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DeVaux For Sale
I recently heard of a 1932 DeVaux coupe w/rumble seat that is for sale. It's located in the middle of California; it's in pieces, but complete. If you're interested, or know of someone who might be, contact me and we'll start working on it.
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2011 2:32pm
by John Willoughby
Wanted - Horn mounting bracket
Wanted- Looking for a mounting bracket for horn mounted to engine. To replace homemade job. 1930-31 22A Rick
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2011 1:56pm
by Rick Botti
Exhaust system rebuild
Durant owners or anyone with information, I could use your help for this stage of the restoration. I am presently working on the exhaust system for my Durant D75 sedan and am making progress after rebuilding the muffler with the "factory" built-in cutout. What I need...
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2011 7:44am
by Mike Linthicum
Thoughts and Prayers for Norm Toone's wife Di
All, From Norm Toone, 22 Feb 11; "Haven't been pesting you folks lately as Di is on life support since Feb 8th. Got called in at 3 am 2nd day as I almost lost her. They have no idea what's wrong with her, still. Had an op biopsy last night from outside the lungs a...
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Last Post: Mar 9, 2011 11:21am
by Jack & Mary Conn...
Help Durant Park in Lansing, Mich. host a Durant Motors car show!
Good afternoon, My name is Kelli Ford and I am an intern working with the Friends of Durant Park in Lansing, Mich. Our group is dedicated to increasing usage and visibility of Durant Park within the Lansing community. Durant Park has very historical roots connecte...
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Last Post: Mar 8, 2011 10:51am
by Kelli Ford
Bearings for Star Steering Gear Box
I received a call from Al Hale from Dallas, Texas. He does not do the internet but is looking for a set of bearings for his star. Said he called Don and Frank but they couldn't help, so if anyone has a lead or has some get in contact with me and I'll give you his tel...
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Last Post: Mar 4, 2011 10:33am
by Henri Houle
Looking for Rad Shell
I pulled the radiator shell off of the 619 last week and discovered a fair amount of damage to the bottom of the shell. I know the chances are slim, but it doesn't hurt to ask. Does anyone have a radiator shell that will fit a 1931 model 619 in better shape??...
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Last Post: Feb 27, 2011 4:43pm
by Norm Toone
Skinned Knuckles
Hello All Just a heads up. Skinned Knuckles started "The Club Corner" with the latest March issue. In this first edition of the column, the Durant Club is the featured club. Our upcoming 14th Annual Meet, Sept. 14th-18th in Vancouver BC is mentioned. Not...
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Last Post: Feb 27, 2011 2:42pm
by Bob Smith
found Star Car
I posted this story on the guest book and will tell my story here. 25 years ago I found a Star car pushed into a gully in Colorado while I was hunting. I saw the car several times. The last time I came across it, I removed the info plate from the engine compartmen...
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Last Post: Feb 26, 2011 3:17pm
by Don Shilling
Star Parts
I spoke with a Delvin Weldim about what he thought were early Durant parts, as it turned out they are a Star which had been possiably used as a buzz saw...Anyway the engine is a W5-40774, so there is the W-5 engine, the cowl, the Radiator which he said looked good ho...
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Last Post: Feb 26, 2011 8:19am
by Bill Hoaglan
seal in water pump
Has anyone used a rubber seal as a replacement in their water pump? if so need part #
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2011 8:56pm
by Don Gaskill
Engine temp. sensor
Does anyone know the ohms and or guage range of the heat sensor for the 1930/31 Durant.A part # would help. I would like to put in a more modern heat sensor; preferably from a 6V car but maybe one from an early 454 Chev or the NAPA part #TS6726. BUT!!! It would be n...
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2011 6:43pm
by Lance Chabot
engine valve timing 1924 Flint H 40
How is the crankshaft gear marked for timing the valves on a Continental 6W engine? We see the cam gear mark but don't see a mark on the crank gear. How many links between marks if we do find both of them Thank You
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2011 4:18pm
by Dave Webster
rebuilding trans
I am in the middle of rebuilding a three speed transmisson and want to let the guys know that the front and rear bearing are a ******** c3 and 6206 c3
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Last Post: Feb 20, 2011 11:10am
by Don Gaskill
Snow Bunny
Well this is what we do with our Stars @ 20 below farenheit... The scene is my 1926 Star's damage being looked at after I have supposed run into a railway cross sign. The scale is 2/3 The Star posed for the sculpture last saturday... have cover for rad.. but geez...
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Last Post: Feb 20, 2011 7:16am
by Frank Witkowski
Brass Durant ????
Hi All........ OK now that I've gotten your attention ! Cathy has decided that we need a "Brass Car" Now Durant Motors never made one, but Billy Durant did. I'm thinking about a Buick Model 10 @ 1908. Anyone have any experience with or own one? Know...
