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Restoration parts
Hey Everyone, looking for idea's to replace cork seals in drive shaft cups. Working on 29 Durant M2. Thanks for any help.
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2007 11:57am
by David Ford
February 2002 Durant Partner Swap or sell
I have an extra copy of volume 4 issue 1 dated February 2002 of the "Durant Partner". Would like to swap it for another 2002 issue except August 2002, I have that one. If you have any extras of the earlier Gillis years let me know, I might need one of them also. Any...
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Last Post: Feb 14, 2007 2:33pm
by Ken McCormick
Durant magazines
Thanks to Rick Botti for converting and posting the Durant magazine that I sent him for this purpose. Among other passions, I really have this passion for pictures and old magazines. I just cannot see enough of these old cars (especially Durant's cars of course :))...
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Last Post: Feb 14, 2007 11:02am
by Terje Bratveit
Brakes & shocks for 1929 6-60
Dear Sirs, I just bought a Durant 6-60 phaeton, the car was stored since 1968, and is very complete, but for some reason, the brakes are empty, so I need all the brake shoes and other internal parts. Also the front brakes external rods and levers are missing. Any he...
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2007 6:01pm
by Mike Linthicum
oil filter / hood hold downs 30 - 33 D's / Frontenac's
Hi fellows. Continuing the previous discussions about oil filters and "Roberts" under Hood Hinge Hold Downs he's another venue. May have a source for the chrome hood ends yet, as well from Tod. Hi Norm, I have a few oil filters on the shelf and don't change the...
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2007 12:34pm
by Carlos Lopez-Rui...
Removal of Steering Wheel?
Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I can remove the wheel on my 1926 Flint Junior Z-18 so I can send it away for restoration? My mechanic is stumped.
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Last Post: Feb 12, 2007 4:07pm
by Jim Greenamyer
Website Updates
Ok, We have lots of new stuff added to the website. First, Terje Bratveit has sent me scanned copies of the November 1922 issue of Durant's Standard. I converted all of the pages to a single PDF file and posted it to the Special Interest section. One word of warni...
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Last Post: Feb 11, 2007 5:00pm
by Rick Botti
Star Motor & Trans on ebay
Hi All........ Some one from the west coast needs to jump on this a Star motor and Trans in San Francisco starting at 99 cents and also no reserve. same seller has a rad & shell also eBay item # 170078596338 Good luck......Frank ---
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2007 5:52am
by Bob DeAngelis
1929 Durant coupe for sale
Model 60 for sale. Needs complete restoration. Picture of car was in the magazine June of 2004. Asking $4300.00 phone 317-223-9781
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Last Post: Feb 9, 2007 7:55pm
by Larry
1923 Star 2dr runabout [roadster].
Hi everyone I have made arrangements to save another one of our great cars.1923 star runabout [roadster].It needs work but it will be a great project.I need any info I can get on this car.The roof is missing completely and one headlamp, bumpers front and rear.Any hel...
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Last Post: Feb 8, 2007 11:21pm
by Dave Roberts [TH...
Side view mirror(s)
Looking for appropriate (quality) side/rear view mirrors. Hate to drill holes in the doors for mounting, however o.k. if appropriate. Any original type designs recommended and their source? Thanks much.
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Last Post: Feb 8, 2007 2:56pm
by Ron Hast
Parts Source
Try the "fillingstation.com" Lots of interesting stuff even if it is Chevy parts in general. Honeycomb Rad cores--window channel-6volt alternaters--seat belts and much more Good Luck
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Last Post: Feb 8, 2007 5:59am
by curtis smith
Have no clue what our Durant on Ebay is worth.....
..but if it doesn't bring $20k we'll probably keep in the fam or let Barrett Jackson decide what its worth... any comments? thanks
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Last Post: Feb 7, 2007 8:32pm
by gary kauffman
8 volt battery vs 6 volt
What's everyones thoughts on using an 8 volt battery instead of a 6 volt. I was reading of someone who used it and said his starting and lights were much brighter and he had had no problems with this system. Anyone else used and 8 volt.
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Last Post: Feb 7, 2007 10:14am
by bobby carter
Durant sales booklet - Poertner Motor Car Co
I have a Durant sales booklet with the name Poertner Motor Car Co showing models of the early 20s. I'm not a collector or dealer but I wonder if any of your members might be interested in it? 1) booklet is 6 x 4 3/4, 12 pgs, sepia 2) it contains description...
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Last Post: Feb 6, 2007 10:15pm
by Dave Roberts [TH...
brake rods
Has anyone got a picture of the emergency brake rod . I have a lot of rods but no rod for the emergency brake It goes from the hand lever to the cross rod.I cant quite figure how to build one since it must work when you pull the lever --and not work when you push th...
