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New Durant Star DeVaux Step Plates For Sale
Hi All..... If you are looking for some step plates for your later Durant product I have the following available. These measure 11 1/2 inches wide and 9 inches deep. They are made of polished aluminum with a rubber insert. The cost is $50 each plus shipping...
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2010 5:47pm
by Frank Witkowski
1923 Durant Truck For Sale
Here's another one on Dallas Craigslist. However, its stored in Prior Lake, MN 55372. Owner is looking for best offer. Put 1923 Durant in the Dallas search field. Good Luck somebody!!!!
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2010 5:10pm
by Don Shilling
looking for parts
i need a good steering wheel,the brown center piece the horn button sets in on the steering wheel, inside window handles,outside door handles,if any one can help with these parts please call me at 901-465-0608 joe griffin i also need a good radiator cap that is corre...
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2010 12:19pm
by Dave Schulte
1928 Durant For Sale
There is a 1928 Durant listed on Bakersfield Craiglist for $3500. The telephone number is: [661-335-1699]. The car looks like it is in Decent shape. Dennis
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2010 4:53am
by Norm Toone
14L for sale
i have a excellent complete small bore 14L MOTOR FOR SALE 1200$ this is a complete drop in motor w/clutch
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Last Post: Mar 13, 2010 3:28pm
by brian boys
Wheel Puller
What has everybody else used to pull the wheels off the 28-29 cars? I purchased a Model T wheel puller thinking it would fit, but it does not. Anybody have one that works on our cars that they want to sell or any suggestions?
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2010 8:58am
by Bill Hoaglan
$100,000.00 Star one of 5 left?
OK Durantonians check out the 1926 or 1923 Star one of five left for $100,000.00 on Ebay. Think he'll get any bids on this one?
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2010 2:41am
by Norm Toone
Exhaust, What the heck is this?
When I removed the exhaust from my car I noticed a box attracted about midway down. I've taken it to a few older muffler shops and no one seems to know what it is or why it was on my vehicle. Any information would be appreciated. . . -Shaun
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Last Post: Mar 11, 2010 5:46pm
by Lance Chabot
Durant wheels for sale
Got a phone call from a chap who has two Durant wooden spoked wheels for sale. Tire size 500-19" Wheels are on a narrowed axle, and have brake drums etc. Not sure if anything inside drums. Located Caledon, Ont ( Just north of Toronto) Phone Frank 519 927 3465
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2010 12:15pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Throwout bearing
Looking for a new part number for the throwout bearing on my M4 Tech page on rebuilding the throwout bearing will "not" show up
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2010 5:15am
by Frank Witkowski
New M4
Here is a picture of my M4
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Last Post: Mar 9, 2010 8:09pm
by Don Gaskill
Book owned by W.C. Durant
As anyone else seen this book offered on E bay claiming to be owned by Billy Durant Item # 110499877084 Not to sound negative, but I have doubts as to this claim. Please check this out and comment. Thank You Family
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Last Post: Mar 9, 2010 4:54pm
by Steve Large
Gary k
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Last Post: Mar 9, 2010 2:16pm
by cdmn
1930 6-14 for sale $3,500
The car that Don Shilling recently posted is a 1930 6-14. The asking price is $3,500 and the contact person is David Ashcraft 318-348-5133, 318-396-8863 Bob
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2010 2:43am
by Rory
Star Upholstery ???
Hi All..... What was the original upholstery used in the Star open cars? Since the Star was made to compete with the Ford Model T, I doubt that leather was used. Was it some form of vinyl / naugahyde? Does anyone have an open Star with it's original interio...
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Last Post: Mar 5, 2010 5:34pm
by Gary k
1933 Continental Flyer
Looking for any info/ pics on this car. Im rebuilding a 3 window, 2 door coupe. No one seems to know what im talking about! Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Giovanni.
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Last Post: Mar 4, 2010 7:28pm
by Gary k
Earthquake that has hit Chile
As you know by now, a massive earthquake stuck Chile on Saturday. The 8.8 magnitude quake struck about 115km (70 miles) north-east of the city of Concepcion . We have a fellow DMAC member named Gigio Isola that lives in Concepcion. I hope he and his family are saf...
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Last Post: Mar 1, 2010 6:24pm
by Jim Greenamyer
B22 Durant For Sale
I just got a call from David Ashcraft in Monroe, LA. He is helping a friend sell a B22 sedan, right hand drive (from Australia) and is not sure what to ask for it. His friend acquired the car as payment for another deal. Needs considerable re-wood work,,,,,,,,,, He...
