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Durant & Star Pedal Cars
Hi All..... Does anyone have one of these pedal cars? Check out eBay listing 120949539281 for a catalog page showing both the Star & Durant models. There is a museum picture in one of the latest Model T Ford Club publication that has a color picture taken in...
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Last Post: Jan 24, 2013 5:18am
by Mike Linthicum
Help with Vacuum Canister
I opened my unrestored vacuum canister today and my internal float was disconnected from the wire- can someone snap a pic of their float and how it is supposed to look and be set up? I need to see how long down the wire it should be attached. Thanks- My emai...
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2013 5:38pm
by Jim Chocole
B-22 Durant Manuals
Hi All... Anyone have a B-22 owners manual they would be willing to sell or copy? Also interested in any other B-22 info you may have. Thanks........Frank ---
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2013 3:34pm
by Steve Large
moto meter decals
Is there a source for Durant Motor(s) moto meter decals such as Star,etc.?
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2013 5:28pm
by Jim Chocole
How to tighten timing chain?
I am disassembling my motor and am about to remove the generator gear. Once it all goes back together- do I need to mark the chain for timing or how do I properly tighten the timing chain? Thanks, Jim
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2013 12:45pm
by Jim Chocole
Star Wiring Source?
Are there any sources or vendor for Star wiring sets? Thanks, Jim
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2013 4:01pm
by Jim Chocole
2013 East Coast Spring Meet
It is time to start thinking about the East Coast Spring Meet. I know Winter is just upon us, but it does take time to get the wheels in motion so to speak. Where would the chapter like to head this spring. Probably will shoot for April again as the snow is usually o...
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Last Post: Jan 13, 2013 1:05pm
by Adam Ford
Ideas for Exhaust Connection?
I have a '24 Roadster and don't have an idea what this connection should be like? I have a 1 34" ID on exhaust manifold and exhaust pipe is about 1 11/16" - what makes the two fit together? Anyone have a press-fit set? Plus both have holes running crosswise throu...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2013 7:26pm
by Jim Chocole
Location of Star Serial Numbers?
I bought a 1926 or 1927 Roadster(not sure which) - I have a '27 title and am trying to connect the title number to a car number- I have a brass engine number but it doesn't match the title. Would stars have another location for an assembly number? Thanks, Jim
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2013 7:13pm
by Jim Chocole
1926 R Coupe exhaust
I am wondering if anyone could get me a pic of the original routing of the exhaust on a model R? The system on my car comes from the manifold, between the clutch and brake pedal and into the muffler. From the muffler it goes to the back, over the diff (following th...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2013 9:10am
by Tary Mauk
1923 Star model C
For those who might not check ebay-1923 Star model C for sale in the other makes section. Car looks to be very nice fully restored. Take your money out of that nasty ol' stock market and buy a collector car!(I don't have any affiliation with this car) Ross
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2013 7:43am
by Dennis W. nutter
rust remover
I seem to recall a message on the web a few days back about some home made rust remover. I know it had ATF (automatic transmission fluid ) as one ingredien- but I cant remember the second ingredient. Can anyone tell me what it is? I know it is a half and half...
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2012 12:21pm
by Ken
A Few Hours Left!
Hello fellow Durantonians: We only have a few hours left of the 2012 year here in the United States to write a check or get a Money Order to be postmarked by the close of the Post Office today to contribute a tax deductible gift to the DMAC Museum Fund. Why n...
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2012 8:02am
by Mike Linthicum
Evans waterless coolant
Anyone using the Evans waterless coolant in their collector car(s)? Sounds great for the way most of us would use our cars.A bit pricey at $40.00 a gallon. Ross
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Last Post: Dec 29, 2012 11:37am
by Ross
More recruiting
The Facebook site now has 24 people who 'like' it. If we hit 30 followers, we'll gain access to some minor demographics information. Several people have posted pictures, I would highly encourage people to go check them out. If you are concerned about privacy, he...
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Last Post: Dec 29, 2012 8:44am
by Rick Botti
Phone Scamer?
I today received a phone call in-regards to ordering the Magazine,s Car and Drive as well as Hot Rod. This person that called I had mentioned that I had never order such. His statement was that I did and he was going to bill our master card. Thing is that he could n...
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Last Post: Dec 28, 2012 2:39pm
by Ken and Dorothy ...
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Hello to all our friends: 2012 has been a great year for travelling and meeting up again with all our Durant Club friends, our Antique and Classic Car Club Friends, our Historic Automobile Club friends and many others during the year. We had a great Gathering of Du...
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Last Post: Dec 25, 2012 11:28pm
by Gary Yelle
Happy Christmas
Happy Christmas to all from sunny California. I hope all have wonderful Christmas and remember the reason for the season to honor the Birth of Christ the Son of the Living God!
