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J.B. Nethercutt Dies at 91
Very sad news here. Jack Nethercutt is a paid up member of our Durant Motors Automobile Club and loved the story of our William C. Durant. He has on display all our cars the Star, Durant, Flint, DeVaux, and even a Dort. He used to deliver his cosmetics in a Star coup...
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2004 10:15pm
by Gary Yelle
1928 Durant and 1923 Star on E-bay
The 1928 M2 4door Sedan Durant on ebay # 4512662094 this is the same on I posted last time. It has been reposted, It is in Branson Missouri and the owner is Galen Martin @ 1-417-335-4211 if you have any questions.Also there is a 1923 C-body Sedan Star # 4512750456 fr...
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2004 11:21am
by Steve Large
Star hubcap/wheel bearing dust cover
Hi, I just got a threaded wheel bearing cover that looks like Model T but it has one big Star. Anybody need it?
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Last Post: Dec 15, 2004 9:49am
by bgarrett
Unleaded Gasoline for W5 4 cylinder engine - 1929 Rugby/Durant
My restoration will include the engine. Leaded and lead replacement petrol is fast dissappearing from the service station pumps over here. Can anyone advise on improvements for use with modern gas for my engine or gas additives or what is happening over there. Locall...
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Last Post: Dec 14, 2004 9:07pm
by Fritz Kuenzel
Unleaded Fuel-W5
Thanks guys for your input - will certainly be of help. Don't know what the inside of the engine will be like as the car hasn't been started for over 40 years. I came across it accidently in a shed clean out. Will need lots of "jewellery" for the project and the road...
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Last Post: Dec 14, 2004 3:06am
by Ross O'Leary
'30 Durant parts needed
I need front and rear u-joints for my 30 Durant 6-14. Also need rear axle shaft. I have 1930 Durant stuff to trade if that would work for somone. Complete rear bumper, dash insert, Torrid heat heater, headlight lens. Complete headlight set with bracket. Keith N...
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Last Post: Dec 13, 2004 10:32pm
by Lance Haynes
Model 60 parts needed
I am still looking for 3 hole spring shackles for my Model 60. Contacted Ray Ganser, but no luck. Thanks.
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Last Post: Dec 13, 2004 6:05pm
by Al Farnum
1928 Durant rad & shell $250
Was surfing net style again and came across this item. This fellow has a whole wrecking yard and has listed photo's with descriptions for each. on #14 of his list he shows what he is calling a 1928 Buick frame and some body parts with a Durant radiator and shell with...
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Last Post: Dec 12, 2004 7:52am
by Steve Large
1928 Durant
Just on E-bay and came across this Durant for sale. A 1928 4door coach (not sure of model) the item # 4510624828. Good luck all
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Last Post: Dec 9, 2004 3:04pm
by Steve Large
Star "C" and "F" Body Woodwork
On another note, I'm in the process of dismantling a '24 Star Touring which is an unmolested original derelect. A lot of the wood work can be copied for use on the "C" model. However, the bottom sills are of a different thickness on the two models. I measure 1 3/8"...
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2004 1:35am
by Wayne Dekker
Is it worth it or am I dreaming
I finally have an opportunity to acquire a Durant Four “Star” that’s been forgotten in the corner of a ranchers field. The body is fairly complete and in good condition including the wooden truck bed. The frame seems solid. All four wood spoked w...
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2004 4:15pm
by Rick Botti
1923 Star engine on ebay
There is a 1923 Star W4 motor listed on ebay located in Maryland. Going bid $1.00. Looks to be in good shape. VERY RARE 1923 Durant/Star Motors/Continential Engine!! Item number: 7929228108 Might be a good buy for some one up east. Jan
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2004 8:09pm
by Don Shilling
Star "C" and "F" Data Plates
I talked to Frank the other day about data plates for Star C and F models. These plates are slightly different from each other and are not included in the ones he has for sale. 10 orders are necessary on each style to initiate reproduction. Everyone interested in ob...
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2004 8:05pm
by Don Shilling
30 Durant Rear Bumper
Did the 30 Durant have 2 piece rear bumpers to support or use for a luggage rack? I have a re-chromed one piece bumper (2 bars) that I can not get to work. The luggage rack support bars will not work properly. If someone has a 2 piece bumper I will gladly trade or b...
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2004 12:50pm
by Yates Milton
Derivitive of Star four - Durant 4-40
Hi, My great grandfather and an engineer by the name of clayton fredrickson manufactured a car and "truckette" called the "littlemac" in muscatine ia from 1930 to ?? 1935. It used the cont. W152 engine, borg and beck clutch and mid ship mounted 3 sp. trans. and the...
