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Steeldraulic Breaks
Does anyone have a back issue of Skinned Knuckles #449 (Dec 13) or #450 (Jan 14) it has an article on “steeldraulics”? I would like to have a copy. I had an incident where the breaks on my 614 faded while going downhill and trying to stop. I am looking to...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2020 11:27pm
by Rory
1929 chev coach on BAT assembly steps
There is a 1929 Chevrolet Coach On the website Bring a Trailer auction right now with the auction closing in a couple days. But after the auction closes it will still be accessible forever? The reason I bring it up is that the seller has a 32 minute time lapse of him...
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2020 9:14am
by Rick Botti
Hello Durantonians Carol has graciously agreed to put out our next issue of "The Partner" which will be coming out soon BUT as I posted earlier she has notified me she has retired. The last issue was supposed to be her last. We need a club member to step up and b...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2020 9:34am
by Mike Linthicum
With all the health issues going on, and all the events not going on, we decided to do something different while staying home. We brought out the "DMAC Cookie Cookbook" created by Peggy Spitz and Carla Spitz Fisher for the 7th Annual DMAC Meeting in New Jersey in...
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2020 5:28pm
by Peggy Spitz
Restoring Dash Gauges
About 40 years ago I restored the dash gauges in my '31 Chrysler when I restored the car...I recall having the round bezels chrome plated and a fellow in San Diego who was also restoring a '31 Chrysler sent me a set of or rather a sheet of vinyl self adhesive decal d...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2020 10:39am
by Bill Hoaglan
Question about radiator caps. Is there a size designation for the radiator cap for a 1928 Star? Also does the Durant and star use the same size cap?
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2020 7:30am
by John strieb
W5 motor front seal
Does anyone have the correct size of the front felt seal on the crankshaft for a W5 motor? The size I have written down is not correct. Thanks
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2020 3:05pm
by Shane
Rugby Racer In Hemmings for $99,000
On page two of the latest Hemmings is an ad for a Rugby racer for $99,000. Here's a link to the listing: https://www.erclassics.com/rugby-durant-1929-r2548/
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Last Post: Apr 6, 2020 7:11am
by Don Shilling
flywheel ring gear
New ring gear on the flywheel for my 6-14 22A engine.Number on ring gear is H8C300W if you find one at a swap meet.(Our big Portland Swap Meet was cancelled this year due to Covid-19). A lot of time now to do projects. Our governor said my profession cannot return to...
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2020 1:52pm
by Rick Botti
Stay Safe and I wish everone stay healthy!
I wanted to tell all my extended family members, the Durantonians that I wish all of you well and that you stay healthy during this troubling times! So far I haven't heard of anyone of our members contracting the virus and are following the CDC as well as the local a...
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2020 6:20pm
by ross hoevet
Tillotson Carburetor
Will a Tillotson carburetor JR5 or JR5A work on my a1928 4 cylinder Star? Thanks.
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2020 8:26am
by Bill Hoaglan
Pacific Coast Chapter Spring Fling Tour
“Planes, trains, canyons and cars” Come see beautiful Ogden Utah, May 4-8, 2020 An aerospace museum, a pioneer ranch, an historic train station, and the site of the Golden Spike ceremony are just some of the events you can look forward to!...
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2020 12:51pm
by Bob Bush
SMS Auto Fabrics is having a 19% off sale
Hard to believe in these turbulent times, and because SMS has never had a sale in its entire 43 years, but I received an email with the news this morning. SMS is open although operating with a smaller staff. If you want to take advantage of their sale and order anyt...
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2020 7:35am
by Bob Bush
30 Durant and Rugby wood wheel hubcaps
Testing the waters to see if there is enough interest in reproducing the aluminum hubcaps for 30 Rugby trucks, and 30 Durant wood wheel hubcaps. Would need orders of 12 for each design and 50% down. This is just in the exploratory stage right now, if interested I...
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2020 5:16pm
by Rick Botti
Cylinderhead Gasket
I need a cylinder head gasket for a 1930 Durant Coupe. Flathead 6 cylinder Continental engine. I cannot find a data plate listing engine type / model. there is a casting mark of 11/13/29 on the cylinder head and the following number: 22AA605 The vehicle title list...
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Last Post: Mar 21, 2020 12:27pm
by Norman Toone
Hello Durantonians; After conferring with Phil Peters the host and organizer of the 2020 DMAC National Meet in Oregon, it has been decided to cancel this years event. The decision was not taken lightly as I know how much we all love getting together and the fun we...
