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Hershey starts 2 weeks from today. Space is available for Durantonians
HERSHEY is 2 weeks away. Our Durant Base Camp will be on the Red Field, behind the stadium. Look for spaces RSG 31, 32 or 33. We will have shelter and refreshment. Set up will be Tuesday, October 6th, starting around noon. We will have a camper, a trailer with...
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2009 2:53am
by Arthur Roberts
Hershey Question
I'll be on the East Coast in time to visit Hershey on Wednesday. I see our space will be set up but will many vendors be there by then?
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Last Post: Oct 1, 2009 8:37pm
by gary k
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gary k
thoughts and needs for my star model F 1925 roadster
hello men, i am happy to say i just got my rear brakes opened up and the parts look good...better that i thought they would be given the wet barn it came from.....question is. what are we doing for the brake materials...woven stuff needed on the brakes, molded stuf...
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Last Post: Oct 1, 2009 8:33pm
by gary k
A California Star comes to Hookstown
Hi All....... Thought you might enjoy some pictures of the latest arrival! Just couldn't let Gary K. be the only one with 4 wheel brakes on the East coast. This find was really a group effort. Buster Brown contacted Don Shilling about this car being for sale....
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Last Post: Sep 30, 2009 11:47am
by Norm Toone
Wooden wheels
Hi there all, Does anybody know if Steve at Wooden Wheels is still available to deal through. I have emailed him several times with no reply. I'm very keen to make contact because I'm at the stage where I need to have the spokes to make the wheels. Also, I have...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2009 2:08am
by Richard Starick
NEED DISTRIBUTER
LOOKING FOR A DISTRIBUTER FOR MY 1923 STAR
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Last Post: Sep 28, 2009 4:32pm
by TOM EDMONDS
Looking to sell
My father bought a 1924 Star Durant back in the early 70's. Did some restoration and it has been garaged for 40 years. Dad passed away and we would like to sell it but we don't know the value. Help please.
Views: 415   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 28, 2009 6:33am
by Frank Witkowski
Thank You Don Shilling !!!
Hi All...... Cathy & I just got back from the DMAC International Meet in Texarkana. WOW WOW WOW does not fully describe the fun we had. Don put on an excellent meet. Don, I realize all the effort you put into this meet and it is appreciated. Everyone I talk...
Views: 609   Replies: 9
Last Post: Sep 27, 2009 10:38pm
by Bert & Sonia Bab...
GAS CAPS
GAS CAPS ARE AVAILABLE BUT, ARE IN VERY LIMITED AMOUNTS. THESE ARE CAST REPLICA'S OF THE ORIGINAL. IT APPEARS THE EXTERIOR IS THE SAME AS THE ORIGINAL AND THREADS SEEM TO BE DIFFERENT. I'M HAVING A NEW TANK MADE SO I CAN CHANGE THE THREADS TO ACCOMIDATE THE NEW ONE...
Views: 273   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 25, 2009 12:09pm
by Dib Franciss
Any 1929 Locomobile's Out-there? and NEW club member!
Bob Smith, I got your letter yesterday and am writing an answer to Mr. Falek's, Decoral Ia. Question: Are any 1929 Locomobile's Out-there??? Excellent letter and he is quite correct in that 1929 was a short production year starting in Sept 1928 and ending in...
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2009 5:52pm
by Lance Chabot
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Chris
1930 Durant 614 standard sedan
Hello, I'am trying to find the value of my fathers 1930 Durant 614 standard sedan. It's been in the family for 40 years, but sad to say it's time to sell her. If you can help me in any way it would be grately appreciated. You can contact me by phone at 503-522-4745 o...
Views: 339   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 23, 2009 8:12pm
by gary k
Texarkana, Tour
All I can say is Thank you to Don and all. It was great to see all of our Friends and as well as to make some new ones. Dorothy and I had a great time. When we were ready to leave on Sunday I had stated that it was like leaving Family.
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2009 4:12pm
by Ken Brink
Advertiser Vintage Reproductions from Australia
Just wanted to let everyone know that I've been searching for interior door handles for my 1928 Model 65. I had some broken ones that came with the car, you know the old pot metal stuff. I looked through their web site and found that the 1930 Chrysler were an exact m...
Views: 540   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 20, 2009 1:29pm
by Mike Linthicum
Leaded Fuel
I understand that leaded fuel was introduced later than 1920. Anybody know the year? I was talking to a fellow who said that most vintage cars don't need lead added to the unleaded fuel of today as most ran on unleaded when they were produced. The conversation i ha...
Views: 384   Replies: 5
Last Post: Sep 20, 2009 1:13pm
by Mike Linthicum
1924 Flint Durant E55 for Sale
photos at http://1924flintdurante55.weebly.com/
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2009 11:55am
by James Sabella
Vacuum tank
Dear friends, I will soon be starting my 1927 RUGBY model "M" restoration and unfortunately when I bought this lovely ar the Stewart Vacuum Tank was missing. Is there anything alternative that could replace this part? I'm sure in Brazil it won't possible to find t...
