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W5 engine rear cranckshaft seal
At the rear end of the W5 engine is a casted part that holds 180° of the packing that seals the cranckshaft. The other 180° of the groove are in the block , the casting part, also colects the leaking oil and sends it back to the carter. What is the best...
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Last Post: Jan 10, 2007 2:30am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
fender mount lamps
Does anyone have a source for the small fender mounted lamps for a 1930 deluxe coupe? I need a couple . Thought maybe I would try motorcycle clearance lights or turn signals and change the bulbs and lenses --but they are very costly Also looking for the two small mi...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2007 10:37pm
by Ken McCormick
Top bow socket
I'm in need of a top bow socket (left side) for a 1923 Star Touring. Mine is broken and could be repaired but I would rather replace it.
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2007 8:07am
by Jan Arnett
Door handles 619 ?
Looking for two more of these for passenger side of the 1932 614. Seem to be 619. One key if possible.
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Last Post: Jan 8, 2007 1:11pm
by NormToone
Cylinder head studs
My 1928 M2 Rugby had when bought, six bolts fixing the cylinder head. All manuals I have seen, included the one shown in technical page, show studs and nuts instead of bolts. Is that the original configuration for a W5 Continental engine for a 1928 M2 Rugby? Th...
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Last Post: Jan 8, 2007 2:20am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Parts needed for 1926 Star 4 Coupster Model M
I have a ground up restoration of a 1926 Star 4 Coupster which is very near completion. I need some parts 1. Key/light switch assembly, 2. Horn button, 3. Window wiper vaccuum control 4. Hood latches 5. Radiator cap (I have a motometer). 5. Door guide and base (th...
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2007 7:17pm
by Lance Haynes
Landau Bars
Re" Decorative landau bars" -- am reluctant to try to twist off the knobs to remove the bars for chrome or nickel center plating (soft and original). Any hints to avoid opening a can of worms? Cordially, Ron
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2007 2:14pm
by Frank Witkowski
update on my work
Finally after 20 hrs of working on the lathe and mill. All is left is to have them hardend and then we can try it out. Soon, Franz
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Last Post: Jan 6, 2007 11:38am
by NormToone
I am getting ready to buy tires for my 25 Star model F 2dr sedan with wooden spokes. Have found several companys on the web that sell the tires, but I have a few questions. Is 440/450-21 the correct size? The tubes are offered with rubber or metal stems, wh...
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Last Post: Jan 6, 2007 6:55am
by Mike Linthicum
for sale
My wife and I have decided to put our 33 deluxe sedan up for sale, we have found we don't have the time, room, or funds to complete the restoration of this complete and rare Durant. The chassis was stripped, repainted, and rebuilt, engine was completely rebuilt and t...
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2007 6:52pm
by Tim Orr
Durant 619 Posted
I just posted pictures of Charlie Spitz's 1931 model 619 to the Durant Photographs sections. This car was restored by Lance Haynes and finished just days ago.
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2007 3:25pm
by Wayne Farrand
Head light bezel spring clips
Hello I am currently working on making a punch and die to make headlight band clips for Durant and Star car. Please let me know who needs some. I am making them from 301 stainless spring steel. Regards Franz
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2007 9:22am
by ed vomero
Rugby Data Plates ? ? ?
Hi All....... I've had a request to reproduce the Rugby data plate for the Elizabeth, New Jersey factory. Any interest ?? The price would be the same as my other plates, $ 20 US plus postage. Thanks.....Frank ---
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2007 9:14am
by Barry White
battery box
Has anyone got a picture of the battery box for my 1930 durant deluxe rumble seat coupe -model 6-14? I would like to be able to put a battery in and try to start the thing --have to see if it will run How are they built ? wood or tin --I have the material just n...
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Last Post: Jan 4, 2007 9:40pm
by Ken McCormick
Bending front axle
One front wheel on my 4-07 has too much positive camber, enough to wear the outside of the tire. There is a visible difference between the two front tires, even to the naked eye when looking from the front. Before I go at it with hydraulics and chains, has anybody...
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Last Post: Jan 4, 2007 4:02pm
by Ron Jaremkow
happy new year..to all
happy new year and wishes for health, wealth and endless happininess for all members and their families... regards, gary and marcia kauffman
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Last Post: Jan 1, 2007 12:48am
by Rick Botti
spark plugs?
My 1930 4-07 Durant has AC 78S spark plugs in it. They cross reference about three times to come up with a current plug and I'm not too sure about that! Can anyone give me a plug number, Champion or AC, which is current and will do the job in my W-8?? Thanks ....
