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Model 60 gas petal assembly
Hi Club members, I need a gas petal and the parts needed to connect to the carb. Does anyone have one that you are willing to part with? this is for 1929 Model 60. Leonard Burkholder
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2006 6:40pm
by Lance Haynes
Jim and Carol Roberts' 1926 Star
I ran across this story on the internet about DMAC members Jim and Carol Roberts and their 1926 Star. You can either click the mailbox link on the left or copy and past the address below into your browser. Rick http://www.tomstrongman.com/ClassicCars/Sta...
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2006 5:45pm
by Gordon F. Curl
New Picture
Just added new picture of a beautiful red 1922 Durant A22 Touring. This one is owned by Roland Paquette in New hampshire. Rick
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2006 2:30am
by Yates Milton
Interior Colors for 1929
Greetings Fellow Durantians, Does any one know what the orignal interior colors were for 1929? Did they use a dark brown? Also: I'm still looking for the gas petal assembly for a 1929 Model 60. Let me know if you have one you are willing to part with. Th...
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Last Post: Jul 2, 2006 8:07am
by Leonard Burkhold...
sharing two great resourses
Greetings Fellow Durantians, I came accross two great resourses I would like to share: 1. Noah Oberholtzer in Leola, Lancaster County, PA. Phone 717-656-8036. Noah makes buggy tops. He has all the cast iron pieces and the wood bows. He is redoing the hardware o...
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Last Post: Jul 2, 2006 8:04am
by Leonard Burkhold...
Radiator Needed
Terry Rudie of Westby Wisconsin Is looking for a radiator for a 1928 Model M4 and a 1930 Model 614. If you have or know of one, please call him at: 608 452-3989
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2006 10:25pm
by Rick Botti
Oil pan seal supports aka "filler block"
Can anyone tell me where to get the front and rear oil pan seal housings for a continental 6 cyl. 22AA engine? The front one is called a filler block in the continental book, not sure what the rear one is called. I'll bet any one of you that has had these engines apa...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2006 6:40pm
by Jim Glover
1928 Durant 2Dr coupe
Hi guys.Iam picking up my newly purchaced 1928 Durant 2Dr coupe this sunday.Great father days gift to my self.I was woundering if any one has any information on how it drives or any problems which may occur.The car is in great shape and has been restored.Any help wou...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2006 3:15am
by David Roberts[TH...
2006 Election Results
Hello DMAC members. Mike Larsen has called and advised there have been no more ballots coming in and Jacki needed the winners for our June magazine. So our new President is Rick Botti and the vice president is Bill Hoaglan and the secretary / treasure is Bob Smith. C...
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2006 10:45am
by Mike Linthicum
Exhaust system, fan belt, shock absorber
In reference to my ongoing restoration project of a 1929 Model 60, I am in need of some source info. Saw listing on service directory for Burton Waldron as a supplier for exhaust systems, however the phone number listed was not functional. Does anyone have his core...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2006 7:28am
by Rick Botti
I just got my axle back!
I've got to put in a plug for John Lehde at Automotive Drive train in Tigard, Oregon. He did a beautiful job and he wouldn't take any of my money! Bearings and seals alone, must have cost him around $1,000.00! One bearing set (for the pinion shaft) I know cost him ov...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2006 6:09am
by Curt Smtih
cars for sale
in the june 22 old cars news on page 40 there are two cars for sale. 1923 durant model a touting car 1923 star doctors coupe the prices look ok if what they are claiming, on the conditions, are accurate.
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2006 6:26am
by ed vomero
Shock oil
I still have the original shocks on my Durant 60. What kind of oil should I use in them?
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2006 3:25pm
by Jim Glover
Fabrick for 1923 Touring
I am looking where I could get a fabric that goes on the canopy of a Star 1923 Touring. I just need to get the material and I have somebody who can make it for me. Does anybody have an idea where I can find it?
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2006 4:26am
by Louis Quennevill...
10th Annual Durant Gathering
Has everyone who can make it registered for this event yet. Location is near the EAST end of LAKE ONTARIO---June 23 to 25 Expect a minimum of 10 Durant products including Rugby, Durant, Star. See the Events section for info...
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2006 6:41am
by Gordon F. Curl
Durant For Sale
I just came across another Durant for sale on the internet at: http://www.cars-on-line.com/20650.html It's a 1922 Durant Sedan located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin . Rick
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Last Post: Jun 19, 2006 10:41am
by Bill Hoaglan
Billy Durant Book on CSpan
If someone else mentioned this, I missed it. CSPAN History Books had an hour program about Billy Durant and Alfred Sloan with the author, William Pelfrey. Not too much we didn't know from previous biographies, but interesting. You can watch it on your computer:...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2006 8:11pm
by cdmn
1925 Star Coupster
I have a 1925 Star Coupster. I believe this is the only one left of 4 model of this model. My Serial number is 307848 Engine number 330435. Since there were so few stars of some model I am having trouble verifying this information. Can any one help me. Also...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2006 1:41pm
by Glenda Mc Ewen
Durant 614 Parts
i have a 1930 Durant 614 coupe - Parts Needed - Windshield frame, trunk lid/ deck lid/ rumbel seat lid - parts for sale or trade for parts above - front and rear fenders, inline 6 & Trans, Rear Axel, and much more...call or e-mail me for more info. my name is Le...
