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Factory Owners
We all know that Norman DeVaux owned about 40% of the Oakland Durant factory. I believe he had a similar arrangement with Durant while at General Motors. So my question is: Does anyone know if the other factories had similar arrangements, and if so, who where the...
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Last Post: Jul 1, 2005 9:51am
by Lance Haynes
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Adam
Motor Meter
Does anyone have any info about getting a motor meter? Maybe from someone that remanufactures them. Any info would be helpful. Does anyone know what the actual one looks like that came on the 1928 Durant M-2? I would like to see if I can find one almost like the o...
Views: 282   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 29, 2005 4:56pm
by Adam
Durant For Sale
For Sale 29 Durant Model 66 project car. Partially disassembled. 99% complete. Many parts to convert to a DeLuxe included. Email for photos and more info. $3500 Located in Iowa. Dave Schulte schulte3@mepotelco.net
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2005 6:40am
by Dave Schulte
Wheel Side Mounts
I would like to mount wheels on the side of my 1928 Durant D65. Is this possible? And what would I have to do to acheive this. Were the D65s produced with side mounts?
Views: 255   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 27, 2005 8:49pm
by Lawrence Marchan...
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Adam
1928 M-2 Ignition Switch
If anyone knows of a place I can get a ignition switch for my 1928 Durant M-2 please let me know. I would be greatful if I could get maybe some pictures of one so I can create something like the original. Any help would be greatful. Please e-mail me at adam.monahan...
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2005 9:00am
by Adam
back on the road
Just wanted to share the good news the star is running after 2 years.It runs like a top.
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2005 4:00am
by Walter Pré
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Bob
Book Collection
Disposing my car book collection. Send e-mail (msrstar@juno.com) for list, description and prices. List covers books on Durant, books by Alfred P Sloan, Jr, Arthur Pound, Burt Mills, David Horowitz, Floyd Clymer and Matt Joseph. 11 total. Bob
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2005 1:35pm
by Bob
radiator
I am looking for a radiator for a 1928 rugby 1 ton
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2005 7:33am
by Orville
Star ? Trucks
Hi Just wondering if anyone can give me some info or links on a couple of old farm trucks they say "star" on the VIN plates what years where these Vehicles made? Did they make a panel van also? as there is one there that looks similar? Will post more info on tues....
Views: 199   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 25, 2005 7:31am
by Charles A. Spitz
timber?
Hi every one, I hav dated my car to late 1925 or 1926 "M". Does any body have timnber plans for a 'tourer' or a 'roadster' avaiable. Is the sill timber the same? Thamnks Wayne down under.
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2005 3:44am
by Wayne Dekker
1928 Durant Model M2
Fellow members, I just took a look at a 1928 M2 four door sedan. The car appears to be pretty much all there, but, the engine has been torn apart. The car is weatherd looking the radiator shrould and bumpers are rusty. Interior is torn in spots but complete, hard to...
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2005 6:08pm
by Bruce Hargin
23 Durant Horn Button
Anyone out there got a horn button for a 23 Durant?? Could also use the spring if available. Condition not important. Will even consider making one if someone has the diminsions. Thanks... Yates
Views: 251   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 22, 2005 4:37am
by Yates Milton
flint hubcaps
I was looking on a website and found NOS Flint hubcaps.The website is www.Vapinc.com look under one of a kind items thats where I found them.
Views: 245   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 21, 2005 6:23pm
by Jim Greenamyer
Great Machine Work on our Fan Hub
I received my new fan hub for our 1923 Durant Service Truck and have installed it. Thanks to the great and fast work by Franz Fraitzl (the Mahineist from Vacouver B.C.). This is the one that broke while on the Santa Rosa Tour. Franz did an excellent job in redooing t...
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2005 12:20am
by Tom Schwab
Happy Pappy's Day
Interesting Fathers Day week, each year at this time the East Wenatchee Mall invites our local antique car club to display there vintage and antique cars inside the Mall corridors...It's pretty cool stuff, we sprinkle our cars throughout the mall and then chain them...
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2005 10:57am
by Bill Hoaglan
Squaking Clutch
Help! I looked at a 1929 Durant Model 60 coupe that the owner was having clutch problems with. Every thing seemed to line up OK and the adjustment on the presure plate arms was pretty close, the only problem I could find was a fair amount of play between the friction...
Views: 347   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jun 19, 2005 5:17pm
by Bruce Hargin
East Coast Newsletter
Hi All.......... We are in the process of putting together a newsletter for the members of the East Coast chapter. One of the ideas is to have a section of cars, parts and literature that are for sale or wanted. What do you think? If you have any ad that...
Views: 329   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jun 17, 2005 11:38am
by Frank Witkowski
My Star is running again!!!
To everyone out there. After three years of ground up restoration finally this week my 1926 Star touring is back running.After a view hours of adjusting carburator and distributor I got my car running like new. My new reproduction distibutor housing works great also...
