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New Dealer Sign
I just added to the Tech Page under Factory Correspondence/Sales Bulletins a 1931 factory memo regarding the new Durant Service sign. I recreated the memo and scanned the sales brochure and turned them both into one PDF file for easy downloading and printing. It's...
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Last Post: Mar 5, 2006 1:17pm
by Rick Botti
reflecting on our website
members, I feel compelled to reflect on the fabulous DMAC website. I get such pleasure reading each part every evening. I cannot wait to see what is added each night to the discussion and to the other columns. Rick has done a great job setting it up and feeding it....
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Last Post: Mar 5, 2006 12:34pm
by Gary Yelle
Original (rear) carpet
A meticulous restoration of my 26 star has one original item, I'm told, because of nostalgia. The rear carpet in this 2 door sedan is in remarkable condition for being 80 years old, but does show some wear. Trying to detail it didn't help much. It appears to be rath...
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Last Post: Mar 5, 2006 12:24pm
by Gary Yelle
Durants most popular model
What do you think was Durants most popular model with the public?
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Last Post: Mar 5, 2006 8:21am
by Mike Linthicum
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Last Post: Mar 4, 2006 9:34pm
by Rick Botti
selling parts
i have a 1925 durant star that i am looking to sell parts too or the whole car. i have pics, email me at mrbig176@aol.com
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Last Post: Mar 3, 2006 10:21am
trip tp Ireland and Scotland
I am going to be on a bus tour of Ireland and Scotland first part of May . Anyone interested in having an old car nut drop in to see the good machines of the British Isles??? Would love to have a look at some of the cars while we are there . Only going to be aro...
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Last Post: Mar 1, 2006 8:07pm
by Ken McCormick
Website Updates
The most recent Updates are: #1 1926 Star Model R Coach Current Owners Ron Hast & Steve Nimz of Tiburon, California #2 1926 Rugby Touring Car Owned by Ramiro Pinto of Pombal, Portugal #3 Radiator Badge Contest updated to included additional submissions...
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Last Post: Mar 1, 2006 5:44pm
by Rick Botti
East Coast Chapter Newsletter
For everyone that is in the East Coast Chapter. Your newsletter will be mailed from sunny Florida tomorrow. Sorry for the delay. Make sure you clip and mail the registration form back to Yates advising him if you will be attending the ECC Spring meet in Williamsburg....
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Last Post: Feb 28, 2006 10:57am
by Frank Witkowski
Ring gear survey.
I have question for the group: how many of you have torn down and inspected the ring and pinion gears of your cars. Of those that have, how many have found the rivets that fasten the ring gear to the carrier to be loose? The reason I ask is this, of the two axles...
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Last Post: Feb 28, 2006 12:50am
by Lance Durant
Locks and door key....
Have 26 Star 2 door R. It has a lock on the outer passenger side door below the handle, but not the driver's door. I don't have a key for the door, the lock is different than the ignition, and am fearful of accidentally locking the car doors (and don't know how) with...
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Last Post: Feb 26, 2006 3:54pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Durant-Dort Headquarters
I just came across this small tid bit of Durant information while surfing the web. It seems as though the Genesse County Historical Society has received a grant of $10,000 to restore the Durant-Dort Headquarters foyer to it's original condition. There is also mention...
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Last Post: Feb 26, 2006 1:52pm
by Gordon F. Curl
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Last Post: Feb 25, 2006 11:00pm
by Rick Botti
Speedometer calculation
My 26 R Star seems to perk along quite well up to what I'm guessing is about 35 mph. It is obvious that the speedometer shows about a 10 mph higher reading than accuracy. Is there any known method of adjustment, lubricatiion or maintenance that will/might correct it?...
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Last Post: Feb 23, 2006 5:56pm
by gary kauffman
Hemmings Classic Car - April 2006
Just finished reading the article on the Durant 6-14 in the April issue Classic Cars. You will probably enjoy the article and the magazine. Thanks to David Adolphus and Hemmings Motors for letting the public know that there were automotive pioneers other than Henry F...
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2006 11:04pm
by Lance Haynes
engine paint discontinued
Just a notice to all. I went to my paint guy today to get more engine paint and he told me that they are going to stop carrying the color code. I ordered a hole bunch and have it put in spray cans they will be approx. 14.50 a can.
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2006 1:45pm
by Walter Pré
1923 Stock Certificate
Does anyone know if Durant Motors Incorporated capital stock certificates, dated June 22, 1923 have any value?
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2006 9:56am
by Gordon F. Curl
Correct Tire size for 23 Star
What was the factory tire size offered for the 23 Star Touring, and who has found the best place for quality and price to purchase them from?
