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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
A-22 Roof Bows
Hello all. My wife and I just returned home from a wonderful 100th Anniversary Kansas White Way Auto Tour this weekend. We got to share the history of Durant Motors with a lot of new people and make the first long drive (~90 miles) in my A-22. Unfortunately, upon...
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Last Post: May 14, 2014 11:30am
by Todd E. Frye
Finally a new radiator for the 1928 Durant M2!
Costly, but the radiator finally arrived from Alabama today. Even better. It actually fits. Now to get a little black paint on it, and get things put back together.
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Last Post: May 13, 2014 10:59pm
by Gerald F
Myron Cummings
I regret that I have to inform the club members of Myron's passing. Myron died of a brain tumor at his home in Owosso, MI. There is a write-up on the funeral homes web-site: www.nelson-house.com. Click on the obituaries. Gary
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Last Post: May 12, 2014 4:23pm
by Gary Yelle
West Coast Tour Starts Today
The West Coast Tour Starts Today! Weather predictions have moved from the temperatures on the 90's to possibly of an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon. Whew who knows what will happen, but I'm leaving for Mokelumne Hill in a few hours. Ready or not here...
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Last Post: May 11, 2014 10:13am
by Rick Botti
I need two rear wheels for my truck.
Would like to know if anyone has two good wheels to sell with the heavier spokes. i think the previous owner used Model T wheeels on the rear. they are smaller in diameter than the front wheels. please email me at bruceindaytona@yahoo.com or feel free to call at 386-...
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Last Post: May 10, 2014 1:39pm
by Don Shilling
Strasburgh Railroad Antique Car Show July 19th
Hi All..... Got a call from the railroad inviting any members to the "Rolling Antique Auto Event" It is scheduled for Saturday July 19th 2014 from 9:30 on. From the website: Be part of reliving automotive history! We’re transforming the railroad int...
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Last Post: May 9, 2014 2:58am
by Lewis Mendenhall...
Gotta See This Star Car
There is a super cute Star on Ebay. It's listed as a '25 but is actually a 1927. Would make a fabulous parade driver as is. Maybe someone in the Northwest can snatch it up. I sure wish it was closer to me. See Ebay # 281317396641
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Last Post: May 2, 2014 1:44pm
by Don Shilling
Need some help.
I recently inherited a 1926 Durant Star R model with the Continental 14L six cylinder engine from Ron Hast who some you remember from posts some time ago. What I need is information on how to evaluate the worth of this car. It is a restored (some years ago) and is...
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Last Post: May 1, 2014 1:00pm
by Steve Large
I want to drive a Durant song
OK, old time members. On this web site is a couple of club members singing the "I Want to Drive a Durant" song that was published for a Durant sales convention and performed originally back in the 20's. I think it was a husband and wife team that recorded it on a pia...
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2014 10:55pm
by Ross
DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring Meet!
Starting to make arrangements for the DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring Meet. Looks like this Spring we will be in Northern Indiana. Tentative tours are to the Studebaker Museum and the Hudson Museum. Tentative dates will be April 24th through the 27th but more likely M...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2014 4:54pm
by Frank Witkowski
Star Station Wagon Owners
Hi All..... Anyone have a running / driving Star Station wagon? I have a TV producer looking for one to feature in an upcoming program, about the first factory station wagon. They are willing to travel anywhere in the US. This is a history type program, not...
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2014 8:55pm
by Norm Toone
1928 Durant 4 Sale
There is a 1928 Durant model M-4 for sale on EBay right now. ebay # 251513521456 Rick
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2014 8:07am
by Rick Botti
1923 A-22 Windshield Wiper
Does anyone have the name, design, picture, or other info on the correct windshield wiper for the '23 A-22? Better yet, does anyone have an extra, even a rough one? Help appreciated. -Todd
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2014 6:17am
by Todd E. Frye
Which Cap Is Correct?
On the 1927 Star sixes which cap is correct? The Star or the creature? I have both on the cars and my knowledge of Durant's is ZERO so I need help! Thanks! Bill
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2014 5:35pm
by Bill Kronsbein
14L Vibration dampner disks
I have removed the Vibration Dampner and its clutch disk disks from my 14L engine. Does anyone know if the disks should be installed with a little lubrication or dry. I suspect dry, but not sure. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2014 3:49pm
by Rick Botti
1933 Continental Ace on Ebay Motors
Hey everyone, there's a 1933 Continental Ace on Ebay Motors for sale at this time. Nice looking car!
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2014 5:05am
by Norm Toone
sending your car's info to club list
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2014 2:05pm
by Sreve Large
roofing trim
I need to find some roofing trim to fasten my roofing into the opening in the roof. I had some but when I removed it It broke up pretty badly. The lower portion is okay but the upper--which fits into the lower -is really in bad shape Anyone know what its calle...