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Last Post: Feb 4, 2007 7:18pm
by Ken McCormick
Owners Manual
Help please. I'd like to get hold of an Owner's Manual for my 1923 Star Touring. Original or copy would be fine - I've tried a few US dealers without luck. Any ideas please. I have the Repair Manual for this car and would be happy to copy any part to any who might n...
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Last Post: Feb 4, 2007 9:58am
by Mike McDowall
restoration to resume
My name is Mud! Some how my aunt, who gave me the 33 Durant sedan, found out that I was thinking of selling the car which has been in our family since it rolled off the production line in Leaside. The confersation we had on this matter is unprintable. She wounldn't...
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2007 10:14pm
by ross hoevet
Can someone help me with some pictures of the firewall (cowl) on a 25 Star? Need the view under the hood showing what is mounted and what holes go through into the car and what goes through them. Mine as several holes that I don't think should be there and there is a...
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2007 4:04pm
by Frank Witkowski
durants in movies
For pictures of our cars in the movies go to www.imcdb.org/movie, then click on the home page.Type in your movie, and pictures of the cars will come up(eg bonnie and clyde,timecop--note not identified yet).Has a vast listing of cars in movies and tv
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2007 3:46pm
by Frank Witkowski
Steering Wheel
OK - my '24 Star is up and running - thanx to help from many of you. Now for some cosmetics! My wooden steering wheel is OK, but to replace it, does somebody make them or best to have one handmade? Help, please... KC
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Last Post: Jan 31, 2007 8:01pm
by Bill Hoaglan
A Star Shines at Hershey
Hi All....... If you look in the latest AACA winners list from the Fall Meet at Hershey in Class 17B You will see that members Ron & Gloria Wiersma recieved a Second Junior for their BEAUTIFUL 1928 Star. If you've been to any of the ECC meets or the New Jerse...
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Last Post: Jan 31, 2007 1:35pm
by Bill DeVries
1923 Star Roadster For Sale
Hi All....... I've found a 1923 Star Model C Runabout (Roadster) for sale. The car has been in the same family since 1950 is complete except for the top. Located in Maine. I Have the contact information . Any interest ???? Frank ---
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Last Post: Jan 29, 2007 5:25am
by Mike Linthicum
For sale 1930 Durant Rumble Seat coupe
Very nice model 613 Coupe .older restoraion,Rumble seat.Nice interior&engine &driveline are great.Artillery Wheels&Wide White walls.Light Grey body with dark blue interior&DarkFenders &trim.I can e-mail a photo on request.Asking price is $12,000.00 CDN.funds.Call eve...
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Last Post: Jan 28, 2007 7:15pm
by Larry
Rear fender 1932
Well here we go again with another quirk on the 32 ? Talking to Gord Curl his Fronty rear fenders have a different moulding that doesn't sweep around the bottom of the fender like the Durant's do. When we picked up the car I noted this slot on the bottom of the fe...
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Last Post: Jan 28, 2007 3:35am
by Norm Toone
1931 Devaux brakes
Hello All, Does anyone know where I could purchase the steel brake cables for the 1931 Devaux? I understand that the 31 614 Durant had the same brakes. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Dennis
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Last Post: Jan 27, 2007 6:59pm
by Gordon F. Curl
DMAC National Meet Auburn 2007! Be there or be square!
Ok fellow Durantonians. You will want to make your reservations early on this one. I've been challenged to make this the best and greatest DMAC Annual Meeting ever! That's a hard shoe to follow but the ECC is sure going to try. I finalized the hotel yesterday which...
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Last Post: Jan 27, 2007 5:50pm
by gary kauffman
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2007 3:52pm
by Rick Botti
Can You Decode Block Number?
I have come across another neat project. I am a heavy 20's early 30's Chrysler product collector, so the Star car is all new to me. I have come up with a rough early to mid 20's Delivery truck. I don't think it's a Depot Hack because it has a full bed (no rear seatin...
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2007 3:12am
by NormToone
quality chrome plating facility?
Other than the chrome shop that Lance uses in California, has anyone had any good dealings with any of the other ones out there? So many of the chrome shops are bumper replaters not show chrome facilities. How about any of the big ones, Graves or Pauls? Any small s...
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Last Post: Jan 23, 2007 8:14pm
by Mike Rice
D65 Battery Cables
Could somebody please tell me the size of the battery cables for my D65. And also what is the proper mounting place for the ground cable. My ground cable is attached to the frame,however I don't feel this is right as there is no ground strap to the frame from the eng...
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Last Post: Jan 23, 2007 5:29am
by Lawrence
1931 DeVaux for sale
OK East Coast Durant Club members, here is a good one for someone. Yesterday I talked to a man in Mississippi that wants to sell a good-complete 1931 DeVaux Standard sedan. He got it from an estate and has the original Bill of Sale. It was purchased new from the R...