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2006 1:46pm
by Hal Vandevord
Need Help/Bendix Spring?
This morning was to be a Show Day. Out at 0630 to start my 1923 A22 Durant and head for the Show. Nothing but a noise when I push the Starter Button. Found out that the big spring on the started shaft (Bendix I guess that is what it is called) Any way the end of the...
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2006 12:11pm
by ken Brink
East Coast Chapter Newsletter
My East Coast Chapter Newsletter arrived electronically late this afternoon. WOW! Gloria and Carol did a great job writing and editing this newsletter. Bravo Zulu to both of them. charlie
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Last Post: Jun 16, 2006 7:07pm
by Jim Greenamyer
The Best Darn Club out there!
Big Thanks to Lance, Frank Witkowski and DMAC! The Cumberland Museum is a small local museum in Ottawa which consists of about a dozen buildings from the early 20th century. The Museum is a recreation of a small Ontario village from the late 20s early 30s. The...
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Last Post: Jun 16, 2006 3:56am
by Sid Semple
Wheel puller
Looking for a rear wheel puller for my Durant 60. Is there any out there or does someone have any idea how to make one. I came across a drawing at one time but can't remember where I saw it. Thanks.
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2006 7:02am
by Walter Pré
Rugby rear lamp.
There are not too many pictures of the rear end of Durant cars. Navigating through the pictures gallery trying to define the rear lamp for the 28 Rugbies, found some round (similar to A Fords), and oval rear lamps. Concluded that the original one was the oval but fou...
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2006 4:05am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Alfred Bartak
Does anyone have an up to date email address for Alfred? My emails keep bouncing back. Thanks, Dave
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Last Post: Jun 10, 2006 2:22pm
by Dave Schulte
My axle rebuild -- progress report.
Yesterday I went down to Automotive Drivetrain (Tigard, Oregon) to see how John Lehde was coming along with the axle for my '29 D40. I've got to say I'm really excited by the beautiful work John is doing. The six felt seals in the axle tube have been replaced with...
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Last Post: Jun 9, 2006 6:18am
by Gordon F. Curl
New 2006 Club Roster
Hello Durant Club Members. We are in the process of mailing out about 400 brand new 2006 DMAC Rosters. A little overdue. We decided to print every member that has ever been in our club over 730 as the postage was the same. This way you can contact someone close to...
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2006 9:17pm
by Chuck Faulkner
Tractor Supply Stores as A Supply Source
Hi ALL... If you live near farm country and have not visited one of these Farm Tractor supply outlets, you should! They are a great source for many items. Mike L has mentioned non detergent oil and saftey flashers. They also have 6 and 8 volt batteries. Th...
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2006 9:03am
by Frank Witkowski
Non detergent oil and safety light
Anyone with a Tractor Supply Company chain store in your area, can find gallon and 5 gallon containers of non-detergent oil there for sale. I was in one the other day and found the oil. Also on their shelves is a magnetic red LED light that is battery operated to sta...
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2006 5:45pm
by Ron Jaremkow
Tillotson Carburetor
Does anyone have a source for a rebuild kit for a 1929 Tillotson Model S-4-C carburetor. Thanks in advance for any information provided.
Views: 530   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jun 6, 2006 10:32am
by Gary Warden
Death of member Richard Bandel
It is with sad note that we are just finding out about the passing of the East Coast Chapter member Richard Bandel. Richard attended our first and second meeting bringing with him his beautifully restored grenn 4 dr 1928 Durant M2 that he cherished. He passed on May...
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Last Post: Jun 6, 2006 8:04am
by Carol Fogarazzo
1928 Durant 65
I am thinking of buying a project I saw and want to know what these things are going for restored to original condition. It needs a top for sure but the body is sweet except for 2 missing door handles for the rear doors, the rest is all there. That vaccum fuel pum...
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Last Post: Jun 6, 2006 7:52am
by Tim
depot hack model c1923
I am sorry my engish is not to good.I did a mistake. What I want to know how the dash panel instruments is make. If somebody have a picture I would like to see it. Thanks you
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2006 5:15am
by Louis Quennevill...
Flint Durant Hotel
Hello. I have been communicating with a very nice historical society gal (Sally Jaeger) back in Flint MI. about some history back there in Flint where our man Billy Durant got his start in Business. And some of us older Durant Club members were taken by our club hist...
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Last Post: May 31, 2006 8:28pm
by Lance Haynes
1923 Durant WHEELS
I am cleaning out my shop and these wheels have got to go! I have 4- 1923 Durant dish wheels. 2 front and 2 back with hubs. The tires are 4.40-4.50 x 21". Lots of tread and hold air but dry rot cracks show. The dishes and hubs are perfect EXCEPT the previous owner ta...
