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W5 Valve Springs
Well, I am doing a valve job on my little M2/M4/D40 coupe, I am gathering up parts and have found the needed valves between Egge and Ebay, however not having any luck at finding a set of valve springs, has anyone had any luck finding valve springs for our W5 engines...
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Last Post: Dec 15, 2021 6:55am
by Mike Linthicum
The main different of M2 & M4
What is the different in a M2 & M4?
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Last Post: Dec 12, 2021 5:30am
by Norm Toone
W. C. Durant's birthday
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to William Crapo Durant
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2021 12:26pm
by Bob Smith
Preparing new Windshield Glas
I'm preparing new Windshield Glass for the 31 Durant, all went well until I tried installing the side pieces. Since I didn't remove them I'm not completely sure as to how they go back together. The metal piece that I thought went over the rubber that fits around the...
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Last Post: Dec 2, 2021 9:47pm
by Ross
The new DMAC calender
The all new DMAC calendar for 2022 is now available. They are priced at $20.00US each plus shipping. Shipping is for US members $5.95 for Canadians $21.25US for everywhere else postage is $26.00US These make excellent Christmas presents and stocking stuffers...
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Last Post: Nov 28, 2021 4:39pm
by Don Gaskill
Happy Thanksgiving!!!
To all of our DMAC US friends. HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM ALL YOUR CANADIAN BUDDIES. We are still getting over eating all the turkeys that we had up here in Canada a few weeks ago. Enjoy yourselves, but leave room for a little Christmas Turkey!! No snow up here ... y...
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Last Post: Nov 28, 2021 7:44am
by mike b
waterpump rebuild kit
My name is Jacques of Jacques' mobile repair I specialize in vintage vehicles . One of my customers has a 29 Durant that I maintain . The car is all original and in pristine condition . Im looking for information on waterpump parts or an available rebuild kit. any he...
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2021 12:16pm
by Don Shilling
E Bay problems
Rick: I seem to be having problems with the Ebay on the DMAC page. When I click on an item, everything works OK, then if I click on one of the other pictures of the item, noting happens. Sometimes I would like to see the other pictures the person has listed. Just wo...
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2021 11:23am
by Norm Toone
Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation.
Hello Durantonians! As we start to draw near to the end of the year and our thoughts turn to year end donations to various non profits here in the United States please consider making a donation to the Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation inc. You can easily d...
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Last Post: Nov 21, 2021 4:51pm
by Mike Linthicum
Roadster Interior and Top Pictures
Hi All, Well if you remember the post "Following A Star" Cathy's roadster is ready for the interior and top. What we need are any reference pictures of the interiors used in Durant or Star roadsters. Please help us get the car ready for the Flint Meet! Thanks.....
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Last Post: Nov 8, 2021 11:56am
by frank witkowski
Needing help!
Just a good news - bad news note. GOOD NEWS, just bought a 1925 STAR SPORT TOURING CAR that had major restorations nearly finished: the Bad news, in the restoration process, the restorer "lost" major parts - e.g. steering column, dash gauges, door handles, top irons...
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Last Post: Nov 1, 2021 6:50pm
by Dennis Olson
star motor
my father who lives in upstate ny has a star motor in his shed if wanted you can have it free before it goes for scrap thanks jeff
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2021 8:43am
by Donald G Chrysle...
Rusty Star and ? parts available for free (well sorta)
A member moving out of the SF area passed his parts hoard on to me. I'd like to get rid of them (Um, to see them put to good use). They are free to Club members but you have to pay for boxing, shipping and insurance. You can view them by following this link: ht...
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2021 8:10am
by Dennis Olson
Star chassis rear axle
how to fix the resolution on my computer I'm looking for a pinion assembly for my axle, it was made into a trailer and the opening is blocked off. My Rear axle has external brake bands... this one, which I think is a star rear axle... or at least looks the same,...
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Last Post: Oct 26, 2021 6:40am
by Norm Toone
Mounting Windshield Wiper
I've been going through an old box of parts and rebuilt the windshield wiper, but when it comes to mounting it, well something is either missing or upside down. Any ideas? Rick
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Last Post: Oct 24, 2021 10:59pm
by Ross Hoevet
distributor curve
does anyone have specs for distibutor curve for a w4 1924 engine thanks
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Last Post: Oct 12, 2021 2:18pm
by jeffrey quicksel...
How to ID the year and Model of a Star Chassis
Hello, I'm Looking at maybe buying a Star Chassis that was used as a farm Wagon. Need help with it's ID. The Fellow that owned it had collected several engines and Transmissions he has 2 radiators one with a rounded top and the other is taller with the notched corne...
