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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...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2006 11:19am
by Levi
New Timing Chain
Has anyone built a new timing chain for a Durant, Model 40 which is similar to the roller chain for the 14L engine as described in the Tech. Pages? If so, I would appreciate getting a parts list and description of the process. Thanks for any help.
Views: 322   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 28, 2006 2:31pm
by Bruce Hargin
2007 Annual Meeting
I've heard two locations for the 2007 Meet. Decatur Ill. and Auburn Ind. Which is right? Dave
Views: 284   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 28, 2006 1:25pm
by Rick Botti
Best Insurance
Having purchased a fully restored 26 Star "R" Coach, my greatest discovery is the fantastic resource of this forum. Near instant responses from colleagues with a speedometer overhaul (Norm Miller), to a replacement rear axel (Bruce Hargin and a second one from Don Sh...
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Last Post: Sep 28, 2006 9:40am
by Ron Hast
Back from the Annual Meeting!
What a great meeting again! Haven't been to one yet I haven't liked. Met a great bunch of people, and made many many new friends. All you that could not make it, make sure you check out the picture section in a week or two when pictures start to get posted. Great mem...
Views: 476   Replies: 6
Last Post: Sep 28, 2006 9:01am
by Carol Fogarazzo
AACA magazine Star
Received my AACA magazine and there is a nicely restored Star pictured in it. Currently owned by a museum, wondering where it came from. Jan
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Last Post: Sep 28, 2006 4:37am
by Jan Arnett
Radiator/water level?
Can someone tell me how to keep enough water in the radiator to cover the core? when I fill it up, and the motor heats up to normal, while driving about 2 miles from home, I lose about a quart of water. Does this mean it will spew out the overflow what it doesn't nee...
Views: 753   Replies: 18
Last Post: Sep 27, 2006 8:07pm
by Gordon F. Curl
tillotson 1A carb A-22
As I try to adjust this carb, the neddle valve on the bottom controls the amount of gas that leaves the bowl. What does the spring loaded screw above the bowl cover adjust? Nice carb, not many adjustments....thanks Bob
Views: 383   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 26, 2006 8:47am
by Bill Hoaglan
Star Roadster Pickup for sale
Hello all... Thought I would mention about the Star Roadster Pickup on e-bay just in case anybody missed seeing it! It's on our club e-bay section with the sale # 190034432588. If this is original(not knowing much myself about Stars)then it surly must be a scarce mod...
Views: 385   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 25, 2006 2:11pm
by Frank Witkowski
DeVaux on E-bay
For the club members information there was no 31 DeVaux roadster. The 32 roadster is rare but it was not a "boattail". That windshield is a made up deal. Also, what would that engine be worth if the head was off for so long. Gary
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2006 10:56pm
by Gary Yelle
Anybody got some extra money sitting around they don't need?
Hey Durantonians, anyone have some extra money and a storage place sitting around they don't need. There is a Durant/Dort buggy for sale on Ebay. It would be great for a later donation to the Durant Museum! Just thinking ahead.
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2006 6:38pm
by Frank Witkowski
License Plate Topper Emblem
Today I received the first batch of 25 license plate toppers in the mail of Carol Fogarazzo's design that won the contest. They are over 31/2" round and are made of brass metal with a closonne' finish in bright vibrant colors. I think they came out just beautiful. I...
Views: 382   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 24, 2006 6:14am
by Rick Botti
Valve Spring Pressure
Can anyone tell me what is an acceptable range of tension/pressure in a valve spring for a W5 engine? Is it ever necessary or appropriate to use shims? Thanks for any advice.
Views: 246   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 22, 2006 9:25pm
by Rick Botti
Flint Depot Hack
What do you guys think about the Flint Depot Hack that's for sale on Ebay now? Do you think it was an original period custom body or a later shop chop? I was not aware that Flint offered any Depot Hacks, but I do know that they could have sold the chasis to a body bu...
Views: 521   Replies: 5
Last Post: Sep 22, 2006 9:12am
by Chuck Faulkner
Annual meeting event - Sept 21 - 24/06
Hey folks: Time to get your registrations in for this event. We have blocked 20 rooms at the Hotel in Fort Erie. I was there on Friday, and there were only (5) five rooms booked. The hotel will only hold this booking until August 21, 2006 (30 days prior to the e...
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2006 7:52pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Detergent vs. Non Detergent
I noticed the tech page calls for our Durants to run 30 wt. oil in the crankcase. this is what I used until I tore down my engine to replace rings. First, the smell of the oil pan reminded me of crude oil straight from the oil well. Of course, I don't know if this en...
Views: 529   Replies: 8
Last Post: Sep 20, 2006 6:34pm
by Mike Linthicum
1925 Star Tran.
I have a 1925 Star Tran. Will be at meet in Canada, on the 22nd. If any body is interested I will bring it the to meet.
Views: 371   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 18, 2006 5:10pm
by Eliot Smith
1930 Durant 614 4 dr. sedan $5,900.00
Hello everyone. Got a great deal for anyone that wants to get started with a great late Durant car a stock 1930 model 614 four door with the big 22A continental engine. I bought this car from a fellow in NJ to finish Charlie Spitz 407 (same car except a 407 has a 4 c...
