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A DURANT CLUB NEW YEARS RESOLUTION
DEAR MEMBERS; I HAVE MADE A RESOLUTION FOR 2009. I HAVE DECIDED TO ATTEMPT TO COMPLETE THE PARTS GUIDE THAT I HAVE PLANNED FOR 2 PREVIOUS YEARS. THESE PARTS GUIDES DEPEND ON THE HELP FROM YOU, THE MEMBERS. YOU ARE NEEDED TO SEND PICTURES OF THE SMALL PARTS OF YOUR C...
Views: 382   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 25, 2008 4:49pm
by Norm Toone
Merry Christmas
To one and all I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas and all the very best in the new year. Cut loose,eat drink and enjoy for after the new year we may diet-- Ken and Norma McCormick
Views: 474   Replies: 13
Last Post: Dec 24, 2008 6:46pm
by Frank Witkowski
Fuel Tank Replacement
I'm at a point where I need to start looking for new fuel tanks for our '27 Star Coupe projects. Anybody know of any sources for reproduction tanks for our cars?? I have a couple of fairly decent but otherwise shot examples to be used for dimensions and fittings....
Views: 358   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 24, 2008 2:42pm
by Vince O\'Brien
Water Outlet Pipe
Where can I get a correct water outlet pipe for the top of the head for my 23 Star C Touring, W-4 engine. I see on the Vancover Parts Connection a couple of water outlet pipes for Model M and engine 14L and 15L but don't know if they would work. Thanks and a Merr...
Views: 277   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 24, 2008 11:35am
by Franz Fraitzl
WANT TO SELL
I HAVE A A 1926 STAR SIX COUPE THAT WAS PURCHASED BY A LITTLE OLD LADIE FROM MARYSVILLE ,MT IN 1926 AND NOW I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT GO TO A GOOD HOME. I DON`T KNOW HOW MUCH ITs WORTH.I AM LOOKING FOR A LITTLE HELP ON THAT. THE CAR HAS BEEN STORED AND IT RUNs JUST A F...
Views: 947   Replies: 9
Last Post: Dec 24, 2008 1:15am
by Lance Chabot
Locomobile Pictures
Mike, I will be forwarding you and Rick pictures of my Locomobiles for inclusion in the Photographs section. Plus I've also been approached by several other Locomobile owner's (with pictures)in the US and worldwide for information and help, who I have asked to join...
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Last Post: Dec 23, 2008 4:02pm
by Lance Chabot
Time for new photographs!
Since my last posting over a year ago, I'm sure that there are new Durantonions out there with pictures of their cars. I know of several that I have not seen their car's pictures yet. Let's send them in to Rick and get them on the web site. Remember if they are not c...
Views: 334   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 23, 2008 2:45pm
by John Willoughby
Merry Christmas
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas & a Wonderful 2009 to all members from hot humid sunny Queensland Australia 30 C .
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Last Post: Dec 23, 2008 2:39pm
by Ken Brink
Carburetor for 6-70
The carburetor on my 6-70 is a Carter BB-1 and accordiing to the book it should be a Tillotson. Could someone please let me know which Tillotson. I would be willing to trade for or buy the correct carburetor (I also need a breather). Other parts needed: Win...
Views: 396   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 22, 2008 8:38pm
by gary k
Replacement Data Plates
Hi All.... I never intended to cause a problem, only did this to help fellow members, sorry for any problems this may have caused. Here is the email I recieved, and was asked to post. I do agree in principal, but don't think any members would use these plates...
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Last Post: Dec 22, 2008 8:17am
by Jan Arnett
Distributor housings
Here are a few pictures of the finished 4 cylinder distributor housings. Next to it the original. Enjoy.
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Last Post: Dec 22, 2008 5:47am
by Mike Butters
replacement distributor
Many of you have read my post regarding my distributor and housing. I am grateful for all the responses. Arthur Roberts was kind enough to send me a distributor, housing and gears off a 400,000 serial numbered W-4 engine. My engine serial number is in the 100,000'...
