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West Coast Spring Tour
The Pacific Coast Chapter DMAC will host our annual Spring Tour in beautiful Half Moon Bay, California from May 6-9th 2013. We'll arrive on Monday, tour on Tuesday, Wednesday and depart on Thursday. Our headquarters will be the Zaballa House B&B. We have a sp...
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Last Post: May 11, 2013 9:37am
by Rick Botti
Steering gear box
Hi partners, I'm having trouble locating replacement bearings for my steering gear box. Thought I had found some but, nope. Mine are "nice #4834 bearings". Anyone know of a source or a replacement that fits? Any help would be appreciated. Dave
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Last Post: May 9, 2013 5:56am
by David L. Coppess
San Diego Reservations
I just made the hotel reservations for the San Diego meet and when I received the conformation notice they said that the parking would cost $18.00 per day. I called the hotel and Veronica says that is true. I said that the Durant club was to be given free parking for...
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Last Post: May 8, 2013 4:43pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
GM to Buy Durant Dort Factory in Flint
Gary Yelle just forwarded this great news that GM is buying the old original Durant Dort factory in Flint for a museum for Durant and GM. Bob Smith had a tour for a bunch of us early DMAC members way back there in Flint and he took us to that very building, and we...
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Last Post: May 7, 2013 4:26pm
by Gary Yelle
How to set up brake pedal?
Odd kinda question, my brake pedal on my '24 Roadster kinda stays wherever you put it- forward, backward, middle, etc. What kind of spring arrangement is stock or best for this pedal to remain in its proper location? Thanks, Jim
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Last Post: May 7, 2013 6:22am
by Jim Chocole
Parade and Car Show
Saturday my Durant lead the Annual Palo Alto Fete' Parade. Afterwards the Roadster was display in the 2013 Vintage Vehicles & Family Festival Antique Car Show. In addition, Steve and Miesje Aldrich debuted their 1929 Durant model 60 Sedan. During the show , a repr...
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Last Post: May 7, 2013 5:43am
by Mike Linthicum
Elmer Gustafson
Elmer Gustafson and collector restorer Bert Laberett stand beside a Star touring car they restored and brought to my fathers home to take pictures and go for a spin. It was around 1969 and I was 14 getting my hands on experiance with old cars. Also an early Durant cl...
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Last Post: May 4, 2013 9:35am
by KeithN
R6A carburetor
I am in need for a needle, seat, float for a Tillotson carburetor if anyone has one or can tell me where I get one it would help
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Last Post: May 2, 2013 5:25am
by Mike Linthicum
Star clutch
Hi all; I'm preparing to send a clutch disc from a '27 Star M to the shop to have new lining installed. Does anyone know the correct thinkness of the pad? Thanks, Jim G.
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2013 5:07pm
by Jim Greenamyer
Brake/emergency brake lever/clutch hookups.
Wondered if anyone had a diagram or pictures of how the brake pedal and emergency brake lever were attached to the frame on the 27 touring. I've got several peices but assume their all for later medels as nothing seems to match up. Put the clutch cross peiece in and...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2013 6:38am
by Jim Greenamyer
Radiator Cap
I need a radiator cap for my 31 De Vaux. Any ideas where to look? Maybe someone knows of another model Durant that used the same radiator.... I haven't had much luck researching. The engine is a Hall-Scott 40A...it's almost the same engine as a Continental 22A. The r...
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2013 4:53pm
by Sean Tener
'26 star M Truck
Need advice on my '26 Star M truck. The front drive shaft doesn't seem to have any type of seal on it and the books don't reveal any seal there. Upon filling the transmission with oil, the oil leaks out the front. ANY comments or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2013 9:58am
by Don Shilling
Another great meeting!
Just got back home from the DMAC East Coast Chapter meeting in Corning, New York. Hope all that attended had a great time and had a safe trip home. Except for the snow on Saturday, and the drop in temperature everything went well. Those of you that could not attend w...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2013 7:30am
by gary kauffman
1928 Durant D60 Sedan, found in covered garage FOR SALE
This car was found in our neighbor's garage. It has a complicated history, and at some point was the governor's car of Oklahoma, and it spent time in, and was titled in, South Dakota. It has not been running or driven since 2006. It is in unbelievable original cond...
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2013 3:08pm
by Chris F. Lillibr...
