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1926 Star Roadster Colors ?
Hi All........ Cathy's roadster is getting ready for the final paint. She likes the following two toned color. Any ideas on the actual paint colors and where they might be available, or modern equivalents? Thanks.....Frank ---
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2012 5:34am
by Lance Chabot
putting it back together again
Got it all checked out. seems okay-- Now putting it back together AGAIN. Got the motor back in and some of the parts attached . Had to quit for a while-- Drink time lol. Should have it done in a day or two--Other than going away for the weekend . These trips kee...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2012 5:05pm
by Ken McCormick
Stars At Norm Miller Auction July 22
Hi All..... Here is a link to the listing for the estate auction. Lots of interesting items! Some one need a "road trip"? Frank --- http://www.stenzelauction.com/7-22-12.html
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2012 10:55am
by Frank Witkowski
14L Front Oil Seal
OK, I'm getting to the point of installing the timing chain cover on my '29 Durant 14L engine. What has anybody done about installing a modern oil seal in the timing cover to replace the felt ring??
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2012 1:12am
by Lance Haynes
Oil leak
I am sure getting discouraged . I was sure I almost had this car on the road . Now I find the rear main seal is leaking again. Looks like another tear down and rebuild again. I will check again tomorrow and make sure but I cant even think of checking it tonite. Migh...
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2012 10:37pm
by Ken
Charging question
I went through a new coil in less than a thousand miles and I'm trying to figure out why. It seems like the generator is charging the battery anytime I'm above idle. At its peak, the generator is putting out 9.25 volts which seems high for a 6 volt system. When th...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2012 9:07pm
by Vince O'Brien
A22 - auto-lite generator adjustment
OK, I've been playing with my freshly rebuilt long enough that I am starting to doubt my memory on how to adjust the output. Does anyone any assistance that can give before I throw up my hands in failure. I have done this a million times, just not recently. HELP...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2012 7:39pm
by Lewis Mendenhall
what kind of reading should I be getting with my multimeter on the coil? I can find info on 12volt but nothing on 6 volt-- Just cant seem to get spark to the plugs to get this buggy running.
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Last Post: Jun 22, 2012 8:50am
by Ken
Is there a difference in a 6 volt coil and a 12 volt coil.--Or are all coils the same?? I just dont know . I have never thought of it before and just wondered about it since I have been having trouble with spark Anyone know?? Ken
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Last Post: Jun 16, 2012 5:20pm
by Don Shilling
Vacuum Tank
I went to get the Star out of storage and it started right away. Ran it down the block and it died - starved for gas. It did this twice more so I put it back. Today, I went through the fuel system. All the filters are clear. Gas flows easily out of the rear ta...
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2012 3:55pm
by Vince O'Brien
1927 Star speedster
On eBay is a 1927 Star speedster, # 110896467564
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2012 11:51am
by Don Shilling
gary k
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2012 8:34pm
by gary k
Ebay Star Horn
Heads up, a Star horn is listed on Ebay # 251080370085 May be worth looking into.
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2012 4:20pm
by Don Shilling
setting timing
What is the special knack needed to set the timing on this car. I cant see the marks on the flywheel to know when it is close to the right position.Tried using mirror but its too dark and I cant get light into the area at the same time.Does anyone know what I can do...
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2012 8:18am
by Bill Hoaglan
Throwout and Spicer
Any body know where I can get a throwout bearing (interchangeable?), and the rubber balls for the spicer joint (could I use a substitute for these) the existing ones are hard and brittle. Looks to be all I need to drop the motor in the car and go for a test drive.Thanks
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Last Post: Jun 4, 2012 5:31am
by Frank Witkowski
Oil pressure fluctuations
Hi There: Yesterday I took the Frontenac out to go to the annual Touring Inspection meet for HASC (Historic Automobile Society of Canada) When I got out on the highway and up to speed, I noticed that the oil pressure on the gauge was fluctuating (from 35 - 45 lbs)...
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2012 10:58am
by Gordon F. Curl
Dave G
Horn button, stupid question
Did any durants have a center horn button or shield on their steering wheels. and if so, does someone have a picture. thanks.
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Last Post: May 31, 2012 1:01pm
by Dave G
My First Question
Hello all, just recently joined the club and thought I would introduce myself and my car. To those of you who were in Vancouver B.C. last year I have purchased Franz Fraitzl's project Star with the hopes of completing the restoration. I have made up new sills from o...