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Last Post: Feb 21, 2006 7:30pm
by Mike Linthicum
OIl and gas additives
Keeping track of do's and don'ts when playing with a 62 Cadillac and a 26 Star is sometimes confusing. I do know that Marvels Mystery Oil and Lead Additive keep the Cadillac running like new. But I am told to NOT put led additive in the Star gasoline -- but Marvels M...
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Last Post: Feb 21, 2006 5:50pm
by RonJaremkow
Car weight?
I have this figure somewhere, but can't find it! How much does my 1930 4-07 or a 6-14 for that matter weigh? Would like to know for trailering purposes. RonJ ...
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Last Post: Feb 20, 2006 7:30pm
by Stephan Riffault
Hardest Part to find for Durant or Star?
Here's a question for all you Durantonians. All of you that have restored either a Durant or a Star, what has been the hardest part to locate that you've needed to get to complete your restoration or what part have you just not been able to find?
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Last Post: Feb 20, 2006 6:07am
by Adam
Duplicate Ignition Keys
Having only one simple key for the ignition of the 26 Star, I went hunting for a reserve key "just in case." After sending a photo copy of the key to an eastern company, they offered a blank for $25 each that needed to be taken to a locksmith to be duplicated. Any...
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2006 6:05pm
by Frank Witkowski
As I go through my 1922 Durant Touring I have come to realize that the oil pressure and amp guage are incorrect. The early A-22 had a 0-10 lb guage the 1923? they had a 0-5 lb guage. This would mean that my 0-50 lb guge is not correct. This would also explain the dog...
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2006 4:55pm
by Will Curl
Chrome vs. Nickel Plating
Starpals: I have learned (I think) that chrome plating was not available in 1926, the year of my 26 Star R 2 Door Sedan. After I purchased it (recently), it was apparent that the bumpers and front pieces were beautifully chrome plated (not nickel). I'm not striving f...
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2006 4:37pm
by Will Curl
yearly dues
my father sent in dues last year he has not gotten a card or anything letting him know they where paid .put his checked was cashed thanks jeff quicksell
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2006 4:00pm
by Ron Jaremkow
Converting to 12 volt system
Can somebody please help me with converting my 1928 D65 to 12 volt. I would like the steps and parts involved if possible. I see in the tech section an alternator.But what about the starter and other componants? I would appreciate any help. My 6volt system is just no...
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2006 8:43am
by Bill Hoaglan
No website updates for rest of week.
Currently there is an issue with our host server that pervents me from updating and uploading files on this website. Other clubs may also have the same issue. This should be resloved soon, but since this is a holiday weekend I don't expect it to be addressed until ne...
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Last Post: Feb 18, 2006 1:45pm
by Rick Botti
radiator badge contest
hello clubbers i sent in the picture of the original D>M>O>C> badge just to give others ideas...don't count mine as an entrant...the others are fantastic and far superior to the old one. but the oval aluminum casting was a good durable unit with plenty of room for i...
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Last Post: Feb 17, 2006 7:42pm
by gary kauffman
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Last Post: Feb 17, 2006 1:37pm
by Gordon F. Curl
star Hub Cap
I noticed at an antique store there was a hub cap for a star. Is anybody interested? I go back from time to time and would be glad to pick it up. I have to know what price you would pay. I think they wanted around 20 dollars Canadian.
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Last Post: Feb 17, 2006 6:44am
by Lawrence
Woodgrain dash for Durant, Star?
What was the first year that Durants or Stars started having woodgrain dash & interior trim. I've seen a 29 model 40 from Leaside with it. Was it put on the earlier year cars, and what models? How about the 30's and 31's. Most of them that I've seen are painted solid...
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2006 8:01pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Crown Wheel & Pinion set for Durant D66 (1929)
Looking through the Forum and in particular Curtis Smith's enquiry re Crown wheel (Diff Ring Gear) and Pinion sets (Dec,20 05) I would like to follow up the leads mentioned in replys. My ratio should be 3.9 which is the 10 teeth pinion and 39 teeth ring gear. I curr...
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2006 7:00pm
by Phil Donoghoe
Item number: 4613915776 One can certainly dream. I know we did.
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2006 5:07pm
by Rick Botti
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2006 12:50am
Cluch maintenance issue
Does anyone know how the Clutch release bearing connects to the Hardy joint in a 1927. Durant Rugby?