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2014 7:17am
by Bill Hoaglan
Pacific Coast Chapter DMAC - Gold Rush Tour
Gold Rush Tour hosted by the Pacific Coast Chapter DMAC May 5th to 8th 2014 Mokelumne Hill places this tour in historic Calaveras County. We'll drive the Gold Country roads and visit mining towns surrounded by giant forests. Loads of fun driving the California...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2014 6:37am
by Rick Botti
Billy Durant's Airplane ???
Hi All..... I was selling at a Tractor & gas engine show over the week end. Got to talking with a fellow who had some old Chevies and Olds cars. Of course the subject of Durants came up. He asked me if I knew about Billy Durant's airplane. I had not heard o...
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2014 7:00am
1924 Star Model F question.
A man from Marysville, Wa called me this afternoon with a question on folding the top down on the touring model. This car is a complete car with only surface rust. He got the car with the top up with only one tear in the material. He sees a 1 by 2 wood piece that...
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Last Post: Apr 6, 2014 5:00pm
by Frank Witkowski
Long Lost Durant Dealership Found !!
Hi All..... It was a nice day in Pennsylvania today! 70 degrees and bright and sunny. Cathy and I decided to take a ride in her SSR with the top down. We headed over to Ohio and where just cruising along the back roads. We came upon an old small town, well o...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2014 8:52pm
by gary kauffman
1930 Durant 617 Coupe For Sale
This ad is currenlyly on Craigs list. The car is listed as being in the San Francisco Bay Area, east bay. I have not contacted the seller. 1930 Durant 617 Coupe 3W (North State ) ------------------------------------------------------ Reply to: sale-98268867...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2014 12:05pm
by Norm Toone
Needed at the Museum
Hello Members! The Museum needs items of interest, photographs, magazines, radiator emblems, owner manuals, factory photographs etc on some of our associated cars. Check your collections, garages and filing cabinets for anything we could use to help educate the pub...
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2014 10:46am
by Durant Motors Au...
Roofing parts
I need the two part strips that go arund the roofing to hold and seal the roofing in the insert. Had them but taking the roof off kind of ruined them Anyone know where I can get some new ones>??? The little beast is going back together again -Hopefully for the...
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2014 7:05pm
by K McCormick
Factory higher performance in 1929
After a couple of recent discussions about my rebuilding the engine in the roadster, I thought I'd share some info on the 14L engine, or more precisely the head. The 14L engine has 43 horsepower with the14L head and 47 to 50 with a 15L head (depends on what broch...
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2014 2:15pm
by Steve Large
Fuel pump float
Hello everyone; A neighbor and new club member Gary is trying to get his Star cabrolet running. His latest problem, the Stewart Warner vacume fuel pump float has several holes and won't allow the fuel to stop pumping. The result is that the car is f...
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2014 6:29am
by S. Blomquist
Cleaning surface Rust and grease.
I was asked how I removed the rust from all the moving parts under my vehicle during restoration. It is quite simple. We found an old Bath or tub, half filled it with a mixture of Molasses and water, placed the removed parts into the mixture for six weeks. We checke...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2014 11:48am
by Bill Kronsbein
I have just completed a four year restoration program of my Fathers 1924 Durant Rugby Touring.We met all our goals in the restoration, and finished with a beautiful vehicle. It was a exciting journey as every day and every piece of the car that was worked on brought...
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Last Post: Mar 28, 2014 5:02am
by Mike Linthicum
any idea on how many?
Does anyone knows how many Star R Six are out there in working order?
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2014 4:22pm
by Steve Large
Kansas Durants
I was asked by someone today if there were any other Durants than mine in Kansas, and I did not know the answer. I would suppose there are, but I know of none specifically. I know of a couple Stars, etc., but no Durants. Can anyone tell me if there are any other D...
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2014 5:52am
by Todd Frye
ebay ad
Folks-Interesting ad on ebay in the "other makes" section of c0llector cars for sale. Might go unnoticed because it says 1927 Essex with Durant wire wheels. It is an Essex body sitting on what looks like pretty complete running gear for a Durant 6-14 6 wire wheel car...
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2014 8:22pm
by Ross
Tire sizes
I have checked all my literature and the archives and cannot find any mention of the tire sizes on 1926 Stars. I am presently restoring this vehicle and will have to replace the tires. The tires on the vehicle (being restored to a panel van) now are 450/475/500...
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Last Post: Mar 20, 2014 10:59am
by Norm Toone
Hemmings Classic Cars and The DMAC !