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2011 7:54am
by Lance Chabot
I have two 1929 Durante Connecting rods for sale. My father had a wrecking yard for years and I have many old car parts, just ask if you are looking for something, they are all original.
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Last Post: Feb 18, 2011 6:03am
by Heather Pateman
Christmas Gift
Hi Everyone, For Christmas this year I received 5 yards of Gold canvas material (found at Goodwill) that is printed in white with various cars and names like Essex, Austin, Stanley, Reo, Willys, Pierce, Ford, Maxwell and Durant. My daughter made a hand bag with so...
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Last Post: Feb 17, 2011 1:54pm
Mixed FLINT parts available
All, Hi I'm cleaning house, and have some FLINT parts; Transmission, Hubcaps, Manuals, magazine, Ads, misc. Interior, and maybe some other FLINT chassis, fuel, exhaust, etc. parts. Lots of loose stuff, (Door handles, Screws & Bolts, etc. etc.). These were mixed in...
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2011 7:22pm
by Lance Chabot
Battery Question
I use battery tenders on all my stored cars. Twice now the tender terminal that was attached to the battery completely corroded away breaking the connection. I end up with a lot of green stuff on the terminal and a dead battery. What gives?
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Last Post: Feb 11, 2011 7:29am
by Mike Linthicum
Starting Issue
My Star has a W-4 engine with one of Frank's Zenith carbs. I have to both fully retard and choke it to get it to start even when it is hot. I then have to quickly advance the spark or it dies. If the engine is hot, I have to stop choking as well. Any suggestions?
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2011 10:12pm
by Vince O'Brien
3 speed trans
I am looking for a 3 speed trans for my cars need to be complete
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Last Post: Feb 8, 2011 4:28pm
by Dave Webster
Shock Webbing
I am on the hunt for woven webbing (flexible strap) material used with the Delco-Remy Lovejoy shocks on the 1928 D75. It is also the same size used in the Gabriel Snubbers (Cleveland, Ohio) on some of our cars. The original webbing size used was 1.25" wide by 3/16"(m...
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Last Post: Feb 8, 2011 6:28am
by Mike Linthicum
New issue of the partner
Just got my partner and as usual it is a great magazine. Read it cover to cover and kind of relived the Lancaster meet. Was a great time. Many good pictures as well Keep up the great work. Ken
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Last Post: Feb 7, 2011 8:34pm
by Carol Fogarazzo
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Last Post: Feb 7, 2011 7:56pm
by Rick Botti
619 brocheur
Just fooling around in search and found this if any 619 owner is interested. Price 1932 Durant Model 619 Five Passenger Sedan. 8-pg non-color folder ... Durant 1932 sales literature. Durant Model 619 Five Passenger Sedan. www.mclellansautomotive.com/lit/bymake...
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Last Post: Feb 6, 2011 3:26am
by Norm Toone
621 / 622
Now there you go this place has parts for the 621 and 622. Just need to find such cars if they were even built or just an idea. 1932 DURANT Model 6-21 & 6-22 71hp 199-6cyl 109wb ELECTRICAL - Distributors, Ignition, Plugs, Wires, Tune-up http://www.hagensa...
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Last Post: Feb 3, 2011 5:39am
by Norm Toone
Founding of Durant Motors
I am writing a book on W.C Durant's son-in-law Dr Edwin Campbell who was one of the incorporators of the Chevrolet Motor Company. He was Durant's executive assistant from 1906 until his (Campbell's) death in 1929. I am trying to find out how much help he gave Durant...
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Last Post: Feb 2, 2011 12:51pm
by Paul Arculus
Value of a Durant
Here's todays chuckle .. playing in Google Citizen, the worth of a 1930 Durant. Articles .For Sale . Ottawa Citizen - Google News Archive - May 17, 1930 ANYONE desirous of exchanging horse and harness team of horses or cattle on the new model Durant or Dodge ca...
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2011 8:26pm
Durant historians
You might be interested in a page and a half about Willian C Durant's history in http://news.google.ca/archivesearch/advanced_search Just put in the year or years you wish to look at and Durant, or Star, etc and Citizen or Ottawa Citizen. (no charge to look at thi...
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Last Post: Jan 30, 2011 11:22am
by Norm Toone
Durant for sale
Want to sell a Durant Roadster G60 from 1929. Any interest?
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Last Post: Jan 30, 2011 10:21am
by Smolders
2011 Vancouver Meeting and Tour
For those of you planning to attend 2011 September gathering in Vancouver you may want to consider spending a few extra days and enjoy the beautiful province of British Columbia. You may want to check out the following alternatives, -visit Victoria, our provincial c...
