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D-63 dash mounted oil filter
does anyone have a photo of the dash mounted oil filter used on a 1929 Durant D63, 15L engine? Durant part number 27520 possibly an AC G-2 Thank You
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Last Post: Jul 13, 2010 5:18am
by Frank Witkowski
Car for sale on ebay.
I have my car listed on ebay for sale. Item #250663795084
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 8:30pm
by Gary k
1922 star touring for sale
Hello i have a 1922 star touring car that i would like to sell i have lots of parts for this car.Here are some pictures of it and i still have another box of little parts that i did not take pics of. I have paper work from orig owner that sold it to the guy i got it...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 10:40am
by jeff
1922 star touring
Dont be afraid to insult me on any offers this car got to go and there is lots of good parts for you guys out there restoring these.Lets talk. I would like to get rid of it all at once and not piece by piece. Call me lets deal. 760-221-7919 or email me. millbs@msn.com
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 9:08am
by jeff
Roofing instalation
I am about ready to put the roofing on my car. Is there any special trick I should maybe know before I start . would hate to screw it up at this stage. I do know it should be hot out so the material will strech tight and stay that way. It is the rubber type material....
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 5:28am
by Frank Witkowski
rumble seat spring
I need the spring for the back rest for my rumble seat. I have the seat . What would you experts recomend for this piece if I cant find one? I have all the front seat --only need the back rest and I will be ready to take the car to the upholstery shop. If I keep it...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 5:23am
by Frank Witkowski
So last trip went fishing...
So I have been having a good summer with the Star. Been doing trips of 50 to 100 miles a weekend. Mostly hiway, but 1/3 gravel and some "gumbo". Last trip July 01 went fishing. Came home with our limit of 2 lbs rainbows, it semi drizzled all day, but we are expe...
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2010 2:37pm
by Guy Belzil
Durant personal papers & items for sale on EBAY
Wow has anyone seen the latest EBAY auction of items from Mrs. Durant of Billy's. Appears to be a good collection of items belonging once to Billy. The price is a bit hefty but we'll see if they get it. I like his hat and some of the Durant Motors year stuff. Some of...
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Last Post: Jul 10, 2010 12:04am
by Lance Haynes
Priming oil system?
I've pulled the oil pan on the D65 I have - it's been sitting for quite some time and the pan and strainer in the pan were filled and blocked with sludge. I cleaned everything up and I'm hoping to fire up the car this weekend. Is there anything I should do to make...
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2010 4:59pm
by Don Shilling
Curb Weight for 1924 Star Touring
I am looking at a trailer for my Star. Does anyone know the curb weight of a 1924 Star Touring. This would be the weight without passengers, but full of all fluids.
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2010 6:09am
by Bob DeAngelis
Fan Pulley and Damper
I am installing a late 14L motor in a Star, Model R. It was necessary to remove the front motor support plate and chain cover and replace these with a timing chain case and cover from an early 14L. The crank on the motor being installed has an OD of 1 7/16" and the...
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2010 10:03pm
by cdmn
Roadster for Sale
Hello gentleman, I have been told that this car is a 1931 Roadster, I unfortunately no longer have the time it will take to finish this restoration. I have had several offers from people who want to turn this car into a street rod, but after researching the cars hist...
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2010 10:27pm
by Ross Hoevet
Check out this Ebay item a Durant Topper
Hey Gary they are selling one of your toppers on Ebay as an antique. Makes you feel old doesn't it! I suppose if the topper is an antique so is the guy who created it huh? Check out item # 310229307173 on Ebay. Isn't this one of your early toppers from the 60's?
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2010 8:10pm
by Gary k
What was the tire company used by Durant?
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2010 4:50pm
by Dave Webster
Thank You Canadians Guelph Meet Pictures
Hi All..... Just returned from the Guelph Ontario meet. What a great gathering of people and cars. Got a chance to meet some old friends and make some new ones. This was a joint meet with a couple other Clubs so a wide variety of cars. Got to ride in a Whi...
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Last Post: Jul 4, 2010 4:38pm
by Frank Witkowski
Top materials & colors.
We have an A-22 Durant-1923. Not a sport model, has no nickel plated trim. It needs a new top. Present one is black leatherette with tan or faded white inside. Was this standard colors or an option? Hope to replace as near original as possible.