Views: 351   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 18, 2006 1:32pm
by Lance Haynes
Vee on Radiator
My '30 614 came complete with a large chrome vee attached to the radiator. It begins at the bottom, and each arm of the vee ends up at the top outer corner of the rad. I have seen examples of other Durants with this feature, but they seem to be few and rare. There...
Views: 431   Replies: 4
Last Post: Sep 18, 2006 7:36am
by Al DeWitt
re: best place to sell parts??
Star parts I couldn't turn down folowed me home from an Auction today.I couldn't see them go to scrap iron! Were is the best place to sell? do you guys watch e-bay? brent
Views: 292   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 18, 2006 6:55am
by brent chalmers
Star C Sold on Ebay
Does anyone know the ebay user moka115? He just purchased a '23 Star C touring that looks original, unrestored, but mostly complete. Looks like an ideal project for restoration.
Views: 386   Replies: 4
Last Post: Sep 17, 2006 4:27pm
by Don Shilling
64 G M engine
I have a 1964 chev impala engine to sell --this is not exactly durant eguipment but maybe someone is needing it for a rod or a rebuild of a good chev -the motoris completely rebuilt professionally . rebored .0030 new pistons and rings, crank ground .0010 and .0010 ,...
Views: 283   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 17, 2006 12:35pm
by Ken McCormick`
Period Clothes?
For the Meet next week in Canada, my wife would like to know if there are going to be Club Members bringing Period Clothes?
Views: 310   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 17, 2006 12:32pm
by Gordon F. Curl
head gasket
Does anyone have a source for a 14L head gasket, intake, exhaust gasket, valve cover gasket? thanks in advance Steve
Views: 237   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 17, 2006 5:38am
by steve mercier
DeVaux for sale in N.Y.
For the last few years I have known of this car in up state New York. The lady that ownes it has now moved it from storage (since 1958) to her home to sell. It is to far away for me to get involved. Here is a good one for the East Coast members. It is a 1931 Cust...
Views: 428   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 14, 2006 10:26am
by Danielle Koenig
1931 DeVauxs at Sloan Museum, Flint, Sunday, 9-17
The Flint, Michigan, "Golden Memories" car show will include 4 1931 DeVauxs this year. 75 year old cars get a little extra attention ...parade, photo opt. There also could be as many as 4 Flint autos in attendance. The Sloan has a Mason truck on display and a lone...
Views: 245   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 14, 2006 4:11am
by Bob Smith
What's the best welder to buy?
Many people are starting their restoration process and one of the things they want to buy is a welder for the ole garage. What type is the best to buy for a new restorer which will fit the bill for all types of welding? Gas, Tig, Mig? What's your thoughts on this?
Views: 395   Replies: 8
Last Post: Sep 13, 2006 1:24pm
by Don Shilling
CLEVIS PINS
I NEED 4 CLEVIS PINS USED ON THE BBAKE LINKAGES. I HAVE HAD NO LUCK ANYWHERE. ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS WHERE I MIGHT TRY?.I DO NOT WANT TO DRIVE THIS CAR WITH BOLTS IN PLACE OF THE CORRECT CLEVIS PINS. THE REBUILD IS COMING ALONG GREAT,WE ARE NOW ABOVE THE CHASIS AND E...
Views: 264   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 11, 2006 4:22pm
by Frank Witkowski
Mike Larsen hospitalized
Sad news here folks. Mike Larsen our long time faithful club secretary treasure was rushed to the hospital in Vancouver Washington and has gone through triple by pass surgery Monday. He is still pretty weak and is getting blood transfusions. He is at the Southwest Wa...
Views: 522   Replies: 9
Last Post: Sep 10, 2006 12:19pm
by Carol Fogarazzo
Flint Junior Station Wagon.
Does anybody know if the Flint Junior station wagon on eBay is a factory car or something somebody made out of a Flint car?
Views: 304   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 10, 2006 11:18am
by Bruce Hargin
Engine date
I have an engine with the following numbers. These numbers are on the tag. Star 14L, Ser.No. 15429. On the block is a casting date of 3-10-26. Cylinder head has a date of 2-22-26. Head also has a number of 8LA 616. I would like to know what I have here without...
Views: 333   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 10, 2006 10:30am
by Rick Botti
Transmission removal
Just getting started with the restoration of my 25 star. Need to know how to remove the drive line. Removed the screws holding the cover over the front joint and slid it back. Are the U joints just pressed in and held by the cover or is there some screws or bolts...
Views: 184   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 10, 2006 7:53am
by Frank Witkowski
headlight reflector
A gentleman with an A-22 has asked me to locate information on replating the reflectors in his headlights. He thinks it is a topic that was covered in the "Durant Partners"?? Does anyone have something I can pass on? thanks Bob
Views: 547   Replies: 7
Last Post: Sep 10, 2006 12:03am
by Ross Hoevet
Magazine advertisement for 1928 Model 65
Anybody out there have a magazine advertisement for a 28 Model 65 that they could copy and send me in their collections? Let me know.