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Last Post: Dec 25, 2012 12:35am
Christmas Greetings
A Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to all our Durant car friends in the USA.Thank you for your help in the past year. Margaret and myself will be joining the Club next year and hope to even make it to one of your annual meets in the future. Best wishes to...
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Last Post: Dec 24, 2012 1:49pm
by Yates Milton
Year end donations to the DMAC Museum Fund
With just over a week away from the end of 2012 and that end of the tax year for all us in the United States, please take a moment to remember the DMAC Museum effort in your charitable giving. Any monetary amount will be excepted and as long as it is postmarked befor...
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Last Post: Dec 23, 2012 2:52pm
by Mike Linthicum
It's a DeVo
Norm: In that other post you made reference to the 1936 car that was only as a prototype. It was based on the 4 cylinder Beacon. It is a DeVo. It was for export only. About 20 years ago it was found and restored in South Africa. I have pictures of the car res...
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Last Post: Dec 19, 2012 11:07am
by Norm Toone
Old star sign
Old star sign on an online auction in owosso,mi. the website is www.narhiauctions.com . the auction is the Fisher online auction in owosso,mi
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Last Post: Dec 19, 2012 5:28am
by Mike Linthicum
Durant Statue in Flint
Here are some links to articles about the Durant statue that they plan to place in downtown Flint. They have a Louis Chevrolet statue in that area already. http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/flint/index.ssf/2012/11/back_to_the_bricks_announces_d.html http://ww...
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2012 1:33pm
by J&W Garage
Rear Brakes
Sirs Am looking for informed sources concerning my '27 Star Touring brakes. I am fixing my rear brakes and trying to do it right this time. I have done it previously but not worrying about hardware just putting new linings. But, my wear is uneven. It has to d...
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Last Post: Dec 16, 2012 11:06am
by Brian D.
"Rims" What color?
Need some opinions or help here. Getting ready to paint my fellows and hubs the Riviera green that was the original color. What color would be correct for the Rims? I've seen body color and I've seen silver color? What say ye all? Also the rim bolts, silver, body col...
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Last Post: Dec 15, 2012 10:56am
by Norm Toone
Broken Door Handles
I just got four gorgeous recast door hamdles from Mike Butters. To mount them, I need the spring and special washers that hold the handle to the estrucheon. I'm reluctant to tear up the old handles as they are still serviceable. Does anyone have some broken handle...
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Last Post: Dec 15, 2012 5:14am
by Mike Linthicum
Museum collection effort
Hi everyone! This year when you send in your dues to Bob, why not add a little more $5, $10 to the check marked for the museum fund. Anything over the normal membership fee could possibly be a tax deductible amount for the members in the U.S. and for the others out...
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Last Post: Dec 11, 2012 7:18am
by Mike Linthicum
Announcing two news items
The first news is: As some of you already know, the late Terry Kulchycki, founder of the durantcars.com website, created it as a reference for restorers and researchers interested in the automobiles produced by the Durant Motor Company. After Terry passed away...
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Last Post: Dec 11, 2012 7:18am
by Yates Milton
Military museum in Auburn Indiana
Some years ago when we had our National meet in Auburn many of us toured the Military Museum there. I just saw posted on Hemmings that much of the collection has been auctioned off and is going to private collectors. Glad we got to see it when we did.
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Last Post: Dec 11, 2012 7:12am
by Mike Linthicum
Shipping cost
In getting auto parts shipped from Canada to the US, is there any service(s) cheaper than the Canadian Postal Service? It has been a while since I used the CPS and I had a rude awakening in its increase in shipping and had to bite my tongue
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Last Post: Dec 10, 2012 5:33am
by Dennis W. nutter
Very Interesting Web Page
I haven't heard anyone mention this web page but I picked up on it on a machinist forum. The Old Motor is worth looking at every day for something new. If you have never seen it, it will keep you occupied for several hours. http://theoldmotor.com/
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Last Post: Dec 9, 2012 6:31am
by Guy Belzil
It is getting to be that time of year again!
Hello fellow Durantonians! Here in the U.S. we are getting closer to the end of the year and time for those of us in the U.S. to start thinking about making donations to our favorite charities by December 31, 2012 tax year end. Remember that now the DMAC is a no...
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2012 5:24am
by Mike Linthicum
Fan Hub Rebuild
I have a 1929 Durant model 60. I remember seeing an article on how to rebuild the fan hub using modern bearings in one of the Durant partner publications. Does anyone know which one? I also tried to contact Vancouver Durant Star Car Connection but haven't gotten a re...