Views: 355   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 20, 2008 6:25pm
by Franz Fraitzl
New Additoin to Technical Page
I just added "Rear Axle Rebuild" to the Tech Page. Look under the Manuals & Other Technical Documentation section. Material was provided by Dave Schulte. Thanks Dave
Views: 412   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 20, 2008 3:56pm
by Guy J. Belzil
26 Locomobile Touring - Jr 8
I looked a 26 Locomobile Touring Jr 8 yesterday and have found nothing pertaing to a Touring that year. The current owner who is also an old car buff found everything except a Touring in a research from the AACA Library. The car has dual sidemounts with what appeare...
Views: 1747   Replies: 10
Last Post: Dec 18, 2008 7:26am
by Lance Chabot
Distributor Support Housing
A few years ago I ordered a Distributor support housing from Australia. He sent me Two. I was surprised. One, the standard pot metal , the other aluminum. Aftet- market I assume. Both in nice condition. The aluminum unit is a little thicker in the area where the...
Views: 407   Replies: 4
Last Post: Dec 17, 2008 3:17pm
by Franz Fraitzl
oil filter connectios
I am trying to hook up my oil filter and am not real sure where the lines should run from and to . I have a fitting in the lower rear of the block behind the starter -another about mid way behind the water pump and another on top of the head towards the back. I thi...
Views: 776   Replies: 17
Last Post: Dec 16, 2008 1:11pm
by Norm Toone
Distributor housings
Here setting up the part in My CNC
Views: 282   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 16, 2008 8:54am
by Ross Hoevet
M-2 Durant wheel puller
Are there any 2 1/4 inch wheel pullers out there for sale? I have seen early Durant ones for sale on Ebay but none that would fit an M-2. I would rather not have to fabricate one if at all possible. Thanks for any tips or leads. John Parrish 541-514-5084 johnkatepar...
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Last Post: Dec 15, 2008 4:27pm
by John Parrish
Gas Prices at Thanksgiving
Hello all... With the rise and fall of gasoline prices around the world, I was wondering how the prices here in Ohio (USA) compared with other parts of the country and world? Ours have been steadily dropping for the last couple of months and are currently at $1.55 9/...
Views: 988   Replies: 40
Last Post: Dec 15, 2008 3:29pm
by Eliot
Dome light
What kind of wiring connection goes in the feed end of the dome light ?? I am sure I can put a single contact bulb in but looking at the switch it looks like maybe the wire contacts would have to be an offset type ? Any one have a picture of the wires going into th...
Views: 300   Replies: 5
Last Post: Dec 14, 2008 3:41am
by Norm Toone
accessories
Have fun with this link. http://strangecarsandthings.blogspot.com/
Views: 412   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 11, 2008 6:02pm
by Mike Linthicum
Referance books
I recently went into an antique mall and found two volumes of "Dykes" Automobile And Gasoline Encyclopedia. These books are about 1000 pages each. There are so many things about how to maintain and methods of how to do certain things like changing tires, wheel repair...
Views: 410   Replies: 6
Last Post: Dec 11, 2008 4:57am
by Norm Toone
Distributor housings
Hello everyone, finally I am getting around to play with my CNC machine. I should have the first batch of distributor housings ready by the end of the week. This batch is for all 4 cylinder engines. The price per is US $ 345.00. To run the machine is a little mor...
Views: 334   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 10, 2008 7:24pm
by Franz Fraitzl
Original air cleaner for my 28
Anybody have an extra air cleaner correct for my 28? Or a picture of the one that would be used. I'm looking for the original, not any aftermarket, modern replacement. Thanks. I have the original carb 15L engine model 65. Probably all were alike for that year.
Views: 358   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 10, 2008 2:08pm
by gary k
More questions
Its that man again with his stupid questions . Has anyone got a picture of the floor boards showing where the dimmer switch and stater buttons go? I would like to have them as close as possible to the original if I can . Figure if I put the dimmer switch just to...
Views: 507   Replies: 6
Last Post: Dec 10, 2008 8:02am
by Ken McCormick
Head light lenses
Keep you eyes on this young lad. He just sold a pair of lenses for $27.50 that fit Frontenac and 31 / 32 D's. They go for $50 - 75 each normally or higher. 180310371102 Now he has a set for a 617 opening at $9.99 US. His gfather has a barn full of lenses and he's...