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Last Post: May 31, 2012 9:47am
by Martyn Hough
1930 Durant/T.J.Richards
Wow: Look what was posted today on E-Bay. To see a Australian bodied Durant for sale here is hard to believe. If it was not accross the country I would be looking at it tomorrow. Don..how close is that town in LA. from you? For sure I don't want to see this car...
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Last Post: May 25, 2012 8:09pm
by John
Old Cars Weekly, article 5-31-2012, p. 10
Finally, Gerald Perschbacher in his Club Clips column picked up an article by Phil Peters (throttle and spark levers) from the "Partner". The club, the newsletter and Carol (which includes an address) are all given some deserved press...ink.
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Last Post: May 23, 2012 4:02pm
by Frank Witkowski
More things for sale
Think I am almost back on track again from the Park. During the summer I had day after day voice mail for a week from a Joe Petrella in Washington. Just did a 411 reverse phone look up and got ... Joseph Petrello 6006 S Fork Coppei Rd Waitsburg, WA 99361-7747...
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Last Post: May 18, 2012 7:25pm
by Dave Truemner
W5 motor mounts - Mac Irvine contact details
I'm chasing some of the rubber engine mounts for a W5 motor and reading previous posts, Mac Irvine made some reproductions. His email address from an old post doesn't work. Does anyone have his current email contact details. Thanks
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Last Post: May 18, 2012 4:15am
by S. Blomquist
Prop shaft universal joint covers
Hi all. Both of the grease/oil covers at each end of the Spicer prop shaft are damaged. Does anyone know where I can purchase a new set? Preferably in the UK but anywhere will do!!!
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Last Post: May 17, 2012 8:12am
by Graham Batty
Intro, and a few things , I would like.
Good Morning, I resently picked up a old Durant project outta the north, north washington state. firewall tag found by previous owner and now back in firewall. M2- E14991 This has been a ******* project kinda, that an old kat saved parts for over a 20 year period...
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Last Post: May 16, 2012 8:25pm
by Dave Grimmitt
need parts
I have a 1926 Star Coupster that I am restoring. I need the interior door handle escutcheons for it. Does anyone know of where I might get a pair? Thanks, Don
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Last Post: May 15, 2012 3:22pm
by don cantrell
wheel lubs
The Durant mentioned in a previous post, the one in storage since 1944, is about 2/3 restored. Great car - runs fine, no rust found when we stripped for repainting..But, it's missing one lug bolt/flange on each wheel. It appears that, at some point, the original owne...
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Last Post: May 15, 2012 10:49am
by Don Shilling
gary k
1925 Star Model F Roadster frame specifications
Members... has anyone ever found or drawn the frame from a 1925 model F Star....and made a drawing showing measurements and specs...like if i needed to make a reproduction star frame???? things like length , width at several places... spring attachment positions,...
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Last Post: May 14, 2012 9:22pm
by gary k
Fuel Tank Sender Unit
I removed the fuel tank in my D60 today. After 21 years of sitting in storage I assumed the tank was empty. I was laying under the tank removing the strap bolts when the tank came loose. I then realized the significance of not relying on assumptions, when the tank hi...
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Last Post: May 14, 2012 4:38am
by S. Blomquist
Autopar Tires
I realize this isnt Durant related.......A friend of mine is a Mopar collector and is looking for some Autopar Mopar tires. Do any of you Canadian members have any in you stash? Any size, white letters a plus, for display only. Thanks, Dave
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Last Post: May 12, 2012 9:38am
by Dave Schulte
4th Annual Pacific Coast Chapter Spring Tour
The Pacific Coast Chapter Presents the Spring Mystery Tour May 8th -11th in Salida, California Salida is located in the Central Valley between Manteca and Modesto. Hotel La QUINTA Inn 4909 Sisk Road Salida, CA 95368 (209) 579-8723 www.laqu...
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Last Post: May 11, 2012 4:55pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
The elusive 1931 DeVaux Phaeton
Since I have been following the DeVaux, I had seen one reference to a DeVaux Phaeton. Beverly Rae Kimes in the Standard Catalog of American Cars does list the Phaeton for 1931. A little while back when Howard and talked on the phone he indicated he had a sales arti...
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Last Post: May 11, 2012 4:34pm
by dae enrico
gary k
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Last Post: May 11, 2012 1:16pm
by gary k
Back on the road
Hi all, Its been a few months now since my dilema of a broken axle. So with the rear gaurd and body repaired I now have the car back on the road. I thought I'd say thanks to everyone for their input on where to get parts, etc. Thanks heaps. Unfortunatly I los...
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Last Post: May 9, 2012 6:01pm
by gary k
I have a Star grease cap/hub cap in good condition - the one with a Star, anyone need one?