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2012 12:19am
by Vince OBrien
Valve Clearances for Hall-Scott 6-75
I'm Rebuilding the engine on my 1931 De vaux. Does anyone know the valve clearances on the motor? Thanks
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2012 7:59am
GARY'S DURANT STAR GUIDE to our car parts
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Last Post: Dec 3, 2012 8:14pm
by gary k
Durant radiator for sale
I have a Durant radiator for sale. I think the year is 1928. I can email a picture.
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2012 3:48pm
by Norm Toone
Another Flint for the DMAC
Hi Y'all, I have purchased a 26 Flint 4 Door Sedan that will be picked up this week. Rick has added a page on how to add photos and I still can't do it. I did not see the data plate but think it is a E55 5 passenger. Has a 120" wheelbase. Will need a starter ass...
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2012 7:07pm
by Jim Greenamyer
NJ Durant Plant on Fire
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_jersey&id=8475793 There is a multiple alarm fire at the Durant Plant in Elizabeth NJ, the site of the 2004 DMAC meeting.
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2012 7:07am
by John Donlan
Rear End Gears
Hi All, I am looking for a different gear ratio for my Model 60 rear end. It came standard with a 4:44 ratio (9 tooth pinion, 40 tooth ring gear). Per Lance's posting on 9/2/12, Durant/Warner also offered a 3:90 & 3:73 rear end. I am looking for a 3:90 ratio, which I...
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Last Post: Nov 25, 2012 9:01pm
by gary k
Durant differential manufacturer and type?
Looking for anyone that has information about the names of the manufacturers and types of differentials used in the Durant cars. Who built the differentials and what years did they manufacture them for Durant? What types with their part numbers were used in the vario...
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2012 8:31pm
by gary k
Happy Thankgiving to my extended Durant family in the USA
I will be hitting the road today on a 9 hour drive up to South Carolina for Thanksgiving with some family. Not looking forward to the drive but really not looking forward to the drive back on Sunday. Sometimes the interstate 95 gets to be a parking lot or speed is do...
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Last Post: Nov 21, 2012 3:50pm
by Don Shilling
Pennsylvania Durant Dealership 1926 1932 ?
You may be able to help me out. I looking for the name of a Dodge Bros. Dealership that serviced the northern area of PA. 1926-1932. It sold a lot in Waymart, Scranton, Carbondale, Honesdale etc. It sold Durants also. Any information would be helpful T...
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Last Post: Nov 20, 2012 5:11pm
by Dave Schulte
Rugby Hood covers
I am looking for a good company in the USA,to purchase vinyl fabric for the hood of our Rugby Tourer.If anyone could help me, it would be greatly appreciated. The original hood was a very light colour, probably a beige of some sort.
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Last Post: Nov 20, 2012 9:22am
by Robert N Heat...
Watson Stabilators
Does anyone have any repair info on Watson Stabilators? My '29 D60 has one rear broke and one front broke. I dissembled the rear one and the aluminum hub that engages the torque spring is broken in 5 pieces. Are parts available or do I need to scrounge extra units an...
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Last Post: Nov 19, 2012 8:29pm
by gary k
Durant 1931 Hood ornament
My father acquired a '1932' Durant, 4 door, 4 cyl sedan in the early 30's. All accounts indicate it was actually a 1930-31 model 610 introduced in 1930. His description matches the model 610 with a 112 inch wheelbase, 50 horsepower four-cylinder, A.C. oil filter, and...
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Last Post: Nov 18, 2012 4:47pm
by Kenneth Hiltz
Handles 30 - 32
Just trying to get an idea how many different outside handles were made for the 30 - 32 Durant's. I know the spear type used 30 / 31 and the plain type used on 407's. All handles cast metal and chromed. The 407 escutcheon on open cars is stainless steel not cast...
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2012 4:35am
by Norm Toone
Sparkplug Wires
Hello everyone, I have come to the point where I need to find new Plug wires for my W5. What I would like to have is modern day wires with a cloth outer coating. Does anyone have a clue as to where I can find such a product? Maybe I should find out does everyone...
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2012 1:45am
by gracielona
winter has shown up
An ugly sight to see this morning--about 4 or 5 inches of that ugly white stuff all over everything here. Looks like I better get my plow fixed so I dont have to shovel the 200 or so feet of driveway Have to take the little beast to a repair shop before I can use...
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2012 3:47am
by Norm Toone
Cathy's New B=22 Pictures
Hi All...... Here are a few pictures of "Ginny" Our newest addition. She came from Virginia, hence the name Cathy has chosen for her....... Enjoy....Frank
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Last Post: Nov 12, 2012 12:17pm
by Yates Milton
Export of Durant Cars to Australia
Can anyone confirm what Date the first Durant Rugby's arrived in Australia. I do know that the first sales commenced in July 1923.
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 9:45pm
by Robert N Heat...
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