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Last Post: Mar 1, 2010 1:27pm
by Don Shilling
Trying to find rare piece for Glo Lite headlight
Here's another rare piece I'm trying to find and maybe someone has this piece and wondered what it was. The 1928 Model 65 was equiped with Glo-Lite headlights as advertised in the sales brochure. Not only on the buckets but on the lense was stamped Glo-Lite. The pie...
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Last Post: Mar 1, 2010 11:20am
by Lance Haynes
Coincidental Ignition Lock
Does anybody have one of these units? Frank how about in your stash of parts? The model 28 came with one on it and I'd like to find one to replace the later ignition switch I now have? I know it wasn't a great switch or idea but I'm trying to get this gal back to...
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Last Post: Mar 1, 2010 11:00am
by Mike Linthicum
Frame Alignment
I am reasonably sure that the Frame is Diamoned or Racked on the Model 40 Coupe that I am restoring, I probably should have checked the alignment before now, however I have just finished replacing the wood and am now checking the fit of the body metal to the new wood...
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Last Post: Feb 28, 2010 6:24pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Project Progress Updates
I'm currently restoring two Durant's back to original condition. Essentially I want the vehicles to operate the way they were intended to. If a option wasn't available for that model, then I don't want it. I really want to enjoy the car the way it was enjoyed when n...
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Last Post: Feb 28, 2010 12:55pm
by Mike Linthicum
More speed less revs
I have a short stretch of freeway that I need to use to go just about anywhere. I'd like to drive the required 45 mph but my W5 is screamin' and shakin' at that speed. Either its going to blow up or I'm going to lose some fillings! In 2007, there was a discussion...
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Last Post: Feb 27, 2010 3:09pm
by Gary k
Two more for Sale, look in Guest Book
Two more for Sale. 1. A Flint located in Oakland, CA 2. Durant in Ontario, Canada. Information in the Guest Book. Rick
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Last Post: Feb 24, 2010 2:07pm
by Norm Toone
Found Durant on craigslist
Saw this on craigslist. It is advertised as a 32, but looks like a 1922 or 23 Durant. It is in Los Angeles, CA http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/1613420213.html
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Last Post: Feb 24, 2010 12:48am
by Rick Botti
second gear
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2010 8:06pm
by Dave Webster
car keys for sale
i found a site for antgique ignition keys ....many durant keys listed ....I searched web for keys for sale and got this.... "KEYMEN" they sell classic car keys also, from hemmings..... jessers classic keys akron, ohio 330-376-8180 www.jessersclassickey...
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Last Post: Feb 21, 2010 4:26pm
by Gary k & Marcia
gas tank
Does any one have a good 22A touring gas tank for sale or know where I can get one made.
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Last Post: Feb 20, 2010 11:34am
by Norm Toone
Rare 32 Custom Coupe for sale
Hi All: Craigs list in Boise, Id. has this car posted. Owner is asking 28K for it. Good pictures are shown on the posting. A shortcut to find it would be to Goggle: 1932 DeVaux Coupe. This is the only known example of the 32 Custom Coupe that is known to exist...
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Last Post: Feb 20, 2010 11:12am
by Norm Toone
Restore project
I am knee deep in tackling a restore of one of these machines with a bit of a twist
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Last Post: Feb 20, 2010 9:00am
by Dave Schulte
women driving antique car
I learned to drive the star touring and the woody waching Louis driving our car and he explain to me how to do it.He is very patient. Now I can do double clutch and I can change gear went I climb a hill.Every women should drive a Durant its fun
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2010 7:09pm
by Lise Quenneville
Revarnishing wooden wheels _ Help Mr. Shilling ?
So my wheels have returned from Wheels of wood. Look good. But now I need to varnish... I have a gallon of marine spar varnish. What would be an acceptable procedure ? How may coats ? Any prep work I should be doing ? Thanks Guy
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2010 3:49pm
by Ron Jaremkow
Antique Cars & Women Drivers
Hi All.... I need your HELP !!! Cathy has decided that she wants to learn to drive one of our old cars. I think it's a great idea....BUT.....! She has never driven a stick shift.She is a very good driver, has no problem with any vehicle as long as it's an a...
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Last Post: Feb 18, 2010 6:37am
by Frank Witkowski
Generator wiring diagram
Does anyone have a generator wiring diagram for a 1928 D75 with the 15U motor? I am not sure of the generator make as it does not have a factory label mounted or a place for one, but has a letter/number string "stamped" into the main housing that begins with H and th...
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Last Post: Feb 18, 2010 3:42am
by S. Blomquist
Positive or Negative Ground?