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Last Post: May 5, 2012 6:28am
by Dan Cotney
Glolite headlamp glass.
I have an interest in old cars and spares. Recently I bought a quantity of Rolls Royce and Bentley parts. When sorting I found a Glolite Headlamp Lense. Via your website I note these lamps were fitted to Durant cars! Glass size approx. 9,5/8 dia. Convex. vertical flu...
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Last Post: May 3, 2012 7:34pm
by Norm Toone
How did tire discussion get to Tim Hortons donuts.
Please be assured that I would never drop a Tim Bit let alone a real Timmies donut. THUS !!! The Tim Hortons that do live in the US are not my fault but are my pleasure to attend.
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Last Post: May 3, 2012 12:22pm
by Jack Connor
Continental engine 14L valve springs
Any idea where I could find 12 new springs for a Continental 14L engine?
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Last Post: May 1, 2012 7:00pm
by Don Shilling
Rear wrap around tin?
Does anybody know what is supposed to go above the rear deck, rear window area starting behind the doors. Is this just wood framed and wrapped in fabric/vinyl or is there supposed to be a metal backer for a 29 coupe. I was looking at the orange 29 coupe in the photos...
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2012 9:39pm
by Todd K.
Misc. info.
Hello I am a new owner about to bring home a 29 model 60 coupe. Does anybody know if this car came with stock running boards that were wood?.Also was the rumble seat an option (can I add one) if it was not stock to this car?. Thanks Todd
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2012 9:32pm
by Todd K.
Traverse City Annual meet.
Reservations confirmed. Have intentions to bring our car. See U all there. Ken and Dorothy Brink
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2012 3:33pm
by Ken Brink
Question for all you Durant mechanics
While in Charleston saw in Ron's car manual an eye bolt device that they put in I believe #3 cylinder to pull the engine. I know I don't have to use this, but was wondering if anybody knew the size and dimensions of this eye bolt. I believe the spark plugs have fine...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2012 5:46am
by Mike Linthicum
Brake linings specs plus Vancouver.
Good day gentlemen/gentlewomen. I need to reline my brakes. Seems to be a every 2500 miles affair (mind you I drive in hilly country). Brake shop in Edmonton has charged me $500 twice for relining my brakes. Too much money. So: I have bought a hole counter...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2012 4:47pm
by Gordon F. Curl
East Coast Chapter Meet
Fresh back from the recent East Coast Chapter Meet in Charleston and had a great time seeing everyone. Weather was great, not too hot and the rain held out for us. Tour of the Hunley Submarine was exceptional and the bus tour around Charleston was great. Hope everyon...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2012 12:24pm
by Mike Linthicum
Hotel information & Schedule for April East Coast Chapter Spring Meet
Ok Durantonians, as promised here is the hotel information, and schedule as I have it now for the DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring Meet April 19th through April 22, 2012. Your not going to want to miss this event! Hotel Wingate by Wyndham 9280 University Boulev...
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2012 9:07am
by Tom & Karen Edmo...
Pacific Coast Chapter of DMAC Mystery Tour
Pacific Coast Chapter of DMAC Mystery Tour begins on May 8th just a couple of weeks behind the East Coast Chapter Tour. Come join us and kick some tire and have a great time. I just made my hotel reservations. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2012 11:31am
by Rick Botti
. . . looking for photo . . .
We owned a 1931 Durant panel delivery truck. I learned to drive in it. Does anyone have a photo of such and animal?
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2012 5:48am
by Norm Toone
Looking for advice on sale of Durant
First my apologies if this is the wrong forum to discuss selling our Durant. Our 1926 Star was giving to my son by my father and at 17 with college looming and storage getting more costly we are looking into selling. Any advice is greatly appreciated Bill & Col...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2012 4:46am
by william radichel
Links to website back up and running
Hemmings moved all of their car club websites to another server today. This temporality broke several links inside the website as well as the domain forwarding addresses. All has been repaired and the following domain names are working once again; durantmotors.org...
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2012 9:50am
by Rick Botti
I need a roof
Hi everyone, Its been a while since I have been on here. The restoration is going slow. I am in need of a new roof for my M2. Can anyone point me in the right direction of someone that sells them? Thanks, Adam
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2012 5:21am
by Mike Linthicum
Oil Filter for a 14L
The filter on my 14L had a number of felt discs for the filtering element. My research has turned up a Wix 51598 cartridge as a suitable replacement. Am I on the right track? What do you guys use?
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2012 2:27pm
by Phil Peters
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