McPherson College Car Show Saturday May 4
I am currently a student at McPherson College, located in McPherson Kansas, where I am majoring in Automotive Restoration. This is the only school in the country where you can receive a Bachelors Degree in Automotive Restoration. On Saturday May 4th, there is a car...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2013 1:20pm
by Jason Pfoutz
Events page updated
Let me know if you need anything added, edited, etc. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2013 7:23am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Hello, Before I start searching for a buyer of our Star Car I would like to know if anyone is interested online. 1923 4 -dr sedan. VG condition. No rust. Paint and interior restored. Includes 2 extra engines - Continental Fours. Additional extra parts. R Do...
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2013 2:17pm
by Mike Linthicum
'24 Spring Images
I finally was able to push out (literally) my '24 Star Roadster for some sunny images. Once I get the wiring figured out she'll be on the road. Thanks for all the help to get it this far! Jim Chochole [/URL] [/URL] [/URL] [/URL]
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2013 12:28pm
by Hal Vandevord
Shaken.... Not stirred!
Well... Finally finished converting my old top load paint shaker into a variable speed gas tank cleaner. I wasn't sure how good it was going to work, but once it was loaded with a tank I could slow it down to a snails crawl. It shakes back and forth as if I was do...
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2013 9:00am
by Dennis W. Nutter
DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring Meet, Corning, New York April 18th - April 21st 2013
Hello everyone; It looks like plans are almost made for the 2013 DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring meet. This year it will be in beautiful Corning, New York. Part of the Finger Lake region of New York, it is a great place to visit with lots to do. The dates will b...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2013 3:09pm
by Mike Linthicum
Identify car?
Hi everyone: Last Tuesday I had a neighbor give me a call and ask if I could help him identify what he thought was a Durant with a early Chevy motor. Flints yes, Durants NO! I told him I would post some pics and we would see what happens. So... her...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2013 5:43am
by Norm Toone
Billy Durant and the Selden Patent
While reading about Henry Ford's fight against the Selden Patent, I came across the following that may be of interest. "But Ford was in for a surprise that tested his tenacity and determination. The Selden patent case finally came to trial on May 28, 1909, before...
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Last Post: Apr 14, 2013 6:56pm
by Vince O'Brien
Front hubs inner wheel seal
I need to find a replacement or supplier of these felt seals. There must be some somewhere but I can't find any locally . Help !
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Last Post: Apr 14, 2013 6:57am
by Don Shilling
More fun vids to watch
Here we have pics from the ancient times as my brother and I learn the the craft of auto restoration
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Last Post: Apr 14, 2013 6:32am
by Dennis W. Nutter
Not a Durant
Its not a Durant subject,,but you might find this vid fun and interesting
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2013 9:11am
by Don Shilling
Fun Durant Pics
First time out in after a long wait Fixing stuff Got Paint Durant meets new freinds
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2013 7:49am
by Dennis W. Nutter
Valve cover
I have a problem. I would like to put an air filter on my car to keep the dirt out of the carb. I have seen pics of one but cant get it to fit on my car. Has anyone else got a filter on their car ? If so can you post pics so maybe I will be able to work somet...
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2013 4:20am
by Norm Toone
(Colorado Springs, Colorado) - This DORT was started by an old fella.. He began to fix it up..and bought all new materials..had it painted..GREEN & BLACK ..Wood spokes - running board. Looks beautiful..but needs finishing. I had a darn stroke..can't do it.. Is a beau...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2013 7:39pm
by Eugene Pantano
Online / picture - help with restoration
Hello! I am writing to see what sort of help might be out there to help me learn about my durant m2. It's a 1928, and slowly I have been trying to get the main issues with it resolved. It's in fairly good condition for it's age, but I am definitely not a cla...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2013 12:28am
by Vince O'Brien
Newly Acquired 1924 Star Speedster
A few weeks back I acquired a highly modified 1924 Star speedster. I've had a few cars and this one will be a lot of fun I think. The previous owner/builder did an amazing job on the modifications and I'm looking forward to contributing to the group. Some...
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2013 4:47pm
by Shawn
Photobucket Account
Anyone having problems beside me getting Images from their computer to their Photobucket file since Photobucket started their new "click and drag" foremat? For a while they had a place to click on to bring up the old foremat but that is not there anymore....Thanks
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2013 7:12am
by Bill Hoaglan
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2013 10:56pm
by Keith N
B-22 Tune up Information / Specifications
Hi All...... Anybody have a copy of the tune up specifications with timing information for the 6 cylinder B-22, Durant ?? Sure could use a copy. Thanks.....Frank ---
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2013 2:24pm
by Frank Witkowski
Zenith Carb Identification - 1924 Star
I recently purchased a 1924 Star Speedster and the builder of the car - 2 owners back - did a number of customizations that I'm trying to figure out. I know its a Zenith carb - and I can read a 5 and a 4 on the dime sized tag on the top, but the rest appears illegibl...
