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Kingpins
Does any one know of a source for kingpins and bushing foe a 25 Star model F? Thanks
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Last Post: Dec 3, 2006 7:54pm
by Lance Haynes
W5 cylinder heads
DON... I TOO HAVE 2 CYL HEADS SAME AS YOURS. THE TOP HEAD HAS A CASTING.. W5A 601A 2-9-29. THE BOTTOM HEAD..W5A 506A 6-4-28. IS THE BOTTOM HEAD CONSIDERED THE BETTER OF THE TWO?
Views: 327   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 1, 2006 7:00am
by BRIAN BOYS
W5 Cylinder Head Differences
Below is a photo of two W5 heads. The top one is marked W5A with a casting date of 8-23-27. The bottom one is marked W5A with a casting date of 5-17-28. The combustion area depth, measured near the spark plug hole and on a centerline with the other spark plug holes...
Views: 751   Replies: 11
Last Post: Nov 29, 2006 7:05pm
by Lance Haynes
1927 star touring for sale
sorry, selling our dad's car real nice car, gary blalock cell 713 498 1993
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2006 6:03pm
by gary blalock
for sale
my family is selling dad's car, car is a 10, on scale from 1 to 10.. can send pic. gary blalock cell 713 498 1993
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2006 5:57pm
by gary blalock
1923 STAR PICKUP FOR SALE
IN THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF CAR COLLECTOR,PAGE 91, IS THE ABOVE CAR FOR SALE. SAYS IT WAS RESTORED IN 2003,HAS NEW TOP AND NEW LEATHER INTERIOR.LOCATED IN CALIFORNIA. HE IS ASKING 10,500.00. CALL 415-272-4565
Views: 406   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 27, 2006 8:52am
by ED VOMERO
Happy Thanksgiving!
I want to take this opportunity to wish every U.S. member of the my DMAC family and their family a happy and great Thanksgiving tomorrow! For those of you not from the U.S. it is a holiday for us to celebrate all that we have in this country and to thank the ultimate...
Views: 233   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 23, 2006 6:56pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Stuffed and Pooped Out!
Got up early this morning, swept the shop, and rearainged the woodworking equipment to better utilize floor space, (been needing to do this for the last couple of years!). At noon I cleaned up and changed clothes for the turkey time with the folks. Sure did want to...
Views: 270   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 23, 2006 3:13pm
by Don Shilling
Publicity for Billy Durant
In the January issue of Hemmings Classic Cars there is an article on Billy Durant and his history written by one of the regular writers.
Views: 386   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 22, 2006 8:25pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Guestbook- How Many Check it?
I check the entries in our Guestbook almost daily and find that many are potential members for the DMAC. How many of you email the signers and make them feel welcomed??? We have a great Club and we have a chance to make it even better. Please take the time to email...
Views: 397   Replies: 6
Last Post: Nov 22, 2006 7:43pm
by Ken McCormick
Oil level indicator
W5 Continental motors have a very interesting system to measure oil level, by means of the floating indicator. I am repairing my engine and doubt if a regular cork will do the job in a sustainable way or will get impregnated with oil and finally sink. Is there any...
Views: 436   Replies: 5
Last Post: Nov 21, 2006 9:02pm
by Phil Donoghoe
Kwik Poly Chemical?
I just received my copy of Old Cars Weekly. There is an Add for a new product called Kwik Poly which when mixed can be used for repair of (in my case some of my wood)as well as many other things. My questions is has anybody in our Club heard of and or used this pr...
Views: 644   Replies: 9
Last Post: Nov 21, 2006 6:20am
by Jan Arnett
Re-finishing body parts
Hi Folks- I will be refinishing the body parts on my '28 M2 soon. Newbie question- Is soda blasting the best option to remove the old paint or a chemical bath? I have a really good pot sandblasting outfit- Is it possible to charge the pot with soda, and if so, do I n...
Views: 334   Replies: 6
Last Post: Nov 21, 2006 6:10am
by Jan Arnett
door handles on a 32 6-14 sedan
I haven't a clue how one copies or puts pic's in this forum. Even my son who's a PC teck doesn't know. I'm contemplating buying a Canadian 1932 Durant 6-14. It has the J serial number so 1932 and probably one of the last 6-14's. By then Dominion Motors was putting an...
Views: 272   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 21, 2006 4:32am
by NormToone
need parts
I am looking for a head for my w8 engine. Has been setting to long and longs for a ride. 1930 407 W-8 Durant
Views: 347   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 20, 2006 9:29am
by Don Shilling
need parts
I am looking for a head for my W5 engine. Has been setting to long and longs for a ride. 1930 407 W-5 Durant
Views: 274   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 18, 2006 7:35pm
by Boyce Black
What do these parts fit??
We thought these trunk drip channels were for an "M" coupe but they don't even come close to fitting. Also, I think the trunk lid prop guide may be for a later model Durant. Anybody know what they fit?