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Last Post: Jan 29, 2011 10:03am
by Ken McCormick
Can you Identify the car?
Dave Schulte has supplied this picture of a Durant dealership and a mystery car in front. Can you identify the car?
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Last Post: Jan 29, 2011 4:04am
by Norm Toone
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Last Post: Jan 29, 2011 2:02am
by Tom and Karen Ed...
i went to our allentown pa. winter flea market and saw my friendly title man....hen has several titles for sale....1926 star coach 1927 star coupe 1929 durant coupe and a 1927 star roadster and touring that i bought to use/trade for a 1925...
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Last Post: Jan 28, 2011 8:08am
Photo of Damaged car.
My input. We have a 1932 Beacon in our museum here in Muskegon (made in Muskegon) so today I went over to see if I could match the picture to the damaged car, with an enlarged copy it looks very much as to the Beacon. And no I could not take a decent photo of it, th...
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Last Post: Jan 25, 2011 1:10pm
by Ken Brink
Looking for an original front bumper
As some of you know, I own a partly dismanled 1928 (titled 1929) D75 Sedan with the 6 wire wheels. I have been on a hunt for the correct year factory front bumper and mounting hardware for sometime now and haven't found one. If anyone has the correct bumper or knows...
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Last Post: Jan 25, 2011 11:49am
by Norm Toone
Need part for 22A
I need a water neck for a 22A, re 1931 model 619. Rick
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Last Post: Jan 22, 2011 11:46am
by Rick Botti
1928 complete engine for sale 4cyl
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2011 8:58pm
by Bryan pique
HI I found your guys forum and thought maybe one of you would be interusted in buying my star or could give me some info on how much it is worth. I cant find anyone who knows much about stars but i think i have found the place. I have a all origional 1924 star Tourin...
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Last Post: Jan 18, 2011 9:25pm
by TIm
New Wood Wheels
Hello Everyone, I just got some new hickory spokes put in my front wheels and was looking for input in regards to how they should be finished. The fellow that did the wheels suggested a coat of clear sealer and then numerous coats of marine varnish. Does anybody know...
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2011 1:00pm
by Norm Toone
New Idea
Just stopping by and was wondering, has anyone considered haveing a Durant FaceBook page? I noticed that the Duesenberg boys started one. Why not the Durant club? Might be easier to share pics and videos,,,, Just a thought,,what do all think?
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2011 5:15am
by Norm Toone
Saw this 1923 Durant for sale on craigslist
I saw this 1923 Durant for sale on craigslist for the San Francisco area. I don't know the car or the seller, but tought someone may find it helpful. Yes, it's overpriced and not truely restored, but it's a pretty Durant anyway. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby...
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2011 10:05pm
by Rick
Radiator Question
Has anyone in the club had luck with a company to make a new or repair the old radiators on our cars? Mine is a Fedders for the model 65 and is a bit larger than the standard M-2 or 55 of the period. Can't swap it out, but need this one fixed or have a new one made....
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2011 4:19am
by Mike Butters
our appreciation
DEAR FRIENDS, My daughter Jennifer, son Nathan and I wish to thank everyone for the continued outpouring of cards and calls expressing sympathy over the loss of our dear Marcia. It certainly does help to get us through those sad times ....by reminding us of all the...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2011 7:51pm
The great Durant archiving/ digitation project is in full swing! But I need your help!
Good Afternoon Everyone! I don't know if you are aware but I have purchased from Lance Haynes maybe the biggest collection of Durant lititure in existence! I have begun accessioning, digitizing,and archiving all of it with the intent to get every last manual, ad...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2011 7:48pm
by Phillip Butterfi...
star engine
i have 26 27 star engine for sale runs well and totally complete 1100$ 14l small bore
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2011 9:54am
by brian boys
Continental 41 ??
While looking in Dons Bulbs http://www.donsbulbs.com/cgi-bin/r/t.pl/library1937guide.html Under Continental it has lenses for 1933 Beacon and Flyer ... Stabilite CB 1249 1933 Ace ... Satabilite B 1781 1934 41 ... Stabilite CB 1934 What the heck is a Cont...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2011 11:40am
by Norm Toone
Dear Durant Family and Friends, I am sorry to inform you all of the death of my beautiful wife, Marcia Kauffman. She passed away this morning at 6:45 A. M. after suffering a stroke and seizure on November 16th. She was at home with her loving family and passed pe...
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2011 6:04pm
by Ken & Dorothy Br...
(Prototype) Durant Radiator Badge
There was a radiator badge/emblem sold on ebay today...As far as I know this rectangular shaped badge has never appeared on any of our cars, the badge looks very similar to the early A-22 but the griffon/Welsh Dragon is contained within the square or actually rectan...
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2011 8:11am
by Bill Hoaglan
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