Hi All.... Check out the latest issue and read the review of the DMAC Museum. Nice coverage and a color picture of the museum home page. Thanks to all who have contributed items and money towards this effort. We are starting to get recognized. Mike Lin...
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2014 12:07pm
by Durant Motors Au...
1931 DeVaux at Auction
Hi All.... In the latest Old Cars Weekly there is an ad for an upcoming auction. It is the Jordon Collection in Enid Oklahoma. VanDerBrink Auctions. Picture is of a 4 door sedan missing headlights and rear door as well as rear wheels. Auction is June 7th...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2014 5:23pm
by Steve Large
1928 durant deluxe coupe
My uncle recently passed away leaving behind his project. It is nearly complete back to original. All the papers point to it being a 1928 durant deluxe coupe and the first off the line, perhaps the only one from 1928. However research shows the deluxe coupe not comi...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2014 10:39am
by Joe brown
taking a pole for demand of spark and throttle control levers
how many would be interested in a pair of spark and throttle control levers for the star if reproduced. could be $100.00 plus shipping.trying to seeing how much interest and how many should be made to cover demand with some extras.
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Last Post: Mar 15, 2014 8:01am
by Mike Rice
Early A-22 Durant touring parts for Sale
Hi All..... Got a lead and some pictures of an early A-22 Durant touring for sale near Salt Lake City. Its all apart, some body parts and mechanical. Could be some usable parts for a member. Most of the running gear is there, body tub but I don't see any do...
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Last Post: Mar 13, 2014 4:13pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Help: clutch throwout bearing part number
Does anyone know the part number for the throwout bearing for a 1930 614 with the 6 cylinder engine/trans? The bearing in there now is not the right bearing since the cast flange on the back is much narrower than the clutch fork (I think it might be a bearing fo...
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Last Post: Mar 11, 2014 9:10am
by Ross Hoevet
1927 Locomobile
Hi, First thing is that I have had no experience with Locomobile and know very little about them. I do have a couple of questions that I hope someone on this forum can help me with. There is a negative for sale on eBay of a 1927 Locomobile club sedan. You can...
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2014 1:13am
by Steve Pugh
The Old Partsman
Looking at a 1992 Pardner (Standard at that time) and the Old Partsman was from Marquette, Michigan. Anyone remember his name ? No membership listing since 2011 shows anyone from Marquette. I'm from that area and still have friends there and just was wondereing if th...
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2014 1:02am
by Wayne Farrand
Body work
I am getting kind of discouraged. Been trying to line up the body work on this beast for a long time and am not gaining on it atall. Does anyone know how to shim up the body sills so everything lines up and looks good?Sills look good--level and straight--but when...
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2014 3:26am
by Norm Toone
Upated the Events page, both east and west coast meet information is up-to-date. Added pictures of Jim McGettigan's 1925 Speedster to the Star photgraph page. Added pictures of Jim Pardubsky's 1929 Model 60 Sedan tothe Durant photgraph page. Rick
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2014 7:42pm
by Rick Botti
Serial Number
It seems like I have been here before. I am trying again to get my car registered so I can license it and have ownwership papers for it. Each time the people involved say I need a serial number- etc. I am sure the only number I have found is a model number . What...
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Last Post: Mar 1, 2014 9:23am
by Norm Toone
1927 star doodlebug tractor
1927 star doodlebug tractor beginning restoration. I am in need of a grill shell, emblem, 1 piston, 2 exhaust valves, and 2 intake valves. Has a 1923 fordson front axle, hubs and TT worm drive differential.
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Last Post: Feb 27, 2014 6:53am
by wes
Taxi Cab Request
Does anyone know if Durants/Star automobile where every used as taxicabs in any US city and if so does anyone have photos or some proof, really important for a donation to the United State Taxi Museum.
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Last Post: Feb 24, 2014 12:15pm
by Norm Toone
William Durant and Henry Ford
I just read a great book on Henry Ford's battle with the ALAM over the Selden Patent. (ALAM was the licensing group that tried to use the patent as a way to create a trust to dominate the auto industry.) The book mentioned that Durant initially joined ALAM, dropped...
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Last Post: Feb 23, 2014 5:42am
by Mike Linthicum
Starter Motor Pinion gear
Hello all, I am overhauling a spare starter motor for my '26 Mod.R Rugby tourer. I note however that it has a 10 tooth pinion, whereas the one currently on the car (which was also overhauled by me many many years ago) has an 11 tooth pinion. This is the first time...
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2014 8:25pm
by Rick McDonough
Rick's Birthday!
It appears and I do believe that today is the birthday of our fantastic Web Master and Past President Mr. Botti! I may not be the first, but wish to be one of the Durantonians to wish you a very happy happy birthday! May you have many many more! Your a great asset to...
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2014 6:02pm
by Keith N
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