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2010 7:42pm
by Ray Walton
1930 614 Parts
Dash Brace Front roof corner braces I would like to see the parts go to good use Name your Price e-mail levi@evil1customs.com for more info
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2010 4:38pm
by Levi
Distributor rebuild
can anyone tell where to get my distributor rebuilt?
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2010 8:41am
by Don Gaskill
Durant touring
We are looking for pics for Durant M2 Touring 1928 Thank you.
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2010 8:47pm
by Rick Botti
1928 Durant for Sale on ebay in Canada
There is a 1928 Durant for Sale on ebay Item number: 130402729446 Rick
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2010 9:39am
by Rick Botti
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2010 9:19am
by Bryan Gross
Durantonions on Facebook
Any Durantonians on Facebook. I am.
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2010 8:52am
by Charles A. Spitz...
Mod 70 Deluxe Sedan for Sale
Mod 70 Deluxe Sedan for sale. Complete, I think. $15,000. This car may be the only one of it's kind. I have heard of one on the west coast but do not have any particulars,. SAVE this unique car, e-mail me for pics. Call 804 580 6427 before 9:00 pm, e. s. t.,...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2010 8:07am
by Arthur Roberts
Durant A-22 Motor For Sale
Hi All.... Fellow called me who has an A-22 Durant 4 cylinder Overhead valve motor and running gear for sale. Was made into a buzz saw rig. Complete from radiator to cowl, transmission, rear end and front end are there as well as all accessories and disk whe...
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2010 6:50pm
by Frank Witkowski
Hey everyone, Hope you are all enjoying your summer so far. I need new bearings for my pinion housing. the mumbers are timken R 319 M with a R312 M timken F 2689 M with a 2631 M Seal is a National 450068 Tried to ge...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2010 5:06pm
by Frank Witkowski
1927 Star
Hi. My father has a 1927 Star, 2 door sedan, wooden wheels. Spare is on the back. He refurbished the inside and roof (35 yrs ago) but everything else is original (as far a I can tell or what he has told me). My circumstances do not permit me to keep the car. He is i...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2010 4:52pm
by Bryan Gross
French Speaking (I think) Star for Sale Canada Auto Trader
found this in canadian auto trader. http://www.autotrader.ca/used_cars_Car_details/LAVALTRIE_Quebec_1923_STAR_DURANT_1590451.html?srcID=35&frnID=9959899&prv=Quebec&r=30
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2010 5:01pm
by Guy Belzil
OH oh - Water (lots of it) in the oilpan - Help Please
Sirs: So Did a 120 miles drive yesterday, 3/4 way through it started to overheat. It certainly was hot and require about 1 gallon of water.. (if not more); I thought it was leaking out of water pump bushing which I allowed for cooling purposes. But on gettin...
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2010 12:54pm
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Durant items & apparel at Guelph meet ??
Hi All.... Cathy and I are going to the meet over 4th of July weekend. I have had some requests for parts that we will bring to the Canadian meet. I also just got some Durant Store items from Bob Smith that we will bring, So if you need hats, shirts, step pla...
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Last Post: Jun 22, 2010 6:37pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Tire Cover Lettering
I want to send my tire covers to someplace that can add the words " Durant Sixty" on them just like in the picture. Any recommendations for people or places I can send them to?? Rick
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Last Post: Jun 22, 2010 12:25pm
by Bob Smith
collectable sales booklets
i have a few of sales booklets one fromm 1922 and others from 1923 and 1924 if interested contact me @860 639 0873
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2010 7:08pm
by kevin mccarthy
Durants in Canada
I found this very wonderful website Blog that had written three stories with pictures of our DMAC members up in Canada. The link is below and if you click on the pictures you will received a nice enlarged version. Rick http://blogs.canoe.ca/time_machines/20...
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2010 6:11am
by Gordon F. Curl
I'm stumped!
The W5 in my Star is acting strange these days. The only way I can start it is to fully retard the spark and to have the choke on. This is true even when the engine is hot. The other day, I drove it 20 miles, shut it off and tried to start it immediately. It stil...
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2010 12:11pm
by Vince O'Brien
Wheel alignment Question ?