Views: 685   Replies: 12
Last Post: Sep 14, 2009 5:31am
by Jan Arnett
HERSHEY, DURANT BASE CAMP
HERSHEY is coming soon. Our Durant Base Camp will be on the Red Field, behind the stadium. Look for spaces RSG 31, 32 or 33. We will have shelter and refreshment. Set up will be Tuesday, October 6th, starting around noon. We will have a camper, a trailer...
Views: 307   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 13, 2009 12:51pm
by Arthur Roberts
1928 Durant on EBay
Hey fellows: Take a look at item 220477115380 on Ebay. The picture of the dash instruments looks different than any 1928 that I have seen. Any explanations? Gord
Views: 421   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 13, 2009 9:56am
by Bill Hoaglan
How is roof attached to rear of body
Hi All, Just wondering if anyone can tell us how the roof of our 1926 Rugby is supposed to be attached to the rear of the body. Some have suggested press studs. Not too sure about this though. Thanks Josie & Les Young
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2009 4:15am
by Les & Josie Youn...
Texarkana Pictures
Pictures of checkin, hotel and today's trip to Washingtom historic park.
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2009 10:58pm
by Rick Botti
Parts Scam..Club BEWARE!!
All BEWARE of parts/money Scams, I had some old Headlight stands (circa 1905-1910)listed For Sale throught the HCCA (Horseless Carriage Club America)that I got last year with my Locomobile parts. Recently I got an offer from a "Lem Perry" out of Texas, the mess...
Views: 1171   Replies: 7
Last Post: Sep 12, 2009 1:51pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
We've Arrived in Texarkana
We’ve arrived in Texarkana. Ken McCormick and his wife drove for 6 days through 10 US states to get here. The Millers and Babicks left California last Thursday and arrived by train. I took the easy way and took a jet. Rick
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2009 6:27pm
by Rick Botti
HEAD GASKET W5
CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET A HEAD GASKET FOR MY 4 CLY CONT W5 MOTOR?
Views: 600   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 8, 2009 8:16am
by Guy Belzil
Help needed
Hi, My father passed away last year and I need to sell his 1917 Dort/Gray Dort Fleur de Lyse. It is 2/3 restored and there is a parts car as well. I need help connecting with someone who would know about this car and where I might post it for sale that would be th...
Views: 470   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 7, 2009 7:33pm
by Bonnie Duncan
Wow... the old Star never fails to surprise....
Peace River is a town in the Peace River valley. There are hills of 5 miles (4-6% grade) on both sides of the river to get out of the valley. It's a good test on the Star.. if I can make it out of the valley, then the car is running pretty good; if not its downhi...
Views: 444   Replies: 4
Last Post: Sep 7, 2009 6:34am
by Lawrence
Texarkana
Hey Don - How many cars are registered so far? Wayne
Views: 531   Replies: 17
Last Post: Sep 6, 2009 11:25pm
by Wayne Farrand
614 Bumper
The rear bumper bracket for my Durant 614 is broken in two different areas. I've been told it can't be fixed. Does anyone know where I might locate a replacement, or have any ideas on a potential substitute? Thanks Shaun
Views: 369   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 3, 2009 11:16pm
by Shaun Murphy
Larry Rockey club member has passed away
Long time DMAC member and Durant lover Larry Rockey of Black Diamond Washington State has just passed away from cancer mostly from the agent orange from his years of service in the army in Vietnam. He had been fighting this cancel since 2005. He also belongs to Th...
Views: 305   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 3, 2009 11:05pm
by Lance Haynes
PIC'S OF ROOF WOOD
I AM PUTTING ON A NEW ROOF OF MY M4 SOMEONE STARTED IT AND THEY HAVE A LARGE BOW AND I CAN'T FIND OUT WHERE IT GOES DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY PICTURES? I HAVE ALL THE BOOKS LIKE BODY BY FISHER AND CLOSED BODY CARS FROM 25 TO 32
Views: 415   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 2, 2009 8:55pm
by DON GASKILL
King Pins
Frank, I was looking in a parts interchange manual and noticed that the 1931 Devaux uses to same King Pins as most of all the Durants & Starts. Do you have replacement sets available? Thanks, Dennis
Views: 319   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 2, 2009 4:23pm
by Frank Witkowski
looking for heads
I'm acting as an intermediary for a computer-illiterate friend who has a 1929 Durant Sport which he races in historic races. It has a Continental 6-cylinder side-valve engine. He needs new cylinder heads for his motor. If anyone can help, it will be appreciated...
Views: 429   Replies: 5
Last Post: Sep 2, 2009 6:19am
by Roger Allard
DMAC election ballots
Hello everyone. Just a friendly reminder that the DMAC election ballots for club officers will be opened and counted next week at the annual meeting being held in Texarkana. I've recieved many ballots as members are showing great interest in their club. BUT... Ju...
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Last Post: Sep 1, 2009 6:03am
by Jim Greenamyer
How to read spark plugs
This is a very interesting article on how to read spark plugs once they have been in an engine. Jan http://www.4secondsflat.com/Spark_plug_reading.html
Views: 379   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 30, 2009 7:41am
by Jan Arnett
Stripped Threads
Some of the sheet metal screws that hold the buttons on the top irons have come loose. The holes have gotten too big. I'd like to use the same screws rather than larger ones. Does anyone know of a way to fix this other than welding the hole shut and redrilling??