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2004 5:56pm
by Tom Wilson
El President'e
I see Lance has gotten his image printed in the latest Packards International magizine! Way to go lance! How did you do that? By the way The Packard Club is planing a tour in and around the same Hood River area as the Durant club toured in 2004 for June 2005. Any o...
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2004 10:49am
by Lance Haynes
Flint Parts for sale on Ebay
All you Flint owners out there need to check Ebay auction item # l4509873497l, the gentleman is offering Flint parts for sale, especially some sheet metal. I know that there is several members who have been looking for these parts. I've noticed this individual has so...
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2004 7:08am
by Mike Linthicum
1923 Durant Service Truck
I've posted 3 beautiful pictures on a 1923 Durant Service Truck on the Photographs page, please take a look. Rick
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2004 4:46pm
by Rick Botti
Durant Stock Certificate
There is a Durant Stock Certificate on eBay right now that was one of the ones that Jeff Gillis had copied in 1978 and gave one to every member of the Durant Family Registry. It was a neat idea at the time. Jeff was a real enterprising fellow and really promoted Du...
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Last Post: Nov 30, 2004 12:18pm
by David Allen
Star "C" Model Headlamps
I have a few questions concerning assembly of the "C" model headlights. 1- Are any of the headlight door springs #20426, avaliable? It requires 4 of these springs for each headlamp and they are what allows the rim to twist and lock into position. 2- Is there a...
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Last Post: Nov 29, 2004 6:49pm
by Bob Porter
Durant for sale on Ebay
Up for sale on Ebay is a 1930 model 614 Durant item # 4507607071. Take a look, happy bidding and good luck
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Last Post: Nov 28, 2004 9:55am
by steve large
old Durant license plate
I need an estiment on what somthing like this is worth serial and model number on plate in mint condition
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2004 6:51am
by Gordon F. Curl
Durant Partner
Good News I just found out yesterday from Haley’s dad Gary that the Durant Partner was mailed last Thursday. So we should all be getting our copy any day now. Sorry for the big delay. New printer and they took a long time getting our job done. Very sorry. I wou...
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2004 6:48pm
by Hazel Reaves
Durant axel!
Update on my axel problem! no problem now, received my axel from Lance today, installed it and Durant is back together!! Hurrah! Thanks again to Lance for all his help. Jim G.
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2004 3:34pm
by Jim Glover
Drivers locense
I just found out from a club member about this site --apparently you can look up your drivers license -includind your picture on the net its at http://www.license.shorturl.com. just enter your name address etc and check it out --you can remove it by clickng on the...
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2004 7:50am
by Charles A. Spitz
Dad's '30 Durant Roadster
My dad courted mom in a 1930 Durant wire wheel roadster with dual side mounts. They married in 1936 in Portland, OR and are still together today, for better or worse. I was building a '26 Star touring from parts collected all over WA state, but gave up after I had it...
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Last Post: Nov 25, 2004 9:12pm
by Gary Gilligan
Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American cousins. All of your Canadian cousins wish you the very best and hope that your Thanksgiving celebrations are the best ever. We are getting our first snowfall here in Central Ontario. All the very best, From the Ontar...
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Last Post: Nov 25, 2004 6:08pm
by Ronald A Jaremko...
Oil Leak
I've just rebuilt my 1926 six cyl. It runs beautifully Just one problem.Until the engine warms up,oil literally oozes from the rear oil seal and is flung everywhere by the flywheel.The release valve spring was broken so I'm experimenting with various replacements.I'...
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2004 12:46am
by Peter Dunne
East Coast Chapter Info Added
I've added a notice written by Yates Milton regarding the formation of the eastern region. Please review by clicking on the Club Chapters Button on the left. Rick
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2004 3:19pm
by Mike Linthicum
Durant axels
I have just got my Durant ready for the road and I broke an axel on the left rear, in my driveway yet! oh well, better here than on the road. So now I am looking for an axel for a 1930 model 614. can anybody help me? thanks. Jim
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Last Post: Nov 20, 2004 6:56pm
by Jim Glover
Metric Conversion Tool
For anyone who would like a simple and easy to use tool that will convert between metric and British/American measurement systems, please visit the Special Interest page. There you can download a simple program called convert. Rick
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Last Post: Nov 17, 2004 11:44pm
by Rick Botti
members login
I just joined the Durant club, how do I get a login password to the members login site?
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Last Post: Nov 17, 2004 6:38pm
by Jim Glover
Continental Motor found in Grandpa's shed
i am hoping someone can help me get some idea if this motor is worth anything. I found a plate on the block that reads DURANT W5-540681 Made for Durant Motors by Continental Motors Corp. All I have is the engine and a radiator core I can be...