Views: 281   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jun 15, 2005 6:50pm
by Jan Arnett
Paint Color
Could somebody tell me where I could get information on the colors that were availible for my 1928 Durant 65. At present it is all midnight blue I would like to change the color. There are so many nice cars on the website and I would appreciate any help with this Thx
Views: 271   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jun 15, 2005 6:30am
by Mike Linthicum
Necesito palancas de freno para rugby 29
Nesesito las palancas de freno que van en el tren delantero,son dos una lado izquierdo y la otra lado derecho. Saludos,Nicolas
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2005 1:41pm
by nicolas scaparon...
Oakland & Star Durant Factory
Oakland & Star Durant Factory I purchased a DVD containing 3 films made for the Oakland, California area on EBay last week. They may have been produced for the Oakland Camber of Commerce and are dated 1918, 1928 and 1931. The 1928 film briefly talked about Oakland...
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2005 10:09am
by Rick Botti
Rumble Seat Lid Linkage
My Dad look the lid off of this 29 Durant 6-66 many years ago. There are plates mounted to the lid with 2 holes in each. There are slots in the side metal panels that would line up. The hard ware to connect is missing, can some one tell me what to make? Warren
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2005 4:32pm
by Warren Rauch
Starter is Grinding
Hello to all! I have begun to have trouble with the starter bendix on my 1929 Model 60. About every other time, the starter makes a grinding noise instead of engaging. I release the starter pedal, wait a second and then try it again. It usually engages as it should...
Views: 321   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jun 10, 2005 5:34am
by Frank Witkowski
46/47 Plymoths
Hi I have 2 46 or 47 Plymoths 2 door coupes 1 of them ran when we parked the other is for parts but I don't know what they are worth can anyone help me out
Views: 216   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 9, 2005 5:26pm
by Dwayne
Canadian Durant Serial Plates
I'm going to reproduce the serial number plates for the Durants made at Leaside. These will be the style used from the mid 20's to end of production. Same high quality as my other plates. This will give us the correct plates for all the Durant's and Star's....
Views: 573   Replies: 12
Last Post: Jun 9, 2005 10:35am
by Frank Witkowski
Canadian Chapter Meet Cancelled
Due to extenuating circumstances including low registration the Canadian Chapter Meet is cancelled for this year. Look for us in 2006 when we hope for the privilege of running the Durant Club AGM.
Views: 290   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 9, 2005 9:19am
by Ronald A Jaremko...
Durant serial tag
Just noticed a Durant serial number tag on ebay. One of our members might own the car this belongs to. If you have a car without the tag, this might be it. The auction item # is 4555227020
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2005 7:01pm
by Jim Glover
electical
I am starting to put my electrical system back together on my 1922 durant A-22 touring and I have run into a few snags. First what amp is the glass fuse that is mounted to the dash support. MIne was missing and the wiring diagram and both the owners manual and the pa...
Views: 267   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 8, 2005 1:41pm
by Ken & Dorothy Br...
Manifold Gaskets
Looking for a exhaust/intake manifold gasket for 1930 Durant 614 six cyl. 22A engine. Jim
Views: 226   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 5, 2005 8:01pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Durant Gathering 2005
Hi everyone. Thanks Rick for the great pictures of our cars at the Gathering. The group have planned a great weekend for everyone this year. Unfortunately I will be unable to attend as I will be in Newfoundland with the Motor home at that time. However, Joan te...
Views: 687   Replies: 11
Last Post: Jun 3, 2005 5:37pm
by Frank Witkowski
headlight conduit
I ordered headlight flexible conduit to go from the headlight to the fender on my 31 model 619. Got it from LabaonBonney who specialize in Model A parts. They are for the Ford but I made it work and it looks good. In talking to them I evidently misunderstood and thou...
Views: 308   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 1, 2005 2:46pm
by Walter Pré
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Peter
Hubcaps, Bumper clamps, and Exterior handles
Hi, Dave has sent me two hubcaps (one of 6" and the other of 6 5/8" on the back, for 1930 Durant), If any other member is interested on, please contact me. I`m also making Bumper clamps with the letter "D", and exterior handles for 1929 Durant. Thanks
Views: 316   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 31, 2005 7:56pm
by Jack Connor
knee action shocks
Anyone know where to get rebuild kits, or rebuilt knee action shock absorbers for 1930 Durant? Will Ford units work on a Durant? Thanks, Jim
Views: 602   Replies: 6
Last Post: May 30, 2005 6:33pm
by Jim Glover
Looking for brass nut for 22A water pump (Durant 614)
Hi all, Im looking for the screw on brass cover on the front of the water pump that holds the seal to the shaft. The shaft opening on mine seems to have enlarged over the years (what do you expect after 74 years...)and the graphite seal material is able to squeeze...
Views: 249   Replies: 3
Last Post: May 30, 2005 12:48pm
by Jack Connor
Happy Memorial Day and Thank You!