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Last Post: Oct 12, 2021 1:05pm
by Don Shilling
mike b
Hershey swapmeet
Is anyone going to the swapmeet in Hershey. I was told at National meet tent will be set up. If so, my dad and I will stop by. I hope its in the same spot as 2 years ago. please advise
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2021 11:14am
by Mike Linthicum
23rd Annual Durant Meet, Grand Junction, CO
Tom and Lisa Schaffer did an outstanding job of hosting the annual Durant get-together. From the Alpaca introduction to the all female chorus, there wasn't a detail missed. Their tireless efforts were appreciated and a great time was had by all those that attended....
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2021 10:11am
by Bob Smith
Paint Color Chart for Durant Products
I understand that at one time someone published a color chart for the Durant or Star automobiles, and it was published in one of the Gillis years Durant Standard. Does anyone have one of these charts, or know of where I can obtain one. It would be great to have one s...
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Last Post: Sep 23, 2021 2:38pm
place where there are ser number
I got a Durant in AZ but can not find a ser. number no plate on dash
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Last Post: Sep 22, 2021 4:39am
by Norm Toone
We are three weeks out from our 2021 National Meet in Grand Junction Colorado! Our block of rooms is good until August 30. Still time to make your reservations. See you there!
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2021 8:47am
by mike b
starter bushings
Looking for a set of starter bushings for a '29 Durant M-4 with a W5 motor if any one has any or can tell me where to find some let me know gaskill_d@msn.com -
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2021 8:19pm
by Don M Gaskill
What Projects are you working on?
Hey Durant, Star, Flint, Locomobile, Rugby owners, What Projects are you working on right now?
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2021 3:01pm
by Curtis Bartell
National Meet In Grand Junction Update ?
Hi Tom. Can you give us an update on conditions in Grand Junction and what we can expect in the way of health measures? The COVID news appears to be an uptick in case counts just about everywhere, including here in Washington State. In Idaho last Tuesday, there were...
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2021 7:12am
by Robert Bush
Data plate for registration.
Does anyone in our group sell or make plates for motor registration.I see some on ebay but I cannot get in on their Web.They seem rather expensive.
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Last Post: Aug 30, 2021 9:04am
by Robert Heath
Tire Change Vid
Here is a link to the split rim tire change vid https://youtu.be/Vc_CuC7LAeU
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2021 9:19pm
by ross hoevet
Hi-temp Paint
I'm finishing my wooden spokes on my 1928 Durant M-2 to be a natural look and painting my brake drums and hubs to be a glossy black. It was mentioned to me that the brake drums should be painted with a hi-temp paint. Do any of the club members have any thoughts about...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2021 8:21pm
by ross hoevet
Coupe Identification help
I’m hoping someone can help shed a little light on the car I just purchased. It was advertised as a 28 but from my internet research I’m wondering if it may be an earlier model. Unfortunately the data plate is missing from the firewall but otherwise the c...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2021 7:44am
by Norm Toone
How to Change a Split Rim Tire
How to change a Split Rim Tire by Keith Nordquist has been posted to the Technical Page under Manuals & Other Technical Documentation. Great Video Keith! Enjoy, Rick
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Last Post: Aug 22, 2021 9:35pm
by ross hoevet
Collector Car Insurance
Just about done my restoration of my Triumph TR6 then on to finish the Durant and have it done my next year I hope. Although the motor rebuild will take about a year at the machine shop. They are backed up a bit. Already had it 6 months. Anyway I was wondering what t...
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2021 10:26am
by Rick Botti
The countdown has begun – it’s 80 days until the 2021 National Meet in Grand Junction Colorado. If you haven’t already made your hotel reservations, now is the time. The registration form is on the Durant Website - Club Events page or attached below...
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Last Post: Aug 18, 2021 5:09pm
by Tom Schaffer
Here is the link to the music for the National Meet: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vhKtTAAUFbJU6qvkSIH91_1iNDxhAmIu?usp=sharing Dearest Durant Ladies, I had talked to some of you a couple of meetings ago about putting some songs together to play an...
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2021 9:01am
by Tom Schaffer
Joining split rims
Hi I have the original split rims for my 1928 Rugby/Durant but I notice all the joining tabs that hold the 2 ends of the split together are butchered in one way or other. Does anyone have any bright ideas on a modern day design I could apply to my rims. In fact,...
