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Christmas
Just to wish you all a very merry Christmas and the best in the new year. Hope you find that ellusive part for the car under your tree or in your sock and that the new year sees you completing the latest project. Ken and Norma
Views: 478   Replies: 13
Last Post: Dec 26, 2011 8:26pm
by Lance Chabot
New Book "Durant's Right-Hand Man"
I got a new book for Christmas. Written by Paul Arculus from Friesen Press and about the life and times of Dr. Edwin Campbell. Now I'll start reading.
Views: 222   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 26, 2011 7:26pm
by gary kauffman
Merry Christmas!
Greetings Durantonians! Hope you have a great Christmas Season and a Happy new Year! Jeanne and I just chuggin' along and took the Durant out for a quick Santa delivery jaunt this eve., since the weather is so mild around here,,,at least so far So sorry to h...
Views: 169   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 23, 2011 11:49pm
by Keith
Barney Roos and Locomobile Junior 8 Engine Article
All, In the Feb. 2012 Hemmings Classic Car magazine on page 70 in the "Automotive Pioneers" section by Jim Donnelly is a short Biography on Barney Roos the brilliant engineer who at Locomobile in circa 1922 to 1924 "supervised the development of the modern straight-...
Views: 554   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 23, 2011 8:45pm
by Lance Chabot
Our cars are priceless
Guys- Someone bought a 1930 Durant crankhole cover on ebay for 157.00. I've now decided to part out my restored 1930 coupe and retire! Merry Christmas to all from cold but dry Oregon. Ross
Views: 241   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 22, 2011 6:44pm
by gary kauffman
Snow attach. for Durant,Star & Whippets
Hi to all I have Ford T's and for the past 30 years have been gathering information on the snow attachments for them. These were Snowmobile Co,Snow Flyer Co.and Snow Bird ( the Arps Corp.) mainly for Fords but they advertised that thay were available for Durant,S...
Views: 227   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 20, 2011 12:46pm
by Bob McDonald
Chasing Classic Cars Episode
Those of you who get the Discovery/Velocity channel on cable of satellite probably have seen the show Chasing Classic Cars with host Wayne Carrini. If you watched last Tuesdays episode Wayne had located two Rolls Royce cars that he eventually took to auction. One was...
Views: 417   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 16, 2011 9:57pm
by Mike Rice
Need parts
I'm the new owner of an Durant D65 Touring from 1928. She comes from GB and before from Uruguay. Now I've found, that the wire wheels are not the original ones. The have five wheel bolts and not four. In the past, the original wheel hubs for wooden artillery wheels a...
Views: 547   Replies: 4
Last Post: Dec 15, 2011 5:53pm
by cdmn
Remember you can donate to the DMAC this U.S. Tax season!
Hello my fellow Durantonians! Just wanted to remind all of the Durantonians living in the United States that you can now make a currency donation to the DMAC by December 31st and receive a tax deduction on your Federal Income Tax if your personal tax situation allows...
Views: 170   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 14, 2011 6:11pm
by Mike Linthicum
tech page
How come when i go to the tech page and click on "How torebuild water pump" i get Hemmings motor news?
Views: 189   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 13, 2011 5:12pm
by Rick Botti
Five New items for Sale
5 new items that are for sale added to the Wanted and For Sale forum over the past few days.
Views: 248   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 12, 2011 10:03am
by Rick Botti
407 Durant for sale and Durant engine
See in Old Auto's Nov 21 issue a 1930 407 sedan with good chrome and paint, original interior in good condition, ready to drive and enjoy. Phone Don 8 am to 8 pm at 905-243-3663 in Newtonville Ont. Asking $14,500. 2nd ad is a Durant engine, marine converted, comp...
Views: 422   Replies: 4
Last Post: Dec 11, 2011 3:22am
by Norm Toone
Happy 150th Birthday, Billy Durant!
Hemmings Daily has featured our Billy Durant today. See link. Rick http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2011/12/08/happy-150th-birthday-billy-durant/?refer=news
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2011 7:18am
by Rick Botti
Upholstery
Just letting everyone know I have just got my car back from the upholstery shop and it is a beautifull job. Got me smiling from ear to ear . Sure looks good. Guess the next meeting I attend I will have a car to show as well. I will try to get pics soon and post them...
Views: 190   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 7, 2011 8:14pm
by Dennis Olson
27 Star Contact points
Are there replacement ignition points and condenser availlable for a 1927 Star 4 cylinder?? Thank You
Views: 190   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 7, 2011 5:23pm
by Frank Witkowski
Complete Star Motor Riverside California
Hi.... A complete Star 4 cylinder motor is available in Riverside California. If interested contact me for owners contact info.... Frank ---
Views: 198   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 6, 2011 6:52am
by Frank Witkowski
Flint Tie Rod
We are working on a 1924 Flint E55 that has no adjustments on the tie rod to change the toe-in. We have 1/2" toe out and want to change to 1/8" toe-in. Hate to cut and slash the existing tie rod, what am I missing?? Thank You
Views: 293   Replies: 4
Last Post: Dec 5, 2011 11:25am
by Dave Webster
Torrid heat
I have most of the parts I need for this heater. Missing is both ends of the smaller ducts--the end that collects the air from the fan-(a funnel type thing) --and the other end that fits in the floor of the cab--( sort of like a floor register with a vent closer )...