To all of you veterans both American and Canadian that served in the armed forces of both countries I would like to wish you a happy U.S. Memorial day and to say thank you for all the sacrifices you have given to make both countries free and safe. Job Well Done!
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Last Post: May 30, 2005 6:03am
by Mike Linthicum
W5 Motor on E-bay
Results of another Sunday e-bay surf has produced an item of interest to some club member. Up for auction is a 1920's Star/Durant W5 engine item # 7977039813 which is located in New Jersey. It has a low opening bid of $24 and has approx. 3 days left on bidding. Hop...
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Last Post: May 29, 2005 8:41am
by Steve Large
Durant 619 maintenance
HELP! I got this beautiful old car and no maintenance documents at all. Can anyone scan me any info on 619 servicing?
Views: 263   Replies: 0
Last Post: May 28, 2005 7:01am
by Glen Durant
26 durant
hi, im the guy that just bought the 26 durant from ebay last friday, green and black, can't wait to get it home
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Last Post: May 25, 2005 7:56am
by Frank Witkowski
30 Durant Hubcaps
I am checking on having the 30 Durant wire wheel hubcaps reproduced by the gentleman from Argentina who posted a message here on the web forum about the 29 Durant hubcaps. Is there any interest out there? I don't know the price yet but the price on the 29's were very...
Views: 1040   Replies: 17
Last Post: May 24, 2005 11:05pm
by Dave Schulte
Pictures from Santa Rosa Meet
I've posted a few pictures of the Santa Rosa Meet and Tour to serve as a preview of more to come. Just click the 2005 Meet button to the left or enter the Past Events section from the Photographs page. I have over 1200 pictures to sort through, and will have a good...
Views: 329   Replies: 2
Last Post: May 24, 2005 2:05pm
by Rick Botti
8th annual meet in Santa Rosa
Hello Durant and Star fans Just wanted to ask everyone that will attend the meet in Santa Rosa to bring their worn out parts that need replacing. I am making reproduction parts mostly for Star cars. It would help greatly in building a parts catalog for all the model...
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Last Post: May 22, 2005 8:37am
by Rick Botti
1925 data plate
I am looking for a data plate for my 1925 Star, or info regarding same. I have a 24 Star with a data plate and the star on it is a solid star without shading, is the 25 the same? The radiator ornaments are solid white on the 24 and shaded on the 25. Glenn
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Last Post: May 20, 2005 10:42pm
by Glenn Guild
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Darren
1930 Durant $3500 CDN. NEED TO SELL!!!
PRICE DROP!!!! $3500 OBO NEED TO SELL!!! Hello; My brother-in-law has a 1930 Durant 4dr, with suicide doors. -It is completely disassembled but is 95% there. -It has been in dry storage for the last 12 years -Engine was rebuilt before going into storage. 0...
Views: 578   Replies: 6
Last Post: May 20, 2005 3:11pm
by Darren
1929 Durant 3 Window Coupe Street Rod
Has anyone ever heard of a 29 Durant Street Rod?Is it the only one in existance??
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Last Post: May 17, 2005 4:30pm
by Rick Botti
Rotating distributor
A recurrent problem have been disturbing my now regular rides. May be that somebody experienced a similar problem and can give me an advise. The problem is that the distributor of my 1928 M2 suddenly gets loose and retards the ignition. I found that in there, are tw...
Views: 378   Replies: 2
Last Post: May 16, 2005 3:33am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
Pictures From East Coast Meet Posted
Pictures from the first meeting of the new East Coast Chaper have jsut arrived at: http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/durant/events/ECC/index.html Thanks to Gloria Wiersma who took them and Mike Linthicum who forward them to me. Rick
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Last Post: May 14, 2005 2:01pm
by Rick Botti
Upholstery Fabrics
Anyone know of a source for upholstery fabrics at somewhat of an affordable price which would memic the materials used on closed cars from early teens through the 50s?....Particularly interested in a striped wool broadcloth...I know of Lebaron-Bonny and Bill Hirsch b...
Views: 297   Replies: 2
Last Post: May 14, 2005 4:01am
by steve mercier
radiator
Just looking for confirmation, I guess. The way the vent tube entrance is constructed on my 31 radiator (The tube opening is below the seal), I assume the radiator is not pressurized and I don't need a pressurized cap. Is this correct? Wayne
Views: 330   Replies: 2
Last Post: May 10, 2005 2:34pm
by Walter Pré
durant ID
Hi folks I recently was commisioned to restore a what I believe is a 1930 Durant but I have gotten conflicting IDentification on it can someone pin it down for me ? also what parts are available for it since I cant post a photo it has the five Horizontal vents in the...
Views: 422   Replies: 3
Last Post: May 9, 2005 3:39am
by Ross O'Leary
How Was The East Coast Meet?
So what's the News, How did the meet go? Inquiring minds want to know Rick
Views: 300   Replies: 3
Last Post: May 8, 2005 4:55pm
by Frank Witkowski
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