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Need Help from Down Under
This is an urgent plea to our friends in Down Under (Australia, New Zealand). This is off topic but I have a 1971 Toyota forklift, model FG20 with a 2R engine in it. I have thoroughly rebuilt the engine at considerable expense but am still needing a set of push-rod...
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2010 3:55pm
by Don Shilling
Wood spoke wheel noise
As I drive my car around more, I've got a couple of drivetrain noises. I had my wife drive the car slowly while I walked along side and one of the noises is at the rt front wheel. Sounds like the wood spokes are loose against the rim? Noise got more prominent when...
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2010 6:10am
by Guy Belzil
need to find parts
Hello my husband just bought a Durant star model c touring car somewhere between a 1922 to 1924 we are need of parts and really have no clue where to look so if anyone could help us out it would be appreciated the engine is running and he already took it for a short...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2010 2:55pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Durant truck engine
I am acquiring a Durant, from what I've been told is a truck engine, this afternoon. The frame was cut just behind the door post, so I am getting everything from the radiator to the dash board. It was used as a stationary power source on a farm, the transmission is...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2010 7:14am
by Frank Witkowski
What Spark plugs to use??
My 1931 model 619 arrived last night and I have spent today tuning up the engine. I cleaned the plugs and noticed that they are two differnt heat ranges and pretty worn out. So I'll need to replace them with fresh plugs. What plugs would you recommend for the 22A...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2010 7:08am
by Frank Witkowski
Finding what the car looked like
Can anyone help me I.D. what this car looked like originally? Here's all the info I can find on the car: Dort Eagle logo is in brass on radiator Car # 15460 Model # 9 (?) Flint, Mich Motor # K6495 Lycoming Foundary and Machine Shop Transmission - Mechanics...
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2010 11:14am
by George Francis
I have a 1929 Durant Model 60. Have engine totally rebuilt. Runs great however original carburetor is leaking gas. Could anyone suggest a dependable replacement for the original for open road driving. Thanks
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2010 7:40am
by Mike Linthicum
Durant for sale
Just back once again for the season and had this from my Kijiji ad for parts / info on the 32. Haven't received a reply back from the sender telling me any info as to year etc. "Call my buddy rob 905 728TIRE in oshawa he has durant for sale"
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2010 4:11am
by Norm Toone
Star Motor Trans etc For Sale Otego New York
Hi All...... Talked to a fellow this evening who has the remains of a Star 4 cylinder power unit. Fairly complete, missing radiator. Has cowl and front axle motor accessories. Wants it to go to a good home with a club member. Priced at less than scrap value a...
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2010 4:52pm
by Frank Witkowski
WNTD:1931-33 Canadian Frontenac SOHC engine. Leads?
Dear Friends I am looking for one of the 1931-33 SOHC engines ,built by Van Ranst and Louis Chevrolet for the Canadian built Frontenac Six Automobiles,built by Dominion Motors of Toronto,successor to Durant of Canada. I would consider a complete car also. The same ba...
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2010 2:12pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Bendix brakes
The BENDIX front brakes on my 1929 Durant RUGBY are adjusted by means of a 'wormscrew' and locknut. One of these has sheared and I am having difficulty locating a spare here in the UK. Anyone know where I can get one either here or in the USA?
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2010 6:47am
by Graham Batty
National Meet Sept 8-12 Lancaster Pennsylvania Info
Hi All..... Well it's not too early to make your plans and reservations for the National Meet. You can find all the hotel and registration information by clicking on the 2010 National Meet button on the left. Last one on the bottom. Hope to see you all ther...
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Last Post: Sep 18, 2010 5:14pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Durants in Canada
Below are two links to three articles regarding Durants built in Canada. I learned that Durant was the number three car maker there, pretty impressive. Rick Durants in Canada Part 1 Durants in Canada Part 2 & 3 Scroll down the page
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Last Post: Sep 18, 2010 10:30am
by Rick Botti
Get Well Card
Wow I got a nice get well card in the mail full of medicine for me from all the attendees of the Lancaster Pennsylvania Natl meet. When one has been knocked down this badly with cancer not sure one understands how meaningful a nice big get well card with all your s...
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2010 9:16pm
by Lance Haynes
Durant Coupe Parts Car For Sale / Pictures
Hi All........ This parts car is for sale in Everett Washington. Maybe some of you Pacific North West members can use some of these items. The owner did not want his information public. I do have his contact info. Looks to have been a rumble seat coupe, b...
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2010 9:06pm
by George Francis
Sadness at the passing of a good friend and member.
The following is the text of an email that was just received from Dick Krause: Dear Friends of Bob I am writing this note to you all with tears in my eyes. I have been bless to be Bob's son for 60 years, and have lost not only a father but a dear dear friend....