Views: 182   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 3, 2011 10:40am
by Ken McCormick
Heater
Does anyone have a heater on their car? I have most of the pieces for an in car heater that attaches to the exhaust pipe and pipes heat into the car. I need to see a picture or something to show me how it all fits. -I have a basic idea but am not sure how it attaches...
Views: 308   Replies: 5
Last Post: Dec 3, 2011 12:09am
by Keith N
Cowl lamps
Hi: about a month or so ago I purchased my Durant and the only thing that seems to be missing is the horn and the cowl lamps that fit with the chrome cowl molding. Is there someplace where a person could order a new replacment for them. The ford model A lights...
Views: 245   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 1, 2011 5:51pm
by Marty Jackson
Heater
When you get your car back from the upholstery shop give me a call. I'll come over and see if I can help. The biggest problem is getting enough air into the intake inlet, the small diameter exhaust pipe doesn't help either. You can always resort to gloves, wool so...
Views: 175   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 28, 2011 3:46pm
by Ken McCormick
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Cooling Fan
My cooling fan is starting to make some racket. Haven't taken it apart yet but it does seem to have quite a bit of end-play. I'm assuming a bearing problem. Is there a replacement? It's great being able to get help like this!
Views: 224   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 26, 2011 12:36am
by Vince O'Brien
Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Views: 188   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 24, 2011 4:44pm
by Frank Witkowski
torrid heat
I have this Torrid heat heater app for my '30 Durant. I finally found some 3" inch flex tubing so I can install this thing. A nifty after market heater which works in the same maner as the old VW exhaust heater. The 3" flex tube wraps aruond the exhaust pipe just...
Views: 380   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 19, 2011 10:17am
by Ken Hoshowski
Durant Partner
Carol: Just got the latest issue of "The Durant Partner" and once again you have made it a superlative issue. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole issue and congratulate you on your efforts. Gord
Views: 550   Replies: 16
Last Post: Nov 19, 2011 5:22am
by Gordon F. Curl
sending unit for model 60
hey uncle normie, do you remember where to get those sending units you pictured on the discussion back in may 31, 2010..i need one now that i have a 1929 60 sedan.... i took mine out and it is a 4 bolt in unit..screws actually...doesnot look all that bad but new...
Views: 177   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 18, 2011 9:49pm
by gary kauffman
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brakes
does anyone know what thickness the linings should be on a reline for bendix 3 shoe brakes,any reply would be appreciated. thanks bob obrien
Views: 299   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 14, 2011 5:42pm
by bob obrien
packing nut
I am looking for a packing nut for a Durant water pump or something that will work.
Views: 183   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 14, 2011 11:52am
by Norm Toone
clutch pad thicknest
Does any one know how thick the clutch pads are on '28-'29 Durant's with W5 motors?
Views: 242   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 12, 2011 5:24am
by Norm Toone
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Gas Gauge Sending Unit Float
I got my gummed up gas tank sending unit working again but the float was shot. Tried a cork from a wine bottle but wouldn't float in gas. Anyone found a suitable replacement float? Would be nice to have a working gauge again!
Views: 405   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 7, 2011 10:16am
by Paul
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Locomobile 48
The Dec Collectible Automobile magazine has a photo spread of a Locomobile 48. It mentions Durant. I suspect the colors are non-authentic for 1923, but it looks flashy. Engine looks archaic. Like a 1918 Waukesha truck or tractor engine.
Views: 230   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 6, 2011 11:51am
by cdmn
Website updates
Website updates over the weekend. 1. Events Section – Removed completed tours and added registration form and Agenda for the DURANT GATHERING in Ontario Canada. 2. Misc - Updated various links and back-end work 3. Store – Added new DMAC shirt an...
Views: 430   Replies: 8
Last Post: Nov 4, 2011 6:51pm
by Rick Botti
Front brake recommendation
I've been having trouble with my front brakes for a few years now my 6-14 has been converted to hydrulic brakes and had a set of drums of a 67 chevy 1/2 ton I've been having tons of trouble stoping and have had wheel cylinders rip out of the backing plate. I'm an aut...
