be a good outing. http://www.vanderbrinkauctions.com/aucti...
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Last Post: May 15, 2014 7:21pm
by Todd E Frye
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