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2006 1:39pm
by Gordon F. Curl
1930 Durant hubcaps
Hi, I have for sale a set of 6, they are 6 inch on the back, wire wheel hubcaps, made on cast aluminium and chromed. Thanks, Peter
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2006 1:08pm
by NormToone
DMAC License Plate Toppers
The sales of the License Plate toppers are going very well, with many getting more than one. We have already sent them out to Argentina, and Portugal, and have orders for the UK which will go out tomorrow along with additional US orders. If you want one, make sure yo...
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Last Post: Dec 28, 2006 10:18am
by Jan Arnett
fuel pump
Having just gotten my 1932 sedan 614 home, I am trying to determine if AC 5671 is the correct pump for the 614. I found two halves lying on the front floor but former owner is throwing me by saying he had a pile of pumps.
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Last Post: Dec 26, 2006 3:01pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Durant Tail light Question
I'm posting this excellent question and observation by DMAC member Ricardo Colombo in Argentina. This is an example of the type of information we all need, so any help, observations you can offer would benefit the entire club. Rick Botti One issue that had...
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Last Post: Dec 25, 2006 5:20pm
by duranta claus
Merry Christmas
I wish all Durantonians out there a Merry Holiday and Happy New Year. Rick Botti
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Last Post: Dec 24, 2006 10:14pm
by Wayne Farrand
merry christmas to all
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Last Post: Dec 24, 2006 9:03pm
by duranta claus
2007 National Meet Auburn Indiana
Hi All..... If you haven't checked the events tab lately here are the dates for the meet Seeptember 26 through 30 , 2007 Mike Linthicum and I are working on all the details, look for more information after the Holidays. This is going to be a SUPER meet....
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Last Post: Dec 23, 2006 7:29am
by Bill DeVries
Story Of Billy Durant
I recently located several "Cars & Parts" Magazines with a continuing story of the Durant's Life Story. It is very interesting reading and full of the details of GM and this great man. I have 5 monthly magazines in continuing series from Oct. 1992 thru Feb. 1993. The...
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2006 3:41pm
by Ken McCormick
Driving Miss Durant
I'm thinking about adding Video to this website next year. I'm running a test using a short movie of my roadster being taken on a test drive. What do you think? Rick
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Last Post: Dec 20, 2006 8:43am
by Rick Botti
A community in North Carolina for Car enthusiasts
All of you Durantonians that are looking to re-locate after retirement to a great place to live in the North Carolina mountain area that is a community of car lovers check this site out. I stumbled across it and it's an entire community built for gear heads like us....
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Last Post: Dec 19, 2006 5:50am
by Mike Linthicum
Flint fenders
Was talking to the lad with the 31 / 32 D stone guard that would fit the late 1932 6-14 I'm trying to buy. (One of you lads could get it for a Xmas gift for me as the 32 is missing it) He added this comment ... I have a set of Flint F/R fenders available if you know...
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2006 8:06pm
by Jim Greenamyer
Unknown Rugby
Here is a gentleman on the AACA website who has some pictures of an interesting Rugby that we might be able to help him with. Take a look and offer your assistance. Thanks Jan http://forums.aaca.org/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=426555&an=0&page=0#Post426555
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2006 3:28am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Durant-Rugby Horn
Someone might say to me that horn they were taking the Durant-rugby model D40 year 1929. In the manual they represent two marks: E.A. Laboratories, Inc, Brooklyn, New York Northeast Electric Company, Rochester, New York Greetings, Nicolas Scaparone
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Last Post: Dec 16, 2006 2:58pm
by Ken McCormick
Leaside Plant address
Hello All- Does anyone have an address for the Leaside, Ontario plant? I live not far from there and I understand there is a commemeration plaque at the site. Would like to go and see it. Thanks in Advance.
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Last Post: Dec 15, 2006 5:31pm
by Ron Jaremkow
Durant & Star Cars in the movies & on TV
Hi All.... It's cold & wintery up here. Cathy and I have been watching DVD's of the Canadian TV series "Wind At My Back" Our 1927 Star M four door appears in the show. If you are familiar with the series it is the episode titled "Back in my arms again" Which...
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Last Post: Dec 13, 2006 8:30am
by Gordon F. Curl
bad email for toppers
is there a problem with web site for toppers comes up invalid web site?
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Last Post: Dec 13, 2006 5:26am
by Mike Linthicum
DMAC License Plate Topper
Well the new DMAC License Plate Topper was received fantastically at the recent National meeting. We must all thank Carol Fogarazzo for her and Larry's excellent contest winning submission. I took 25 with me to the meet and sold all but one the same evening they were...
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Last Post: Dec 11, 2006 11:15am
by Ramiro Pinto
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
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2006 7:00am
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...
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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
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2006 8:52am
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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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
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Last Post: Nov 18, 2006 7:35pm
by Boyce Black
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