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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: 520   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: 318   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 16, 2006 5:48pm
by Frank Witkowski
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gary k
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: 344   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 16, 2006 4:49pm
by gary k
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Levi
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: 462   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: 285   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: 252   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: 349   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: 313   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: 357   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: 195   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: 323   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: 384   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 8, 2006 2:57am
by Tom
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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
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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: 864   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: 366   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: 264   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: 1451   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: 495   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: 500   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: 504   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: 405   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: 220   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: 388   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: 251   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: 295   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: 494   Replies: 8
Last Post: Oct 24, 2006 12:28am
by Barry White
Award
Gee, you miss a meeting and they give you an award! The other day a package arrived from Rick Botti and much to my surprise it was the 2006 Man of the Year Award from the club. All I can say is thanks ever so much for the support. This is a great honor. There ar...
Views: 359   Replies: 7
Last Post: Oct 23, 2006 4:06am
by Yates Milton
Bob Fleguel
Does any one out there have a phone number for Bob Fleguel in Canada? If so, please email me at schulte3@mepotelco.net. Thanks, Dave
Views: 237   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 20, 2006 9:49pm
by Dave Schulte
MANIFOLD ?
CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT MANIFOLD 6CYL # 14LE 6008 FITS ? I HAVE 1 FOR SALE.
Views: 365   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 20, 2006 8:01pm
by BRIAN BOYS
Desperatly looking for parts
I have a 1926 W5 engine that needs a new distributor and generator. It is gear driven off the passenger side of the motor.
Views: 838   Replies: 17
Last Post: Oct 19, 2006 3:56pm
by Mike Linthicum
Bob Krause in the Hospital
Hello all Durant Members. Boy it seams every time I get on here I got sad news. I am writing tonight to ask all that believe in prayer to please say a little prayer for our very faithful member and good friend Bob Krause tomorrow as he is in one of our Hospitals down...
Views: 380   Replies: 5
Last Post: Oct 19, 2006 3:55pm
by Lance Haynes
Looking for fully restored Star
Looking for fully restored Star to be driven regularly in a small town in Calif. Only interested in a quality restoration of body, mechanics, etc. Two or four door sedan preferred -- desire to allow guests to enter and exit easily. Contact me at: 1 800 - Ron Hast --...
Views: 213   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 18, 2006 11:00am
by Ron Hast
STAR TRUCKS
I HAVE A ORIGINAL SHOWROOM BROUCHURE FOR STAR TRUCKS 25 26 IT DOES NOT MENTION ANYTHING ABOUT 6 CYLS IN THEIR TRUCKS JUST 4S AMASINGLY IT GIVES A LOAD CHART FOR EACH TRUCK AND THE TIME IT WOULD TAKE TO COVER A CERTAIN DISTANCE WHILE CLIMING THE GRADE WITH A SPECIFIC...
Views: 270   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 16, 2006 8:29pm
by BRIAN BOYS
Identifying Autolite Distributor
I found a complete Autolite distributor among the loose parts that came with my 1925 Star (W5 Motor). The Star manual says that the original distributor was an Autolite IG-4047 but I can't find any numbers on the one I found. How do I tell if it is original to the...
Views: 351   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 16, 2006 5:51am
by Frank Witkowski
I'll be off line till Sunday
Due to some work on my home, I won't be reachable by email until Sunday. In the meantime I can be reached by phone or carrier pigeon. Rick
Views: 299   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 15, 2006 11:00pm
by Rick Botti
CASTING CALL FOR GARY'S PARTS GUIDE
DEAR MEMBERS.... A GREAT IDEA HAS BEEN GIVEN....LET US TRY TO INCLUDE ANY AND ALL "CASTING NUMBERS AND STAMPED IN SERIAL NUMBERS AND DATE SCRIPTS (OR WHATEVER THEY ARE CALLED) THAT APPEAR ON ANY OF THE MAJOR OR MINOR PARTS THAT WE CAN USE FOR IDENTIFICATION...
Views: 219   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 15, 2006 7:28pm
by gary kauffman
Number of teeth on my Bendix.
I had my starter rebuilt and the rebuilder thought I had the wrong gear on the Bendix. I have the W5 engine. Does anyone know how many teeth should be on the gear?
Views: 388   Replies: 6
Last Post: Oct 15, 2006 3:59pm
by Vince O\\'Brie...
Help with my top
Help! I have a 1925 Star Model F Sedan. While waiting for my engine to get back from the machine shop, thought I would work on the roof. Doe’s any one have patterns or measurements for my top? The wood pieces on the side and front and back are still there...
Views: 364   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 14, 2006 7:12pm
by Bob Porter
request for info
Hi Folks- Just getting started with a 1928 M-2. Does anyone know of a shop manual (photocopy ok ) for this car? Any other written info would be greatly appreciated. Any cost ok. Many Thanks-- Dennis
Views: 305   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 13, 2006 11:30am
by Frank Witkowski
USED 31/2 X 30 TIRES
I HAVE 5 USED TIRES THAT I WANT TO GIVE AWAY,JUST PAY SHIPPING OR PICK UP IN NEW JERSEY.I UNDERSTAND PEOPLE LIKE TO HAVE THE OLD TIRES ON DURING THE REBUILD STAGE BEFORE BUYING AND USING NEW ONES.
Views: 480   Replies: 5
Last Post: Oct 13, 2006 8:44am
by ED VOMERO
Water pump packing
I need some durable water pump packing. Franz, from Canada, had some at the Santa Rosa meet, but I've lost his e-mail address. Thanks, Barry
Views: 327   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 12, 2006 5:49am
by Frank Witkowski
durant-star model parts i.d. guide
hello members, just a word to let you know we are making slow, steady progress toward making up our information request pages/booklet for model parts.i hope to, get this fill in booklet to all members eventually. after taking loads of pics at ft erie meet i am getti...
Views: 254   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 11, 2006 2:50pm
by gary kauffman
Auction - Oct 14th
Doris and I have decided to downsize and will be selling our house and quite a few antiques and collectibles. I will be selling my 30 Durant Deluxe Sedan. It has almost all new chrome and new tires. This is not a professionally restored car as we did most of it ours...
Views: 387   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 11, 2006 2:33am
by Yates Milton
Model 66-63 wire wheel rear brake drums
Would anyone out there have a pair of 29 Durant Model 63 or 66 wire wheel rear brake drums? These are for the five bolt rims with the 6-6 1/2 inch hubcap opening. Thanks, Dave
Views: 296   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 10, 2006 7:41pm
by Mac Irvine
who is ebay bidder oldautos 653?
hey friends, who is ebay bidder "oldautos"...i am bidding against him on durant items ...i would like to avoid increasing item costs if the club is going to benefit by his purchases....i am garallard... .gary k
Views: 867   Replies: 37
Last Post: Oct 10, 2006 11:46am
by Rick Botti
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