I know most of the cars in the 20's and 30's were, for the most part, positive ground. when I look at some of the wiring done as I received it, it suggests the car was negative ground. Presently I have it temporarily hooked up as negative ground. I am thinking it cam...
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Last Post: Feb 17, 2010 5:50am
by Lawrence
New wheels and shims on axle.
Sirs : Well I took my wheels to Regina Sask for John Kuraba to replace all the wood. Should be ready in a week. No more wiggle - jiggle. Question : I am going to put the wheels back on. My right axle had a shim that fitted over the axle where the "hub" ride...
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Last Post: Feb 15, 2010 11:48am
by Guy Belzil
Front Wood Wheel Hub
I am in need of a good used from wood wheel hub for a 1929 Model 60. I have a spare wheel that I am redoing but the threads on the hub are damaged beyond repair. If you have an extra, give me a call-503.244.1608
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2010 4:52pm
by Phil Peters
Family Member Passes
Patricia "Trish" Milton, the wife of my son Mike, passed away on Sun. Feb 7th. Mike and Trish had only been married for a little over 2 years. Many of you remember Mike from DMAC Meets in Hershey, Williamsburg, Flint and others. They had already been making plans...
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Last Post: Feb 12, 2010 4:52am
by Ed Vomero
Chrome Prep
A short while back i posted a thread discussing some chrome work that I had done. In short I was really unpleased with the result. I contacted the shop and let them know my feelings. I was asked to bring back the pieces. Well, life has been busy but I now have a free...
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Last Post: Feb 11, 2010 5:53pm
by Vince O'Brien
1928 DURANT M2 4DR. SEDAN to be lost
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Last Post: Feb 11, 2010 5:20am
by Norm Toone
FLINT E55/E80 Parts wanted
I have just returned from a meeting of our local vintage car club. One of our members mentioned to me that he has most mechanical Parts for 1924 Flint which he would like to sell. Are you interested or is Australia too far away for you Jeff.
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2010 3:32am
by John Sweeney
FLINT E55/ E80 Parts Wanted
I am looking for an engine with carb/distributor/generater/starter etc. ++ trany/clutch and drive shaft. Other parts or a mostly complete car are also possible buys. WHAT DO YOU HAVE ????
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2010 3:34am
by John Sweeney
1929 Model 66 Drive Line For Sale in California
Hi All..... If you saw the entry in the guest book from Ron about the drive line for sale, I emailed him ant this is the response I got: "I'm in San Jose Ca. I have an engine, trans and rear end. I also have a front axle. Probably not work the shipping cost....
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Last Post: Feb 9, 2010 9:16pm
by dave enrico
Durant hub caps?
Are these Durant hub caps? http://s830.photobucket.com/albums/zz222/koehnic/?action=view¤t=DSC04729.jpg
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Last Post: Feb 9, 2010 7:52pm
by cdmn
Billy Durant... Ottawa Citizen
Here's a new site for you to view. Caught the article by accident in the Citizen about Google having one of our papers now online from 1890 to currect date. Even caught the National Archives and main Library unaware Google had done this. Great for family history but...
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Last Post: Feb 9, 2010 12:45pm
by Norm Toone
Parts for sale for a 614 Coupe 1930
Motor, Transmission, drive shaft, rear-end, 4 wood spoke wheels and some kind of tires??, most of interior for sale that is in original condition (never re-covered). Give me a call and lets talk. 816-261-1079
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Last Post: Feb 6, 2010 6:35pm
by Bill Fasching
parts to sell -cheap
I have a few parts that I got off a standard coupe 30 durant 614. I used what I need and will be happy to dispose of the rest if anyone needs them Partial list is : 4 wood spoke wheels -one has the center pulled out with rotted spokes -the others are okay but nee...
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Last Post: Feb 6, 2010 9:04am
by Ken McCormick
DeVaux for sale?
I have been in contact with a descendant of the DeVaux family and he would be very interested in owning one of his great-uncle's products. Does anyone know of a DeVaux, in reasonably good condition, that is (or could be) for sale? He does not have email, so I will...
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Last Post: Feb 2, 2010 6:03pm
by John Willoughby
Gaskts for my Durants
Hello Please I need that they connect me with algun supplier of gaskets for the engines of my cars. Thank you
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2010 1:12pm
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
STAR headlight bucket and bracket ??
If anyone is interested in checking it out, there is what might be a STAR headlight bucket and mounting bracket on Ebay. It only has one day left and it is advertised as a 1920s vintage Buick headlight. If indeed it is a STAR part, I hope a club member who needs it,...
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Last Post: Jan 30, 2010 5:51pm
by gary k
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