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Last Post: Mar 19, 2020 6:08pm
by Tom Schaffer
DMAC Events
Just posted this to the Pacific Coast Facebook site, but thought I would also make a post here. Ok, I'm sure there have been discussions already but I guess I'll be the first to actually ask the question. Should the DMAC events scheduled, simply be moved to next y...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2020 7:58pm
by Tom Schaffer
DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring Meet
The East Coast Chapter Spring Meet was planning to be held on the Eastern Shore of Maryland this April with trips planned for several of the local historic sites as well as some real good seafood eating around the area. Unfortunately our point man, on a recent trip t...
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Last Post: Mar 15, 2020 8:06am
by Mike Linthicum
Help! Rear cam plug/seal 1930 22A engine
My 614 has a severe oil leak on the rear of the engine. I thought it was the rear main seal, which I replaced, but the real problem is that the plug at the rear of the cam has disappeared (fell out of the block I guess). I think the way to fix it is to put in a new w...
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2020 6:28pm
by Bob Bush
For Sale: 1931 DeVaux Coupe in Eau Claire, WI
Hello Durant club members. I'm helping my mother sell a 1931 DeVaux Sport Coupe, pictured here: This car was restored by my grandfather, Harry Hoy. He was an accomplished restorer and body man. He spent much of his life running a garage and body shop in Chicag...
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Last Post: Mar 9, 2020 5:18am
by Norman Toone
Vin number
I just got a Durant from Danial Rose of AZ. looked for the vin number plate but no plate is there any where it is stamp on the car?
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2020 9:15am
by Norman Toone
1930 Durant
I'm trying to get some information on the value of a 1930 Durant I just picked up. Its a 4 door sedan right hand drive. Should run and it's mostly complete.
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Last Post: Feb 27, 2020 12:20pm
by Dave Schulte
tail light
Just wondering. Years ago while looking for a tail light for my 26' Star sedan, I was told that it used the same tail light as Cheverolet, which I managed to round up along with several glass lenses. Later saw the same tail light in an ad for embossed Star 6 lenses....
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2020 3:05pm
by John Langan
619 Headlight reflectors
Here is a sneak peek at the new plating work on my 1931 model 619 Head Light reflectors. Yeap, those are mine. The company that did the work, posted two pictures up on their Facebook page today. Rick https://www.facebook.com/AmericanPlatingCo/photos/a.751373...
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Last Post: Feb 3, 2020 9:14pm
by Don Shilling
DMAC needs your help! Our Editor is retiring!
Hello Durantonians! After 13 years of putting out one of the best car club magazines our Editor Carol Fogarazzo is retiring. Over the years the DMAC has one "The Golden Quill Award" for our Partner magazine numerous times and we are now looking to find someone who...
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2020 7:04am
by Mike Linthicum
A tribe of scribes...
Along the lines of finding someone to fill Carol's shoes... Are there any 'Jimmy Olsens' out there ... photographers and reporters that want to work with the editor of the Quarterly Partner (x-Daily Planet)?? We only print four issues a year, but developing int...
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Last Post: Jan 30, 2020 8:19am
by Bob Smith
Defferential ring gear & pinion gear
Ring gear part # F-3-41016 and the pinion gear to mesh with it are needed. On taking the differential apart I had chipped teeth on both gears and I am not sure they can be repaired. The spider gears are O. K. Any help would be appreciated. I do not have the part numb...
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Last Post: Jan 24, 2020 1:29pm
by Bill Hoge
car storage
Thought I'd check the wisdom bank of this forum. Does anyone have any pros or cons to express about storing a car in an enclosed aluminum trailer for the winter? I have my car in a trailer at my son's place - he has more space than I do. This will free up a garage st...
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Last Post: Jan 23, 2020 10:04pm
by Bill Hoaglan
I'm experimenting with posting pictures. Ignore me. https://www.dropbox.com/s/z6r8ak5cylsu4lf/Durant%20pictures0001.jpg?dl=0
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Last Post: Jan 22, 2020 9:12pm
by Rick Botti
Brassworks Radiators
Anyone used Brassworks Radiators in Paso Robles, Calif for any work? Looks like they can do it all.Ross
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Last Post: Jan 22, 2020 7:22pm
by Vince O'Brien
1930 Durant 6-14 at Barrett-Jackson sold
Results from today(thursday) at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale for a 1930 Durant 6-14 wood wheel 4dr sedan,lot 616. I'd say the car was driver-level quality,MOSTLY original(a couple of non-original items, but nothing glaring), actually a little dirty for an auction prese...
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2020 4:55am
by Bob Smith
Accessing website issues
Depending on your location, domains durantmotors.com and durantmotors.org have had issues that continue to persist. However we have a backup, either durantmotors.net or DMACweb.com should work in most cases. Rick
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2020 9:23pm
by Rick Botti
1931 DeVaux Sport Coupe for sale.
There is a 1931 Rumble Seat, Sport Coupe for sale in California. It was part of a collection that was for sale in Riverside about a year ago. It is a good car and has a perfect history. First owned by a DeVaux dealer, Harry Hoy from Wisconsin. If interested, contact...