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2021 5:48pm
by ross hoevet
Rear Leaf Springs
Hello: Has anyone had their rear springs repaired or had new ones made? If so, can you advise who did the work? My left rear spring is weak and sagging a few inches so the car leans to the left a bit. Am having trouble finding anyone out this way in the Northeast...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2021 8:56pm
by ross
Roof again - attaching roof material to front arch ?
Good day gentleman Bill Hoaglan has been very helpful is supplying me with pictures , text and conversion. But....how to attaching roof to front arch is still in question. I understand "hidems" and there usage. I see lot of pictures with the roof material n...
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2020 6:51am
by Arlene J. Chaves
valve timing
I found a car with a 15L engine and I am planning to build a racer/speedster because only the mechanical part is worthwhile. I am looking for information on the camshaft/tappets specifications and valve overlap. I found that the tappets do not have a plane surface at...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2021 7:09am
by Rogelio Hecker
DMAC 2021 Election of Officers
Hi All, It's that time again As the past president it is my duty to form an election committee and find candidates for the Club offices. If any Club members are interested in helping on the search committee or seeking election to office please contact me at my...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2021 8:59am
by Mike Linthicum
I just got an message noting the passing of my good friend, Ed Pringlemeir. He was a long time member of DMAC and together we had many great car weekends at his place. He will sure be missed in this area. He owned many cars and traveled all over with them. Sorry to...
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2021 2:57pm
by Stephan Riffault
Electrical problem
I have an electrical problem on my 1922 Durant Turing model. I’ve had it for several years and though necessity I have learned about old auto mechanics. The car is in good condition but problems keep cropping up. The latest is an electrical problem. It started...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2021 7:16am
by Don Shilling
Looking for a starter. New or rebuilt any suggestions? Thanks for the help! 1923 Durant Touring
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2021 5:48am
by Dave Blyler
Starter Bendix
My Bendix is has some chipped teeth and occasionally skips. Is there a source for a newly manufactured one? (There is a company making new ones for the 1925 Chevy that appear to be identical but they gave 10 teeth. I count 11 on mine.
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2021 3:28pm
by ross
2022 Calendar
Stephanie still has a few blank pages in the upcoming 2022 calendar. She is looking for a picture of your car. Digital pictures with lots of pixels (large). The calendar pages are square, our cars are long, so to make the pictures work she needs some sky and foregr...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2021 2:47pm
by Robert Bush
New Pacific Coast Spring Tour for 2022
No sooner has the 2021 Spring Tour come to an end are we announcing next year's Spring Fling!!! Mike & Irene Babick are putting together a fun tour located in the land of Redwood forests, Eureka, California. For more information click the link below or go to th...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2021 2:45pm
by Robert Bush
Star model years
Years ago Jeff Gillis and I had a few discussions regarding the year of my Star. I was told when I bought it that it was a 1926 Model M (four door sedan). The title said 1925. Jeff and I decided it was a 1926 based on the absence of the lower belt line which runs dow...
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Last Post: May 23, 2021 9:48am
by Curtis Bartell
Specifications for Star W5 engine
I have a Star W5 engine (Head casting W5 A 5078 C/L +logo); S/N 373522; date head cast 5 24 28 (I interpret as May 24th, 1928), manufactured for Durant Motors of Canada Ltd, Leaside which has been custom converted for marine use by an auto mechanic. It has been store...
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Last Post: May 22, 2021 5:34am
by Norm Toone
vacuum tank
Was re-restoring my vacuum tank ater 30 years of collecting dust in a box. Suddenly occured to me that gasoline is very different now than when it was put it away. Most guys are running electric fuel pumps by now. My question is this. Will the new ethanol fuel eat th...
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Last Post: May 20, 2021 12:42pm
by Robert Bush
Durant Partner
Thank you Shawn, Bob and Mike for the latest Durant Partner. The front cover really got me excited. Thank you. As I am now saying "good memories" My DeVaux was a "Fall Series". DeVaux added the cowl band and free wheeling in August 31. I bought it in American Cany...
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Last Post: May 12, 2021 10:04am
by Bill Hoaglan
spring fling
We just finished the spring fling in Utah Now there say that you have to have a tickets to go to the Golden Spike Mon. so we were very lucky to have been there Thur.
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Last Post: May 10, 2021 11:19am
by mike b
Pacific Coast Chapter Spring Filing Tour is next Month!!
Pacific Coast Chapter DMAC Spring Tour Ogden, Utah May 3-7, 2021 Best Western High Country Inn 1335 W 1200 S Street Ogden, Utah (801) 394-9474 Registration form on the Club Events page.
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Last Post: Apr 30, 2021 7:50am
by Bill Hoaglan
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