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Last Post: May 31, 2006 5:00pm
by Jack Malpass
Model 66 i Norway
I've update the story of how Terje Nafstad in Norway aquired and restored his 1929 Model 66 Durant. I've also included a printable version of this story in PDF format. Look in the Photographs section under Durant, then 1929 or in the Special Interest section. R...
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Last Post: May 31, 2006 10:50am
by Rick Botti
New Oakland Factory Pictures
It's been almost 4 years since the DMAC held it's meet in the Oakland factory. So on this Memorial Day weekend I drove out and paid a visit with camera in hand. Those pictures can be seen by going to the Special Interest section and clicking on Oakland Plant Photos,...
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Last Post: May 30, 2006 10:13pm
by Rick Botti
DMAC Annual General Meeting
Well folks, the date has been finalized. All roads lead to Canada for the 9th Durant Motors Annual General Meeting. September 21 - 24, 2006 Location: Holiday Inn and Conference Centre, Fort Erie, Ontario. (just across the border from Buffalo) A couple of tours...
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Last Post: May 30, 2006 9:45pm
by Rick Botti
Durant Engine by Continental
Durant Engine by Continental, serial #WA483123 plus differential, needs a new home. Engine turns. Will exchange for a modest chartible donation. Located near the junction of I90 & I43. Hurry if interested, it's got to go.
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Last Post: May 30, 2006 10:51am
by Tim
Oil Capacity / 6 Cyl Continental (26 Star R)
Just finished dropping the pan to install new gaskets. Cleaned and re-fit. Mechanics manual calls for 6 quarts 30 weight non detergent. Filled with 5 quarts which brings dip stick reading over full mark. There are no apparent modifications, other than what appears to...
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Last Post: May 30, 2006 2:39am
by Ron Hast
Hand Crank - Starting
My 26 Star R Coach has an electric starter that works well -- and it appears there is an opening in the lower radiator cowling for a crank. Where might I locate a crank? And, any tips on what or not to do with it? Thanks, Ron
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Last Post: May 29, 2006 7:07am
by Gordon F. Curl
Primer for Engine oil gallery
I received a call from my uncle who I bought my 1928 65. He told me that he had a pump that he used to use for primeing the oil gallery when the car would sit for a long time. When I went to pick it up I couldn't beleive what it was. It looked like a popcorn popper t...
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Last Post: May 28, 2006 7:55am
by Lawrence
Who Sumitted these pictures?
I forgot who sent me a copy of these pictures, HELP! I think they were taken in New York state last year, they are of Durant dealer building that still bears the Durant insignia on the front of the building. Please contact me if you know who it was. Rick Bott...
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Last Post: May 25, 2006 7:33pm
by Rick Botti
Speedometer calculation and service
I recall a resource listed here for speedometer calculation and service (26 Star R). Update please? Thanks! R.H.
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Last Post: May 23, 2006 10:00pm
by Ron Hast
'23 Star parts
I have a Star engine & trans. It has been sitting in the woods for 60+ yrs in a chassis. This is nothing to get exited about- the timing cover was broken to steal the mag and the carb and starter and generator are gone. The block had been cracked and the car was dr...
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Last Post: May 23, 2006 5:17am
by Lou Amsler
G'day all, I'm a recently converted enthusiast from Australia. I bought 3 Rugbys (2 x 24's and a 28 tourer) about 18 months ago in a job lot complete with stacks of spares from a gentleman who'd been collecting bits and pieces for over 20 years for the restorations...
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Last Post: May 22, 2006 10:57am
by Jan Arnett
Looking for a Durant entry for 2006 Milwaukee Concours
Dear Durant Owners This August 26-27 the Wisconsin Region of the Classic Car Club will again present The Masterpiece Style and Speed Concours automobile show at Milwaukee's lakefront. We are presenting rare, fine and historic autos in a Concours D’Elegance set...
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Last Post: May 21, 2006 8:01pm
by Gregg Hotson
Gas Tank Sending Unit
The small pot metal gears on my original gas tank sending unit for 29 Durant Model 60 are deteriorated and one is broken. Does anyone have a good unit for sale or a source for the small gears. Also, does anyone reproduce the original U.S.L. batteries as original....
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Last Post: May 20, 2006 1:46pm
by Rick Botti
durant md.614
hi need crown gear/pionion,some door handles,windshield gears/crank,fuel tank guage,bumper pins motor crank,side mirror,back seat ashtraywiper motor ass. can anybody help me out thank you scott walsh ph 1 506 753 3333 fax 1 506 759 8787
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Last Post: May 20, 2006 7:14am
by scott walsh
Rear Wheels
I want to remove the rear brake drums on my Model 60 just to check the shoes and other parts. Is there something that I should know before attempting this? Do I need any special tools? I removed the front drums very easy. Would this be the same procedure? Thanks...
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Last Post: May 19, 2006 1:00pm
by Ricardo H. Colom...
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