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2004 8:47pm
by Mark Lynn
durant front axle
no idea what year or model but it is complete with wheels and caps (one dented)50.00/offer. 503-829-2692
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2004 4:24pm
by francis warwick
Water Pump for the DeVaux
I am in need of a new or better water pump for the 40-A engine in the DeVaux. Now that I am getting close to finishing the car I am running the engine more and see a little water seeping out of the shaft. Would a new pump be the best fix? Thanks for any help. Gary
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2004 11:33am
by Gary Yelle
Flint parts for sale
I received an email on the 12th from a Joe Simas. He has some Flint parts for sale. Did not mention what they were, but anyone interested needs to email him at fordiron40@earthlink.net.
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2004 8:59am
by Mike Linthicum
Steering gear
The Tech Page has an excellent article on setting up a Warner steering gear. Unfortunately, this info doesn't help me with my 4-07 which uses (I think), a Saginaw gear box. I've tried setting my box up but even with new bearings, it is still rough and has more pl...
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2004 6:15pm
by Ronald A Jaremko...
Durant star four radiator
I have one of these radiators for sale on e bay and I don't know much about it . Can anyone help me pinpoint which year it is? My E Bay name is flapslap check it out!!!
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2004 9:26am
by Chris Vanderpool
Membership Roster on Website
Rick, Great job on the roster listed under Members Login. This will be most helpful as I will not have to look for my roster. Will you post corrections? My telephone number is wrong and I now have the 30 Durant 6-14 Deluxe Sedan. Again, thanks for a great job....
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Last Post: Nov 12, 2004 8:37am
by Rick Botti
Searching for Richard Remelius
Anybody know how to get ahold of Richard? His listed phone number is not correct on the roster or in his ad in the Durant magazine. Thanks for any help. Don
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2004 6:02pm
by Don Shilling
Distributor performance figures for 15L motor
I would appreciate any information re performance figures for distributor of 15L motor Does any one have the reverse side to the A.E.A Tune- Up Page for 14L motor in Tech Pages What is the graph for the semi-auto advance system, effects of contact breaker flingin...
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Last Post: Nov 9, 2004 11:26pm
by Phil Donoghoe
Two New Technical Contributions
I've just finished posting two new technical contributions thanks to Dave Schulte and Phil Peters. Both can be found on the Tech page under Modern Improvements. Dave sent pictures and part numbers showing how he updated the seals on his steering sector, while Phi...
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Last Post: Nov 9, 2004 7:08am
by Rick Botti
California in 2005
Set this date aside Work has been underway for several months planning the 2005 national meet. Yes, the 8th annual meet and tour is already in the planning stages. This will be the first time in Durant club history that a chapter will host an annual meeting and to...
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2004 9:09pm
by Lance Haynes
Need some information on the Model 60 touring
I need some expert advise on my restoration project. I'm working on a Model 60 touring. 1. Did this car have a electric or vaccum windsheild wiper? 2. Did this car have a outside drivers mirror? 3. My car has a radio antenna was this added or did they have...
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Last Post: Nov 5, 2004 9:33pm
by Lance Haynes
More assembly
What thickness of material is used on a 1923 Rugby running board and is it covered in rubber mat? Are there modern style engine bearings available in the USA or must I find an engineer to remetal the bearings? Thanks Wayne
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Last Post: Nov 5, 2004 9:07pm
by Wayne Dekker
Model 60 Radiator problems
I just got a call from the local Radiator shop. They told me my Model 60 Durant radiator should be replaced. The cost they gave me is $2,600. Wow, is that really how expensive they are? What do you other Durant owners do about replacing radiators? I would like t...
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Last Post: Nov 5, 2004 9:04pm
by Lance Haynes
Durant Roster
Rick , did you get my e mail reply and photos. regards barry
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Last Post: Nov 3, 2004 2:39pm
by Barry White
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Last Post: Nov 2, 2004 2:00pm
by DAVE C.
Mifflinburg Body Company
Does anyone have a vehicle with a body made by the Mifflinburg Body Company (aka Mifflinburg Body Works)in Mifflinburg, PA? If so, I would love to hear from you and see a photo of your body. Thanks.
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Last Post: Oct 29, 2004 8:48am
by Doug McCord
Spare Wheel Mount
I have a 1926 six cyl. Rugby.I would like to mount the spare wheel on the right hand fender instead of on the rear. Is this possible. Regards, Peter Dunne
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Last Post: Oct 28, 2004 12:44am
by Peter Dunne
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