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2006 12:15am
by orosz csaba
Looking for Rugby parts
Hi, I am looking for parts for my 1927. Durant Rugby: - Continental 14 engine (complete) - Brush set for the starter - Brush set for the dynamo - Front turn signal lights - Klakson horn - Rear combination light - Ignition switch - Ignition cabel - Turn sig...
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Last Post: Feb 15, 2006 11:50pm
by orosz csaba
283 chev engine
I have a 1964 chev impala 283 engine for sale --it is profesionally rebuilt with new pistons and rings--bearings--oilpump- camshaft and bearings -has been bored 30 thou over --crank turned 10 and 10 heads are all rebuilt -valves all done - It is complete from i...
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Last Post: Feb 15, 2006 10:19pm
by Ken McCormick`
December club magazine
Hello everyone. Poor Bob Krause (84 years old) just North of me up in Long Beach Ca. just called and said he finally got all the mailing labels attached and all the right postage on all the magazines and Mike Larsen’s dues renewal envelope inside with 3 seal ta...
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2006 3:09pm
by Lance Haynes
Thanks to Rick Botti
Sir Rick: Thanks for your telephone call Sunday Evening. Imagine, being consumed with Startalk all through "60 Minutes" and then some. And thanks for posting the photos of the "new" 26 Star R Coach. You are a wealth of information, and it adds to the intrigue of thi...
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2006 2:28am
by Ron Hast
vacuum fuel pump
stewart warner 403 d u8, need float,are whole ass. 1927 star touring
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Last Post: Feb 9, 2006 6:08pm
by gary blalock
Gas line pressure regulator
Anybody using a gas pressure regulator on their cars? If so, where can I get one? Also, what is proper fuel pressure from fuel pump to Stromberg U-2 carb.? I have been told 2psi, but can't confirm that. Jim
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Last Post: Feb 9, 2006 3:37pm
by Jan Arnett
Turlock Calif. Swap Meet Report
Before 6:00 a.m. in pitch dark, and rain, thousands of people had arrived and were standing in line to enter this awesome event. The entire fair grounds were covered in what most would describe as "junk". Most prominent other than people were the hundreds if not thou...
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Last Post: Feb 7, 2006 4:25pm
by Ken McCormick`
Home stretch--Hemmings
Hello, Thanks for all the help you have given (you know who you are). I am still in desperate need of the exterior dimensions of the 614: Overall length Overall width Overall height Front track Rear track I do have a full set of specs for the '3...
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Last Post: Feb 7, 2006 12:45pm
by D. Traver Adolph...
Valves for 22A
I am in the start of rebuilding a spare Contintal 22A engine for my '30 Durant. It will be retrofitted with insert berings for both the mains and con rods. I also plan to install a 12 v system with electonic ignition. But... I need a set of valves, valve springs an...
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Last Post: Feb 6, 2006 7:02pm
by gary kauffman
Unwanted E mail
Have any of the other members been getting e mail asking if you want to sell your car or any parts of cars?? I have a hunch these are maybe hackers trying to get into my puter to plant virus or some other nasty thing . I have had three requests to buy my car --and a...
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Last Post: Feb 6, 2006 1:13pm
by Norm Toone
Parts Needed for Star M Coupe
I am trying to build 2 Star M coupes. One, a 26 model and the other a 27 model. It seems like most parts are the same except the door latch mechanisms. However, there are not enough small parts to complete one car much less both of them. Parts needed at present:...
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Last Post: Feb 3, 2006 5:07pm
by Don Shilling
1927 star
have 27 star touring, need fuel pump stewert warner fuel pump, or float, 403 d u8 hard to read numbers THANKS really nice car , my dad spent alot of time to make it worthy of a calander pic.
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Last Post: Feb 2, 2006 3:38pm
by gary blalock
Restoration Info Rquired
All to many times I see for sale adds that say amature restoration. I think we all have a certian amount of pride doing things for ourselves or we wouldn't be into the old car hobby. In the 1920's I would think that a lot of cars were made useing similar technics and...
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2006 1:49pm
by Ken McCormick
Durant promotional pocket watch.....OLD!!
I was just doing a web search on Durant as I have an Elgin pocket watch from the 20's. That I am in the process of restoring. The watch appears to be a promotional item commissioned by Durant and was probably given to a dealership owner or Durant executive. The...
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2006 10:37am
by dave bolls
Clutch spring ?
I am working on my 1929 Durant Touring. I just got the engine completely rebuilt. Now I'm putting the car back together. Will someone Please tell me? Is there suppose to be a spring on the clutch petal? What holds the petal from going in too far or out too far?...
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Last Post: Jan 31, 2006 3:06pm
by Leonard Burkhold...
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