Ignorance requires this question. First point, my front end is tight, pins, tie rods,etc. Do i set my 1/8 toe in with the tires on the ground or in the air. I have about 700 miles on these tires and I can sure tell they are wearing wrongly. Right now seem...
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Last Post: Jun 19, 2010 8:50am
by Bill Hoaglan
National Car Collector Appreciation Day
The United States Senate past a resolution declaring July 9, 2010 as National Car Collector Appreciation Day. Here is a link to see the entire resolution: http://www.vintageautomotive.net/?tag=national-collector-car-appreciation-day
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2010 9:39pm
by Keith n
Transporting Antique Car / Durant Motor & Parts
Hello everyone...I am Odus Raymer's daughter, Wendy. Dad has his 1931 Durant in the albums at this website. Many of you know him from past years. Dad is 90 now and he lives with us in Oklahoma. He wants to bring his Durant from Indiana to Oklahoma soon. I thou...
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2010 1:37pm
by Dave Melendy
Durant Model A22 Instruction owbers manual
I have recently obtain an original;. Durant Model A 22 Intruction manual Is this a desirable manual. What is it rarity?
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2010 8:51am
by Frank Sebroski
General questions about a Star car.
So, here are my curious questions. I have seen locally a few Star cars for sale, needing restoration of course. I have a Model T currently, and I am wondering how the Star compares. With more power, and the three speed transmission, are they better able to cope...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2010 2:52pm
by brian boys
Durant Ready for Weekend Tour
I'm getting the Durant (Ole Besty) ready to run in next week's 100 mile Lowland Tour. I too part in this tour last year for the first time and had a fantastic time. Below are a few pictures from last year. Rick
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2010 5:23am
by Rick Botti
Need a Flywheel for 1925 Star 4cyl A-22 112 teeth Mel
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2010 7:00pm
by Melvin Wagner
W5 tune-up
Where can i find turn-up spec's for a W5 motor like dist advance?
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2010 10:59am
by Vince O'Brien
dist advance
What is the dist advancement on a W5 motor?
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Last Post: Jun 10, 2010 4:26pm
by cdmn
Parts I could use---right now!
My wish list includes: 1-since I'm using 619 bumpers I need another centre of the bumper medalion. Sort of triangular shaped. 2-A dome light with switch might lighten my load. 3-a nice looking 32 ignition switch I think that should cover it. Also...
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Last Post: Jun 10, 2010 1:47pm
by Wayne Farrand
advance and retard leavers
i am doing up a 1926 rugby and i was woundering if anybody out there had a spare advance and retard leavers as well as the steering coulumn attachment for the leavers this would help me a great deal thanks alot jason australia
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2010 6:14pm
by jason klippel
The good weather is starting up little by little here in the PNW and I'm getting those fenders polished up to mount some of them fancy figureines to parade around with....As long as Jeanne approves that is...
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2010 11:29am
by Ross Hoevet
Car shows
Yesterday SAT. I took the POLICE CHEIF AWARD at the 25th street car show not to bad out of 243 cars The brown and black paints draws a crowd
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2010 8:29am
by Mike Linthicumm
Compression testing
I want to test the compression on my W5 but my guage is threaded for modern plugs. I see there is an adapter for Model T engines available so they can use modern plugs. Would one of these work? Does anyone have any other ideas?
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Last Post: Jun 6, 2010 4:51pm
by Don Gaskill
Durant Auto Trim Accessories
Hey, I likes the new photo at the top of this page!! Now, I want to know where I can get a pair of fender lights like those,,,,,,
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2010 11:27am
by Rick Botti
Chatering brakes
Hi fellow Duranties I have a problem with my brakes they just started to chatter when i stop.Is there a fix for this? I did take both drums off and cleaned them of oil of there was any. A fellow collector thought maybe putting Neel Oil on the shoes like they did on...
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Last Post: Jun 4, 2010 7:25pm
by Ross Hoevet
"Badges of Honor"
I was just paging through the latest HAGERTY’S magazine (Summer 2010) and saw an article on “Badges of Honor” by Carl Bomstead. The article was about the collection of marquee badges by Jerry Lettieri. The point is that Durant products were repre...
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Last Post: Jun 4, 2010 10:29am
by D J Federlein
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