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2010 1:31pm
by Yates Milton
William C. "Billy" Durant Award Goes to Yates Milton
Hi All....... At the National meet banquet in Lancaster Pennsylvania, Yates Milton received this award for his outstanding contributions to the DMAC. THANK YOU Yates for all you have done for this Club. Frank ---
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2010 12:43pm
by Yates Milton
The Bus
I was checking out that really good looking bus again. Are those the original FENDER SKIRTS ???? COOOOOL!
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Last Post: Sep 14, 2010 10:57pm
by Rick Botti
Bearing inserts
Does anyone know if there is anyone who make bearing inserts for a w5 so I don't have to have them rebabbitted? looking for rods and mains
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Last Post: Sep 14, 2010 8:09pm
by Gary k
Devaux for sale on Ebay
There is a good looking Devaux for sale on ebay in Washington State. Looks fairly complete and don't want this to go the hot rod route. Check it out.
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Last Post: Sep 14, 2010 5:57am
by Mike Linthicum
Steering gear box
Dear Durantonians: Now, again on the road with my 1928 M2 Touring, I am trying to solve some driving issues. My steering wheel can be rotated up to 3 inches at the rim level, without moving the wheels, nor the pitman arm. The steering box I have, correspond to w...
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Last Post: Sep 14, 2010 3:28am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
DMAC Lancaster Meet is Underway
Update from Lancaster Yesterday, people and cars arrived throughout the day and evening. The weather was sunny and warm and today promises to be in the mid 70's, sunny with clear skies. It is good to see new people and cars here along with familiar faces. The...
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2010 2:21pm
by Yates Milton
Web site:
Hi All: Follow this web site: www.prewarcar.com. You will understand. More will be told Tuesday. Gary
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2010 11:34pm
by Gary Yelle
Seats, Upholstery, Interior Ideas, Please?
So, my boyfriend, Phillip Butterfield, owns a Durant. I LOVE this car. I would love to get the interior redone, but I have no idea where to start. First of all, the seat springs we currently have in the poor girl are all wrong. Can anyone tell me of a good place to g...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2010 4:51pm
by Jeri Stewart
DeVaux literature
I have some DeVaux dealer literature listed on Ebay, and because I don't think your Ebay link includes DeVaux, though I would put it out here. Thanks, TTA
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2010 10:14pm
by Gary Yelle
Generator Output
Driving my car around at dusk, I've turned on the headlights and the ammeter goes from about +10amp to -5amp. I can rev the engine but it doesn't go positive so I'm assuming I'm draining battery. Is there an adjustment I should make so that this doesn't happen or s...
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Last Post: Sep 6, 2010 8:08am
by paul
1928 wood restoration questions
i am currently restoring a 1928 m2 and there is a bunch of wood rot,some not usable as templates.how do i find out what kind or wood was original and is there such a thing as plans i could acquire.if anybody could help with info would be greatly appreciated.
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Last Post: Sep 5, 2010 9:58am
by Bill Hoaglan
DeVaux brochure on AACA forum
Hi All..... Any DeVaux owners able to identify this brochure in the AACA forum?? Just follow this link: http://forums.aaca.org/f170/de-vaux-brochure-288353.html Frank ---
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Last Post: Sep 4, 2010 11:45am
by Frank Witkowski
Lancaster Agenda Final Edition
Hi All..... Here is the revised agenda for the meet. Some additions and corrections made. Weather looks very pleasant for next week. Don't forget the camera and the vintage clothes........ Frank --- DMAC National Meet September 9th through 12th 2010...
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2010 10:14am
by Frank Witkowski
Gas Mileage
Sirs : Did amother good jaunt with the Star last weekend, 235 miles... **** near run out of gas. The literature says 25 mpg and I calculated my trip at 20 mpg @ 35 mph mainly. This is part of my "tuning", so I am wondering other peoples' numbers (mpg's)....
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2010 4:57am
by Guy Belzil
No go
Well my summer touring is over and I missed out on some really big events in the N.W. this year.. But what's more important getting together with family,who may not be with us much longer or buggin' around in the old buggy? I think the the Durant will be around lon...
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2010 11:33pm
by K Nordquist
Rod Knock
Well after waiting 6 weeks for the return of my distributor put in in timed it went to a car show and about half way there I got a rod knock thank God for AAA now it is pull the engine.
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2010 7:51pm
by Don Gaskill
1917 Dort Touring Car for sale
For sale Restored 1917 Dort touring car.Frame up restoration.
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2010 7:47pm
by Don Gaskill
fender lights
hello everyone my 1932 devaux has had fender lights in the past,over the years theyve gotten damaged or removed for some reason,my question is where they the same as the late durants,does any body have a picture of a durant fender light, would like to see the lens,m...
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2010 9:13am
by Norm Toone
Lancaster Car Count !!!