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2020 3:08pm
by Gary Yelle
Cliff Durant watch mystery
I have this watch which is engraved "Scooter" Congratulations and sincerest wishes Cliff Durant 6-18-36". I have researched Cliff, but I cant figure out who is/was "Scooter"? I plan on selling the watch any suggestions on venue and price would also be of help.
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Last Post: Jan 10, 2020 3:27pm
by Brian Johnson
Durant Rugby racer for sale
Something you don’t see everyday. https://youtu.be/v5-RZ2sTyYs
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Last Post: Jan 4, 2020 10:04pm
by cdmn
Everyone: A very Happy and Prosperous New Year from the Canadian bunch. We are in the midst of a snowfall making everything look pretty and white. It will be about 3 months before we can get back at working on our cars, unless someone has a heated garage. Mine is no...
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Last Post: Jan 2, 2020 11:03pm
by Rick Botti
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas and a Fantastic New Year!! Rick
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Last Post: Dec 24, 2019 12:52pm
by Rick Botti
Wishing all you Durantonians a very very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah season
Hello All you Durantonians! Before things get crazy and I forget to do this, I want to wish all my fellow Durantonians a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah season. I hope Santa brings you lots of things for your Durant this year and that he gives you good health...
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Last Post: Dec 24, 2019 10:09am
by Ross
Rugby and Durant Vehicles for sale in S. America
In my browsing for US built cars (mainly pre-war Packards) for sale in South America, I came across the following listings for Rugby and Durant cars. Most look like projects (some serious projects) and there is the issue of getting the vehicle from South America to t...
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2019 9:34am
by Don Shilling
1931 (wood wheel) DeVaux.!!
Hi All: OH, if I were younger...but I am not. There are only 2 DeVaux,s (that I know of) that have the wood wheels. One coupe in California and the black sedan in Canada. I have been contacted by the owner and he wants to sell. This is our chance to get that ca...
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Last Post: Dec 19, 2019 11:52am
by Gordon F. Curl
Desert Center Auction Sedan
So I won the Durant sedan at the Desert Center,Ca auction last week and was able to clean it out this weekend and get a good look at things. IMO it not a restoration candidate, I have seen some very nice examples that do not fetch enough money to justify the time...
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2019 5:55pm
by Daniel
Ignition switch
Is there anyone who specializes in ignition switches,or has a catalog for early 30s ignition switches,will gladly buy a catalog for the info, Dave
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Last Post: Dec 4, 2019 9:30am
by Dave
star 6 distributor
What is the auto lite distributor and cap number
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2019 12:02pm
by Tom Edmonds
Dontate today to the Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation!
Hello Durantonians! Well for those in the U.S. it's getting closer to the end of the year and the close of our tax year. Those of you looking for last minute non-profit tax donations have to look no further than donating to our own Durant Motors Automobile Museum F...
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Last Post: Nov 25, 2019 10:57am
by Mike Linthicum
2020 calendar.. ready
The 2020 Durant Motors Automobile Club calendar is available: $15 each Send payment to Pam VonBergen, 2471 Brush Creek Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404-1623 include postage; $5.40, $17.25US for Canada, $23.50US International
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Last Post: Nov 23, 2019 7:08am
by Bob Smith
2020 calendar
just asking if the 2020 calendars are for sale still showing 2019 on the web site want to order some for christmas presents thanks jeff
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2019 5:18pm
by jeff quicksell
1930 Durant Hubcap Paint Scheme
I'm trying to find out how the original 1930 Durant Model 407 hubcaps were painted. The ones I have are painted in different ways. Some are painted black where the Durant name is, and they are painted red in different areas. I haven't had any luck in finding a pictur...
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Last Post: Nov 16, 2019 6:08am
by Jim Pardubsky
On-line Auction
An on-line auction coming up Nov 2nd...Looks like some interesting stuff....Their is a Durant sedan, looks to me to be an M-2?...Has a W-5...What is the sugnificance of the W-5 engine having cooling system plates in place of soft plugs?...Canadian? https://www.bid...
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Last Post: Nov 4, 2019 5:21pm
by Daniel
shipping chassis
I bought a 1922 touring chassis complete and it is in Montana. I am looking for someone that can deliver it to north Texas. Anyone know any of truckers that run out of that area? If not it looks like a long road trip for me next week. Thanks
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2019 2:31pm
by Don Shilling
Star Woody Mail Truck For Sale AACA Forum
Saw this interesting Star on the AACA Forum. Interesting vehicle. Frank Member Randy Spence Posted Monday at 08:04 PM (edited) This is a 1926 Star. M body style . It is looking for a collector of rare cars. This is a one of a kind. Comes with all th...
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Last Post: Oct 25, 2019 12:50pm
by Ross
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