Views: 243   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 9, 2006 8:47pm
by gary kauffman
Pads for Female Part of Door Dovetail
I am having another NOS part made to add to my parts for sale list. This latest addition is NOS urethane pads for the female part of the door dovetail on many of our cars. They will cost $5.00 a pair which does one door plus whatever it costs to mail them. Let me k...
Views: 442   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 9, 2006 6:58pm
by Mac Irvine
Some questions about Durant /Rugby M2 touring 1928
I'm looking for help to answer some questions A) Somebody knows a source for rear brake adjusting nut, part number 22917 and front brake adjusting nut part number 23539 B) Information about thickness of clutch friction section part number 20140 and instru...
Views: 241   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 8, 2006 10:55am
by Walter Pré
Durant/Star Touring exhaust
Can anyone recommend a replacement source for a 1926 Star Six touring car. any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Views: 289   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 6, 2006 3:44pm
by Rick Botti
Engine Rebuild
I am starting the restoration of my 25 Star with the engine. Wanted to do a complete rebuild but have found no one local that could do the bearings. And what I have found out this can be quite expensive. My clearance the rods were at .003 and my mains, after remov...
Views: 360   Replies: 7
Last Post: Sep 5, 2006 9:28pm
by Lance Haynes
DMAC radiator badge
No news about this subject? Best regads and congratulations to new authorities. Ricardo
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Last Post: Sep 4, 2006 7:40am
by Mike Linthicum
Gilmore Car Museum
Hello Durantonians; Saturday Aug. 5th 2006 my wife Dorothy and I spent the Day at Gilmore Car Museum at Hickory Corners, MI. North East of Kalamazoo, MI. This weekend was the weekend of their Classic Car show of about 300 Auto's. There were NO DURANT AUTOS THERE,...
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2006 11:34am
by Ken Brink
High quality limited edition Star Lapel Pins
Is there anyone interested in purchasing a star lapel or hat pin like the Durant pins I had made up? They would be the same size 3/4" made of a good quality in the correct colors and made in a limited edition. The would be in the style of the 26 radiator emblem but w...
Views: 548   Replies: 13
Last Post: Sep 1, 2006 8:44am
by Barry White
How can I replace the horn wire in the steering shaft on my 26 Star Mod "R"
Can anyone tell me how to go about replacing the armored wire that goes from the horn button down through the steering shaft and to the horn on a 1926 Star 6 Model "R" Coupe. It looks as though there must be an exit hole from the steering shaft near the small hole i...
Views: 255   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 31, 2006 2:57pm
by Ed English
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gary k
star sedan for sale on ebay...1924 2 door
hey durantonians, a star 2 door sedan is for sale cheap on ebay...item #250011413676...ebay motors collector cars under 1939 or earlier section ...first bid requested $510.
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2006 5:13am
by Mike Linthicum
Bateries
What are the specs for a good battery for my 1930 Model 6-14 coupe? Is there a specific battery that would be best for this car ? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks gang Ken
Views: 467   Replies: 4
Last Post: Aug 31, 2006 4:34am
by Ron Jaremkow
Power train parts
We have (26 Star R Coach) experienced a sudden power train disconnection somewhere behind the transmission -- could be a broken axel. Mechanic will identify problem Monday morning. What is the source for drive shaft, differential or axel parts if needed?
Views: 386   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 29, 2006 3:26pm
by Ron Hast
Message for Terry Harris
Hi Terry, I seem to have lost contact through the E-mail with you. I have these headlamp lens's ready to ship. Like to hear from you.. Keith N
Views: 246   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 29, 2006 6:32am
by Keith Nordquist
pictures from newark car show
when we where at the newark car show in 2004 some one was talking of people sending in pictures and putting them on a cd didi this ever happen jeff quicksell
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2006 5:25pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
SENDING PICTURES TO GARY K FOR I.D. GUIDE
MEMBERS.... WHEN SENDING ME E-MAILS ABOUT THE CAR I.D. GUIDE... PLEASE PLACE THE WORDS "DURANT CLUB" ON YOUR TITLE OF MESSAGE SO I DO NOT DELETE IT AS AN UNKNOWN SOURCE EMAIL...I DO NOT RECOGNIZE ALL MEMBERS NAMES AND EMAIL NAMES YET.... THANX , GARY K
Views: 241   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 25, 2006 8:59pm
by gary kauffman
6 volt to 12 volt converter for you Durant Product
I was browsing my issue of the Hemmings Classic Car and came across an add from Analytic Systems for a converter from 6 volts any polarity to 12 volts 10 amps. This would allow you to run a modernt radio, CD player or XM radio in you Durant product. Doesn't say what...
Views: 340   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 23, 2006 6:29pm
by Bob Porter
Durant in Branson
Is anyone aware of a Durant in Branson. MO? This past weekend wife and I were in Branson, MO visiting friends and they took us to a place called Celebration City to see the laser show at night - really something. But upon arriving, walked in the gate and there was a...
Views: 295   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 21, 2006 11:38pm
by Rick Botti
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