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2007 9:24pm
by Gary Yelle
DEVAUX car bodies
Hello, I have been researching the net on info about the Devaux car. At the site coachbuilt.com there seems to be a descrepancy on who built the bodies for Devaux. The Hayes article claims ownership of the Devaux, but at the bottom of the Murray article in the engin...
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2007 9:11pm
by Gary Yelle
New batch of DMAC license plate toppers are in!
OK Durantonians I just received today the new batch of 60 license plate toppers so I will start filling the orders I've received so far on Monday evening 11-27-2006 when I return from my Thanksgiving holiday out of town. If you think you want one, then please place y...
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2007 5:00pm
by Mike Linthicum
Just Posted
Just posted pictures of Norman Toone's 1932 6-14 Sedan in both the Durant Photographs and Current Projects page. Rick
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2007 11:41am
by Rick Botti
Another Rescue
It's not much but at least most of it will see future use! I retrieved this A-22 from Brian,Tex the other day. It is fitted with a Durant issued W-5 from 1928. The touring body is mostly gone but the cowl could be reused with some care. Fortunately I have a ve...
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2007 9:47am
by Rick Botti
Listing on Durant cars
Can any one tell me whether the Durant Cars web site is updated on a regular basis. I have supplied information on my D40 Rugby To registry@ Durantcars.com on three occasions over the past 8 months but still have not been listed. Although I note a number of new addit...
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Last Post: Jan 19, 2007 5:44am
by NormToone
My 1927 Durant...what fun!
Just thought Id throw in my 2 cents worth...all thats left after buying some parts! Stumbled on my Durant last summer for $300.00 Runs good body rotted out. Am making pickup body using all steel. I hope not to make any Durant people mad at me about that. I live b...
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Last Post: Jan 18, 2007 11:06pm
by Fred Scholl
Rubber Balls for Forward Universal Joint
Can any one help me please. I am looking for 16 rubber balls to fit Front universal joint of my Rugby D40. Name of Supplier in Australia, NewZealand, America. Would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks,John
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2007 4:42pm
by Frank Witkowski
Headlight lens size
I have a 1928 M2 that I am doing a ground up restoration on . I'm working on the headlights right at this time, and the ones I have are the newer sealed beam kind. I would like to turn mine back to the original lens and reflector. I would like to find out the size a...
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2007 5:40am
by Frank Witkowski
Hood hinge hold downs
Couldn't think what you called the two parts that hold the hood in place at cowl and rad shell. My 32 614 has the chrome center like a 618 / 19 hood not like a normal center round rod hinge. I have 4 bolts and two riser things but not the actual part for each end. Do...
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2007 9:04am
by Bill Hoaglan
I'm looking for a radiator core for my 25 Star. I have 2 radiators, both cores are bad. Are honeycomb cores available? Has anyone changed to a newer style core? I'm looking for options and recomendations. Thanks, Glenn
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2007 5:17am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Butters Reproductions
I recently had a pair of door handles made by Butters Reproductions using an original that Bob Fleguel generously loaned me and that Reg Bent graciously hand carried up to Mike and Neil. The results were fantastic! All of these gentlemen are assets to the club! Many...
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2007 11:09am
by NormToone
!931 Devaux
Greetings All, I just purchased a 1931 Devaux Sedan. You have a great site! Dennis
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2007 8:54am
by Dennis Murphy
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2007 6:27am
by ed vomero
Join Durant Motos Club
Hi, I am Brazilian and I have a Durant Sport Roadster 1927 and a Rugby Pick up 1926 and a Rugby 4 dors for restore . I would like an address of email to send the photo of my car. I would like, also to verify which the procedure to become me partner of the club...
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Last Post: Jan 13, 2007 8:55pm
by Rick Botti
Cleveland Ohio
Any Durantonians living or close to the Cleveland, Ohio area. Need information for East Coast Chapter Spring Meet.
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2007 5:45pm
by Mike Linthicum
Electric water pump
I am converting my 6 cylinder Continental engine over to 12 volts, and I would like to replace the existing water pump to an electric pump. Can someone tell me what type of pump I can use and where I could get one from. Thank You...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2007 12:48am
by Frank Lersch
If you should have or find a 1923 Calendar, dust it off and hang it up on your wall somewhere. That's because the years 2007 & 1923 share the same calendar.
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Last Post: Jan 11, 2007 2:30pm
by Rick Botti
Durant patents
Fun new website (leave it to google!) http://www.google.com/patents Type in Durant Motors and see the patents Durant took out (with drawings!) Ross
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Last Post: Jan 10, 2007 5:33pm
by ross hoevet
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