Views: 386   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 17, 2006 8:10pm
by BRIAN BOYS
Wood Working Question
Concerning the 1926-27 Star M Coupes. I am starting wood fabrication on the rear part of the body. Could anybody provide me with the dimension of the thickness of the curved belt line wood piece. This is fitted from the body latch post, around the top edge of the rea...
Views: 572   Replies: 5
Last Post: Nov 17, 2006 5:30pm
by BRIAN BOYS
durant distributor
Does anyone know what happened to the 1930 Durant distributor that was on ebay yesterday, and today it is not. It was listed for 6 days, but is not there now.
Views: 298   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 17, 2006 5:02pm
by Don Shilling
What Type Oil to Use?
Just about to reinstall my motor which is now rebuilt into the restored frame, just a few questions, I noted from the tech page rear end fluid is 600wt oil. how about trans fluid?, and motor oil? from where the car was stored I found a pair of NOS rear shocks, missin...
Views: 513   Replies: 5
Last Post: Nov 16, 2006 8:00pm
by Gordon F. Curl
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Photo request please
I have a 614 and the windshield was removed before received the car. What im looking for are detailed photos of how the windshield is installed…I have the framing for the glass and the wood section that mounts above the windshield with the crank in it but have...
Views: 310   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 16, 2006 5:48pm
by Frank Witkowski
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phila. library auto collection...my trip
hello men, i just got back from the big Mckean auto collection at the phila. main library...i made copies of all durant, star and frontenac factory photos for use by our club for model i.d. and the newsletter. there are about 50 or more photos..and a few pages of s...
Views: 336   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 16, 2006 4:49pm
by gary k
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Durant 614 parts For Sale
1930 Duran 614 parts Continental 22A engine Six cylinder, transmission, complete front and rear breaks must take spindles and rear axel as a package deal, Drive Shaft and Front fender All must go ASAP Make offer!!! use the link below to see pictures thank yo...
Views: 455   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 13, 2006 8:25am
by levi
Sources for vintage clothing ???
Hi All........ I really liked the neat outfits that some members had at the Canadian Meet. Does any one have a source for men and womens clothing that would be appropriate for the years of our cars?? Thanks....Frank ---
Views: 276   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 13, 2006 5:12am
by Mike Linthicum
W5 engine colors
Lot of information have been included in forum regarding engine green-gray color, but up to what extent this color goes? No doubt that block and cylinder heads should be painted with the green-gray, but what about the close parts as: Generator, starting motor, horn,...
Views: 245   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 13, 2006 2:27am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Bob Smith is in the Hospital
Bob Smiths wife Stephanie called this morning about our faithful member and now newly elected Secretary/ Treasure Bob Smith had 8” of his cancerous esophagus removed and two lymph nodes for safety this last Monday at Universality of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arb...
Views: 342   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 12, 2006 9:58pm
by Lance Haynes
Top bows for touring
Does anyone need the top wooden bows for the models 40,55,60,M,M2,M4,R, touring? I got some made for my model 60 touring, and made an extra set. In the Durant/Star Repair Parts List they are listed on Page 91. Items numbers are: 22841,22842,22843,22844. They are stea...
Views: 307   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 10, 2006 9:16am
by Rick Botti
good news
hello durantonians, i am pleased to announce that i will be allowed to research freely in the PHILA. LIBRARY'S AUTOMOBILE COLLECTION... it is restricted access so it is quite a privilege and opportunity. i will check their files for all our cars including the front...
Views: 351   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 9, 2006 8:07pm
by gary k
New email address
I don't really see a place to change my email address for anybody who has it in their Address Book. For those that keep addresses, my new address is ... ronj@nrtco.net ... I hope who ever makes up the club roster includes this change. RonJ ...
Views: 188   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 9, 2006 4:52pm
by Ron Jaremkow
Star for sale
I have what I think is a 1926 Star that my father was working on before he died. I would like to sell it, but have no idea of its worth. I can send pictures if anyone is interested.
Views: 316   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 8, 2006 3:59pm
by David Roberts [T...
23 STAR TOURING OIL GUAGE.
NEED HELP SEEMS THAT PHOENIX RESTORATIONS WHO HAS MY 23 STAR TOURING OIL PRESSURE GUAGE FOR REBUILDING HAD A PROBLEM. THE MAN WHO DID THE REBUILDS DIED. SEEMS ALL THE GUAGES ARE APART AND THEY CAN NOT IDENTIFY MY GUAGE, THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A PICTURE OF THE GUAGE IN...
Views: 376   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 8, 2006 2:57am
by Tom
Views: 296   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 6, 2006 9:26pm
by Franz Fraitzl
headlight bezel clip
Here is a picture of the clip. This is an original borrowed from Gord Curl
Views: 284   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 6, 2006 9:22pm
by Franz Fraitzl
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1930 Durant
I am starting a restoration on my grandfather's 1930 Sedan 6-14 Deluxe. The body color is Toga Maroon with black fenders. Can anybody tell me what color the wire wheels are suppose to be or should I have them painted to match the body. Right now they are a yellowest...