Views: 397   Replies: 4
Last Post: Dec 10, 2008 5:08am
by Norm Toone
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gary k
hello norm toone
hey norm....watch for postal delivery...brown envelope 8 x 10...regards, gary k
Views: 480   Replies: 7
Last Post: Dec 9, 2008 6:19am
by Norm Toone
lubrication
Hi again all you good people I am almost ready to put my wiring harness in and then the big test,,(will it run) I am just wondering what kind of oil would be best to put in this baby.Also what in tranny and rear end. I have a lubrication chart to show where to...
Views: 494   Replies: 10
Last Post: Dec 7, 2008 10:04pm
by Phillip Donoghoe
Durant Base Camp at Hershey 2008 ,Great Photos found!
All, While searching the AACA website I came accross a "Hershey 2008 AACA Fall meet" photo collection, very neat! BUT the 2nd Photo down was the "Durant Base Camp" with a part caption of..."I have never seen a real Durant but these guys have a whole club for the...
Views: 485   Replies: 9
Last Post: Dec 6, 2008 9:25pm
by Rick Botti
flint and rugby
Hello all, I am new to this forum and have a few questions, I have a friend who has a Rugby truck, I dont know what year or model but he is looking for a hand crank and nos or reproduction data plates, any leads??, also recently I have come across a 1926 Flint two d...
Views: 383   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 6, 2008 9:50am
by Rick Botti
What year?
I have a 1930 Durant 4 door, what I'm told is a 612, but I'm not sure. How do I find out what model it is? Thanks... george
Views: 314   Replies: 4
Last Post: Dec 6, 2008 3:47am
by Norm Toone
1930 Durant Fender color?
All, For all 1930 Durant cars, is Black the correct fender color? My project sedan's fenders have no paint to go by right now, so not sure. I know Black was the correct fender color for like year Chevrolets, and I think Ford Model A's but I'm not sure on Durants...
Views: 577   Replies: 7
Last Post: Dec 4, 2008 8:21pm
by cdmn
Paint color schemes for 1928 Durant (Star) M-2
Is there any information out there on what color schemes the 1928 M-2 was available in? My present car is all black but was painted over a green body with black fenders and black upper (windows and moulding)area. In 1970, I had the remains of an M-2 that had a tan...
Views: 366   Replies: 5
Last Post: Dec 4, 2008 7:50pm
by cdmn
steering gear parts
I am in need of the bearing and grooved washer that the bearing runs in on top of the worm gear in the steering box. In the Warner Steering Gear page I believe it is called a "thrust bearing." Can I find a modern replacment or would anybody have these that they could...
Views: 380   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 2, 2008 9:21pm
by Tony Madson
1923 Star C Touring Color
Now that I have my car out in the sunlight and was working on buffing and polishing the paint I notice that the dash is actually a very dark blue. Also noticed inside the rear door frame where some paint had worn off that underneath the black was also the same dark b...
Views: 533   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 2, 2008 8:13am
by Mike Linthicum
Ignition switch and coil
Has anyone got a coil like we need for the 30 durant? The one with the ignition switch in the base ? I would be happy to buy one if there is one available. Otherwise --I guess I have to go to the switch and coil separate . Whats the best bet fot me??...
Views: 398   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 1, 2008 12:07pm
by Ross Hoevet
overheating
I put a new (different) water pump on the engine, because it had an overheating problem. I flushed the cooling system very well and replaced the water with anti freeze @ 50/50. It still overheated and the coolant foamed up real bad. The temp guage needle stuck at hig...
Views: 376   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 29, 2008 1:46pm
by Ken Brink
Ebay Durant brocheurs / manuals
There you go Frank pic of the Dort buggy ...1922 Dort Sedan & 1900 ? Durant Dort Carriage Brochure Item number: 260315440415 Goodness there are a lot of Durant manuals on Ebay under Durant ... Transportation .. 76 of them
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Last Post: Nov 29, 2008 12:58pm
by Norm Toone
Angelo Bosco's 31 Roadster
Guys, you need to look at the photos of Angelo's roadster in the Photograph section of the web site. This is the roadster that was on Ebay not that long ago. He's making incredible progress and doing an exceptional job! Dave
Views: 419   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 29, 2008 10:08am
by Dave Schulte
exhaust pipe
My exhaust system consists only of a pipe in between the manifold and the muffler with a clamp by the muffler holding the pipe in place. It is some what loose and this allows for a great deal of leakage at the manifold to pipe area, especially under load. Can I simpl...