Views: 449   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 4, 2011 4:08pm
by Norm Toone
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"THE CAR THAT STARTED IT ALL" IS FOR SALE
DEAR DURANT FRIENDS, THE 1930 DURANT MODEL 6-14 4 DOOR SEDAN CURRENTLY ON EBAY IS "THE CAR THAT STARTED IT ALL"...IT WAS THE DURANT I BOUGHT IN THE 1960'S THAT SENT ME TO HERSHEY WEARING A SIGN THAT ASKED..."WHAT THE HECK IS A DURANT". THE 20 OR SO MEN THAT STOPPE...
Views: 526   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 2, 2011 8:26pm
by gary k
clutch materal
I need to rebuild my clutch so i need to find some bulk clutch materal so i can do it myself can anyone help me out?
Views: 186   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 2, 2011 5:10pm
by Bill Hoaglan
throwout bearing
does anyone know if the dentations on the end of the throwout bearing for the three fingers are normal or are they wear marks.should they be filled up when restoring or does it matter.i would appreciate any help i can get. thanks bob obrien
Views: 204   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 31, 2011 5:56pm
by bob obrien
window weather stripping
Can anyone tell me where I can see a picture showing how this stuff is installed ? I have all the material--just dont want to mess up now. The windshiels is pretty near straight foreward but not sure of the upper part yet. Side and rear window are different and I h...
Views: 164   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 30, 2011 7:31pm
by Ross Hoevet
ebay headlights
Did someone get the pair of headlights on eBay?
Views: 221   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 29, 2011 8:15pm
by wayne farrand
Dome light
Does anybody out there have a picture of the correct dome light for the 1930 deluxe sedan. I noticed one for sell on Ebay, but don't know if is the right one.
Views: 280   Replies: 6
Last Post: Oct 29, 2011 7:47pm
by gary k
New Forum
I’ve added a new forum for the purpose of Buy, Sell and Trading parts and cars. Should make it easier to find stuff now. Rick
Views: 195   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 28, 2011 3:49pm
by Frank Witkowski
Horn repair
We have been having trouble with the horn on our 26 Star. After very little time a hard turn to the right or left results in the horn sounding. It seems the turn shorts out the horn at the steering wheel. Anyone know a cure stopping this from happening? Steve
Views: 213   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 26, 2011 6:48pm
by Rick Botti
BIG Auction trip results Not a Locomobile!!
Hi All, Well back from the "big car Estate Auction" over the weekend in eastern Okla. Over 400 vehicles including 300+ antique cars there in 5 rows of a BIG field all for highest bid over $100-$200 to start! Many cars were Condition #5 (project) or better, complete...
Views: 248   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 26, 2011 5:21am
by Lance Chabot
Vancouver DVD
Rick: I just received your DVD on the Vancouver tour and it is fantastic. Cyndi & I watched it over and over again. It brought back fond memories of good times and meeting new friends. Thank you for taking the time and effort to put together the highlights of t...
Views: 368   Replies: 7
Last Post: Oct 25, 2011 1:16pm
by Yates Milton
DMAC 2012 Elections
The DMAC was founded by enthusiasts of Billy Durant and his Durant Motor Company. Following the lead of Yates Milton, created this organization from just a dozen or so people at its organizational meeting in 1998. Now in 2011 the DMAC now has members in fifteen coun...
Views: 494   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 23, 2011 12:22pm
by Rick Botti
engine and more parts for sale --
Al Scholes a former member has a 30 614 engine for sale for 140.00 Apparently he has other parts as well but I dont know what they areb . He will sell the engine for 140 00 and the rest will be thrown in with the deal -- I dont know how to contact Al but I would thi...
Views: 330   Replies: 7
Last Post: Oct 21, 2011 5:20pm
by Frank Witkowski
escutcheons and springs
I found some= They are not actually durant but at least they will work --Check out -Snyders antique auto parts. These are chromed and look pretty good to me Ken
Views: 224   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 19, 2011 3:39am
by Norm Toone
It made me laugh out loud
While going throuigh the pictures of the meet in Langley last month, I came across a picture of Frank. His expression caught me by surprise and made me laugh out loud.!
Views: 421   Replies: 9
Last Post: Oct 17, 2011 1:27pm
by Gordon F. Curl
21" Hayes Wire wheels - FORD
Does anyone out there have a pair of 21" Hayes wire wheels for a Model T. We have a pair of fronts and need a pair of rear wheels. Gord
Views: 302   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 16, 2011 1:25pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Door and window handle trim
I need the rossettes? (think that is a good name) that go under the handles and over the upholstery for the door and window cranks. I could use a total of six. Any one know where I can find these things? Slowly but surely this car is coming together. One da...
Views: 305   Replies: 5
Last Post: Oct 15, 2011 3:27pm
by Norm Toone
weather stripping
Anyone know where I can get the weather stripping for around the windows of my car . The track the glass runs in. Also need the rubber gasket material used around the doors and rumble seat lid . Any help would be appreciated. Ken
Views: 331   Replies: 5
Last Post: Oct 13, 2011 3:27pm
by Norm Toone
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