Views: 857   Replies: 15
Last Post: Nov 4, 2006 10:23am
by Vince O'Brien
A-22 Starter Needed
Hi All...... I need a complete starter for my 1922 Durant A-22 Touring. Any body got one for sale or trade? Thanks......Frank ---
Views: 358   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 2, 2006 5:47pm
by Frank Witkowski
1928 Model 65 advertisement
Any club member have a newspaper or magazine advertisement for a 28 Model 65 that they could sell or copy for me?
Views: 257   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 1, 2006 6:25pm
by Lance Haynes
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1926 Star Six coupe
My neighbour has asked I research a price for a 1926 Star Six Coupe, The Car was rebuilt by his Father in Law whom passed away 3 years ago and has since been in storage. It is completely rebuilt frame up, engine has been rebuilt, new Starter,generator, All Chrome and...
Views: 1444   Replies: 12
Last Post: Oct 31, 2006 6:15pm
by Lance Haynes
New Pictures of Lansing Factory circa 1923
I've just posted 37 pictures of the Lansing Durant factory taken in 1923. These great pictures were given to me by Bill DeVries last week at the DMAC Meet and Tour. You can see them by going to the Special Interest section. Thank you Bill Rick
Views: 494   Replies: 7
Last Post: Oct 31, 2006 8:45am
by Jan Arnett
Need a part
Hi- I'm wondering if anyone out there has a carbuerator float cover for my '28 M-2. It's a 4- cylinder Continental engine. Engine runs fine, but gas overflows from the bowl because the upper part of the float spindle is not anchored by a cap. Many Thanks- Dennis in C...
Views: 499   Replies: 4
Last Post: Oct 30, 2006 11:59am
by Rick Botti
Mystery Solved RE: Engine Dying Randomly
I've been chasing a problem with my W5 engine since I bought the car 8 years ago. It would start and run just fine but every now and then it would just die. It even did this on the Club Tour out of Santa Rosa with our current President on board! I cleaned the fuel...
Views: 304   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 27, 2006 8:29am
by Don Shilling
1932 0WNERSHIP
I HAVE A OWNERSHIP FROM A 26 STAR 6CYL SER. #352277 COACH DATED 1932 PERFECT CON. IF YOU OWN THIS CAR I WILL GIVE IT TO YOU. BRIAN
Views: 280   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 26, 2006 4:36pm
by BRIAN BOYS
Previous Post-Engine Rebuild
Thanks for all the advice on my previous post for the engine rebuild for my 1929 Durant Model 60. However, I am still looking for a reputable rebuild shop in the east coast. Can anyone help me in this area??? Thanks in advance!
Views: 324   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 26, 2006 10:40am
by Mike Linthicum
Mike Larsen phone
Does somebody have an updated phone number of Mike, the 206-574-4882 is out of service. Thanks Ricardo
Views: 198   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 25, 2006 2:24pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Resource for Star gayish green engine paint
Looking for proper dull green engine paint for 26 Star. Thanks!
Views: 503   Replies: 9
Last Post: Oct 25, 2006 6:00am
by Mike Linthicum
U-Joint
I am looking for original U-Joint between clutch and gear box for my 1928 M2 Rugby. Locally can get balls and the eight wedges but the rest is missing. Splined hubs should fit a little less than one inch external diameter axles. Thanks Ricardo
Views: 404   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 25, 2006 3:41am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Wheel bearings
My rear wheel bearings are BAD. Have been able to find new ones. This is on a 25 Star model F. Does anyone know of a good part number or a source for these?
Views: 214   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 24, 2006 9:08pm
by Franz Fraitzl
D 65 Battery location
Hi Everyone. I have a question about the battery location in my D65 4 door sedan. Every year I install and remove my battery. I find it very hard to get under the car remove the cables and than the battery. Was there a provision in the floor board to remove the bat...
Views: 387   Replies: 10
Last Post: Oct 24, 2006 8:28pm
by Lawrence
Floor Covering
Hi Folks- Just wondering. My 1928 M-2 has wooden floorboards, which I assume was standard. When the car was delivered in '28, was there some sort of floor covering (carpet, mats etc.)? I wouldn't mind rebuilding the wood and leaving it, but would that be authentic. I...
Views: 250   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 24, 2006 12:24pm
by Frank Witkowski
Leavinng on a jet plane
In a couple of hours I'm leaving for the east coast (WDC) on a business trip. I'll try and check my email while away, but if you send me a email, most likely I won't be able to answer until this weekend. Just a reminder to everyone that attended the Canadian meet...
Views: 291   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 24, 2006 10:00am
by Rick Botti
Engine Rebuild
Even though the 6 cyl. continental engine from my 1929 Durant Model 60 seems to run well with compression of over 70lb. per cylinder. I am considering having it rebuilt to ensure longevity. Does anyone know of a reputable shop to do this work in the east since I l...
Views: 491   Replies: 8
Last Post: Oct 24, 2006 12:28am
by Barry White
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