Views: 361   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 28, 2008 8:41pm
by Don Shilling
1926 Star Nickeling or Chroming ????
I am about to touch up bumpers, headlight trim, running board trim. I have read (somewhere's) that chrome did not come in till 1928 and yet looking a member's cars I see a lot of chrome. My question was my 1926 Star Touring M built in Leaside Ont trimmed with nicke...
Views: 646   Replies: 10
Last Post: Nov 27, 2008 9:02pm
by Vince O\'Brien
Turkey shoot
Here's a site I was sent for a bit of fun and seeing as its US Thanksgiving ... have fun. http://www.southbank-design.co.uk/turkeyshoot/index.htm
Views: 297   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 27, 2008 10:27am
by Mike Linthicum
Spiral Type Grease Nipples (zerks)
Have been rebuilding Grandpa's 1926 Star Touring M. It has "as a majority" these beautiful big round grease nipples with a spiral machining that require a special grease gun tip with a spiral locking mecanism. I have my Grandpa's grease gun but am missing about 8 n...
Views: 431   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 25, 2008 9:28am
by Guy J. Belzil
Purring like a kitten but oh no a question about oil
Thanks to all for your help. Got the old girl running this last weekend! The only leak problem I had was the valve cover gaskets, which I will make up and replace this weekend. Now a question about oil. I cleaned out the oil pan and ran her for about 15 mi...
Views: 301   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 25, 2008 7:11am
by Lance Chabot
Headlight bulbs and clutch bearing
I am obviously missing something too simple to see. But how do I change the headlight bulbs on my 1923 Star? Should have the old gal running this weekend after a thourogh cleaning of the fuel system and all lube points and a good as I can do electtical patch job....
Views: 499   Replies: 6
Last Post: Nov 25, 2008 6:01am
by Tony Madson
carb linkage
Hi All Does anyone have a linkage and the rod from the foot feed to the carb for my car?? I need one badly. I would like to be able to start the beast up this winter but without this I cant .I am getting it together quite nicely so maybe I will drive it one day...
Views: 471   Replies: 11
Last Post: Nov 25, 2008 3:00am
by Norm Toone
1929 Durant sedan for sale.
I have decided to sell my 29 Durant. A frame off restoration was started then quit. Pics are current. The car will run It will be on E Bay starting tonight about 9:00P.M. Call 707 938 4153 for more info. we have decided to go with e bay & let you decide what it is...
Views: 590   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 24, 2008 5:12am
by Norm Toone
Cleaning of gas tank
I've been getting a lot of opinions on how to clean out my gas tank. I pulled the tank and there does not seem to be a lot of rust, but there is a lot of gunk and goo in the bottom. The laquered gas I guess. What have my fellow Durant restorers used to clean the tank...
Views: 335   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 23, 2008 4:03pm
by Frank Witkowski
NEED AN ANSTED MOTOR
AM LOOKING FOR A ANSTED MOTOR USED IN DURANTS FROM 1920 TO 1925. THIS IS A 6 CYLINDER MOTOR WITH OVERHEAD CAM. USED IN THE LARGER MODEL DURANTS AND ALSO USED IN LEXINGTONS. I HAVE A VERY HISYORIC RACE CAR CALLED THE ANSTED SPECIAL DRIVEN BY A BLACK DRIVER BY THE...
Views: 353   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 22, 2008 4:23pm
by PATRICK KELSO
Gas Lines
I have a question . Is it okay to use copper tubing for gas line from the tank to the pump? I have a friend that says yes but I think he is wrong . Whats the right stuff and is copper allowable ? I will be getting the line very soon and want to be sure I am...
Views: 566   Replies: 12
Last Post: Nov 22, 2008 3:43pm
by Norm Toone
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