Views: 376   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 30, 2009 7:22am
by Bill Hoaglan
Driving to Texarkana
Only a few more days and we will be heading out . Should be an interesting drive . If anyone has anything they would like picked up and taken to the big meeting best let me know before wed. Thats take off time. I promise I am not trying to inherit a lot of durant par...
Views: 322   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 29, 2009 8:07pm
by Ken McCormick
Article in cars & Parts Oct.09
I just received our Oct. copy of Cars & Parts magazine. Subject: Antiques on the Bay, Car show June 20th. 2009 page 78. Held in St. Ignace, MI. Short note, There was also a rare 1923 Durant fielded by Kenneth Brink of Muskegon, Michigan.
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2009 9:50am
by Ken Brink
Texarkana
Haven't heard much banter about the meet - who is bringing cars, etc. If I can find an enclosed trailer, I want to bring mine. We had a blast in Auburn. Sounds like a great schedule. My wife suggested going. Be great to see a whole string of Durants. We have to be ba...
Views: 1108   Replies: 24
Last Post: Aug 28, 2009 5:58am
by Mike Linthicum
pics Split rims and tires
First$495 takes all (5) 500/19" 4 ply B.F. Goodrich silver town blackwalls
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2009 9:46pm
by Lance Haynes
Split rims and tires
5 Brand new Tires and tubes brass stem's nickel plated w/powder coated dark blue 19" split rims for 28, 29 Durant Wood wheel cars will post pics soon Questions call Lance at 858-874-0535
Views: 363   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 27, 2009 8:42pm
by Lance Haynes
Need head for 22A
I am helping a member overseas that needs a head for a 22A. Any help or leads would be appreciated. Thanks, Rick Botti 510 796--2522 rick@botti.us
Views: 561   Replies: 9
Last Post: Aug 27, 2009 8:15pm
by Rick Botti
Hood lacing installation
What is the proper way to install the hood lacing both radiator and cowl? Do you run a wire down the center and then push a bent wire thru the lacing and hole and bend the ends over? Wayne
Views: 670   Replies: 4
Last Post: Aug 27, 2009 8:50am
by Bob Krause
c
chris
1928 Durant coup FOR SALE CHEAP!
I have a 1928 model M4 car#C3201. The car is located in Mammoth Lakes,CA. It has been mostly taken apart for restorartion. Chasis is still together and Ihave no top or floor.Other than that I have all other parts for this car. Possible to restore or would make an ex...
Views: 435   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 26, 2009 8:55pm
by chris
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gary k
request for parts pictures of 1925 star F
fellow durantonians, i need to know what the missing parts look like on the car i just got...a 1925 star roadster model F. If possible please email to "FROGGYSROD @ COMCAST.NET" or mail to me at 3106 plymouth rock rd. plymouth meeting, pa. 19462 pictu...
Views: 411   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 25, 2009 5:45pm
by Frank Witkowski
Gas Caps
thank you for your response. I will be looking for your response regarding the quality and fitting of the cap. I do have a gas cap, but, it would be nice, to have one with a "D" on it.
Views: 273   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 25, 2009 4:33pm
by stephen Aldrich
JR5 Carburator
I have a JR5 Carburator. My grandfather had a Durant. I think I have other parts such as the head lamps. I'm still working on identifying them. I wanted to sell my JR5 and was hoping to get an idea on what they go for. My research has yielded nothing. Thanks for...
Views: 325   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 24, 2009 5:05pm
by Paul Wicklander
1930 Durant roadster model 614 for sale
I have been contacted by a man name of Jason who has a 30 roadster he would like to sell. Anyone know what a fair price would be for this unrestored car?? From the pics I have seen it looks pretty complete. Been stored inside for a quite a while. Any one inter...
Views: 467   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 24, 2009 3:06pm
by Ken McCormick
Australian company that casts door handles etc.
Does anybody know the web site for the Australian company that made door handles and carb bodies for Durant & Rugby that used to be on our links page? I'd like to contact them about some door handles.
Views: 287   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 22, 2009 7:17am
by Frank Witkowski
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lynne
Not sure which one yet but I think its the h40 or the b40
Will tske pictures tomorrow and post, but even the original rear window shade is still in it. Wheel base is 115"
Views: 289   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 21, 2009 4:51pm
by Darren Anderson
Free delivery service
I will be leaving here on sept 2 heading for Texarkana . I will be driving a 1 ton chev pick up and have a lot of room to haul stuff if anyone has anything they want taken to the meeting. I will be going through all the following cities and if it is not to far off th...
Views: 306   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 20, 2009 7:09pm
by Ken McCormick
Lifetime Antifreeze
The local NAPA store has a lifetime antifreeze by Pentosin. It claims to be absoilutely neutral to metals. Does this mean no rust? Has anyone had any experience with it?
Views: 298   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 19, 2009 11:02am
by Vince O'Brien
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