Hi All........ Mike L, tells me that the car count for Lancaster is increasing every day!! So far we have 4 Durants, 4 Stars and a Rugby. Still time to add your car to this unique group. Hey it doesn't matter what condition, push, pull drag or trailer it in...
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2010 7:18am
by Frank Witkowski
Parts for sale
29 Model 70 parts Hood Cowl Front bumper Rear wood wheel 30 Model 617 parts Front brake drums (wire wheel) Front axle assy. Front brake backing plates 30 Model 614 parts Roof tin Dave Schulte Sperry, Iowa
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2010 3:36am
by S. Blomquist
Free pick up and delivery
Same deal as this spring, I am going to be driving a 1 ton chev P U to Lancaster from B C If anyone needs something picked up along the way just let me know. I will be happy to deliver things since I am going there anyway --Same holds true to items from there...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2010 8:11pm
by Ken McCormick
Durant Hotel
As some of you know, the Durant Hotel in Flint Michigan has undergone a renovation and restoration. The Flint Chamber of Commerce has invited the DMAC to display some Durant vehicles in front of the hotel during the "Back to the Bricks" car show August 20 & 21 which...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2010 10:36pm
by Rick Botti
Gary k
wanted - windshield stanchions (posts) for 1925 model f star
hello, i am hoping to find a pair of Reasonably priced windshield posts...i just picked up headlights and bar for $20 FROM GUY AT MACUNGIE PA. SHOW ..HE.HAD NO IDEA WHAT THEY WERE....MINE MOUNTS TO BODY STUBS WITH TWO BOLTS 1 AND 1/2" APART WITH MOUNT HOLES ON SHAF...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2010 8:54pm
by Gary k
Lance Haynes Progress
Some of you may know that Lance Haynes was diagnosed with Oral Cancer. Here is a note from Lance's girl friend regarding his condition. Friday, July 30, 2010 7:10 PM, PDT Hello All, this is Erica, Lance's girlfriend. He survived the 11 hour surgery yesterday...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2010 3:51pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Website Updates
Over the past few weeks I have been quietly updating the website with your pictures and tech docs. I have more to do but anywhere you see the word “new” I have updated or added new material. Today I added pictures of the 2010 Canadian Gathering and poste...
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Last Post: Aug 22, 2010 6:06pm
by Rick Botti
There is a 1931 Model 619 on Ebay
There is a 1931 619 Sedan for Sale on EBay Item number: 110571222389 Rick
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2010 9:04pm
by Gary k
Lancaster Meeting
Well I guess we are coming to see the eastern country. Made my hotel reservations today .Sending in my registration form this afternoon . Took a lot of talking but I have her convinced that it will be a good time. See you all in Lancaster. Ed V. if Franz is not goin...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2010 12:45pm
by Bob Smith
Attention Canadians Save this STAR !!!
Hi All....... Could be a good parts source for someone. This is an email I just received: FRANK: the easiest way to start this is as follows - my name is Doug Palmer and I live near Perth Ontario Canada.........a local car wrecker (yes a redneck)...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2010 9:04am
by Frank Witkowski
35 mph+ bucking and performance failure - Thoughts needed
Hello Members Have done about 5 100+ miles trips this summer, plus multiple 10 / 25 miles jaunts, so far.. Runs like a dream, climbs the Peace River hills and down the road steady eddy, at 32 - 33 mph. Can get it up to 38-40 mph easily enough but after about a...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2010 9:18pm
by Vince O'Brien
I am looking for help again. What material should be used in the rumble seat area of this car? For the seat and for the sidewalls as well. I have some pretty good fibreglass backing I can use as stiffener but dont know what to cover it with. I would think maybe it...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2010 10:21am
by Ross Hoevet
Hershey 2010
Hershey is Oct 6-9 this year, with a set up ( sneak peak) day the 5th. We have the opportunity to have 1 or 2 booths in the Chocalate field. Last year Frank and Gary and several others of our kin spent sdome good hours buying, selling, trading, and otherwise ki...
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2010 9:21pm
by Gary k
King pins
I am looking to replace the king pins and bushings on my D75. King pin diameter is 0.874" dia x 5.25" long with the locking slot centered on the length. The bushings are 1.0" outside dia x 1.25" long with a spiral grease groove. Does anyone know where I could purchas...
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2010 12:44pm
by S. Blomquist
Hey Durantonians, Well I'v managed to get some driving in this summer with the Ol' girl despite a very busy summer touring with a Pink Floyd tribute band. However, she has devoloped some issues .. I have a vibration when I get up to around 30-35 but subsides at lowe...
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2010 12:34pm
by Keith N
6 volt ignition
we cannot get the coil to fire as it should. We have got voltage all over and have triple checked everything-we think!! Do any of you have any ideas that may lead us to something we have overlooked? someone is bound to be able to shed some light on this. We just g...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2010 7:44pm
by James
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