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2013 11:03am
by Mike Rice
Need Help with '24 Star Wiring?!
I bought a nice '27 4-cylinder RI Wiring harness and have it all hooked up but nothing works as it should (no lights, no starter when battery connected) and I used the '27 schematic provided by RI wiring and a reprinted manual. BUT neither really match up with my '24...
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2013 6:59am
by Jim Chocole
Type of Oil in '24 Star?
What kinds of motor oil do most guys use in their '24 automobiles? Thanks, Jim
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2013 3:39pm
by Jim Chocole
W5 Rear Main Engine Seal
Has anyone used a replacement to the felt in the rear main seal for a W5? If so, what did you use? It's the last felt seal that I have to eliminate. Thanks Shane
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2013 3:28am
by Shane Hoffmann
need parts and info
where can I find a picture diagram of a Continental 6 cylinder engine? I do have a parts list. I don't know it is called, but I need the aluminum 2 piece block for the back of the engine that holds the rear seal. Also, where is a good place to buy engine parts and...
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2013 2:17pm
by Rath Webster
Capacities- for '24 Roadster (oil, trans & differential)
Can anyone tell me how much engine oil a 1924 Model F 4-cylinder Star takes, and approximately how much 600 weight oil the trans and rear end take? Thanks, Jim
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2013 9:08am
by Jim Chocole
Rental cars
After surfing the websites have any of DMAC members seen in person the 1929 Durant and the 1927 Star that hireoldcars.com (CA) offers for rentals? Are the vehicles as sharp and authentic as they appear? Just curious.
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2013 8:32pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Durant Partner
I would like to say I really enjoyed the article by Mike on how they judge and what the judges have to do to be judges.I also enjoyed the rest of the Partner as always well done.
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2013 1:26pm
by Mike Rice
Valve covers W5 Engine
I have a copy of a parts book I was looking through. In the engine section, on the valves, beside the valve chamber covers that bolt to the side of the motor, it lists a valve chamber cover baffle. I have never seen any of these. Does anyone have a photo of wh...
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Last Post: Mar 28, 2013 9:06pm
by Mike Rice
1927 Star
Hay you all. There is a nice unrestored 27 Star 4 cyl on eb.. Good solid car for someone .Is in the east.
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2013 4:15pm
by david manson
Fresh Partner
I reckon I've received my latest issue of the Durant Partner. I noticed it partially covered by a pile of fabric in Shirley's sewing room. She generally gets it from the mailbox and goes thru it before letting me know it has arrived.
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2013 5:40am
by Mike Linthicum
1926 owners manual
My dad has the original 1926 owners manual for the Star Car by Durant Motors. Anyone interested please contact me. Thanks
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2013 2:23pm
by WSB
To slide or not to slide, that is the question.
Since I've finished my wheels now, its on to the front axle. What is everyone's thoughts on what to put between the newly reconditioned springs? From what I can tell there are several choices other restorers have done before me. 1. Nothing between the individual s...
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2013 12:02pm
by Rick Botti
Pre-war swap meet at Chickasha, OK
We will be going to the swap meet this year and are wondering if anyone else may be going...We'll probably be hangin mostly at the south end of the south barn with the WOKR Willys/Overland gang...The swap meet starts this next Thursday and lasts until Sunday.
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Last Post: Mar 21, 2013 8:48pm
by Lance Chabot
Went on a Garage tour yesterday
Had the oppurtunity to go on a local garage tour yesterday put on by a local towns Historical Society. What a great day!. First stop was an individual who not only collected cars, but horse drawn buggies. Had over 30 of them from 1830 to about 1910. Unrestored origin...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2013 7:47am
by Mike Rice
Current Production Ignition Parts
I've been doing some searching to no avail. I think this has been discussed here before, but I can find no reference. Namely, is there a current part number for the distributor cap, and rotor for the AutoLite IGB timer as used on the 1929 Durant D60? I've got a coupl...
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Last Post: Mar 16, 2013 4:25pm
by Don Shilling
Third Durant/Rugby meet in South America
Sunday April 7 will take place the third annual meet of Durant/Rugby owners in Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires, San Isidro. After the exciting second meet with 14 Durant cars and more than 100 perople we have great expectancies for the next one, that will be...
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2013 3:25pm
by Mike Linthicum
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